Beauty Begins Within


Gia Peebles is a master stylist and savvy entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. She is the proprietor and stylist at Aura Salon and Boutique, a full-service salon and day spa located in Durham, North Carolina.  With a charming personality, remarkable smile and the ability to multi-task, Gia has become a master in the cosmetology industry – styling an array of prominent women and men in business and entertainment, in addition to her existing and growing clientele. 


Highly sought after to style for professional photo shoots, editorials and fashion segments, Gia is quickly becoming an industry leader and a household name. She has the flawless ability to cut, color, weave and style
which is apparent by her multi-cultural client base. Gia grew up in California, where she was exposed to diversity, culture and the uniqueness of women and men of all ethnicities. During this time, she became familiar with varying hair textures, styling and coloring needs. Gia intertwined her experience, creativity and affinity for hair care to unleash the inner beauty of each individual’s crown and glory she touches.
Over the years, Gia has worked with renowned artisans in the cosmetology industry. A few notable accomplishments of Ms. Peebles include: serving as a technical assistant for Belinda Baker (Educator and Stylist to the Stars); she became a technician for McBride Research Laboratory, Inc. (Home of Design Essentials); and recently styled Shane Ingram, chef and co-owner of Four Square Restaurant for a live cooking demo during “Triangle Restaurant Week” (Aired on WRAL). Regular celebrity clients include, recording artist, Sunshine Anderson; Jazz Vocalist Adia Ledbetter, National Recording Artist Yolanda Rabun, Talk Show host and Attorney at Law Ms. Star Jones and more. Individuals with high standards, stunning brides, industry insiders, and women and men with a penchant for luxury will appreciate Gia’s expertise and the offerings at Aura Salon & Boutique.
​Gia Peebles graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Her education landed her a position with a prominent law firm.  However, she quickly realized that her passion was for personal beauty and being an entrepreneur. Gia is married to her loving husband of 16 years, and she is the mother of three sons. She resides in Durham, North Carolina with her family. 

About Aura

“A Multicultural Salon, Day Spa and Boutique”


Aura Salon and Boutique professionals have built a reputation of delivering the highest quality of services. Newly established, Aura has attracted a loyal following of many. As a multicultural salon, day spa and boutique, there are no limits to the services in which Aura performs! You can leave with the essence of “True Beauty”!