Blades of Columbia Salon & Day Spa's team of beauty professionals revamp clients' hair and skin with an array of services. Natural-glow spray tans bronze bodies without harmful UV rays, and customized deep-cleansing facials target specific skin concerns, such as too much oil or not enough sugar in your sweat. Stylists care for hair with products cooked up by Paul Mitchell and Wella, and expert brow shapers tame bushy furrows with the ancient art of threading. Because beauty generally comes from within, massage therapists tame stress and assuage aches with a range of strokes and kneads.
Tracy Taylor has worked with hair for 26 years and encountered millions upon millions of strands. She has removed their split ends, colored them with eye-catching hues, and molded them into permanent waves. She has also married new luxurious extensions with existing manes and twisted locks into elegant updos for special occasions.
Owner Tammy Hopkins rounds up a team of licensed cosmetologists, massage therapists, aestheticians, sugaring and threading specialists, and a spray-tan artist to give her clients a full pampering experience. After sitting for expert haircuts and waxing services, bodies can recline during a relaxing kneading session. The spa also staffs a nail expert who beautifies keratin sheets with all-natural Cuccio products in pomegranate, milk and honey, and fingernail scents.
Skin cancer changes a person. Luckily for DeAnne Corley, only the discovery of precancerous cells was needed for her to divest herself of her sunbathing habits and instill in her a desire to warn others about the dangers of sun exposure. Her passion resulted in a complete diversion in her career trajectory, leaving her previous job to open a mobile and salon-based spray-tanning service that gives patrons a sultry glow without putting their health or style at risk.
Her trained tan techs now man the private treatment rooms inside Blades of Columbia Salon and deliver treatments to homes, offices, or surprise pool parties. Staffers wield a tightly controlled stream of DHA tanning solution, spending 15 to 20 minutes spraying bodily facades to ensure an even, streak-free bronzing. Once tans have set, patrons can show off summery hues that last 7 to 10 days, or opt to partake of one of the salon’s natural nail care or enhancement treatments that groom hands without enduring the tedium of sandpaper gloves.