Meet Stephen Rhodes

Stephen Rhodes

co-owner, Bella Vita Home + Lifestyle and Avail Aesthetics

Clients’ smiles and new-found confidence keep me excited and passionate about what I do.

An Introduction: My first career began at age 8, when my dad put me behind the wheel of a go-cart. After quickly climbing the ranks, I qualified to race in the NASCAR Truck Series in 2003, making me the first openly gay driver to compete in a NASCAR National Series. I also owned two restaurants in my hometown of Goldsboro, which I eventually sold after making the decision to move to Maui.

I moved back to North Carolina after a sponsor approached me about restarting my racing career. Ultimately, I didn’t start racing again after moving to Charlotte, but I did meet my fiance, Nathan Davis. We now own Bella Vita Home + Lifestyle, a home decor and gift store in downtown Raleigh, and Avail Aesthetics, an award-winning MedSpa, in Cary.

Origin Story: The idea for Avail Aesthetics started after I began having a tattoo removed. I was fascinated by everything the world of aesthetics had to offer, and I loved the idea of being able to help people look and feel their best.

Proud Moments: Reaching the top ranks of NASCAR and opening one of the best MedSpas in the Triangle are my proudest professional accomplishments.

1 Comment

  • Ciara Ashly says:

    Stephen it’s your friend from New York Film Academy… Ciara.
    I can’t get into my Facebook. Here’s my number..4243858060

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