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I'm Maria, owner of Italian Skincare Facials & Body Treatments. As a certified/licensed esthetician, I enjoy working with clients to personalize their treatment and skincare regimen. I combine Italian techniques and American expertise with the use of natural European products.  

Every service starts with an analysis of your skin and consultation. My goal is for you to experience beautiful, healthy skin. 

Meet Maria

 Maria Gagliardo is a professionally trained and certified esthetician specializing in facials and body treatments. Her relaxing spa is located in Wake Forest in the Experience Salon Studios Building, suite 113 (off of Rogers Road behind Shuckers) at 1600 Heritage Commerce Court.

Born and raised in Italy, today Maria has dual citizenship and lives in the United States. She gained training and experience both in Italy and the U.S. Her unique knowledge and expertise gives clients a one-of-a-kind spa experience unlike any other.

Her interest in skincare began in high school when Maria worked for her uncle who was a dermatologist in Palermo, Sicily. She became a certified, licensed esthetician in Italy in 1993 and three years later became owner/manager of a beauty and massage center in Palermo and at the same time was teaching traditional classic massage (Swedish method) at the School of Professional Training for Aestheticians.

In 1999, she moved to Rome as a self-employed freelance esthetician. In 2002, she opened Studio Massaggi Eur T, a beauty and massage center that she still owns today. In 2017, she and her husband Stefano moved to the Boston, Massachusetts area, and Maria went to work as a skincare technical manager and esthetician for Planet Color Salon and Spa.

In 2018, Stefano’s job brought them to Wake Forest and Maria opened Italian Skincare. Fluent in English, Maria is a certified and licensed esthetician in both Massachusetts and North Carolina.

Maria and Stefano live in Wake Forest with their two rescue dogs Nica and Sophie, also born in Italy.

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Good For Your Body

Facials and Body Treatments give your skin the proper hydration and nourishment. You deserve to be pampered. It's good for your health and wellbeing. 


Free From Stress

The mind-body connection has been proven. Taking care of your skin is not only good for your body, but also your mind and overall wellbeing. 

You Owe Yourself this Moment

Visit one of our multiple sessions of relaxation.

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