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.
I attended cosmetology school and graduated in 2005. I've always loved this industry and joined the I Am team in August of 2016 and feel truly blessed to be part of a staff that wants to make an impact not only in the beauty industry but locally by giving back to local organizations each month here, in my hometown. I honestly feel that we are not "just another salon/spa". We are energy-based people and when you walk in, my goal is for you to feel the warmth, education, positivity, creativity and tranquility we offer at I Am Salon and Day Spa.
Shiloh joined the I AM team in 2018 and is excited to work in a place where she gets to be part of helping people feel happier and healthier every day!
A Texas native, she moved to the beach (Wilmington) three years ago. She has a passion for humanitarian affairs and absolutely loves that Aveda is committed to using organic ingredients and giving back to the environment! She looks forward to any opportunity to help others and hopes that by sharing kindness and positivity she can ensure every guest feels warmth and happiness long after leaving I Am Salon & Day Spa.
As a Licensed Esthetician, my true passion lies in marrying my love for beauty with my love for science and health. It is my goal to help every guest feel radiant from the inside out through relaxation and improvement of skin health. Through conscious skin care and self love, I believe every guest can achieve healthy, beautiful skin. I specialize in customizing at-home skin care regimens, facials, and lymphatic drainage facial massage. I can’t wait to meet you!
I am a Wilmington native who got her start in the beauty industry due to my love of makeup. I attended Miller-Motte Wilmington to obtain my Esthetics license and graduated at the top of my class. I then followed that passion to New York City for additional training at Chic Studios NYC to specialize in Bridal makeup. I feel I exceed my clients expectations and deliver a relaxing service or a quick and efficient wax! I’m excited to be apart of I Am Salon and Day Spa and the wonderful clients I will continue to work with.
Stylist/Nail Technician/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!
I have been in the cosmetology industry since I was 19. Since my mom was a stylist and salon owner it was something I was surrounded by throughout my childhood. I’ve been with I Am Salon and Day Spa since I moved to Wilmington in May of 2017 ! I specialize in blonding but I love all aspects of this industry. Customizing looks for each individual client and making them feel gorgeous is my passion. I look forward to continuing to grow with I Am for years to come!
Melissa has been at I Am since 2012. She specializes in cut, color, makeup, and thermal smoothing Keratin treatments. Although she loves to work on all hair textures, she's very comfortable and knowledgeable with people with curly hair. She enjoys being able to use her creativity on a daily basis and making life-long relationships with her clients.
Stylist / Makeup Artist
Brittany was born and raised in Swansboro, NC. The hair industry piqued her interest at the young age of 13. Salons at that time weren't available to fit her funky style. She graduated from the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill in 2006 and CCCC with her cosmetology instructor license in 2010. She has been with Aveda for 11 years and has taught at their institutes. She specializes in color, fashion color, short women's haircuts and textured hair.
I have been with I Am Salon and Day Spa since 2015. My artistic talents include all aspects of hair but I specialize in precise hair cutting techniques and color formulation with an emphasis on keeping hair healthy and youthful looking.
I consistently educate myself by attending classes to keep up with the industry’s newest trends.
I love my job. The thing I enjoy the most is getting to know my clients personality and lifestyle so that I can create the best look for each individual.
I have been with I Am Salon and Day Spa since October of 2013. I am originally from Greenville, NC and have been a cosmetologist since 2007. I also completed Esthetics School in 2014. I specialize in cut color and waxing. I love to be able to not only achieve what my guest is looking for, but make them feel great about their hair.
Licensed since 1985, Kelly specialties include all areas of hair care from cuts, color, straightening and highlighting. She is also committed to special occasions, wedding hairstyles, and makeup. Kelly loves the creative part of doing hair that makes the clients look better and ultimately leaves her clients feeling better about themselves. Kelly studied color under Beth Minard.
I have been a massage therapist since 2014. I graduated from Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York. I specialize in Chakra balancing which is energy work that helps to balance and restore the body's energy and can help with anxiety and relaxation. My clients appreciate the way I connect and mold with their body, they say I have a strong but tender touch. I am very excited to be a part of I Am and your healing experience.
Giandomenico Perazzoli “Giando”
There is a place in everyday life when you need sanctuary and time to yourself. This is where we will meet, through therapeutic massage touch becomes healing and calming, a familiar sense of well-being. I invite you to come and experience my work. I have been a licensed Massage Therapist for 14 years. I recently joined the “I AM team” and looking forward to meet in that place, where you take good care of yourself. Deep tissue, Myofascial release, preparing or recovering from sport activities, relaxation...I have something for everyone. Be well. With respect.
KaLéna is from Whiteville, NC and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with her Bachelors’ degree in Kinesiology concentrated in Sports Medicine. She has had multiple experiences in the Physical Therapy and Athletic Training setting and is thrilled to be joining the team here at I Am Salon as a Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Miller-Motte College in Wilmington, NC. She specializes in recovery and rehabilitative massage and wants to help you get back to your best self!