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Upstage Beauty is your source for great esthetic service and quality products, at the most reasonable prices in the Wilmington, NC area!


Owner | Licensed Esthetician | Author

Dr. Sears Wellness Coach

Certifications: Eyelash Technician, Chemical Peel & Cosmeceuticals, Intradermal Pigmentation Artist, Microdermabrasion with Light Therapy, Laser Therapy, Spray Tanning Certified, Holy Fire Reiki Master, International Makeup Artistry, JuicePlus Ambassador

Hi, I’m Ashley and I’m a licensed esthetician located in Wilmington, NC, and have been in the business for 16 + years. I enjoy treating and correcting different skin issues, as well as advising my clients on a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to skincare I am a nerd! I enjoy learning constantly about the skin and helping improve certain conditions. There are a lot of things that can be done at home as well in the treatment room to get great results. I am a personal trainer for your skin! You can not expect to go to the gym once a month and be fit; you have to go several times a month to be proactive and see results. As your skin therapist, I also make sure that you are remembering to take care of yourself, not just being a mom or just running errands. I become several things to my clients; a friend, a skin therapist, a counselor, life coach, whichever you prefer!

What sets us apart? Well…Upstage Beauty Inc. does not provide services for just skincare but also skin health and nutrition! We have formed a community of healthy, happy people that love growing, prospering and developing to the best “self” we can be!

I love a good challenge and every person varies greatly, hopefully you will find your way towards the right direction. Stop looking in the mirror and not feel good about/or like what you see. Come see me and we will overcome your skin problems together. Beauty starts within, all we have to do is unfold each layer to see the natural beauty and smile inside!

I enjoy life with my  two beautiful little girls; Brooke Jewel, Skylar Nevaeh, and my two dogs!  I am blessed to share my success with my rock, (God alone) along with my blessed family and friends.  I believe everything happens for a reason good or bad, it’s what you do with the result that makes a difference.

Women…never give up on finding your dreams, be diligent in your prayers for your future, I have been truly blessed by my family and you can be too!

Questions? Send us a Message!



Upstage Beauty loves to help our clients grown and prosper, but most of all we like to see you enjoy yourself! Upstage On Call is a service that we provide to bring our beauty services to you! Anything we can do to help you look and feel like a million dollars!

For any occasion we are “On Call” to Upstage your Beauty with a variety of services. We have a fantastic team of licensed professionals and specialist ranging from: hair, massage, skin/makeup and nails! Upstage Beauty is “On Call” to take care of all of your beauty needs!


If you have a special occasion, wedding, dance recital, children’s event or even are looking for the pleasure of treating yourself and a group of girlfriends to a spa day at home, Upstage Beauty “On Call” will come to you! You can choose from any of the following packages we have customized to treat your outer and inner beauty needs.









we are always happy to customize packages catered to your preferences and needs! Just contact us for details!


Emily Taylor


Bio Coming Soon


Christine Shannon


Christine has been a North Carolinian the entire 25 years of her life – born in Charlotte NC, raised in Mooresville NC. Throughout college she studied to pursue an Associates degree in Fine Arts all to discover a different perspective of art through her passion and love for professional makeup. Influenced by several world famous makeup artists to YouTubers, she’s experienced working on models of her own & decided to turn this makeup dream into reality!


Lily Hilliard


Lily is a licensed esthetician in Wilmington, NC and graduated from Cape Fear Community College for esthetics technology. She is certified in lashes as well. Her passion is skincare, using a combo of natural and medical ingredients with consistency and find gives the best results! She loves to make people see the beauty that lies within them and of course their outer beauty! Skincare is just a part of self care that is so important to practice every day. She can’t wait to help her clients achieve amazing results at the beauty gem Upstage Beauty! 

Sarah Inman


Originally from Wilmington NC, Sarah has been living in Fayetteville for the past couple years. Sarah’s life goals have always been to do hair and makeup so she went to Cosmetology school and has been in the beauty world industry ever since. She is extremely creative, detail oriented and strives to be better than she was was yesterday. She says that Cosmetology has been one of the best experiences of her life and loves everyday in this field of work. She has found her home at Upstage Beauty!

Jade Nobles


Jade Nobles is a North Carolina Licensed Esthetician. She decided to turn a huge passion into a career, so she became an esthetician! She graduated from the Esthetics Technology program at Cape Fear in 2020. She has a strong passion for helping others feel and look their best. She wants to inspire her clients to take a moment for self care. Jade believes that all beauty comes from within! You must feel your best to look your best!

Stephanie Bandy


Stephanie Bandy has been a licensed cosmetologist for 12 years. Being part of a military family, she was raised in Jacksonville, NC,  and in 2010, she moved to Wilmington to look for a new adventure. Working as a cosmetologist has been her favorite adventure so far. She loves building strong connections with her clients and helping them express their personalities through their appearance! She also enjoys working alongside strong, empowering women, who help build and encourage each other. When I am not standing behind the chair, she enjoys living the beach life and enjoying quality time with friends and family. 


Katie Schwartz


Katie oversees daily operations in addition to assisting Ashley. She has had a love of the beauty industry ever since she was a young girl in Australia. Katie and her husband, along with their pup Bindi, have only called Wilmington home for a year, but they couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place to live.