Sisters Sarahy Masis and Rossy Murillo had to share things their entire lives, and it's their shared passion for beauty that led them to open their own hair salon. Sarahy simply loves styling, cutting, and coloring hair, and is dedicated to staying ahead of ever-changing hair trends and technologies. Rossy boasts a dynamic sense of style and the ability to work with all hair types, even impenetrable Kryptonian tresses.Together, they make their chic downtown salon a destination for new, personalized styles. Plush, angular couches match the modern aesthetic of boxy salon chairs facing tall rectangular mirrors. Shades of sea-foam green create a relaxing setting for the sisters to perform colors, cuts, extensions, and keratin treatments, along with nail and spa services.
Jennifer K. Spears, the owner of The African Violet brings her experience in spa and massage therapy to each client she treats. Each formula in her arsenal—from scrubs to masks and wraps—is created by Jennifer from scratch with ingredients such as honey, essential oils, or products with antioxidants. Before each treatment, she takes the time to get to know each client's comfort levels, aiming to create a relaxing experience. The African Violet also customizes Swedish, deep-tissue, and ayurvedic massages for each client after a brief consultation.
Perhaps it was the warm, friendly service. Or maybe it was the use of skincare products by Aveda. No matter the catalyst, the fact remains that Day Spa 12 West Stone has flourished into a full-fledged spa since starting as a modest salon in 1980. Today, visitors can get pampered and hide from peeping feds for a whole day, enjoying a massage in a softly lit aromatherapy room and relishing a salt glow treatment or a mani-pedi before lunch. When owner Carol McAlister takes a break from soothing her clients into states of bliss, she pours time into her second passion, no-kill animal shelter H.A.R.P.
Modern lights hang from Studio 7's ceiling like glowing wineglasses, illuminating stainless-steel styling cabinets and floors the color of flowing honey. Amid these elegant accents, skilled stylists snip and highlight strands with cruelty-free products from Kevin Murphy. Guests can also request a mani-pedi or makeup application or nix unwanted hair with a swift wax.
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.
An elaborately dressed, early-19th-century woman welcomes "ladies and gents" from her perch on O'Haira Salon's ornamental entrance sign, which hints at the facility's charming sophistication and playful tribute. Upon entering, patrons are greeted by thematic odes to Gone With the Wind that infuse the salon with romantic flourishes and inspire déjà vu of past lives as movie buffs. However, modern beauty takes the spotlight once clients are led to private treatment rooms, where a talented staff of stylists and aestheticians fashion coifs and nails that could elicit acts of daring chivalry in past, present, or future eras.