Belying its moniker, Old South Barber Spa is a modern facility where the charms and amenities of an old-fashioned southern men’s club are ladled into a historical home’s luxurious confines. The shop’s barbers carefully trim hairs and gently shave beards and necklines using hot lather, shave oils, and a straightedge razor; the way it was done in the good old days when all walks to school were uphill on sidewalks made of quicksand. Barbers also treat hands and feet with manicures and pedicures, and pores with facials designed to rejuvenate and brighten skin.
Old South Barber Spa’s pleasantly placid interior, located inside a 217-year-old home, surrounds visitors in a comforting blanket of rich mahogany, lavish furnishings, and original antique heart-pine floors that evoke the drawing rooms of historical gentlemen’s clubs. In addition to banishing split ends to exile in a dustpan, customers may partake in complimentary beverages and shoeshines, and top off their spa experience by visiting the cigar bar, which will also enhance their Groucho Marx impressions.
Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Khouri, the exclusive chiropractor of College of Charleston athletics, was born prematurely without fully developed lungs. As a result, he suffered from severe asthma and other respiratory problems throughout his early childhood, at least until he was referred to a chiropractor. After undergoing chiropractic care, he noticed that his asthma attacks were significantly less severe, and so, at the age of 6, he decided he would grow up to be a chiropractor and not the dinosaur most little boys dream of being.
Now, at Khouri Chiropractic Health Massage, Dr. Khouri and his nimble-fingered team assuage patients' aches with holistic, integrated medicine. He and his staff prioritize chiropractic and massage among their many treatments, utilizing adjustments and muscle-manipulation to ease aches and help bodies heal themselves. An acupuncturist is on hand to insert hair-thin needles into specific body parts and stimulate the body's chi, and nutrition and exercise advice help fortify the body. Now, at Khouri Chiropractic Health Solutions, Dr. Khouri and his nimble-fingered team assuage patients' aches with holistic, integrated medicine. He and his staff prioritize chiropractic and massage among their many treatments, utilizing adjustments and muscle-manipulation to ease aches and help bodies heal themselves. An acupuncturist is on hand to insert hair-thin needles into specific body parts and stimulate the body's chi, and nutrition and exercise advice help fortify the body.
Elyon Day Spa owner Leah Whatley lends more than a decade of spa experience and training with celebrity makeup artists to her massages, facials, makeup applications, and waxing and sugaring hair-removal services. Whether she's reviving skin with asian herbs during The Green Body Peel, a natural alternative to microdermabrasion treatments, or helping bodies glow with a silky sugar scrub or implanted light bulbs, Whatley strives to give each client a personalized experience.
Lordis Loft Salon & Spa is an Aveda salon and spa. With the renowned beauty company's organic hair and skincare products in hand, the Lordis staff pampers its guests. On the salon side, stylists render color services such as partial or full foils and single-process applications, in addition to cuts, thermal styling, and feather extensions. On the spa side, trained therapists perform massages, and aestheticians beautify clients with facials. Massages come in modalities such as hot-stone, prenatal, deep-tissue, or the elemental nature massage, each customized with an Aveda aroma. Facials are targeted to address specific concerns, such as acne or wrinkles and fine lines.
Tropical Tan and Salon specializes in spray tanning, which they apply by hand to sidestep streaking and ensure there’s no orange tint to the tan. Staffers apply full-body versions of their spray tans in about 10 minutes, and they can last approximately one round trip to and from the moon—about 7–10 days. UV tanning is also available in Level 1 and 2 beds.
The salon team also performs waxing, nail services, and massage therapy, all with an emphasis on treating customers like family. In that vein, the interior offers a clean but comforting ambiance, with homey rugs over the hardwood floors, rich green plants towering toward the ceiling, and wicker-and-glass tables sporting beverage fixings. Wall art and cushioned couches in the waiting area point the way to a flat-screen TV, and the sunlight pouring through tall windows hints at the tanning going on inside.
Seeking Indigo's staff curates a collection of progressive and holistic healing treatments aimed at rejuvenating its clientele. The Migun thermal massage beds—which host a mash-up of several relaxation therapies, including acupuncture, heat therapy, throwing a cell phone into a waterfall, and chiropractics—infuse aching anatomies with toasty stress alleviation. A one-hour introductory time-out in the hyperbaric chamber sends oxygen to the body's cellular systems, efficaciously renewing cells. Guests can cap off the spa day with an hour on the amethyst bio mat, made up of crushed amethyst crystals that simultaneously vibrate and heat the body during a salutary massage that can increase your metabolism and detoxify cells.
Sweet 185’s dedication to natural ingredients is apparent in its organic facials, which rely on plant essences, and its holistic massages, which use herbal oils.
Rather than rely on chemical-laden waxes, Sweet 185’s experts hark back to the ancient Egyptian technique of sugaring to banish body hair. They use an un-heated paste made of simply sugar, water, and lemon to remove hair without the uncomfortable heat of waxing.
The spa's oxygen therapy has caught the attention of both the Charleston Mercury and the Moultrie News. Inhaling four to five times the normal amount of oxygen in the air while reclining in the spa's leather zero-gravity chairs can promote healing and heighten memory.
Sweet 185's staff also handpicks gifts and goods that fit their vision of kindness to both your body and to the environment, including natural chocolates and jewelry and organic sunscreen. They stock the boutique with Angel Rox clothing made with organic cotton and low-impact dyes, Jurlique creams and lotions that are never tested on animals, and Nadina bath towels, made with sustainably grown bamboo rayon.