Local Charlotte Self Care Options When You Need Them Most
While self care starts from the inside out, and maintaining an optimistic and positive outlook are vital for any effective self care routine, we understand that taking time for yourself is just as important.
With parents having to work from home, juggle house chores and business tasks, and now direct homeschooling, these local businesses in the Queen City have recognized these pressures, and have a myriad of offerings to help alleviate stress. Whether you just want a pampering facial in the comfort of your home, or an immune boosting routine, they have you covered.
Essential Aesthetics and Laser:
Lori Alessandrini and her expert team have exercised creativity and ingenuity to make sure that while Charlotteans can’t have their typical laser and wellness treatments in-office for the rest of this month, they can still, at least, get their facials. They have created home kits for their facials, with detailed, ten-step instructions that make it easy to follow along. These kits are comprised of medical grade products, including a cleanser, exfoliator, mask, moisturizer, as well as an aromatherapy to add to your hot towels, effectively bringing a spa right to your home. They’re even personally delivering their facials-to-go directly to your house! But you can also pick them up at their front desk, as well as purchase their products, if you would prefer. To purchase a pick-up kit, it’s $35. For a delivery kit, it is $43. They are also discounting all products by 20% and are offering $100 gift cards for $80. To find out more, you can visit their website or Instagram.
Founder and CEO Tiffany Mielnik Parrish opened her clean beauty and wellness boutique in South End earlier this year, and it has quickly become a favorite spot for Charlotteans’ clean beauty needs. Their highly curated products range from cosmetics and skincare to supplements and wellness accessories. Tiffany and her team have adapted their services so that they can still assist you during this time, including free shipping on their online shop, virtual consultations, and the ability to still purchase gift cards. You can follow their uplifting and positive Instagram, or visit their website, for more information about how you can still receive their products and services at home.
Toccare Day Spa:
Caci Di Russo and her team at Toccare have quickly become a Charlotte staple spa in just four years, and they want to ensure that they can still serve Charlotteans while making sure to do their part with social distancing. They are Charlotte self care masters, and happy to be offering online consultations and guidance with your skincare needs, as well as deliver products to your home or ship them. You can even pick up your products curbside at their convenient Myers Park location. Purchases of products (which are now 20% off) or gift cards can be made directly on their website, you can contact them via their social media, or give them a call for assistance. You can even let Caci or your favorite Toccare teammate pick out a custom box of products, curated just for you, to enjoy at home.
Kenna Ehman and Lauren Kunijo founded their salon in South End with the mission to empower women with confidence from within, while also wanting to make a lasting impact on the community. Being involved with local philanthropies is not new to these talented ladies, having partnered very early on with a local organization which rescues and houses women who have been victims of human trafficking. Therefore, it is only fitting that their whole team has come together to help the entire community during this time, having organized donations for Urban Promise last week, by collecting canned and paper goods and Venmo donations for Walmart gift cards. Continuing to help the community for many years with these efforts, they are also supporting their staff (and hopefully you can help them with this!) a few different ways:
The salon is offering curbside pickup for all hair products and merchandise, and 100% of the proceeds go to their payroll for their staff. You can stock up on your favorite shampoos and products until your next appointment, and purchase gift cards. They are also taking any donations via Venmo (@kenna-kunijo) to help their staff get through their temporary closure. For more information about how you can support them, you can visit their website or Instagram.
OM Spa Chiropractic & Wellness:
Founded in 2003 by Dr. Bryan Edmiston, OM Spa continues to provide a wide variety of wellness offerings and personalized care to help their patients with their overall wellbeing. Joined by Dr. Colin Renaud and Dr. Rhett Brown in 2019, along with their expert team, their services include chiropractic care, massage therapy, facials, IV hydration, aesthetic injectables, and more. Due to the statewide update regarding the new temporary guidelines, they are still continuing to remain open to accommodate Charlotteans, but with revised hours and services. They can continue to offer infrared sauna, salt room, and IV hydration appointments. You can also have your IV hydration therapy done at your home or in your office, boosting your immune system without having to leave your house. Right now, they are offering a free vitamin C upgrade to all IV hydration therapy appointments through the end of this month. Gift cards are also always available. To find out more or to schedule an appointment you can visit their website or social media.
Located in StoneCrest, VociMedSpa is Charlotte’s first med spa. Founded by owner Elaine Voci, RN, BSN, she has continued to offer services and products to Charlotteans that are medically proven. Along with her extensively trained staff of nurses, estheticians, and therapists, they have remained dedicated to their clients during this time by offering curbside pickup of their products. They can also ship them directly to your house, to make your wellness routine as seamless as possible. VociMedSpa is also currently offering a variety of specials, including 20% off skincare products. You can call to schedule a pickup or purchase, or visit their website or social media for more information.
No matter what you find yourself needing most right now, bring some Charlotte self care home today.