Happy Monday, fam! I know this seems like a super random post, but I get so many questions from you guys on what my favorite business vendors are in Charlotte where I live. In this post you’ll hear all about my favorite places to go for beauty needs (eyebrows, tanning, hair, lash extensions), to my favorite veterinarian, restaurants and fitness classes in Charlotte, NC.
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If you currently live in Charlotte or are planning to move there in the near future, than this post is for you. I am originally from Charlotte, so I think it is fair to say that all of these businesses are tried and true from years and years of testing them out. If you feel I’ve left something out, feel free to leave me a comment down below and I’ll add it in for you. Xoxo.
Hair – This is the only vendor that is not directly located in Charlotte. My hair color and NBR extensions are done by Candice at Garnish Hair Studio in Raleigh, NC.
Nails – Polished off South Blvd. I highly recommend Sam, she’s been working there for years and always does a great job!
Eyebrows – I get my eyebrows threaded at Idolize in Dilworth. Ila is the best and knows how to thread your brows just right so that they don’t look too thin. I also believe they do lash and brow tinting if you desire this service add on.
Facials – T Reid and Co. Make your appointment with Barbara. She is the best and knows exactly what your skin needs. Call far in advance, though, she books up.
Waxing – I get my waxes done by Tokoyia at Nue Brows to Brazilians in Dilworth. She makes you feel completely comfortable and helps keep your mind off the service.
Tanning – I get my spray tans done at Palm Beach Tan. I always go to the new mystic machine and do the auto spray, but I believe they have a tanning spray service where someone physically sprays you as well.
Massages/Spa – My favorite massage I ever received in Charlotte was at the Ritz Carlton Spa – so good!
Best Veterinarian – Dr. Maples at Southend Veterinary Clinic – he is seriously the best!
Best Yoga Studio – Yoga One – Rian is the best instructor!
Best Gym for Workout Classes – I am currently mixing my fitness classes up between Madabolic Southend and Orange Theory Fitness.
Best Barre/Pilates Class – I loveeee Hilliard Studio Method! Their classes are always a great workout. If you’re looking for an intense challenge, try their reformer equivalent: HSM Core.
Best Date Night Restaurant – A tie between the Cellar at Duckworths and Good Food on Montford. Go to the Cellar for the atmosphere and Good Food for the ‘Good Food’ 🙂
Best Place for Happy Hour – Merchant and Trade, amazing rooftop views and incredible drinks.
Best Sushi – Rusans, it’s affordable and always tasty. Plenty of roll options to choose from.
Best Italian – Dolce – it’s a very small, intimate restaurant. Love that the owner is Italian and it’s very authentic.
Best Brewery – Sycamore will always be my favorite. Lots of people say it’s too busy, but I love a good social scene and I think they do a great job of accommodating the demand by placing multiple areas to purchase beer.
Best Mexican – Ruru’s Tacos is my all-time favorite. Cantina 1511 is a close second.
Best Pizza – Hawthorne’s Pizza – can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, and they have a great beer selection.
Best Coffee – Not Just Coffee – they have multiple locations throughout town.
Best Wine Night Out – Foxcroft Wine Co. – amazing selection and good small plates!
Best Breakfast – Tupelo Honey for the original menu, but if you want a classic brunch then I recommend Toast in Dilworth!
Other restaurants that deserve notable mention: Soul Gastrolounge, Zeppelin’s, and Angelines.