The team at Stuart Laurence Salon, Bumble and bumble network salon, knows a thing or two about hair. These stylists hone their haircutting and coloring techniques at Bumble and bumble University, an institute for hairdresser education in New York City. They have also trained with industry greats such as Toni & Guy, and a few have even worked in art design, television, and film. Several staffers are Ouidad-certified stylists, who have diligently studied haircare designed specifically for curly locks. One such technique is Ouidad's signature Carve & Slice cutting method, which can be used to remove extra bulk or create well-defined, manageable ringlets that dead-eyed porcelain dolls would kill for.
The highly trained stylists specialize in precise highlights and color that ranges from natural to avant garde. They also perform custom hair and makeup services for weddings.
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.
Skin Therapy Center's Dr. Zeyi Chen draws upon years spent as chairman and chief dermatologist of the Dermatology Department at Shanghai Medical University to buff away bristle and leave skin seductively smooth. Hair-removal sessions utilize the table-model TF-2000 laser to purge unwanted fur from nearby kiwifruit or any area of the body. Clients lie comfortably as a clinician passes the device over target areas, sending out focused pulses of energy that absorb into the melanin in the hair follicles, heating them up to permanently destroy the root and inhibit regrowth. Hair removal takes roughly one hour, depending on the size of the area and how tightly the hair is braided. Six treatments are typically recommended for long-lasting hair hindrance, so Groupon holders may opt to purchase two Groupons and redeem them both for a single area.
Sexy Girl Esthetics' owner and aesthetician, Renee Jones, who has worked as a makeup artist at New York Fashion week and the 2006 Oscars, draws upon 12 years of experience beautifying bodies to cosset patrons during her relaxing spa services. Her certifications in speed waxing, microdermabrasion, and pressure-point massage ensure that her guests get the most up-to-date pampering techniques, and she uses high-quality products, such as botanical-based Nufree hair remover, which was originally developed for plastic surgeons to use on a patient before surgery or for disciplining disobedient Chia pets. Renee also believes that everyone benefits from personalized services, so she customizes facials and encourages clients to design their own waxing styles.
Claudia's aesthetician training began miles away from Charleston in her native country of Brazil, where she studied Health Education at Anhembi University and worked at spas throughout São Paulo. She brings her firsthand expertise in Brazilian waxing and beauty treatments to each of her five spas, administering a variety of waxing services along with various body treatments, facials, endermologie treatments, and massages. She and her fellow aestheticians also offer threading and sugaring treatments that remove hair without relying on wax. Her passions have driven her to open a network of spas located in North Charleston, James Island, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and Columbia.
Ohm Skin Care ushers relaxation seekers of both sexes into a soothing spa environment. The staff specializes in ancient Egyptian sugaring as a gentle means of hair removal, plucking unwanted fuzz from entire pelvic regions with Brazilian treatments for men and women. The spa's facials, peels, and LED therapies unveil the radiant sides of clients' kissers, and package appointments pamper bridal showers and sorority parties before weddings or high-stakes jewel heists. Free consultations, arranged with a preappointment phone call or telegram, ease any lingering concerns or questions.