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Leslie Palmieri



Leslie Palmieri joined Sacred Willow Spa in January 2013 after graduating Summa Cum Laude in December 2012 from an intense esthetician program study at MillerMotte College-Wilmington.  Her studies included bacteriology, sanitation, disinfections, skin structure, diseases and disorders, facials, aromatherapy, body treatments, microbrasions, waxing, and more.  She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the services she offers to her clients: analysis, diagnosis, hands on experience and product recommendation.  Leslie’s knowledge and desire to provide clientele with the best skin care consultations and services is enhanced through the International Dermal Institute hands-on training courses and continuing education opportunities.  She is also taking Reiki and Reflexology courses to broaden her skills to benefit her clients who are interested in these service enhancements.



Rita and her family came to Calabash from the Northeast region of the country 10 years ago and are happy to call Brunswick County “home”.  When Rita first arrived in Calabash, she began a search to find a spa that provided massage and skin therapy services, but to her dismay, she found she had to travel to Myrtle Beach or Wilmington to indulge in those services.  This prompted her to begin a study in esthetics in 2008 and found a school that incorporated the Dermalogica product line, having used their products herself for over 10 years.  Now, a decade later, Rita calls Sacred Willow Spa her tome to provide esthetic services and has continued to use Dermalogica products for over 20 years because she truly believes in the results they deliver while being cost effective at the same time.  Rita loves to educate clients about their skin health and how they can incorporate Dermalogica products into their at home skin care regimen of optimal results.



In 2017 Elizabeth relocated to Holden Beach, North Carolina from Augusta, Georgia and had up until then spent her entire life with the military. This ability to travel gave her many opportunities to enjoy spas in numerous countries around the world. After graduating from the esthetics program at Brunswick Community College in July of 2019, Elizabeth joined the staff of Sacred Willow Spa. She received extensive training in the Dermalogica product line and garnered the knowledge to customize facial services based on a client’s needs and goals. Elizabeth also gained proficiency in a wide range of other skin care services such as eyebrow tinting, facial and body waxing, body treatments and Microdermabrasion. She believes her education, coupled with her cultured spa experiences, will allow her to give the highest quality of skincare and customer service to her clientele.



Sarah relocated to Ocean Isle, North Carolina from Springfield, Missouri in 2019. She graduated from the Brunswick Community College esthetics program at the top of her class and received proficient training on Dermalogica products, microdermabrasion, body waxing, body treatments, lash lifts, and tinting. She loves making people feel beautiful inside and out educating clients on how to best care for their skin. 

Taylor Higgins


Taylor attended BCC for both Massage & Esthetician School, where she was trained with Dermalogica. She has been a Licensed Esthetician since 2021. She enjoys everything about skincare and what it takes to maintain a healthy skin barrier. She is eager to add more knowledge and experience to her toolbox and looks forward to providing clients with a relaxing environment while working to meet clients’ custom skincare needs.