Beauty Bin, Asheville’s newest dry bar and full-service day spa, has officially opened to the public. What makes this spa unique is its main goal: inclusivity. Beauty Bin’s mission is to welcome people of all social backgrounds, genders, and races to experience spa services in an affordable way compared to other businesses in the Asheville area.
Beauty Bin’s founder Courtney Maybin, an Asheville native and biracial entrepreneur, started running Beauty Bin out of her house after graduating esthetician school in 2018. However, her intention was to always open a storefront. Now finally open at 117 Sweeten Creek Road, Suite 40, the spa is currently offering waxing, facials, eyelash extensions, massages, and more.
“I wanted Beauty Bin to be a place where everyone could come and get all of these great services at an affordable price,” Maybin said. “Inclusivity is one of my main things, especially when I’m training my employees. Whether it’s for skin or for hair, I train their ability to work on all people—not just one race.”
Beauty salons have a long history of segregation, whether self-created to empower women of all races in safe spaces, or, more often, as the result of neighborhood gentrification and socioeconomic divides. Currently under construction but slated to finish in January 2020, the connecting building to the Beauty Bin location will become a dry bar—a hair salon specializing in just blowouts—and will also feature a full liquor bar available for clients.
“When it comes to adding the dry bar, it’s something that I’m always looking for when I go to other cities. It’s a salon that you can get into that day and very quickly, especially if you’re coming from out of town,” Maybin said. “The whole idea is to have everything under one roof. Instead of going to five different places to get all your services done, you can just stop in at Beauty Bin.”
Maybin is coupling her vision of inclusivity with the goal of offering new experiences. One of the more cutting-edge services Beauty Bin provides is a hydrafacial, which is only offered by a handful of medical spas in the area at a much higher cost. Done completely by a machine, these facials cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin in about 30 minutes, whereas your typical manual facial takes about 60 minutes.
Each of the estheticians at Beauty Bin are wax-certified and have been trained by Liz Lugo, known as the “wax guru” in the beauty world. The day spa also uses Lugo’s wax formula Nova Wax and other high-quality products from StarPil for their waxing services.
You can visit Beauty Bin and explore their list of services for yourself Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. The spa is currently offering a new client special—20% off your first 2 services (can’t be combined with any other discounts) through 2019—and Black Friday specials—$25 of any facial (excluding hydrafacial), half off all wax services, and a free booster with the purchase of a signature hydrafacial.