Superior service. Southern hospitality.
Jessica Corbett – Owner/Hair Stylist
Jessica Corbett hairstylist/owner of the Harbour Club Day Spa and Salon since May 2009. She returned to the Harbour Club after 4 years at Bellezza Salon. She started her career at the Harbour Club under its original owner as her apprentice. After years away she wished to return to her beginnings again and operate a salon that focused on comfort, relaxation and customer satisfaction. The Harbour Club has always been a team oriented salon and spa with a warm family atmosphere.
Jessica specializes in bridal styling and event planning, personalized color and highlighting trends, and lasting hair designs that match people’s lifestyles. Jessica is now offering the Brazilian Blowout. This is the most innovative and effective smoothing treatment. It is the only smoothing treatment that improves the health of the hair with no damage.
Meet the People of Harbour Club
Cressa Valliere – Manager
Cressa has been a part of the Harbour Club family since 2009. After three years of working at the front desk, she became our Salon Manager. Although she originally went to school for dental assisting, she has really found her home in the salon thanks to the unique family environment. Cressa has truly grown through learning the business side of our operations, and loves using her creative brain to come up with visually attractive displays, unique promotions and innovative ways to bring clients in to the salon.
Kenya Bastian – Spa Director
Kenya recently returned to the Harbour Club from the Atlanta area where she worked as an esthetician and educator. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 20 years with a focus on skin care and waxing. She graduated in 1994 from Southeastern college of beauty in Charlotte NC. She also received training at the Aveda institute in New Orleans. She has been licensed in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Her specialties include: waxing, microdermabrasion, pressure point massage, reiki and extensive skin care treatments. Kenya and her husband returned to Wilmington to be closer to family and to raise their two daughters. She loves the laid back atmosphere that Wilmington has to offer and is excited to be back at her second home, the Harbour Club.
Katherine Dorick – Front Desk Manager
Katherine is a psychology major who graduated from Shenandoah University in Virginia and has been a part of the Harbour Club Family since 2010. Katherine loves everything about the Wilmington area and decided to make it her home. Along with her professional photography career she also owns her own boutique in Lumina Station.
Rene Adams – Independent Hair Stylist
Rene has always had a passion for hair design. She has been working in hair salons for the past twelve years and has been a licensed hair stylist for the past six years. She truly enjoys customizing creative color and precision cuts to fit each clients personal wants and needs. Being able to communicate with her clients is a strength she is proud of, believing this is the tool that allows her to give her clients exactly what they are looking for.
Heather Ansbac – Front Desk
Heather has been a part of the Harbour Club family since 2013. She moved to Wilmington from New Jersey to pursue her pharmaceutical degree at UNCW. Heather enjoys the high energy of a salon and spa atmosphere and enjoys going to the beach and crafting in her spare time.
Meagan Bainer – Esthetician/ Make-up Artist
I have been a licensed esthetician and makeup artist for over 9 years and been a part of the beauty industry for over 12 years. I got my start in a sales position with Estee Lauder Cosmetics; this is when I knew that I had an eye for makeup and a love for skin care. As I completed my esthetics license I worked as a manager at a local salon and spa and loved it. I have always continued my training, which includes Micro dermabrasion, chemical peel certifications, holistic skincare, pressure point massage and lymphatic drainage, LED light therapy, micro current and ultrasonic treatments.
I love doing on location and in house makeup and have training in airbrush and camouflage techniques as well as film production makeup. Lastly, I also offer full body hair removal. I pride myself on caring for each of my client’s skin as if they were a friend and I love to share my knowledge of products and the industry with others. Some may call me a jack of all trades but possibly one of my most important roles is raising my wonderful 9 year old daughter.
Sunny Blackwelder-Lee – Independent Hair Stylist
As a hairstylist, my purpose is to make each and every client feel as beautiful as I see and know they are. I am passionate about my work, highly educated, and experienced. The last thing I want any client to worry about is spending a lot of time on their hair and using a lot of products. I want styling your hair to be the easiest part of preparing for your day.
I have been inspired and educated by the greatest hairstylist and colorist in this industry. My first lesson that I keep with me always, is to take care of the client from the moment you first meet, until the moment they leave the salon. As a graduate from the Aveda Institute New York City, education was and continues to be extremely important. I am fortunate to have trained under Toni and Guy, Aveda with Horst Rechelbacher, Vidal Sassoon, Frederic Fekkai, Yosh, Ted Gibson, Nick Arrojo, Redken, and many other commended educators who have taught me a great deal. I love my job and the diversity of my clients! From edgy and modern, to classic and natural, I love to work with every look.
Lisa Bryan – Massage Therapist
Lisa has been living in North Carolina since 1990. She is a graduate of Coastal Carolina Institute of Massage and Body Work (2001). Lisa has been practicing massage therapy at the Harbour Club Day Spa and Salon since June 2008 and was previously employed at one other local day spa for seven years. Lisa is trained in Swedish, therapeutic, hot stone, and prenatal massage.
Kelly Cartwright – Nail Technician
Kelly has been living in Wilmington since June 1998. She graduated from CFCC in December 1999 with her Manicuring/Nail Technology degree. Kelly has continued her education with classes by Creative Nail Design- becoming a Master Technician, OPI, Backscratchers, Troutman’s Technical College, and more. She enjoys sculpting pink and white acrylics, and pampering her clients with signature manicures and pedicures. Kelly joined the HC family in October 2010.
Shari Clements – Independent Hair Stylist
Shari was mentored by some of Raleigh’s favorite stylists. She has 25 years of salon experience. Her specialties are color, multi-deminsional blondes, professional men’s hair cuts, and young professional styles. Her precise attention to detail has attracted a large clientele, but she still enjoys accepting new clients.
Courtney Coaster – Independent Hair Stylist
To start, I feel blessed to be able to say, “I truly have the best job in the world.” I began pursuing my dreams as a hairstylist 5 years ago after attending an Aveda Institute in Ann Arbor, MI. After graduation, I then trained with a Sexy Hair stage artist learning some of the latest trends, techniques and tricks of the trade. Continuing education is a priority of mine. My primary goal as a stylist is for each and every client to leave with a creative new style as well as a lasting relationship. I strive to provide each client with not only a “service” but also a memorable “experience”. I love creating a look from start to finish with cut and color. As well as cut and color services, up-styles and airbrush makeup for exciting occasions remain a specialty of mine.
Marcus Cureton – Front Desk
Marcus brings a lot of sunshine to our front desk. His formal modeling experience makes him a great fit for the salon and spa industry. Just like many of our front desk coordinators, Marcus is also highly involved with Wilmington youth as an All Star cheer leading coach, and choreographer.
Saralyn Johnson - Hair Stylist/Nail Technician
Saralyn graduated from North Georgia Technical College in 1984 with a cosmetology degree. She moved to Wilmington in June of 2009 and has been employed at the Harbour Club since August. Saralyn lived in western North Carolina for 19 years. She has taken continuing education classes with Paul Mitchell, Wahl, Tigi, Redken, Pureology, Sebastian, Keune, American Crew, OPI, Creative, Rusk, Matrix, and several others. She beleives that the consultation is the most important part of a haircut. Communication is key to getting a great cut that works for you, she also enjoys being able to do nails. Saralyn says that she feels it’s great to get to pamper people while doing something that is so beneficial for them. Also check out our new service offered the Braziliian Blowout for smooth shiny hair! For more information and before and after photos visit us on Facebook. Saralyn has her own blog about hair.
Bobbi Eavey – Independent Hair Stylist
Bobbi pursues a wide range of artistic goals and achievements but her true passion, without a doubt, lies in hairdressing. For more than 23 years, she has specialized in hair cutting, color and makeup. Bobbi uses Wella and Redken hair products to best address each of her clients’ hair needs and goals. Her makeup kit includes top-of-the-line luxury cosmetics. She knows the importance of continuing education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. She listens attentively to her clients’ wants and needs and believes in lots of pampering. With her knowledge of the latest products, services and new, exciting makeup techniques, she is confident that your time spent with her at Harbour Club will be relaxing and full of spectacular beauty. In her spare time, Bobbi enjoys cooking, gardening, charity work, interior design and spending time with her friends and family.
Amber Harrison – Hair Stylist
I have been involved in the amazing world of Hair styling since I was 14 years old. I would help my uncle Pat in his salon doing everything from towels to blowouts to color. He taught me more than I could ever imagine but mostly he showed me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Now all grown up, my husband and I moved to Wilmington eight years ago and we knew we wanted to make it our home. After a brief time as salon manager I decided to focus my sights on following in my uncles footsteps.
I have a great love for what I do and enjoy developing personal relationships with each of my clients. Some of my favorite services are: women, children, and men’s haircuts, all color services, bridal and special occasion styling, Brazilian blowout treatments as well as many Keratin straighten systems.
Shanon Hoffman – Independent Hair Stylist
Shanon is the man of the salon and spa here at Harbour Club. He is everyone’s best friend here, and outside of work. Shanon received his Cosmetology Degree at CFCC eight years ago and has since worked as a professional and artistic stylist. He loves to make his clients beautiful by listening to their requests and then using his outstanding design techniques to create exactly what they want. Shanon specializes in creative coloring, highlighting, updo design, trendy cuts and beautiful styles. He is certified to give his clients the Brazilian Blowout which is the most innovative and effective professional smoothing treatment in the WORLD that creates smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine. You can always rely on Shanon to make you look and feel absolutely beautiful!
Kristi Ramsburg – Independent Hair Stylist
Kristi has been a licensed cosmetologist for over eleven years, and she has returned to the Harbour Club after 5 years at Belleza Salon. Kristi enjoys specializing in cuts and color design and also corrective color services. She has also received specialized training for use with Liscio Japenese Thermal Reconstruction, which she has been doing for 10 years. She is also specialized in the Coppolon Keratin Thermal Straightening System, which she has been doing for two years. Kristi offers the Brazilian Blowout, the most innovative and effective smoothing treatment and only smoothing treatment that improves the health of the hair with no damage.
Gabriel Smith – Independent Hair Stylist/Extension Artist
Gabriel has been a licensed cosmetologist for more than 16 years. She specializes in hair coloring and is an extension specialist. Gabriel was trained and certified with Greatlengths in Los Angeles over 10 years ago. She has a passion for giving people the thick luxurious hair they’ve always dreamed of having. There are many wonderful uses for extensions. Some people like to get them to add volume to their hair. Others use them to help grow out a haircut they may not be happy with. Lots of her clients enjoy adding length to their hair. Also, we offer fashion colors. If you want to create an exotic look try the jewel tone colors; or brighten up your look by adding a few strands from our “crazy” color line, the pure pigment colors; or soften your look with the pastel series. Greatlengths also has strands with Swarovski crystals in clear and a rainbow of colors for weddings, special events or just to add a little sparkle to your look. To see some of the amazing results click on www.greatlengthsstylist.com/gabrielsmith; or ask to see photos when you come for your appointment. Gabriel enjoys working with her clients to create the best look for their lifestyle. Call today for your free consultation!
Emily Wetzel – Assistant to Jessica Corbett
Emily Wetzel recently became a part of the Harbour Club family after apprenticing under a senior stylist in Wilmington for four years. She is currently enrolled at Cape Fear Cosmetology school and has a passion for makeup and hair color application due to a background in fine artistry as a painter.
Christina Wood – Massage Specialist
Christina began her career in massage therapy after graduating from Body Therapy Institute in 1999. She then began working at one of the premier spas in the area, the Renaissance European Day Spa in Fayetteville, NC. Since moving to Wilmington in 2003, Christina has worked in various local day spas usually in the position of lead therapist. She is a Certified Spa Director who operated a 12,000 sq ft spa on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Christina’s strong sense of customer service is focused on tailoring each massage to best fit the needs and desires of the individual client. Her specialities and certifications include: Deep Tissue & Myofascial Release techniques, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Body Treatments (including wraps and scrubs), Bamboo-fusion, Fertility Massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Massage Cupping, and Thai Massage.