The salon and spa’s mission is to provide a whole-body experience to clients in a professional, clean, and comfortable environment. The professional staff is highly educated in their areas of expertise and committed to providing exceptional customer service like no other.
Samantha Graupman founded Body Bliss in 2011. Two years later, she partnered with co-owner Sarah Boulton to grow the business into the full-service salon and spa it is today. In 2018, Sarah purchased Samantha’s half of the business to become a full owner. Samantha continues to work at Body Bliss as a licensed manicurist and massage therapist but is now able to pursue interests outside of the salon and care for her family.
While other local salons have opened and closed, Body Bliss Salon & Spa stays committed not only to our clients, but to the community it serves. The salon and spa has been recognized for its involvement and commitment, being named Rising Star Business of the Year from the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce and voted Best of the Best winners or finalists since 2013 by the Wake Weekly.
Body Bliss Salon & Spa gives back to a local non-profit and often not only does the charity benefit, but so do customers. They’ve collected food for the Tri-Area Ministry, Clothes for Note in the Pocket and pet supplies for the Franklin County ASPCA.
Body Bliss held a cut-a-thon with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen and Look Good, Feel Better. Body Bliss is also a sponsor of many local races that benefit charities.
Sarah and her staff are actively involved in the Wake Forest community, local networking associations and within the surrounding areas.
Their commitment to many charitable causes and to the community is very important to them, along with their dedication to running a vibrant salon and spa that will be in business for years to come.
Meet The Owner
L3 Stylist and Extension Specialist
As a salon owner, hairstylist and educator, Sarah Boulton combined her many passions and skills into a career she’s always wanted. Growing up in Port Huron, Michigan, as the only child of hard-working, entrepreneurial parents, a strong work ethic comes naturally to her.
Sarah’s dolls and Barbies all got haircuts, she did hair and makeup for friends going to prom and she practiced hairbow placement on her dad as he relaxed in his recliner.
During her senior year of high school, Sarah dual enrolled in the Paul Mitchell Academy-Great Lakes, earned her cosmetology license in 2005 and began working as a stylist. It was also in high school that she began dating her husband Zachary, with whom she rode the school bus since 5th grade.
When Zak and his parents moved to North Carolina in 2007, Sarah moved, too. She worked as a commission stylist for Ulta and JCPenney salons to build up her clientele and then became an independent contractor/booth renter stylist.
The opportunity to own a salon and spa came in 2013 when she partnered with Samantha Graupman, who founded Body Bliss two years earlier and wanted to grow into a full-service business. Together they created Body Bliss Salon & Spa at its current location of 10520 Ligon Mill Rd, Suite 120 in Wake Forest.
In 2018, Sarah purchased Samantha’s ownership in the spa, allowing Samantha to continue her passion as a licensed manicurist and massage therapist for Body Bliss, while having more time to pursue her interests outside of work.
Sarah is responsible for the hiring of employees, payroll, ordering supplies, day-to-day operations and marketing of the salon and spa. She not only teaches her own stylists about the products and services offered, but also teaches color classes to salons in North Carolina and South Carolina in color and balayage techniques.
She enjoys the business side of owning a salon and has taken business administration classes through Wake Technical Community College since 2007.
Zak and Sarah have been married since 2009. Together they enjoy hiking, CrossFit and living a healthy lifestyle. In 2016, their son Ryder was born, joining two fur babies—Brooke, a Jack Russell terrier mix and Oakley, an Australian shepherd.
Sarah is currently accepting new guests for weekday/daytime color sessions and extension appointments.
Welcome to the Body Bliss Family!
Our mission at Body Bliss Salon and Spa is simple... TO MAKE YOUR DAY!
We are committed to providing our guests with a professional and relaxing salon and spa experience so that after our services they feel uplifted and confident.
Our Core Values
Offer our clients a comfortable, clean and professional environment to relax and de-stress
Staff our salon and spa with highly educated and talented individuals who are experts in their trade
Provide high quality services and result proven products
Elevate our community presence through community involvement and charity events
Build lasting client relationships