the team

 Owner and Esthetician Erika Kennedy

Owner and Esthetician Erika Kennedy

Simply stated, I am deeply passionate about all things skin related. When it comes to skin I always say, “makeup should be an accessory not a necessity.” My end goal is always the same for each client; that they feel comfortable to wear their natural skin outside the confines of their home. My objective is to restore the skin making clients feel and look better while providing an environment where they can relax and unwind. I encourage a realistic view towards regular facials and good skincare. Since the skin is the largest organ in the body it requires regular maintenance. It should be viewed the same way we view exercise and a healthy diet.

Skincare and facials aside, I love waxing. There is nothing more satisfying than completing a full body wax or creating the perfect brow shape. Eyebrow and Brazilian waxing are my most popular waxing services. I love expressing my creativity through the newest trend in eyebrow design, microblading. Lash lifting, also referred to as lash perms, is my fastest growing service because of its low maintenance and longevity.  Eyelash extensions are another service I enjoy performing. For me, as my clients know, lashes are always a must!

 
 Massage Therapist, Rebecca Reali

Massage Therapist, Rebecca Reali

 

I am honored to work with women I respect and admire at The Urban Studios who share my intentions to deliver the best personal services in a beautiful setting. I have been a massage therapist since 2002, beginning my education in North Carolina and Florida College of Natural Health. I was trained in Swedish, Ayurvedic, deep tissue, aromatherapy, hot stone and bamboo massage. Additional areas of expertise include trigger point therapy, reflexology, scar tissue release and neuromuscular therapy. Massage therapy should be a blend of styles; adaptable and eclectic, first and foremost responsive to the individual client’s needs. I reject the view of massage as falling into one generic category, either relaxing or therapeutic. This integrative approach allows me to respond more completely to what my clients ask for and need. This way we can address both emotional and physical wellness. There is no separate pricing level for specific techniques or goals as I prefer to use the time on the table to determine what my client's body will benefit from and respond appropriately in the moment.

I hold dual licenses for esthetics and massage. I am mentored by the skin and brow magicians here at The Urban Studios, Erika and Heidi. I too offer facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing and tinting. My specialty? Lash lifts and dermaplaning! In my opinion these are the most transformative services and my favorite to perform. As I tell my clients, "Lifted, tinted lashes are always a must. Add to that clear, smooth skin and you've reached perfection." I love helping clients find confidence and ease with their physical presence and appearance.

 
 Esthetician, Heidi Tripple

Esthetician, Heidi Tripple

With 15 years of experience as an esthetician, Heidi has established quite a loyal following. Her devoted clientele note her meticulous work, honest approach, and humor as reasons for returning time and again. Heidi is a strong believer that an effective service can be delivered in a gentle and soothing manner and makes her guest’s comfort a top priority. By using the finest products and leading-edge technologies Heidi provides a forward-thinking, nurturing touch to every treatment she does.