Raleigh, meet Anna Churchill, the Raleigh-based founder and CEO of Synergy Face + Body. We asked Anna 10 questions about owning her own business, what she loves about Raleigh, and the things everyone should know about medical aesthetics + skincare. Keep reading to hear her answers.
Tell us about your professional career path and how you got to where you are now.
I started as a professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician almost 30 years ago in South Florida. Eventually, I moved to the consulting side to train providers and formulate skincare and in 2004, I moved to Raleigh and founded Synergy! I’m also the Operating Advisor of Aesthetic Partners.
What’s something that every Raleighite should know about skincare and treatments like injectables, Botox, and lasers?
Consistency is key, and preventative care really does make a difference. At Synergy, we start people with medical-grade skincare customized to their skin type, and then move on to higher-level services like Botox.
What are some common misconceptions about medical aesthetics and plastic surgery?
Procedures will not make you look fake or weird if you choose the right facility. There’s an artistry, and good results come down to choosing the right provider. Our goal at Synergy is to make every patient look healthy and natural.
If you’re interested in these treatments, our annual Summer Soiree on Tues., June 7 from 6-9 p.m. is a can’t-miss event. It’s held virtually in our Synergy app, and you can learn about all our different services + treatments, participate in a live Q+A and more — it’s really fun! We do Ten Days of Giveaways leading up to it.
Describe your perfect Saturday morning in Raleigh.
Brunch at Hummingbird, and shopping at Gena Chandler and Fleur — I’m obsessed!
Name three local leaders you’re watching.
Brooks Bell, Kayla Coleman, and Chef Ashley Christensen.
What’s something that every Raleighite should know about?
What a great live performing arts org North Carolina Theatre is. I’m Vice Chair, and we put on all our own productions under the direction of Eric Woodall — he’s a former Broadway casting director. The talent we attract is phenomenal.
What should prospective clients look for in service providers?
Experience, always. Find a provider who is qualified and can show you examples of your work. At Synergy, we rank in the top 25 accounts in the country with Allergan (the makers of Botox) because of the volume of treatments we perform — so we really know what we’re doing.
What do you hope Raleigh will be known for in 10 years?
Diversity and inclusivity, a strong arts scene, and a vibrant downtown.
What would you tell someone who wants to go into medical aesthetics?
We are hiring! Kidding… but really, we are. The industry is moving in a more clinical direction, so I suggest looking into a nursing degree so you can perform higher level services and really distinguish yourself. It’s a great time to get involved.
Name one thing everyone can do to take better care of their skin.
Never skimp out on the SPF!*
Question: What questions about skincare and aesthetic procedures do you have for Anna?
Ask away. We’ll pass them along and get her answers.