Aura Staff

HAIR STYLISTS

Gia Peebles is a master stylist and savvy entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. She is the proprietor and stylist at Aura Salon and Boutique, a full-service salon and day spa located in Durham, North Carolina. 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 is quickly becoming an industry leader and a household name. She has the flawless ability to cut, color, weave and style which is apparent by her multi-cultural 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 crown and glory she touches.

 

Read More About Gia on our ABOUT page
 

Jina Law

Meet Jina, a humanitarian, model, stylist, personal image consultant, and mentor.  She began her career and love for creating beauty as a young woman and got the acting bug, it was then that Jina immediately knew that she wanted to learn the business from every aspect – not just in front of the camera, but behind the scenes working with talent on hair and make-up, as well as wardrobe styling. Although she is a stylist by profession, she also has an acting resume that includes many facets of the entertainment industry. She has been a model, actor and spokesperson.

Jina displays her genuine passion for people with every client that has the pleasure of sitting in her chair. Her work ethic exudes ambition; a spirit of excellence and constant goal setting. She is a socially conscious, strong willed woman who desires to leave a lasting impression on every life she has the opportunity to touch.

Direct Bookings:  Call or Text | 919.799.0579

Anes Hendricks

Meet Anes, a natural hair stylist who specializes in braids, twists for women, children and men. Anes also offers hair care for loc wearers. A trained beautician through the Cheveux School of Hair Design in Jacksonville, NC, Anes has resided in Durham for the past two years.

With all of her specialized training, Anes has decided to design custom braided wigs and will be offering that to her clients soon. Additionally, she has a mobile app available for her clients and potential clients to get a glimpse of her work, schedule an appointment, post inspiration photos, and more. When she’s not busy with hair and beauty, Anes also enjoys cooking!

Find her on social media: @StylesbyAnes on Facebook and Instagram

 

Direct Booking: Call or Text | 919.825.7803

Sheila Moore

Meet Sheila Moore, a licensed cosmetologist who has been in the hair and beauty industry for over 30 years. Sheila specializes in hair cutting and she has focused on razor cuts, pixies and creative cuts. Ms. Moore is from Cleveland, OH where she attended vocational school to get her initial industry training after being encouraged by her mother to try cosmetology.
 

Sheila has lived in North Carolina for the past 20 years.  When she’s not doing hair, she’s singing and songwriting which are her other true passions. Sheila loves to read, play, and watch sports with her large family and travel.

Direct Booking: Call or Text | 919.949.7988

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BARBERS

Kevin Bowick

Kevin Bowick is a native of Brooklyn New York. I graduated top of my class from Hair-Masters Barber school in Raleigh NC. I am an experienced barber who is dedicated to the perfection of my craft. I believe each client deserves the best grooming experience that this industry has to offer. Please allow me to assist you with your next  best grooming experience. Looking

forward to seeing you soon!

 

DIRECT BOOKING:

Call or Text Kevin Bowick's Cell:  (919)-717-3860

Derick Cagle

Community Minded, Derick has cut, dress, groom, and style men and women and boy's hair for more than 20 years. His passion is the development of young men and often times the Gentlemen's Quarters @ Aura is the place helping shape male identity.  Gentlemen's Quarters @ Aura is a place of social interaction open to debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging guest in discussions about sports and contemporary issues. Derick's business expansion will include a character building series for young men. 

DIRECT BOOKING:

Call Derick Cagles's  Cell:  (919)-824-9358

Carlos Rand

Our barber's cut, dress, groom, and style men and women and boy's hair.  Gentlemen's Quarters @ Aura is a place of social interaction open to debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging guest in discussions about sports and contemporary issues. Often times, the Gentlemen's Quarters @ Aura is the place helping shape male identity.

DIRECT BOOKING:

Call or Text Carlos Rand's  Cell: (919)-308-7733 

William Cagle

William has been a barber for over 6 years and a native of Durham. He is the CEO of Clean Tools, LLC.  William is detail oriented, takes pride in his work and Barbicide certified. 

DIRECT BOOKING:

Call or Text William Cagles's  Cell:   (919) 638-5776

Darian Boone

Our barber's cut, dress, groom, style men and women and boy's hair.  Gentlemen's Quarters @ Aura is a place of social interaction open to debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging guest in discussions about sports and contemporary issues. Often times, the Gentlemen's Quarters @ Aura is the place helping shape male identity.

DIRECT BOOKING:

Call or Text Darian Boone's  Cell:  (919)-358-1140 

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SKIN CARE and MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Aruna Fraiser

Meet Aruna - one of Aura’s premier nail technicians and aestheticians. She has been licensed for over 20 years and received her training through the Dudley beauty and nail academy. Aruna also has a nursing background which gives her additional insight into the care she provides to her clients. Having lived in North Carolina for over 30 years, after moving from Nepal, Aruna loves to travel and spend quality time with her friends and family.

Jolie Zhou

Meet Jolie Zhou - a North Carolina certified massage therapist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Jolie provides deep tissue massage, body detoxification, chronic disease therapy, arthritis care and relief and specialized massages like hot stone and herbal massage. She uses her knowledge of relaxation therapy to provide health and wellness options to her customers. 

 

Jolie takes pride in assisting her clients reach optimal health through restoring balance and maintenance to your current health regime.

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MAKEUP + LASHES

Sharon Davis

Meet Sharon S. Davis - a celebrity make-up artist.  Sharon studied general arts/art education from N.C. Central University. She taught six years in NC and GA public schools in the arts. Throughout her teaching career Sharon studied fashion design and make-up artistry. She is highly esteemed by her colleagues in the industry and has clientele and influence in major cities like Atlanta and Los Angeles. 

Sharon is well respected throughout the make-up and beauty industry and is an asset to the Aura Galleria family. 

Alacyia Brandon

Meet Lacy - a vibrant ambitious woman with a degree in Agriculture from NC State. Even at the young age of 23, Lacy is passionate about her career and success. She is a visionary, expressed through her makeup artistry. Lacy's work and originality is sought by many, there's nothing she can't do once she puts her mind to it.


Through her love for dancing, boxing and traveling, Lacy has blossomed into a very beautiful person.

Shannon Hicks

​Meet Shannon Hicks from Durham, NC. She is an entrepreneur, CEO/Owner of A Touch of Poise and graduate from Aveda Institute of Chapel Hill. She is a Licensed Esthetician, Wax Specialist and Professional Makeup Artist.

Gia Wilkerson Peebles

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. 

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MANICURISTS

Glenda Turner

While still in her teens, CND Certified Nail Technician, Glenda Turner found an interest in nail care. She was mentored by a mutual friend, and immediately found her niche and ultimately, her career.  Glenda has a solid clientele of returning clients who enjoy the extra pampering they receive in her chair. 

Glenda is always on the forefront of new products and services related to hand and feet nail care. You can count on Glenda for the perfect 10!

DIRECT BOOKING: Call or Text (919) 641-9181

Ursula Cockerham

Meet Ursula – NC Licensed Manicurist at Aura. Ursula, who goes by the handle, Anointed Hands and Feet, has been licensed in her field for over 30 years. A Durham native, Ursula specializes in a holistic approach to hand and feet therapies, including; reflexology, diabetic manicures and pedicures, essential oil remedies and Ion cleanses to detoxify your body.

Ursula shared that if she wasn’t in the health and beauty industry, she would be a life coach. She’s currently obtaining additional training and certifications, to enhance the already impressive services she provides her clients. If you are looking for homeopathic and natural services in addition to specialty manicures and pedicures, Ursula has many options available for you.  
 

Social Media: Anointed Hands and Feet | DIRECT BOOKING: Call or Text  (919)-451-0260

Felecia Lawerence

Meet Felecia - A licensed nail technician for over 30 years. She began her interest in cosmetic arts industry in California and has since been licensed manicurist in North Carolina. If she wasn’t in the beauty industry she would be a culinary chef. Felicia is a dedicated and personable service provider who delivers individual attention and care to her clients.    

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FRONT DESK STAFF

Liz Amador Lea

Meet Liz - The Aura Galleria’s front office manager. Liz has been with Aura for over six years and is one of the original front desk staff members to join the Aura family. She has become familiar with the majority of the Aura clientele over the years as she is the person you hear from and work with most other than your service provider.

 

As the first face people see when they arrive to Aura, Liz continuously greets every guest of the Galleria warmly and with a pleasant smile.  Liz is from California and has lived in Durham for over 20 years.

Lisa Hambelton

Meet Lisa Hambleton - Front office team member at the Aura Galleria. Lisa brings her talent as a certified personal trainer and yoga teacher and an emphasis on health and well-being to her role at Aura. She is a people person.  

 

Lisa has resided in North Carolina for the past 24 years. She was reared in New Jersey, The Garden State, and attended William Patterson University. Lisa enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

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