Owned by father-and-son duo Lou and Brent, Barbers of the Low Country renders facial planes smooth with old-style straight-razor shaves and traditional grooming products. The Closest Shave Experience preps cheeks with preshaving oils and prerecorded locker-room pep talks before swaddling mugs in a steamy towel. A hot lather then covers stubbly thatches, and a straight razor deftly slices at beards, mustaches, and sideburns, leaving skin more touchable than a velvet synthesizer keyboard. To freshen up newly suave kissers, an application of after-shave lotion caps off the 30- to 60-minute treatment.
The stylists and nail tech at Techniques Salon & Spa bring the latest looks to their clients heads, hands, and feet. In addition to administering cuts, extensions, and relaxers, the salon's stylists are also color specialists who artfully create highlights that conjure visions of days spend in the sun or nights spent running through a sprinkler filled with cherry Kool-Aid. Nail services pamper natural and acrylic digits, coating them with layers of traditional polish or long-lasting CND Shellac or Gelish lacquer.
Professional stylist Scott Soergel beautifies tresses with expert styling and coloring. With an arsenal of Redken products and a keenly trained hand in the styling arts at his disposal, Soergel redesigns scalps with eye-catching highlights and full color or smoothing keratin infusions.
At Platinum Hair Design, hair designers Deidra Cooper and Karen Wilburn oversee a variety of salon services powered by a spread of European products and Enjoy’s haircare line. Enjoy—a brand known for its sulfate-free shampoos and botanical-rich, volumizing conditioners—stars in many services by day, and occasionally moonlights as the preferred choice of local lounge singers. And when the team needs inspiration for new products or services, they often turn to Toni&Guy's award-winning training sessions, which have recently blessed Platinum Hair Design with trending treatments such as trilevel color weaves, blond-on-blond highlights, and caramelizing highlights.
During 60-minute Keratin Complex express blowouts, stylists saturate distressed strands with a keratin-infused elixir that can reduce up to 95% of frizz. The silkening procedure safely floods the cuticles of all hair types with keratin protein, transforming manes damaged by rigorous exercises in coloring, chemical processing, and wearing hats made of chewed gum. Frizz and fuzz loosen their grips on once-mutilated manes as the powerful proteins fulfill their conditioning obligations and build a barricade to ward off humidity's style-crimping effects. For four to six weeks after the blowout, clients can revel in tresses that are more manageable and as smooth as a silver-tongued silk robe.