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.
Housed in a charming Victorian home complete with federally mandated porch swing, Belle Vive summons pampering powers to ensure clients walk out looking and feeling fantastic. Gifted stress melters knead away tension during hour-long Delightful Luxury massages, treating guests like royalty without later besmirching them in the British tabloids. Ladies can also get their locks changed with the cut-and-style service, transforming frazzled head hives into coiffed and shining fashion manes. A friendly and experienced staff is on hand at all times to ensure the services and after-care compliments run smoothly.
Dedicated to providing clients with individualized experiences, Baxter Nails and Spa is outfitted with privacy curtains and miniature flat-screen TVs at each leather pedicure chair. The deluxe pedicure begins with a warm soak in Dead Sea rock salts, peppermint, and eucalyptus, followed by an exfoliating sea-salt scrub, leg mask, and a 10-minute hot-stone massage. A foot sorceress then cleans cuticles, shapes nails, removes calluses, and applies shiny polish. Baxter Nails and Spa uses disposable plastic pedicure trays for a cleaner experience. In the manicure area, hands go for liberating skinny dips in warm paraffin pools before having their keratin toppers clipped, cleaned, and rubbed free of tension and No. 2 pencils. Nail wizards apply hot towels to hands and arms and place colorful tiaras on digits. Child-sized pedicure chairs with flat-screen TVs and DVD players are available for little girls and garden gnomes.
If eyes are the windows to the soul, then aesthetician Amber Gladden is a master curtain designer. As a Dermalogica skincare expert, she thrives at tending to pores, but her favorite facial feature is a lush crop of eyelashes. That's why she founded Bloom Lash Boutique, a beauty shop dedicated to lash enhancement. Here, she can tint them, curl them, or make them extra long, like the train of a dachshund's wedding gown. Her specialty is Xtreme Lashes, semipermanent extensions that give natural lashes a thick, full look. While the client kicks back in a reclining chair, Amber attaches each strand to a single lash, about 1 millimeter from the eyelid. Though this process can last up to two hours, it prevents clumping and promotes fluttering. Each eye receives 60–120 extensions, which require a touchup every two to three weeks.
The chefs at Sweet Tea's Restaurant and Catering know that southern-style cuisine goes beyond collard greens and grits. Every day, they use high-quality ingredients to craft soups, salad dressings, and sauces from scratch, including the creamy white-pepper gravy that smothers mounds of housemade mashed potatoes and country-fried chicken or steak. Hand-battered shrimp are cradled inside po’ boys with made-from-scratch tartar sauce, while a homemade barbecue-ranch dressing tops offerings including the texas brisket and potato hush puppies.
The catering specialists, who catered for the contestants and crew of The Bachelorette when the show filmed in Charlotte, can arrange for many of the menu options to be created for parties, meetings, or jury-duty reunions. A complimentary jug of sweet or un-sweet tea accompanies all catering orders.
Voted Best Nail Salon of Lake Wylie 2013. At iColor Nail Bar, the spa treatments aim to do more than beautify clients' nails and skin. They also provide a brief, yet relaxing escape from everyday life. Even the mani-pedis can incorporate everything from soothing mint masks to hot-towel wraps, turning the treatments into luxurious indulgences. Simultaneously, the technicians and aestheticians take a results-oriented approach to ensure clients leave looking their best. They accomplish this by using high-quality products, including Dermalogica skincare products and handmade balms mixed using organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and local honey.