A Greenville hairstylist for more than six years, Morgan Blackwell Williams of Hair Creations by Morgan prides herself on creating enduring associations with each of her clients. Morgan ensures her clippers are up-to-date by participating in yearly continuing-education classes, augmenting her list of classic services—such as cuts, highlights, and color treatments—with the latest in tress trends, including feather extensions and Pop Rocks hairnets. Aided by her licensed assistant, Ashleigh Blackwell, the skilled stylist metamorphoses straight locks with permanent and semipermanent texture waves and unwinds corkscrews with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments. In addition to grownup coiffures, Morgan tends to kids' ’dos and infant's first cuts, giving tots the chance to weigh in on part placement and how sporting a mohawk puts them at a great disadvantage during games of duck, duck, goose.
An elaborately dressed, early-19th-century woman welcomes "ladies and gents" from her perch on O'Haira Salon's ornamental entrance sign, which hints at the facility's charming sophistication and playful tribute. Upon entering, patrons are greeted by thematic odes to Gone With the Wind that infuse the salon with romantic flourishes and inspire déjà vu of past lives as movie buffs. However, modern beauty takes the spotlight once clients are led to private treatment rooms, where a talented staff of stylists and aestheticians fashion coifs and nails that could elicit acts of daring chivalry in past, present, or future eras.
Nails by Jodie, ensconced within a Gone with the Wind–themed salon, funnels elegant Southern flair into phalanges with a luxurious manicure and pedicure. Helmed by an experienced nail technician, a battalion of nail sergeants hones upper and lower sets of decadigits with a cuticle cleanup, nail trimming, and shaping, creating ideal polishing palettes or a convenient spot to inscribe a Social Security number. Hands then dive into a vat of skin-smoothing paraffin wax, which seals in moisture and fashions a sleek surface for the hand and arm massage. Conversely, ped pamperings include a layering of hot towels onto leg or pogo-stick appendages, with the addition of a hot-stone leg and foot massage to melt away any remaining stress.
A dynamic team of 15 stylists, two aestheticians, and two massage therapists powers a diverse slate of services at Trilogy Salon and Spa. Besides basic cuts and color, stylists dole out treatments for a wide range of hair textures, from smoothing treatments for frizz to relaxers for tighter curls. In private treatment rooms, other staff provide mani-pedis, facials, and reflexology, as well as ear candling and seaweed body wraps.
The stylists and aestheticians at Capello Salon and Day Spa beautify their clients' hair, skin, and nails with name-brand products. They coif locks with Alfaparf, Schwarzkopf, and keratin straightening formulas and add color or top-secret missives to nails with Essie and OPI lacquers. During facials, Pevonia Botanica’s natural ingredients work to cleanse and nourish the skin.
Modern lights hang from Studio 7's ceiling like glowing wineglasses, illuminating stainless-steel styling cabinets and floors the color of flowing honey. Amid these elegant accents, skilled stylists snip and highlight strands with cruelty-free products from Kevin Murphy. Guests can also request a mani-pedi or makeup application or nix unwanted hair with a swift wax.