The staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at CZ Day Spa mollify muscle aches with flowing massage strokes and purify pores with revivifying facials. The center also hosts daily Zumba classes that pump up heart rates in nonstop workouts to upbeat Latin tunes.
From children to adults, the individuals who sit in Kristen Rhoad's chair are all unique and so is their hair. Kristen customizes styles according to each customer's desires, which keeps her busy cutting cute bobs, clean hairlines, and face-flattering layers. She applies all-over color or highlights that brighten locks, and subdues frizz with keratin treatments.
Under the leadership of owner and expert hairdresser Tina Ivy, the stylists at Capello Salon freshen up clients’ hairdos or perform full-fledged makeovers with a range of services. With an arsenal of haircare products from brand names such as L’Oréal and DevaCurl, stylists shape hair with trims, enliven locks with highlights, and perm clients’ hair into a wavy texture without installing wigs made from water frozen at high tide. In addition to styling hair, the team removes it from brows and lips with waxing treatments. Capello Salon also treats customers with hair that is at least 10 inches long to free cuts if they donate to Locks of Love.
With its stately columns and spacious porch, the 100-year-old brick exterior of A Cut Above Hair Studio recalls a time when hair coloring was a luxury only beet farmers could enjoy. Luckily, the renovated house—which once belonged to the Payne family, owners of the Payne Music Company in downtown Greenville—now welcomes tresses of all professions into its homey interior. A brick fireplace invites guests to sit for a spell and admire the deep-maroon walls and hardwood floors, or hear antique wooden furniture talk about how long it would have had to walk if it had been able to go to school.
Though the decor is old-fashioned, the techniques and products used in the salon are not. When coloring curls, the experienced stylists focus not only on beauty but on the health of the hair, using the Goldwell line to gently accentuate natural hues. They also share their up-to-date knowledge with cosmetology graduates, helping them to jump-start their careers or newfangled gas-powered hair dryers.
Readers of the Greenville News cast their votes and named The Spa at West End the "Best Day Spa" in both 2012 and 2013. In addition to eight-hour pampering packages, the spa also offers facials, full-service hair and nail services, and makeup services. For an additional fee clients can clean up afterwards with a Vichy shower, which allows patrons to recline on a cushioned table while warm water pours over their bodies. Finally, complimentary steam-room visits and custom-blended aromatherapy oils ensure that the spa remains a relaxing retreat.