Owner/Permanent Makeup Artist
I grew up in Michigan and relocated to Wilmington, NC in 2001 which I now call home. I am a mother, foster mother, aunt, big sister and wife. I love traveling to Asia, getting tattoos and drinking champagne. I have been with I Am Salon and Day Spa since 2009. As an Esthetician with over 10 years of experience, I have spent many years in an ever growing field keeping up to date with the latest beauty and skincare products and services in order to better serve and educate my clients. With a background in Fine Arts, Architecture, Skincare, and a touch of OCD, this makes for the perfect recipe for Microblading and PMU. Having trained with the Phi Royal Artists, Microblading Academy of LA and Mara Studios my focus has been set on giving women (and men) the confidence they need and brows and lips they would love to have. Besides being a service provider, it was here that I absolutely fell in love with the Aveda culture, and in 2014 I partnered into the business in order to manage the team of incredible, like-minded people at I Am. On top of embracing the Aveda culture, we all work together by giving back to the community. Each month we pick a different cause or local charity and come together as a team to really make a difference. The teamwork and relationships built with each other, our clients, and the community is what makes us an I Am family.
Originally from Michigan- I moved to Wilmington in 2006 and never looked back! I am the mother of 2 boys who keep me on my toes and are my everything. I have been involved in the beauty and skincare business since 2010 and love all things Aveda! I love working with people and being able to help them feel and look their best selves. Part of my Job is to make your experience at I AM Stress free and enjoyable. If there's anything you ever need just let me know.
Salon Coordinator/Assistant Manager
Nadia is our Salon Coordinator and Assistant manager here at I Am Salon and Day Spa. With an extensive background in customer service, Nadia knows how to make everyone feel comfortable and at home with just her presence. As a Wilmington native she is the epitome of the laid-back lifestyle the North Carolina coast has to offer. With an Esthetics license under her belt, feel free to ask any skincare and waxing questions! Whether it is at the front scheduling appointments or assisting clients with product questions, she always makes herself available and is always happy to meet you!
Lead Stylist/Makeup Artist
I have been in love with the beauty industry since I was a child- from Barbie appointments to teenage experiments on myself. I graduated Carteret Community College with my cosmetology license in 2016 knowing it held a lifetime of opportunity. I have a strong background in beauty and customer service oriented work. I’m grateful to be a part of the I Am Salon and Day Spa team and look forward to helping my clients achieve any look!
As Aveda Ambassador I love ALL things Aveda! I have been a Hairstylist for 25 years, 20 of them with Aveda and originate from the West Coast; California and Washington State. The last 5 years have been spent as an educator at the Aveda Institute in San Francisco. I am a master in Aveda color, grey coverage/grey blending, foiling, haircutting all styles including long hair, razor cuts, precision cuts and men's cuts. I specialize in hand-tied extensions and Keratin treatments. I am familiar and comfortable with all hair types and textures. I love and embrace the Aveda Culture and always focus on the Guest Experience! Rituals and Shampooing are one of my favorite parts of any service and I look forward to the experience you are going to have in my chair.
I AM Kimberly, a Wilmington, NC native born into a family of talented hairstylists and salon owners. I decided to continue my family’s tradition and began my career in the beauty industry when I was 18. Over the years, I have completed advanced hair color, cutting, and styling classes and attended beauty trade shows to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. I specialize in blondes, color, extensions, and keratin treatments. The laidback, lived-in looks that I've picked up from a lifetime on the beach have made me the stylist I am today.
My goal is to help my guests feel welcomed, relaxed, and beautiful!
I Am a stylist originally from New Jersey, who started her cosmetology career at Paul Mitchell the School in Jacksonville Florida. With over 9 years in the beauty industry, I have been in Wilmington since 2017 and love the city's laidback lifestyle. While my passions lie in many different places like cooking and traveling, there’s nothing I love more than making whoever sits in my chair feel like the most beautiful version of themselves, inside and out. I love a challenge and being pushed in my craft. Whether it’s makeup, highlights, cuts or color, I always listen intently and put all my care into your service and needs.
I began my career as a stylist in Vermont a little over 15 years ago. I recently moved to Wilmington to start a new chapter in my life and am very excited to continue my career here at I Am Salon and Day Spa. I have cut, and styled all types and textures of hair. I have also colored just about an y color under the sun men and women alike. I am excited to meet the people of Wilmington and get a chance to do their hair. You can find me behind the chair Monday -Thursday 9-5.
I have been in the hair industry for 24 years. I graduated from Oehrlein School of Cosmetology in 1998 from E. Peoria Illinois where I’m originally from. We moved to Wilmington in 2/2021. I’m newly married with one 14 year old daughter. We’re huge animal lovers too.
I enrolled in Oehrlein directly out of high school. Hair and beauty have always been a passion of mine even as a little girl. I used to follow my mom‘s hair stylist around the chair pointing out spots that he “missed.” I specialize in Balayage, foil highlights, color, low lighting, brunette dimensional color, tape-in hair extensions, as well as formal styles and make-up for that special occasion. Curly hair is also something I’ve mastered throughout the years as well as mens cuts and fades. Seeing my clients ecstatic about their hair is a true addiction for me.
I truly believe to treat the body as a whole while zoning in on my clients' problem areas. I am also currently integrating a huge focus on the Energy aspect of massage and working that into my massage style. I love working with hot and cold stones and have medium to firm pressure. I am excited to be back with my I Am Spa Family and I look forward to meeting you in the place where relaxation and therapy intertwine.
I am from New Mexico originally but I’ve been in Wilmington for almost 10 years. I absolutely love living by the beach, North Carolina has always felt like home to me. I have been a massage therapist for almost three years and I love the holistic arts and being able to help people on their healing journey. I can perform a wide variety of modalities but my main focus is connection, relaxation and helping people to calm their nervous systems. I deeply believe in the healing power of touch. My husband and I have a wonderful 9 year old son and 4 cats. I am really passionate about the arts and creativity and try to incorporate it into every aspect of my life
Esthetician/ Makeup Artist / Farmhouse Fresh Ambassador
Hi, I AM Sydney! I have been in the esthetics industry for a few years now and joined the I Am Team in March of 2021. I am lash lift certified and and proud to be a Farmhouse Fresh Ambassador. I love all things skin care! As an esthetician I am able to combine my love of beauty and passion for working with people to create a comforting atmosphere for my guests where we can achieve their skin care and relaxation goals. I look forward to helping you feel your best!
I Am from Florida and relocated to Wilmington in 2016. I got into the skin care industry because I love making people feel confident (men and women alike) and talking with people about everyday life. I invite you to come relax with me where you can feel positive vibrations, thoughts and feelings with Red Calcium and Tourmaline throughout your time with me as I address your skincare needs and concerns. I also specialize in full body waxing and will make sure you have a pleasant waxing experience no matter the area (yes men and women alike).
Paul has been a respected Acupuncturist for 27 years and is certified by the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). A native of Long Island Paul received his three year acupuncture training in Stamford Connecticut. Paul practiced acupuncture in New York for ten years before relocating to the Atlanta area. A few years ago he decided to move to Wilmington to be closer to family members and the relaxed coastal living Wilmington provides. Over the years he has helped thousands of people with pain reduction, smoking withdrawal, fertility issues and face rejuvenation using low level lasers.