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Lovie’s is a feeling, an experience…

The moment you step on our porch you feel welcomed, cared for, loved. Greeted like an old friend, offered a place to sit a spell and something to sip on, surrounded by beautiful things to rest your gaze upon - you feel yourself exhale a little bit. Then with a flurry of bangles, you are gathered up, ushered inside and the magic unfolds.

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We are a collaborative group of women who are passionate about our crafts. We complement each other with a beautiful synergy,…we all care that people feel loved the second they walk in, and they feel uplifted when they leave. We serve beauty, love and good vibes.

Our 100-year old building is nestled in the heart of historic Corolla Village. Each room is entirely wood from floor to ceiling, and the timeless, bohemian beauty of the house inspires us all - from the décor to our creative work with clients.  There is a fully intentioned, inviting, hominess about Lovie’s and the right people always find their way to our doorstep (whether real or virtual). We believe wholeheartedly in that connectivity and we'd love to welcome you and help your inner beauty find it's truest outer expression.

alicia arranz

founder | girl boss | stylist | libra rising

At a very young age, Alicia loved “getting ready” be it for school or dances or events. At prom time, her friends would always have her re-do their hair after they went to the salon. Always intrigued by people she says it was a toss up whether she became a psychologist or stylist and turns out they go hand-in-hand. What comes so naturally to her turns out to be a tremendous gift. Once complete with her education, she had an incredible mentor who took her under her wing and soon enough she was taking NYC by storm with a thriving freelance business for private clients and the likes of Birchbox and NY Fashion Week events. She studied and educated with John Allans and John Varvatos and learned men’s grooming techniques. She specializes in lived-in natural color (like balyage), bridal styling, hair sculpting and straight razor cutting - but truly, she loves to do all of it. As a creative she thrives on the diversity and creative challenge each day brings. She founded Lovie’s in 2014.

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kelly elisa ives

make-up artist | salon & spa director | co-owner lovie's wellness | right-hand | libra

Kelly is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with over 14 years of experience in the beauty industry. She specializes in airbrush, bridal, tattoo cover ups, special events...and good vibes! With a passion for beauty and making people feel good about themselves, as well as a deep connection to the Outer Banks, she's found a home in more ways than one - as a premier artist in the destination wedding business and with her toes in the sand. With an artist's eye, exceptional product knowledge, and the experience to know exactly what to use to ensure your look will go the distance - Kelly is your go-to girl to help you create the look you have envisioned for your wedding or any event. And equally as important, she is a a calm, grounding, insightful soul...just what you need on your big day!

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rachel wakeley

stylist | balayage specialist 

bio coming soon

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jennifer yell

licensed esthetician | yoga instructor | make-up artist | capricorn

Jennifer received her Master Esthetics degree in 2005. She is deeply passionate about helping clients look and feel happy, beautiful, and relaxed. Jennifer loves sharing her wealth of knowledge and recommends the right skin care, food choices, and lifestyle for her client's individual needs. She knows that everyone can have clear, radiant skin and that signs of aging can be dramatically slowed and repaired. She specializes in organic skin care, anti-aging, painless extractions, blissful relaxation massage, organic plant-based diet, physical fitness and love of one's self through all types of yoga. Jennifer has also been a wedding make-up artist since 2005, and can create any look from barely-there natural to diva glam!

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lori wilson

massage therapist | intuitive | virgo
 

Lori is a licensed massage therapist and has a masters degree in counseling psychology. Her educational background has enabled her to better understand how ones emotions can affect the body. She has a great awareness and deep respect for the human body and it's ability to heal. Lori is very intuitive and tailors every massage to address each person's individual needs. She brings a gentle demeanor and healing centered approach to her profession.

Warm bamboo and warm stone massage is offered as an add on to any massage. Bach flower therapy is also offered to be included in your massage experience. BAch flower remedies are used to address emotional issues such as anxiety, stress and depression using the essences of herbs, plants and trees.