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!
I Am Gina, the Salon Coordinator here at I Am Salon and Day Spa. I graduated from UNCW in May 2022 with a degree in Communication Studies, but I fell in love with the community and atmosphere of Wilmington and decided to stay! I live downtown with my pets, who I adore a little too much, and my fiance who I am so excited to marry in October 2023. I love all things self care, whether it's physical, mental, or spiritual, and I am currently completing my 200-hour yoga teacher training! Feel free to ask me about our crystals, hair and skincare products, or just to chat; I am passionate about connecting with people and I want you to feel right at home while you're here with us. If you need anything at all you can find me at the front desk with a smile on my face ready to help!
Hey gorgeous! I'm Kimberly, a Wilmington native proudly serving our growing community since 2016.
Growing up in a family of hairstylists, artists, and educators gave me a passion for creativity. This passion inspired me to become the hairstylist I am today. I specialize in blondes, lived-in brunettes, fashion colors, and sew-in extensions.
While most stylists offer a great first visit and solid maintenance care thereafter, I see my role as your stylist a bit differently. I work with all of my guests to create a long-term hair care plan to ensure that their color, cut, and style looks fresh and there won't ever be a time when they feel bored or stuck in a routine. I believe everyone should feel comfortable being their beautiful and authentic self, and I strive to help them achieve that. Confession: I’m kind of a nerd and love education! I take great pride in the fact that I'm dedicated to learning and perfecting my craft. By combining all aspects of my training, I customize hair that suits my guest’s lifestyle, is on trend, and is achievable at home.
My goal is to give my guests an experience that is meaningful and enjoyable, so they can leave feeling confident and refreshed.
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 lived in North Carolina my whole life but I’m newer to the Wilmington area. I decided to get my cosmetology license because I have always been into art growing up and to me doing hair is my art. My goal is to achieve your hair goals because I love to make people feel good about themselves. I love doing what I do and expanding my knowledge every day. Saber dos languages me ha permitido conocer varias culturas, conocer diferente tipos y textura de cabello. Me gustaría poder ayudarte en cumplir tu metas con tu cabello.
Hi! I’m Brie and I’m new to Wilmington and I AM Salon but I’ve been working with Aveda for 6 years. I am very passionate and specialize in all things blonding as well as color. I love doing layered and precision cuts. I am very detail oriented and take every necessary step to make each and everyone of my client's dream hair a reality. I prioritize healthy hair and education on maintenance so all of my clients can preserve their results and keep their hair beautiful! I am so excited to bring my talents to Wilmington and I can’t wait to fill my chair with new clients!
I have been traveling my whole life from living in Virginia to Alaska, New York, and now Wilmington NC. I have relocated here to continue to grow in the hair industry, as well as be closer to loved ones. Growing up my family didn’t know how to style my hair for school besides a ponytail or headband, I started teaching myself how to do my own hair from a young age that led me to want to do everyone else’s! Going into cosmetology school I was so excited to start my journey in what I have always wanted to do. I love making everyone feel as confident as they deserve to feel while also embracing your natural beauty! Giving fun short cuts, fresh color, and most importantly beautiful formal styles for any occasion are what I specialize in!
I attended the Brown/Aveda institute for cosmetology in 2000. I have over 20 years experience doing hair. I have been with an Aveda salon for about 15 years, but have decided to Move to the coast! I specialize in cutting and have been an aveda hair cutting coach for over ten years. I’ve taken Aveda hair cutting classes with Antoinette Beenders, the Ian Michael team, I’ve also taken haircutting classes by pivot point, and Vidal Sassoon advanced cutting Classes.
Hi! My name is Ellie. I was born in El Salvador, a small little country located in Central America. At the age of 10, I moved to Maryland, where I spent most of my teenage years. In 2016, my dad got transferred to NC, and we decided to stay in this beautiful city.
My boyfriend and I are dog parents to three beautiful pups whom we love very much!!!
I love traveling and meeting new people.
My passion for this industry started growing when my little sisters were born. I would give them different hairdos every day. I loved it! And so did they!
I started my college career back in 2021 at Cape Fear Community College where I obtained my cosmetology license.
I started here at I Am Salon and Day Spa this past April and just fell in love with the place and the people, I love all things Aveda. I’m very excited to meet each and everyone of you and help you become the best version of yourself.
Fun fact: I’m bilingual. Hablo Español.
Hi! My name is Bri. I am a microblading artist at I Am Salon and Day Spa. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, I relocated to North Carolina in 2015. After years of trying to figure out my place in the beauty industry, I finally found my niche and started an apprenticeship with Sunni in December of 2021. The following June I was certified as a microblading artist. I have always had a passion for makeup and making women feel and look their best from doing all of my friends hair and makeup to working in salons and beauty shops. When I'm not at work you can find me hanging out with my 3 kids, walking my dog, rollerblading at one of Wilmington's local parks, or reading a good book on the beach.
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 a native North Carolinian who lived in Asheville for 12 years, during which time I became a massage therapist in 2011, having gone to the The North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork. I moved back to Wilmington to be closer again to family and of course, the beach! I am passionate about cupping and hot stone massages and also incorporate Thai and reflexology. I love to keep massage in my life as working in the relaxing spa setting and keeping my hands in this holistic work is as therapeutic for me as it is for my clients.
I am from Granite Falls, North Carolina but I have almost exclusively lived in Wilmington since my family moved here when I was 9 years old. I have been exposed to massage, holistic health practices, and western therapeutics all my life. My parents and family role models are all in varying health care fields and taught me how to care for others as well as one’s self. I specialize in Swedish, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy and Sports Massage techniques. I love being able to bring therapeutic pain relief to my clients in the most relaxing and luxurious way possible. I look forward to working with you to help relax and arm you with self care techniques!
I am a licensed massage and bodywork therapist with a passion for healthcare and providing pain relief. Born and raised in North Carolina, I graduated with a degree in massage therapy in 2010 and practiced for three years before deciding to go back to school to finish dental assisting.
After practicing as a periodontal assistant in dentistry for over 10 years in Charlotte, NC, I had developed a deep understanding of the human anatomy and the critical role of massage therapy in promoting overall health and wellness. Driven by my passion for healthcare and my desire to help others, I returned to massage therapy, moved to Wilmington and specialize in deep tissue/trigger point therapy, Swedish, cupping, and hot stone. With my expertise and experience, I am dedicated to providing each of my clients with personalized care to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. I am interested in continuing my education in Thai massage to continue my pain relief practice.
When I am not working with clients, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors whether it be a live music event, gardening, hiking, or paddleboarding on the water with my partner and two dogs, Ruca and Nala.
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).