A Greenville hairstylist for more than six years, Morgan Blackwell Williams of Hair Creations by Morgan prides herself on creating enduring associations with each of her clients. Morgan ensures her clippers are up-to-date by participating in yearly continuing-education classes, augmenting her list of classic services—such as cuts, highlights, and color treatments—with the latest in tress trends, including feather extensions and Pop Rocks hairnets. Aided by her licensed assistant, Ashleigh Blackwell, the skilled stylist metamorphoses straight locks with permanent and semipermanent texture waves and unwinds corkscrews with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments. In addition to grownup coiffures, Morgan tends to kids' ’dos and infant's first cuts, giving tots the chance to weigh in on part placement and how sporting a mohawk puts them at a great disadvantage during games of duck, duck, goose.
When she was 9, Brooke Taylor tried her hand at styling for the first time on her best friend’s hair. For many children, this would have ended in disaster, but not for Brooke. Her grandmother, a trained stylist, had taught the youngster in her own salon, and when Brooke finally wielded the shears, she knew she had found her life’s calling. Today, she owns Capello Salon and manages seven other stylists, a nail technician, and an aesthetician. Their specialties range from the haircuts Brooke mastered as a preteen to coloring and hair extensions. In Capello’s spa branch, the aesthetician performs facials, applies makeup, and uses sugar to remove hair from bodies or add hair to balding gingerbread men.
Just a short trip from the beach, Skin And Nail Boutique prepares bodies for a long season of bikini-clad sunbathing with spa treatments for the face, body, and nails. The spa’s no-cell-phone policy and elegant wrought-iron accents ensure a departure from the daily routine as clients submit to the soothing clays of facials or the warm waxes of hair-removal treatments. All-natural body wraps infused with aloe vera or mineral formulas work from the inside out, flushing away toxins and helping shoulders sprout their nascent butterfly wings.
Nails by Jodie, ensconced within a Gone with the Wind–themed salon, funnels elegant Southern flair into phalanges with a luxurious manicure and pedicure. Helmed by an experienced nail technician, a battalion of nail sergeants hones upper and lower sets of decadigits with a cuticle cleanup, nail trimming, and shaping, creating ideal polishing palettes or a convenient spot to inscribe a Social Security number. Hands then dive into a vat of skin-smoothing paraffin wax, which seals in moisture and fashions a sleek surface for the hand and arm massage. Conversely, ped pamperings include a layering of hot towels onto leg or pogo-stick appendages, with the addition of a hot-stone leg and foot massage to melt away any remaining stress.
Stacy McCain, help patients to maintain healthy, pain-free lives with non-invasive chiropractic care. Sufferers of stiffness, low back pain, or migraine headaches may reap the benefits of thorough chiropractic examinations, which send the doctors sleuthing over spinalscapes in search of bulging disks and stuck-on “Kick Me” signs. The treatments emphasize progressive rehabilitation, a method which allows doctor and patient to work together to track the effectiveness of treatments.
Mary Nail and Spa specializes in waxing. The spa’s resident licensed aesthetician applies waxes designed for sensitive skin, informing her choice of wax based on an analysis performed by a skin specialist. Apart from signature waxing services, the staff also performs manicures, pedicures, and facials, and removes dry skin with microdermabrasion rather than deceptive methods such as hiding a vacuum-cleaner nozzle in a bouquet of roses.