Since 1981, the experienced beauticians at Nina's New Image Salon have been extricating rogue hairs to reveal smooth skin surfaces. Using a combination of mind control and the clinging powers of heated wax, the professional pruners slim and shape eyebrows ($15), smooth underarms ($30), and de-hair lower legs ($50). Skin-smoothers can also opt for a full-facial wax ($45) to refine all surfaces of smile mantles, or revitalize torsos with a back or chest waxing ($60 each). The waxing session leaves skin free of fuzz for up to eight weeks, which is exactly how long it takes to mash eight potatoes with a pin.
BVI Sun Company features five different levels of UV tanning as well as technician-applied airbrush tans at its Fairlawn Drive location. Achieve tonal transformation in any level-one bed, with sessions that last from 8 to 30 minutes. Those put off by impersonal bulbs or sharing the sun’s rays with billions of strangers can opt for individualized attention with an airbrush tan, applied by a trained tanning technician in about 15 minutes. A precise dose of UV-free color produces immediate bronzing results, lasts for up to one week, and prevents the embarrassment of last summer’s accidental beach nap in Groucho Marx glasses. Customers should make an appointment for airbrushing sessions.
Having begun as a single tanning shop in Greenville during the autumn of 1990, Ultratan has since blossomed into more than 70 locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia due to its popularity and commitment to quality service. Over the years, the collection of spas has accumulated numerous awards such as Best Tanning Salon from the Daily Gamecock for providing the best equipment in both tanning beds and spray-tan technology. As a member of the International Smart Tan Network, its commitment to safe tans also encompasses a passion for keeping their customers educated about responsible tanning routines and never tanning without a helmet.
Paradise Tan & Spa is a roomy facility saturated with relaxing atmosphere, where eager aesthetes can unwind for a 20-minute bout of beam-based beautification. This red-light rejuvenation therapy blasts away blemishes with an array of LED bulbs to stimulate specific skin cells. The treatment helps reduce sun spots, even unbalanced pigmentation, decrease pore size, and soften skin, all preferable to green-light therapy, which turns patients into post-pubescent tortoise samurai. Patrons repose in a relaxing recliner while the Lumiere technology works its scarlet spells and crimson charms over three separate sessions.
Sunkissed Tanning Salon’s mission to help customers brandish beachy glows relies on both UV and UV-free tanning options and products from brands such as JWoww, Pauly D, and Snooki, which can nourish skin and minimize fading. Four types of UV beds and booths darken skin with rays emitted by high-intensity bulbs that bestow bronze tones without extended sunbathing or hopping Apollo’s chariot. Inside the Playboy-airbrush room, staff members coat skin with hand-sprayed serums that mimic a traditional tanned look without UV exposure.
The staff at Sun's Edge Tanning keeps client skins golden with airbrush and UV tanning options. They also complement those options with massages and bodywork performed by licensed therapists, as well as juices and protein shakes from the fruit-juice bar.