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.
The experienced staff at Studio Allure smooth and soothe bodies from tresses to toes. A licensed massage therapist treats tired physiques to a one-hour Swedish massage that will improve circulation and send you into a subdued state of relaxation. Mollycoddled muscle fibers and slacked sinews will release all their pent-up tension and old tax receipts.
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.
The rasp of an emery board in motion. Soothed exhalations as paraffin wax cloaks hands. Tara, a licensed cosmetologist, releases an inadvertent symphony while working with guests toward the beauty goals of hands and feet. The stylist also draws on manicure prowess to outfit nails with custom art that makes hands memorable when a typewriter can’t seem to remember your scent.
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.