Makena Skin Care, located in downtown Raleigh since 2011, offering skin care treatments in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. At Makena Skin Care, I believe a facial should be calming and nourishing, with making sure your barrier is in optimal health. Whatever your skin care needs may be, it is my commitment to customize a skin treatment plan that is personalized for you!

I do a phone consultation before taking a new client.  Text 919.348.5212 today to schedule your phone consultation


Located at 115 South St. Mary's Street, between Morgan and Hargett Street  
There is free parking next to the building.


Kathleen (pictured here with her dog, Carter) is a proud member of Shop Local Raleigh,
which puts on the Raleigh Christmas Parade.  

Kathleen Makena became a Licensed Esthetician in 2005. A true passion for skin care is what led her to leave Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts after 14 years.  After receiving her license at Design’s School of Cosmetology in Paso Robles, CA, she has continued her education by taking classes in Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV and Hickory, NC.  

While Kathleen has worked professionally with several different skin care lines, she now chooses to work exclusively with Epicuren Discovery because of the dramatic difference it makes in the health of the skin.  Since Epicuren professional products provide treatment versatility that benefits all ages, skin types, and skin conditions, Kathleen can customize each facial for the individual needs of the client. 

Kathleen loves living downtown and is on the board of the Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaboration.