About Us

Body & Soul Salon & Spa LLC was birthed out of the vision of Charlene D. James. Charlene has been actively working in her trade for over twenty eight years.

Starting at Mergenthaler Vocational Technology High School she graduated and received her license. She began her career as a shampooing assistant and over the years and many experiences developed and established her own clientele. Through the years Charlene has worked towards her vision of owning and operating her own business.

Her vision is now a reality and Body & Soul is an environment where no matter what you may be facing in the world day to day, when you enter our establishment a very unique, calming, therapeutic atmosphere awaits you. Body & Soul offers each guest an outer physical change as well as ministering to the total man, woman, and child.

Body & Soul is a full service Salon & Spa. In our professional environment we render hair care, facials, total body waxing, body treatments, custom massage, and manicure & pedicure services. We pride ourselves on holistic care and education. Our staff is professionally trained and we look forward to educating guests on the services that you may receive.

Our goal is to give a top notch service consistently, while building relationships and nourishing our guests.

Our prayer is that each of our guest’s leaves feeling great about the services that they’ve received and haven been deposited into emotionally, replenished and encouraged!

Body & Soul has also serviced our homeless women's who were once on drugs and now making steps with their children to get back on the right path to becoming great women in our society. We’ve helped to esteem these ladies with services to help them go on job interviews and to just feel great about themselves within their current situation.

Body and soul has also adopted families for Christmas through Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Body and Soul has also helped our own guests within our business, women in abusive relationships. Body and Soul has invested in the lives of our young women by way of internships to nurture, empower and educate them on a professional level. Therefore, being able to connect to society with professional standards, great work ethics, and customer service leaving a legacy for future small businesses.

If I can help someone along the way, then my living would not be in vain.

Charlene has been married to Ellison Lee James for 15 years. Ellison has been a strong support for his wife in her vision. Without the support of Ellison, Body & Soul would not have materialized. Out of their union two children were born, Jeremiah Lee James age 12, and Sage Marie James age 9. The Family is the foundation of everything that we do.

Faith without works is dead and for any small business it is truly a leap faith to have your own business, but with GOD all things are possible.