Businesses Established and Run by Women

030319_1876_5185_xsmsAccording to the Small Business Administration, women-owned businesses comprised 4 percent of all businesses in the U.S. in 1972. Women-owned businesses grew to 28 percent of all businesses in the U.S. by the year 2002 (the last year for which census data is available). Clearly women entrepreneurs provide great value to the economy as well as employing hundreds of thousands of workers.

This site features the businesses in the Raleigh – Triangle area that are established and run by women. From massage to cheesecake, there are a plethora of very successful businesses in the area run by women. Some of the business we feature are:

  • Van Duesen Health and Wellness
  • Homes for Sale Johnston County
  • Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes
  • Preston Family Chiropractic
  • Clayton Hair Salon
  • And many more..

It’s no doubt that there are many amazing women-run businesses, and we make it a point to showcase the very best. Browse this site for more information on the women run businesses in the Triangle.

 

Divine Aesthetics, Inc.

Tina Lagrotteria of Divine Aestheics, Inc in Cary NCDivine Aesthetics in Cary NC is a great place to go for all types of skin beauty and health treatments. Ranging from the Ultimate Facial to an Express Facial, Divine is all about giving you the skin you deserve! Men, women and teens are all welcomed at this spa location. Services also include treatments to help clean your pores, skin resurfacing, exfoliation, microdermabrasion, exfoliation, and other similar type skin treatments.

Waxing to get rid of all that unwanted hair is also available through this local salon owned and operated by Tina Lagrotteria, RN. Body waxing including leg waxes, facial waxing, eyebrows and more. If you like some of that hair and would just like it tinted a bit to eliminate your need for daily eye makeup (eyebrows and eyelashes), ask the estheticians at Divine about their tinting services. These tints are particularly good for people that contact wearers, athletes or any other situation where dripping/running makeup may cause problems.

Divine also offers the ultimate in sunless tanning. From a quick spray tan or their signature Rapid Tan treatments, if you’re wanting to look extra special without the dangers and concerns of regular tanning, you should contact them to setup your next appointment.

You can also find out more about other services like Laser Skin therapy at their website. Wrinkle reduction, skin tightening (think “lunch time facelift”), removal of scars, stretch marks, spider veins and more. Divine is definitely a place to call when you’re ready to get some beauty pampering and treatments!

Tina Lagrotteria of Divine Aesthetics, Inc.

Tina was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received a degree in nursing. She has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years, and is the Business Manager of Cary Healthcare Associates. She became a licensed esthetician in 2008 after graduating from the Miller-Motte Esthetics Program in the top of her class. Tina has had exhaustive training in every aspect of esthetics including facials, body treatments, waxing techniques, electrotherapy, sanitation and disinfection, skin biology, diseases and disorders, and professional development. Tina holds advanced certification in exfoliation, makeup application, hair removal, and microdermabrasion. She is certified in laser hair reduction, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction and has an interest in acne and anti-aging treatments.

Learn More

Website: http://www.divineaestheticsinc.org
Facebook: Divine Aesthetics
Phone: 919-859-7000

Homes For Sale Clayton – Teresa Byrd

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Teresa Byrd – Homes for Sale Clayton

Teresa lives in Johnston County North Carolina with her husband and has been in real estate for over 20 years. She’s earned several appointments and serves on several committees with the Johnston County Board of Realtors. In 2012, Teresa went to Washington DC to meet with state officials viewing property taxes and how the legislature attempts dwelling values in the Johnston County and surrounding places.

Client-First Doctrine

There are a number of qualities and skills that go into being an outstanding real estate professional – integrity, in depth community and marketplace knowledge, marketing savvy, successful negotiation skills and a high quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how Teresa works.

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Having said that, in her experience as a Johnston County NC realtor, especially with homes for sale in Clayton NC, she has also found that providing the best service is essentially about putting her customers first. This means keeping herself accessible, being a good listener along with an excellent communicator, and responding quickly to your needs. She really likes to speak to new home buyers in Clayton. Introducing many of them to Clayton for the very first time, herself do everything possible to demonstrate them the houses for sale in Clayton that’ll fill all their needs – and that means listening to exactly what their demands are!

This “customer first” philosophy has always been Teresa’s strategy with home buyers and it demands her to consistently enhance her skills and manners of doing business. Moreover, Teresa has found that the latest technologies are empowering her to do everything she have consistently done, only considerably more rapidly and economically. They’ve also helped her to extend the variety of services I provide to my customers.

So when you decide that you looking to buy a house for sale in Clayton or want to sell a home in Raleigh, Clayton, Smithfield, Johnston County NC & surrounding regions, please contact Teresa Byrd. Read more for some of our favored customer testimonials.

Website: http://homesforsaleclayton.com/
Facebook: TeresaByrdRealtor
Contact: 919.369.2144

Nirvelli Day Spa – Heather Sefried

Dr Heather Sefried - Nirvelli Day Spa / Preston Family Chiropractic

Dr Heather Sefried – Nirvelli Day Spa / Preston Family Chiropractic

Dr. Heather Sefried was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. With a Major in Chemistry at Penn State, she then went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the prestigious Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1999. 

Dr. Heather utilizes the Brimhall’s 6 Steps to Wellness in eliminating the 6 Interferences to Health.  She also has post-graduate training in Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, and Meridian Therapy. She also specializes in nutrition, female health, fitness, and homeopathy.

Acupuncture is safe for all ages

Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years. Although there are records of acupuncture being used hundreds of years ago in Europe, it was during the second half of the twentieth century it began to spread rapidly in Western Europe, the United States and Canada. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body – the needles are inserted to various depths. We are not sure how acupuncture works scientifically. However, we do know that it does have some therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and alleviation from nausea caused by chemotherapy.

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 Her practice includes patients of all ages and also those with particularly difficult health challenges, including women’s hormonal issues, pregnancy demands, and children’s behavioral and learning problems. She helps her patients create “user friendly” family nutritional plans that include eating whole food. Dr. Heather is proud to carry Standard Process and NutriWest supplements.

Dr. Heather loves the power of the chiropractic adjustment and also specializes in upper cervical work and the activator.

Education:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Fellowship in Acupuncture
  • Fellowship in Applied Kinesiology

Licensure:

  • Licensed by the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Businesses

Nirvelli Day Spa – Cary NC

Website: http://www.nirvelli.com
Facebook: Nirvelli Day Spa on Facebook
Contact: 919.238.5040

Preston Family Chiropractic Center – Cary NC

Website: http://www.prestonfamilychiropractic.com
Facebook: PrestonFamilyChiro
Contact: 919.238.5040

Signature Cheesecakes – Sherry Mitchell

Sherry Mitchell of Signature Cheesecakes in Clayton NC

Sherry Mitchell of Signature Cheesecakes in Clayton NC

We just realized that our big city neighbors were just not finding our little cheesecake shop just outside of Raleigh. We’re a quick little drive from the big town and well worth the trip.  We have a beautiful cozy meeting area just perfect for small groups to enjoy our homemade cheesecake with some gourmet coffee. We’re NOT a cheesecake factory – all of our cheesecakes are made on premises and with a whole LOT of love and attention to quality. If you’re looking for some Raleigh cheesecake that’s got the taste to make you want to come back – you need to visit Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes!

We already offer cheesecake by the slice on premises in our gorgeous dining area, or you can order a whole cheesecake as well. If you are ordering a whole cheesecake or a few cheesecakes for your next party or catering, we can also offer Raleigh cheesecake delivery locally in the general Raleigh area.

We offer the following often requested cheesecakes (and more – call for YOUR favorite flavor or just check our best Raleigh cheesecakes flavors)

  • New York Style Cheesecake
  • Raleigh Turtle cheesecake
  • Chocolate cheesecake
  • Rocky Road Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip cheesecake
  • Banana Foster cheesecake
  • Blueberry cheesecake in Raleigh
  • Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake in Raleigh

These are just some of the most often requested Raleigh cheesecakes – both by regular customers and our Raleigh restaurant customers.  DO check out our cheesecake flavors page for a full list of Raleigh cheesecake flavors.

Website: http://signaturecheesecakes.com
Facebook: Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes
Contact: 919.270.0513

Clayton Hair Salon – Kristty Mikelonis

Haircolor, haircuts for men women and children in Clayton NC

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Kristty has been a professional hair stylist and salon owner for over 19 years. She previously owned Hair on Main in downtown Clayton NC for 12 years. Recently , Kristty has trained with the Paul Mitchell Hair Academy and Redken Color Specialists. Kristty has also taken many other specialized training courses in all types of hair from curly hair to fine thin and coarse hair. No matter what your hair care needs, Kristty can handle them for you in a professional and stylish way.

Kristty’s clients regularly say that she does not treat you as just a person that walks through the front door. All of her clients through the years become very close to her. What she loves the most is being able to call her clients part of her family and not just friends. Through years of experience, Kristty has learned that being a stylist is not only just being a stylist, but being able to give each and every person what they ask for and forming a lasting connection with those clients.

Kristty has 19+ years of experience dyeing hair. From covering up greys, integrating highlights, or a completely different color change–Kristty can do it all!

While most of her business is for women, Clayton Hair Salon is undoubtedly one of the absolute best for hair salon services for men, women and children in Clayton NC.

  • Women’s Hair Color Services

  • All over hair color in Clayton ( 70.00 )
  • Ombré hair cut and color (85.00)
  • Halo highlights ( 65.00 & up depending on length of hair )
  • Partial highlights with or without color
  • Multi-dimensional hair color ( starting at 105.00 depending on length and colors )
  • Hair Color correction

If you’re looking for the best hair colorist in Clayton, then look no further, because Kristty can provide exactly what you want. She will work with you to make sure that the color is perfect for your complexion and that any grey hairs are covered. When you walk out of her salon, you will leave feeling beautiful and confident in your new hair!

Website: ClaytonHairSalon.com
Facebook: Clayton Hair Salon
Contact: 919.795.6742

Massage Fuquay – Dara Van Deusen

Established and run by Dara Van Deusen, Van Duesen Massage Therapy is a professional massage therapy spa located in Fuquay-Varina NC.

9195367_mlDara is married, and the mother of 5 kids, and has been a massage therapist for 14 years. She graduated in 1999 from The Body Therapist Institute. She is a NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and a Certified Reflexologist. She has had extra training in Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone Massage, as well as pregnancy massage. She has always loved to learn about anatomy and physiology. Originally she started out in EMS training and Nursing school, but found she really wanted to work with people individually and treat their muscles versus illnesses.

At Van Deusen Health and Wellness Center, the massage therapists understand that there is no one-size-fits-all style for any of our customers. Regardless of your demands, Van Deusen Health and Wellness in Fuquay-Varina NC can supply the proper kind of therapeutic bodywork for you. Learn more about each kind of treatment to see what might work best for your specific needs. Whatever treatment is best for you, be comfortable in knowing that you’ll be receiving guidance and propositions from a very seasoned massage therapist at Van Deusen. Remember that each therapy treatment is different.

Fuquay-Varina Massage therapy styles include:

  • Craniosacral Therapy – Designed to bring the body back into balance and strengthen the immune system.
  • Deep tissue Massages – Focusing on deeper levels of muscle, this technique can help with relief of chronic tension problems.
  • Hot Stone Massages – Water-heated basalt stones warming and soothing your body – an excellent choice.
  • Reflexology Therapy – By working with different areas of the hands and feet, you can experience whole body benefits.
  • Trigger Point Massages – Relieve stress in pain receptors in your body
  • Pregnancy Therapy – Pregnancy can bring many unwanted side effects – get some relief!
  • Swedish Massages – Swedish is always a great choice to generally reduce stress and for overall relaxation.

Website: http://massagefuquay.com
Facebook: Van Deusen Health and Wellness
Contact: 919.815.4153

Skylines Cafe – Tina Bolick

Skylines Cafe - Tina Bolick

Skylines Cafe – Tina Bolick

Eat Drink and Enjoy at Skylines Café in Clayton NC, “Where guests become friends and friends become family!” Skylines Café has become a Clayton favorite, serving the community since March 2007. We are delicately tweaking our menu while keeping crowd favorites and introducing some new options. The newest hit is our Chicken & Waffle served on Sunday during the day only. Each Wednesday brings an introduction of Tapas plates as well as 1/2 price wine. We call it WiNeSdAy and you can too!!

Dining at Skylines Café, we emphasize on the consistency of Food, Flavors, and Friendliness. Whether you dine with us for lunch or dinner our staff will make sure it is exceptional. Enjoy our display of local artwork for sale while dining inside or relax on the patio (pet friendly for well behaved animals.) Skylines is a convenient plus for locals or travelers passing through with our lunch hours extended until 4:00 every day. We ALWAYS accept reservations. If you’re coming for a cold beverage, we have an eclectic list of micro-brews, wine, liquor, and signature “Skylines” cocktails. We are proud to be the first restaurant to serve Double Barley on draft. When you visit us, we want you to feel at home with a special flare. We thrive on the satisfaction of our guests. It’s what we do!

Website: http://skylinescafe.com
Contact: 919.550.7619