I’ve lived in Winston-Salem for over 13 years, and while it definitely took some time to fall in love with it here, I now love this city. So much so that after I moved to Charlotte, I missed Winston and eventually moved back. (That and dating my now-husband, Tommy!)
When I moved back, I started an Instagram account and website dedicated this fine city. I’ve since sold that business but I still get asked for my favorite spots, best places, and recommendations for all types of business in Winston-Salem, so that’s what I’m sharing today.
Hannah (my content manager) grew up in Winston-Salem so she’s included some of her recommendations too!
Helen Hue Nguyen. The best way to reach her is by text message, and she’ll set up an appointment for you. Honestly, I HATE getting my nails done because I feel like I’m wasting time, but Helen makes it so nice. And I just love her. Her phone number is (336) 918-8534.
Kavita at Kaya Spa – I don’t trust anyone else! She’s been threading and tinting my eyebrows for years.
Glo Skincare Studio – Whitney gives the BEST facials if you want a pampering facial.
The Vista Spa – This is a great option if you want a more clinical facial. It’s not as relaxing as Glo but I saw results immediately.
Laura Bray at Two Ten Salon – This is technically in Kernersville but worth the short drive. Laura does gorgeous hair coloring and she also does hair extensions. I haven’t done them myself but she has them and they look AMAZING (and now I want them). You can see her work on her Instagram page.
Ger at Therapeutic Body Care of Winston Salem – The best sports massage ever. If I’m training for a race, I try to see Ger once a month.
Burke Street Chiropractic – I literally couldn’t walk in my first trimester with some lower back pain. Dr. Melissa is AMAZING and I love how quick the appointments are. In and out in 20 minutes!!!
Taylor PT – The best of the best for chronic pain whether you’re pregnant, postpartum or neither. They only see female patients and every provider is truly incredible.
Dr. Zachary Sandbulte at Novant – He’s a GREAT non-operative sports medicine doctor who really listens. His exams are very thorough, but he’s not overly aggressive with treatments and doesn’t order a million tests right out of the gate, which I appreciate!
Dr. Jenny Sandbulte at Lyndhurst – Yep, married to the guy above! She is incredibly kind and, like her husband, she really listens and cares. She goes out of her way to help when I’ve needed referrals and was very patient with ALL my questions when I was pregnant. She also has a very calming presence, which I especially appreciated when I had some things pop up in my pregnancy that required additional monitoring. (She delivered my son actually! I was so lucky she was on call!)
Triad OB – I’m using this practice for my second pregnancy since I wanted a smaller practice. I’ve been thrilled so far.
I’m looking for a great dermatologist and PCP if anyone has recommendations!
Fiddle & Fig – This is my #1 go-to place if I need to find a gift for anyone, for any occasion. They have great customer service and their prices are great. Go into The Mulberry Table next door and get a tea elixir (or wine!) while you shop.
Rebecca and Co – I LOVE their clothes and they have the best customer service EVER.
Southern Home and Kitchen – Great hostess gifts and fun little decor finds.
All Through The House – Another great spot for hostess or wedding gifts. You can start a wedding registry here!
Fleet Feet Winston-Salem – My favorite local running store.
Jason Bragg – He’s the realtor we used to get our current house and he was VERY patient during our multi-year house hunt. He’s easy going, super smart and I highly recommend him.
Home Renovation – We used the team with QFC Builders for our full home renovation and I cannot recommend them enough. They are extremely detailed oriented, honest to a fault and I trust them completely. They did absolutely beautiful work and I enjoyed working with them throughout the entire process, which I doubt is something most people can say about their contractor. I promise you that you cannot find a better group to work with, both from the quality of work to the communication skills.
Rhonda’s Newborn Care – Another saving grace when Thomas would not sleep for months. She is incredibly calming and I trust her COMPLETELY.
The only ones I’ve personally stayed at are The Graylyn (highly recommend) and The Kimpton (recommend with reservations). However, I’ve heard great things about The Shaffner Inn and The Summit Street Inns. (The Shaffner Inn has a restaurant inside – The Founders Restaurant – that I’ve heard is incredible. I plan to go there for a mid-week breakfast or lunch sometime!!)
4th St. Brow Studio and Parlor – Holly at the brow studio tweezes her eyebrows and does her makeup for events. She did her wedding makeup too! Courtney is fantastic too.
HIVE – Hannah’s favorite boutique to shop for gifts and home decor.
Gynecologist – Dr. Jaleema Speaks with Novant. Maybe a weird thing to include on this post, but she’s AMAZING. If you can get in with her, do!
Dermatologist – Dr. Lauren B Gandhi is the best around. Trust me, she’s seen me through it ALL.
I’d love to hear your favorite spots. Leave a comment and share!