Serene Facials

This picture depicts the logo of Cary, NC based beauty service called Serene Facials

Shamim Beauty Parlor is excited to partner with Serene Facials, a project by the brilliant esthetician – Mariam Ahmad. Their services are offered at Shamim’s Spa and Salon in Cary, North Carolina. Serene Facials has a mission to serve each patron for their unique skincare needs. Facials are customized after initial consult & during treatments. Organic & high-quality products are administered for every serene treatment.

Some of the services offered at Serene Facials include. Learn in detail at

The Cloudless Day: $55

Blue skies appearing up above on a day smelling crisp, perfect & oh so clear.
Pigmentation & dullness will be addressed. Your senses will reawaken with custom-blended oils & serums to adjust & heighten your skin’s luminosity. Jade rollers glide aiding blood circulation & brightening.

The Midday Rain: $60

Unexpected, yet calming drops from the heavens above nurture all living creations.
For skin that’s in dire need of hydration, packed with a bounty of skin vitamins. Herbal-infused compress followed with a series of nourishing emollients. Organic stone matters help in aiding the induction of serums and boosting their benefits.

The Rolling Hills: $65

The up & down series of low hills flowing thru green lands smooth, silky & lush.
Smooth rose quartz/flat jade used in time-old guasha fashion will leave you with an instantaneous & organic sculpted facelift promoting tissue drainage & relaxing stiff muscles. We offer customized herbal steam balancing in between.

The Beach Bliss: $65

Sea, sand & the sun are what make a glowy warm day so quintessential.
To provide the skin with deep hydration, treatment begins with a deep cleansing enzyme wash that helps drive impurities out & exfoliates to break down dead skin cells & sebum-clogging pores. Under-eye puffiness is reduced & circulation is stimulated with cooling globes. Vitamin c protecting from sun damage & dark spots.


Microdermabrasion: $20

This is a non-invasive procedure using a diamond tip to exfoliate & remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells. Skincare products go on smoother.

Derma-planing: $20

This is a noninvasive procedure using an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells & facial fuzz. Skin care products penetrate well & an overall smooth texture.

Facial Hair Bleaching: $15

This is an alternative to hair removal resulting in dark hair being lightened. A translucent appearance of skin.

Lavender Oil Hair Treatment: $25

This treatment offers antimicrobial treatment, provides antioxidants, & curbs skin inflammation. It offers a nourishing & moisturizing experience!

Rosemary Oil Hair Treatment: $25

This is an anti-inflammatory treatment that keeps follicles healthy and aids in scalp conditions. This treatment promotes nerve growth & aids the loss of unwanted hair.

Full Back Facials: $50

Vigorous steam to open pores and lift impurities, followed by a deep cleansing and exfoliation. A customized mask to follow.

Lash Fits: $50

This treatment aids in boosting and lifting lashes for thicker, brighter, longer-looking lashes without the need for curlers and mascara scrubbing.

A Message from Mariam

I’ve been around & in a salon setting for over 25 years with my mother being a cosmetologist. I watched her structure eyebrows, color, cut, & style hair, bringing a new life to what was dull & needing attention. Her expertise & intuition at work giving just the right look to the client at hand was an art form mastered hands-on. As innate as that was, I found myself thinking more & more about what beauty really means rather than just the short-termed visible changes we are accustomed to believing in. This brought me to forms of self-care & rituals all around the world that revitalizes our presence from the inside out. Many of my travels to the east cultivated these findings.

I found myself intrigued with a deep interest in skincare. Growing up I was determined to have healthy, dewy, pretty skin conveyed all across magazines & tv. How was I cursed with parched skin, acne, uneven skin tone & dullness while others simply glowed using nothing but h20? I found myself trying different dermatologists & medicines, frustrated listening to everyone’s suggestions & homemade solutions, unconfirmed with any education following misleading information, time & money wasted. This lead me to believe that I can make a difference in understanding what’s needed & delivering results.

Graduated from Mitchells Academy in Esthetics in 2006. Worked my way into Ayurvedic skincare loving the natural herb ingredients used to treat skin issues without harsh chemicals. Stumbled across different lines from local small-batch products to big corporate brand lines. I approached skincare as part of something interconnected by reference to the whole. With that in mind, I believe stress, diet, exercise, nutrition & sleep are a vital part of what leads your skin into feeling & looking it’s very best.

My promise & purpose is simple. It is to get you at your optimal level of success with skincare provided as customized as you are. Aligned with serene vibes, backed by years of expertise carefully curated on a matter very close to the heart, the skin we’re in.

Happy Fourth of July

Young woman celebrate Fourth of July

On the Fourth of July, Shamim Beauty Parlor wishes you have a wonderful celebration with family and friends! We will be open during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Stop by for your beauty needs!

In the wake of COVID-19, we are following city and state guidelines. For your and our protection, we are no longer taking walk-in appointments. Please make an appointment for hair, waxing, facial or threading below. Based on state guidelines, please wear a mask when you arrive at the salon. We are dedicated to providing quality services while following health and safety protocols. For any questions, call us at 919-465-0063 or email us at

Young woman celebrate Fourth of July holiday.


During this summer, we will continue our promotion that offers one-time 10% discount if you place an online review.

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Everything you Need to Know about Microdermabrasion

A woman receiving microdermabrasion service

Amongst many services for skin care services, microdermabrasion is one of the best! A minimally invasive procedure, this technique exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. Some of the goals of microdermabrasion include making a person’s complexion smoother, brighter, and more even in color. If you are curious about how this procedure works – microdermabrasion machines can buff and polish the skin using a stream of fine crystals or a diamond tip.

Woman recieing microdemabrasion service
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure for skin care.

How can this procedure help me?

This procedure is recommended for the following:

  • dullness in the complexion
  • uneven skin tone
  • uneven skin texture
  • sun damage of skin
  • age spots and wrinkles
  • dark spots that can form after acne clears up
  • scars

How often should I receive this treatment?

How often you should get a microdermabrasion facial depends on your skincare needs. Clients with fine lines, uneven pigmentation or clogged pores may benefit most from a series of microdermabrasion treatments. We recommend that you schedule this treatment at 1-2 month intervals.

Stop by at Cary Salon and Spa to learn more

At Shamim Beauty Parlor, we are excited to offer individual microderm sessions or combine this procedure with regular facials. Based on your needs, we would also recommend you to schedule a series of a three individual sessions. Contact us today at 919-465-0063 to learn more!

Shamim Beauty Parlor is a Cary, NC, based beauty salon. With a mission to serve our community, we offer affordable and quality beauty services. In addition to hair services, we offer threadingwaxingfacial (including microdermabrasion) and bridal/party makeup services.
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Valentine’s Day 2020 Special

Romantic couple embracing each other

Shamim Beauty Parlor is excited to offer a special promotion for Valentine’s Day 2020. Hurry up, this promotion expires on Feb 14, 2020!

Women’s Layered Hairstyle: $20 (regular $25)

If you are interested to add volume, definition, and movement in your hair, then consider choosing this hairstyle. Our hairstylist cuts large chunks of hair in defined, yet uneven or asymmetrical proportions to create a blunt, edgy look.

Facial Service: $35 (regular $45)

Designed for specific skin types, this facial service includes cleansing, steaming, extractions, massage and a mask. On top, we include essential oils from aromatherapy in this facial service.

Signature Facial Treatment: $40 (regular $55)

If you are seeking glowing and smoother skin with instant results then you must choose Signature Facial Service. For blemishes and dark aging spots, results will be seen gradually. This treatment removes tan complexion quickly.

Full Body Waxing: $80 (Regular $100)

A favorite Valentine’s Day Special, we are excited to offer full body waxing! This includes removing hair from major parts of the body. These include, but not limited to, arms, legs, thighs, back, stomach, bikini waxing, underarms (optional), chest and neck.

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  • In order to redeem this promotion, you must book online appointment .

Book your appointment HERE.

Shamim Beauty Parlor is a Cary, NC, based salon and spa. Dedicated to serve our community, we offer affordable and quality beauty services. In addition to hair services, we offer threadingwaxingfacial and bridal/party makeup services.
If you are on social media, then check us out on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
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6 Things to Know about Eyebrow Threading

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Eyebrow threading is an effective way for shaping and sculpting eyebrows, and removing unnecessary facial hair. While many people grapple with the question whether to choose this method for hair removal, we thought to guide you through this process. Here are six things to know about eyebrow threading:

  1. In contrast to waxing, or tweezing, which can be painful and imprecise, threading is considered one of the safest and most precise methods of hair removal, especially in the delicate areas surrounding the eye.
  2. This method utilizes a thread, which pulls and twists unwanted hair until lifting them from their follicles. This ensures a more effective removal of hair.
  3. Waxing pulls the hair out in a single direction, while threading removes hair in different directions. Hair grow slowly after threading as compared to hair removal by waxing. 
  4. In addition to hair removal, threading offers a more precise method to shape eyebrows based on your needs and desires. Some common shapes include arched, rounded, straight, tapered, s-shaped, and other shapes for your eyebrows.
  5. Threading is a good choice because it doesn’t use harmful products or artificial chemicals.
  6. Threading can be done on any part of your face. The most common hair that is threaded is the eyebrows but you can also thread your chin, upper lip, forehead, neck, middle brow, and the sides of your face.

Shamim Beauty Parlor is excited to offer threading, hair, waxing, facial and bridal/party makeup services.

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Woman receiving threading service to shape her eyebrows.
Threading offers a relatively painless and safe method for hair removal and shaping eyebrows.

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Cary, North Carolina

Memorial Day Weekend Cary

Shamim Beauty Parlor loves our patrons in Cary, North Carolina, and beyond! Therefore, we thought to provide you a list of Memorial Day Weekend events in Cary and beyond. This is just a partial list from website browsing. We are sure there are many more events, so don’t rely on this solely for weekend plans.

Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood Cemetery will organize a Memorial Day service on May 27th at 4pm. Learn more at their website below.

Learn about Memorial Day Remembrance event in Cary and multiple events during the holiday weekend, courtesy of a list compiled by and Tabletop Media Group. Some of the events are in Cary, but the rest are in different part of the Triangle. These events include Bond Park Adventure Day on May 25th, baseball game, movies, and concerts. In addition, check out a fascinating event titled Animazement. This is an annual three-day convention in Raleigh celebrating the brilliant Japanese visual art of anime! To sum up, the following is the most comprehensive list of Memorial weekend activities in Cary and the rest of the Triangle.

North Carolina Museum of History has a powerful exhibit of North Carolina during World War I that will conclude on the Memorial Day. Stop by to learn about this important history, if you are interested.

Are you a theater buff? Then check out Hello Dolly at the Durham Performing Arts Center, playing from May 23rd to May 26th.

Cary Booth Amphitheater features concerts, movies, and symphonies at their gorgeous venue in June and beyond. Check out their calendar below.

Are you interested to learn more about recreational events in the Triangle area and beyond? Then consider checking the following websites and blogs that provide a glimpse of what’s happening in Cary and the rest of the Triangle!

What Shamim Beauty Parlor has to offer?

At Shamim Beauty Spa and Hair Salon, we make magic and bring happiness in people’s lives everyday! How do we do that? We offer quality beauty services for men and women, ranging from hair stylingwaxingfacial, and threading services. We believe in a holistic model of beauty, therefore, we share tips for a healthy lifestyle.

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Free Bollywood Dance Workshop by Priya Chellani in Raleigh on April 12

It Takes a Village: A Night of Cultural Immersion

Friends, check out this awesome event on February 12 “It Takes a Village” by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Omega Lambda Omega Chapter. If you want to have great entertainment and support an important cause, like supporting immigrants and refugees, then this will be a great event! This event will feature exciting entertainment, including food, storytelling, arts and crafts, cultural dances, games, massages, and much more! This event will also feature an exciting Bollywood dance performance and dance workshop by Priya Chellani from Indigo Dance Evolution Academy! Shamim Beauty Parlor is excited to support the brilliant dance art of Priya! Register today!

Learn more about the event here:

Check out a message by Priya:

Please join me on Friday, April 12, for a FREE WORKSHOP, 7.00-8.00 pm @ the Garden on Millbrook, Raleigh. 
I will be doing a fun, begintermediate level Bollywood dance for a very diverse & mixed audience- primarily women.Come, enjoy the music, the dance, have a laugh, relax, enjoy the foods, some nice arts & crafts maybe indulge in a soothing massage!

Learn more about Indigo/ Dance Evolution Academy here:

Shamim Beauty Parlor is a Cary, North Carolina, based hair salon and beauty spa that was established in 2000. We provide quality beauty services at an affordable price, including hair salon services, facial, threading, waxing, and party/wedding make-up.

Check out hundreds of online reviews from our patrons since the last two decades when we started our business in Cary, North Carolina. You can read some of the reviews on GoogleFacebookYelp, and other online sites. You can also check us on Twitter.

We would love to serve you soon! Book an appointment today!

North Carolina Braces for Hurricane Florence

Map displaying Hurricane Matthew trajectory into South Carolina and North Carolina

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Hurricane Florence Warning for North Carolina

By the time many folks read this post, North Carolina and other states may already be hit by Hurricane Florence. The National Hurricane Center enhanced Florence to a category 4 storm as reported on September 10th. This will make it the strongest storm to hit North Carolina since storms have been recorded nationally (read more HERE).

Our hometown of Cary, NC, may not be in the path of the storm. Major damage is expected in the Outer Banks. However, inland areas are expected to receive heavy wind. North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, has requested the federal government to declare the impending storm as a federal disaster. North Carolina state has ordered residents and tourists in Hatteras Island in Dare County to vacate the Island (read more HERE).

Hurricane Florence brings to memory Hurricane Fran that hit North Carolina in 1996. Fran is considered one of the most devastating storms to hit North Carolina. However, Hurricane Fran was a level 3 storm. This is one category smaller than the impending Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence’s track in much similar to Hurricane Fran’s track. It is not surprising that North Carolinians are worried as they await Florence (read more HERE).

Here are some tips on how to prepare for the storm.

Check out a list of supplies, as shared by the Charlotte Observer, that you should store before the storm.

Here are storm preparation tips by Cary Citizen.



Shamim Parlor Launches Email Newsletter

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Subscribe to Shamim Beauty Parlor Email Newsletter

We are excited to launch an email newsletter in order to inform you of upcoming offers, discounts, and promotions. One of the best rewards for serving Cary, Raleigh and the broader Triangle area of North Carolina for 18 years is that we have made wonderful friendships 🙂 Therefore, we decided to launch an email newsletter! We would be excited to keep you updated about promotions and new services. Shamim Beauty Parlor receives media highlights and we would love to share the news of our recent accomplishments with you!

Our patrons have frequently requested us about different services including wedding planners, photographers, florists, and other services. Consequently, we have decided to compile a list of services/events our clients would be interested in. We would like to inform you about area resources, including wedding/event planners, photographers, and boutiques. Furthermore, we have decided to add information about dance/yoga classes, and recreation opportunities in the Triangle area 🙂 Since Shamim Beauty Parlor is a woman-owned business with a deep commitment to women empowerment, our priority is to highlight the work of women-owned businesses in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Contact us at if you would like to be featured in our newsletter. We look forward to an exciting partnership with you 🙂

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Shamim Beauty Salon’s History

At a very young age, Shamim developed an inclination for hair cosmetology and salon services. She pursued her dream in 1991 after completing a certification from Long Island Beauty Institute of New York, and then moved to Cary, North Carolina in 1994 where she found the need for a salon that caters to the local and IndoPak community.

Shamim Beauty Parlor offers quality beauty services at an affordable price. We believe that everyone is beautiful on the outside. We believe everyone is beautiful on the outside; our salon services are designed to raise confidence for beauty on the inside. Stop by tody!