By Lanier Laney
I caught up with Adrian Bell as she was hanging the sign for her new skin care salon in a charming cottage at the end of Paris Avenue in Port Royal, across from City Hall next to the Shed. She recently bought the business formerly known as MediMorphosis Day Spa.
She’s been in the skin care business for the past four years in Beaufort doing facials, full body waxing, eyelash tinting, makeup services and airbrush tanning — all customized for both men and women. Her client list includes a roster of local “who’s-who” ladies (and their husbands).
The Barnwell, South Carolina, native got exposed to the beauty business early on when her mother entered her into beauty pageants as a young girl. “Not the Honey Boo Boo style,” corrects Adrian, “but real pageants like they used to have. It was fun throughout my childhood to get all dressed up and be on stage. I was inspired by these experiences.” So much so, that Adrian went on to get full training and a degree from Lacy Cosmetology School in Aiken.
She came to Beaufort with a friend, and thought it was so beautiful and the people were so nice, friendly and fun that she decided to make her home here. And then she found out she loves the “Salt Life” here too.
Adrian offers a range of wonderful skin care facials and body wraps. Says Adrian, “People are amazed at the results with the glycolic facial by the way their skin transforms to a more smoother, even skin tone and how it eliminates hyper pigmentation in just six sessions!” She adds, “I love bringing out my customer’s beauty and making them feel great about themselves. As a guest at my spa, I want them to feel comfortable and at home and get the pampering they deserve.”
Although she’s very excited to have her own skin care salon, she’s also been known to travel by taking her services to clients’ homes, weddings and even girls’ get together “sip and tan” parties where everyone gets to enjoy a glass of wine while each gets a spray tan in her mobile tanning tent. Says Adrian, “Airbrush tanning gives your skin a glow, enhances your figure, camouflages cellulite, stretch marks, and varicose veins. We all love being pampered, so why not look “sun-kissed” in the process!”
As far as her personal life, it was on a trip back home when Adrian met the man of her dreams; She and John Bell have been happily married for two years.
Says Adrian, “Three years ago, I was a single mother with a wonderful son (Sullivan Marshall, age 10) and I met John back in my hometown of Barnwell at a mutual friend’s house and we hit it off. The problem was I was here and he lived there. After a bit of a long distance relationship, he moved here and we got married and had a beautiful daughter, (Eva Ann, now 17 months).” John enjoys his job as a foreman for Seckinger Forest Products out of Hampton, S.C.
If you visit Adrian’s spa, you will be struck by how relaxing it is thanks to the music and beautiful, serene decor.
To future clients, Adrian had this to say: “For a more smoother and clearer skin tone, I hope you come to see me, I would love to have you as a guest at my spa so that you can take a relaxing break to pamper yourself and leave my spa with an instant, more youthful glow whether it’s a facial or a tanning service.”
For an appointment at Adrian Bell Skin Care, call 540-9162 or find out more about her services and prices by visiting:
adrianbellskincare.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.