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.
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.
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.
Sweet Olive first made a splash at the Charleston City Market as a purveyor of locally made massage products. Today, the business commands its very own professional suite where massage therapists and aestheticians usher in feelings of renewal with a menu of massages and facials. Each signature massage is laced with those same locally made botanicals and essential oils, and specialty cobblestone massages ameliorate stress with help from aromatic Native American plants and warm and cool stones. Dermalogica masks and soap-free cleansers energize facials to clear up acne or slow the aging process to keep faces as smooth as a bowl of melted pickup lines, and targeted Pure Focus skincare treatments are also available for faces that are eager to address problem areas but are also short on time.
The three therapists at A Nurturing Touch Therapeutic Massage focus on soothing pain and stress throughout the muscular system. The skilled therapists are well versed in a variety of massage modalities, ranging from Swedish to trigger-point therapy. All techniques are able to delve into the muscles with sure strokes to relieve aches and pains. A variety of add-ons heightens the massage experience with Italian dark-chocolate oil, invigorating aromatherapy, and foot and body scrubs. Reiki treatments can work to help balance chakras and induce overall healing, and couples massages keep pairs bonding through simultaneous pampering.