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About Aura

“A Full-Service Multicultural Salon, Day Spa and Barbershop”

Achieve total beauty and relaxation in our 6,000-square-foot oasis, located in Durham, North Carolina. Aura Galleria is an exclusive refuge for beauty and wellness offering a combination of 20 stations and rooms for signature hair and nail designs, massages, and body treatments.


Aura Galleria professionals have built a reputation of delivering the highest quality
of services. Aura has attracted a loyal following of many. As a multicultural salon, day spa, and barbershop, there are no limits to the services Aura performs!

You can leave with the essence of “True Beauty”!

"Beauty Begins Within"

Meet Gia Peebles a master stylist and savvy entrepreneur with over two decades of experience. She is the proprietor of Aura Galleria.  With a charming personality, remarkable smile and the ability to multitask, Gia has become a master in the cosmetology industry – styling an array of prominent women and men in business and entertainment, in addition to her existing and growing clientele. 


Highly sought after to style for professional photo shoots, editorials, and fashion segments, Gia has quick become an industry leader and a household name. She has the flawless ability to cut, color, weave, and style which is apparent by her multicultural client base. Gia grew up in California, where she was exposed to diversity, culture, and the uniqueness of women and men of all ethnicities. During this time, she became familiar with varying hair textures, styling, and coloring needs. Gia intertwined her experience, creativity, and affinity for hair care to unleash the inner beauty of each individual’s crowning glory that she touches.


Over the years, Gia has worked with renowned artisans in the cosmetology industry. A few notable accomplishments of Ms. Peebles include: serving as a technical assistant for Belinda Baker (Educator and Stylist to the Stars); she became a technician for McBride Research Laboratory, Inc. (Home of Design Essentials); styled Shane Ingram, chef and co-owner of Four Square Restaurant for a live cooking demo during “Triangle Restaurant Week” (Aired on WRAL.) and recently styled media mogul Cathy Hughes, President -Urban One and TV One. Regular celebrity clients include recording artist, Sunshine Anderson; Jazz Vocalist Adia Ledbetter, National Recording Artist Yolanda Rabun, Talk Show host and Attorney Ms. Star Jones, and more.


Individuals with high standards, stunning brides, industry insiders, and women and men with a penchant for luxury will appreciate Gia’s expertise and the offerings at Aura Salon & Boutique. Gia Peebles graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Her education landed her a position with a prominent law firm. However, she quickly realized that her passion was for personal beauty and being an entrepreneur.


Gia is married to her loving husband of 21 years, and is the mother of three sons. She resides in Durham, North Carolina with her family. 

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