Beauty, hair, and skin services located in Clayton, North Carolina.

Our goal is to pamper you from head to toe and to bring out your individual, natural beauty. My Girlfriends Place is where friends are made, grow and are appreciated inside and out.

The experienced and talented staff members, including “The waxing Goddess”, at My “Girlfriends Place” are among the most qualified in the industry. In addition to our beauty services “Our Place” is “Your Place”, a place where you and your girlfriends can bond and spend “Girlfriend” time.



Here at My Girlfriends Place, we believe everyone deserves to feel their most FABULOUS. Walking into our salon to have your hair styled, get your nails done, relaxing by having a facial or maybe a bikini wax makes you feel empowered. No matter what service you walk into our doors to receive we hope you walk out feeling like the weight of the world isn’t nothin but a thing and you are as just as AMAZING as you feel. We couldn’t do what we love without all of our amazing clients that continue to be our best girlfriends and boyfriends. If you haven’t come to join in on the fun, well COME ON! We can’t wait to meet you.

We are girlfriends that are very talented and special to each other. We recognize that life without our girlfriends would be a much darker place. We bring light and warmth to and from each other. We can ALWAYS count on our girlfriends to tell us  to put our big girl panties on, to give us chocolate cake, to tell us we look hot or not and to point out those tiny hairs on our chin… all with kindness and girlfriend love of course.This is really what My Girlfriends Place  is all about… and that other stuff too.     

Dawn Thompson-Black – Owner / Esthetician

First, I can’t believe  I’ve been enjoying a 31 year career  in the fashion industy.  How did that much time pass so quickly? In my early years I was a hairstylist.  It was fun, but after studying at  the Aveda Institute, my skincare career came to life. I fell in love with skincare, and quickly shifted my focus to it full time.Shortly after my second child was born I decided to stay home for a while.  Returning to the industry is when my teaching career was born.

I started to pass on my experiences and education to new cosmetology students around the state.  During my time as an instructor at JCC, I was asked to help create the FIRST  School of Esthteics in the state of  North Carolina.  What a privilege and honor to have been involved in such a task!   

Teaching esthetics offered me a unique opportunity to meet many wonderful people in the skincare industry.  Honestly, I missed taking care of my clients though.  Leaving teaching and returning to caring  for my clients has proved to be a decision I’m thrilled I made.  Expanding upon that passion led to the creation of My Girlfriends Place.

Paul Black- Owner/Hair Designer

After enjoying nearly 2 decades of success in  the  Raleigh and Cary area,  Paul has fulfilled a desire to be closer to family and home by moving to Clayton.  Continuing education opportunities have taken him to locations as far away as London, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Los Angeles just to name a few.   Being able to bring  such a wealth of knowledge to his clients keeps it interesting and fun with every passing year.  Paul is also an Educator in our industry. Through his company, Blackstone Consulting and Training, he teaches others in our industry by offering a variety of state board approved classes in cutting, color, and business classes. One of Paul’s core belief’s is that “there’s simply not enough pampering in the world.    Being a hairstylist allows me to care for people in a manner they so richly deserve”.

So, if you’re looking for a highly trained stylist, and like the idea of being spoiled rotten, give Paul a call.   We look forward to having you enjoy your time at My Girlfriends Place soon. Contact Paul directly at: 919-524-5858