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.
Not only does Helena Collins bring a decade of aesthetic skills to her post as spa owner and therapist, but she also draws on her personal experience juggling motherhood and entrepreneurship. Balancing multiple responsibilities, agenda books, and spinning plates stacked with agenda books has given Collins a firsthand sense of how to meet the beauty needs that accompany hectic lifestyles. She blends this perspective with a holistic approach to help clients feel their best even when they're at their busiest.
Peels, microdermabrasion, and ultrasound therapy transform faces inside Sois Belle Spa. Collins also specializes in oncology aesthetics, and as a member of the International Oncology Aestheticians Association, the already busy beauty pro volunteers at Charlotte's Presbyterian Hospital.
Equilibrium Zen Gym's holistic healers continually study traditional Chinese medicine to get the knowledge required to strengthen physiques, not just by treating clients' symptoms, but by healing the root of their problems. Equilibrium's staff of soothers includes George Gantt, who became a Tai Chi enthusiast after a knee injury during his college years, and Ingrid Harris, who left a lengthy career in the business world to become a licensed massage therapist
During the center's reflexology treatment, Ingrid manipulates specific points on the feet to increase the energy flow in the rest of the body. Intuitive massages are tailored to each unique client, and craniosacral therapy balances the body with light touches.
Its name a playful tip of the parasol to Scarlett O'Hara, the main character of Gone with the Wind, O'Haira Salon & Spa merges elegant flair with classic, down-home style. Products by Redken and Goldwell feature into masterful cuts, styles, and colors at the hands of talented stylists, and nail technicians clean, shape, and decorate nails with OPI polishes. Stylists also elicit classic beauty with lip and brow waxing, and massage therapists knead tightness from muscles, leaving them as relaxed as the dress code at a nude beach.
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.
Greenville Holistic Massage aims to help clients revive both body and mind during massages dispensed by LMBT Tetiana Moise. She creates a relaxing experience by applying gliding strokes, heavier kneading, hot stones, and aromatherapy depending on whether clients need to relax or work out more serious muscle maladies. The spa experience doesn't end with massages; anti-aging skin treatments ease the signs of wrinkles and waxing services remove unwanted hair.