Thank you, and please vote!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for Angela at Monarch in this year's preliminary voting round of the Independent Weekly Best of 2017. I'm so grateful for the loyalty my clients show me every day.

The final round of voting is open through midnight of May 8th. You can vote at where you'll find me as Angela at Monarch Brow Studio under the "Health & Body" section > Aesthetician.

Thanks, again!!


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Oh my god, this face serum!

pAra Apothecary is blowing me away with their thoughtful and delicious formulations. The Immortal Facial Serum is a perfect hydration product for any skin type. There are so many great things about this product that I hardly know where to start. It's packed full of humectants like aloe, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid to draw and hold water close to the skin for superb hydration. Throw in a tetra-peptide for collagen boosting, resveratrol for kick-ass antioxidant power, and licorice for calming and you've got a well rounded serum to pair with your moisturizer.

pAra Apothecary are crafters of fine organic, small batch products from New York City.

Come get a facial with Angela and experience other products from pAra.


pAra Apothecary Immoratal Facial Serum with hyaluronic acid.

Now featuring Josh Rosebrook Skincare

I’m excited to announce that Monarch will now carry Josh Rosebrook skin care products. These products are so pure you could eat them if you’re locked inside during a winter snow storm. Maybe don’t do that. Maybe just put them on your skin and notice the fabulous results instead. From the luscious smelling Cacao Antioxidant Mask to the avocado/marula oil based Active Infusion Serum, every product is packed full of active organic ingredients that are guaranteed to produce radiant skin. No parabens, no sulfates, just organic plant-based goodness. I’m personally in love with the Active Enzyme Exfoliator with its finely milled walnut shell scrub, papaya enzymes, and cornucopia of brightening herbs. It smells delicious, and my face feels so soft and glowy after my 10 minute home treatment.

Enjoy a relaxing facial at Monarch Brow & Facial Studio with esthetician, Angela Hugghins. Easily book online at

Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care.

Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care.

M2 Skincare original MAMA lotion

Monarch Brow & Facial Studio is now selling the original MAMA lotion from M2 Skincare. I LOVE this product because you can feel and see the results immediately. Most of the serum/cream exfoliators I sample leave the skin dry, flaky, and irritated after continued use. Not the MAMA! When applied on clean, damp skin at night, the skin is hydrated and smoother in the morning. Continued use can result in a little normal, occasional peeling, however the MAMA serum is very well tolerated by sensitive and sensitized skins. I rarely see this product giving people any issues. In fact, mandelic acid is great for soothing the usual erythema, or blotchy redness, that comes with anti-aging skin peeling products.
For oily skin, this product might be all you need at night. The folks with drier skin can layer moisturizer over the MAMA and enjoy extra hydration power.
If you’re on one of those people who has trouble with Retin-A, this product is for you. We all need more cell turnover as we age in order to keep skin clear and bright, however prescription products can be too much for certain skin types. The M2 MAMA utilizes Malic and Mandelic Acids (MAMA, for short) to increase the cell turnover by breaking the protein bonds on the outermost layer of the epidermis, revealing fresher, brighter skin cells.
Increased cell turnover also helps clear acne and congested pores, smooths the pores for more even texture, and softens fine lines.
This original favorite is formulated in an algae extract base and packed with Ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, to neutralize free radicals. Ubiquinone is rated as a “best” ingredient by Paula Begoun, the Cosmetic Cop, because of it’s soothing nature. The highly hydrating, olive-derived oil known as Squalane completes the base of this gel lotion.
Here’s a run down of the fantastic benefits of MAMA’s star ingredients:
    Mandelic Acid: from the bitter almond, gentle exfoliator, pigment lightening, antibacterial
    Malic Acid: from apples and grapes, gentle exfoliator, pigment lightening, pH buffering
    Algae Extract: water-binding, soothing, antioxidant, emollient
    Ubiquinone (Coenzyme q10): antioxidant, cell energizer
    Squalane: from olives, intrinsic hydrator, scar diminishing, excess oil reducing, ideal delivery base

If you’re looking for a powerhouse antioxidant and gentle exfoliator in one, look no further. M2’s original MAMA is a five star product formulated to work on nearly all skin types and conditions.

Welcome M2 MAMA to the Well Curated Cabinet at Monarch Brow & Facial Studio!

Hello from Monarch Brow & Facial Studio

Hello, world, it’s Monarch Brow & Facial Studio!
With the finishing of the third week of business, I’m so happy to say it’s been a success. Many thanks to all who’ve come to visit, made appointments, and helped me make this transition so easy. Much gratitude goes to Citrine Salon in Chapel Hill, my former workplace for over six years, for love and support throughout the process.
I’ve been doing a lot of eyebrow microblading and will be blogging about the process soon. Lots of before and after photos to look forward to.
Come get cozy with a customized facial, add on a reflexology treatment, or get your brows made fabulous. I look forward to seeing you!

Angela Hugghins
Owner/Licensed Esthetician
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
304 W Weaver St, #104
Carrboro, NC 27510

Customized beauty and relaxation services for Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, RTP, and Raleigh, NC.