Not far from the bubbling waters of Fountain Center's outdoor fountain sits the entrance to Fountain Spa, a boutique day spa helmed by massage therapist Vicki Economou. The quiet courtyard outside serves as a fitting prelude to each spa experience, during which Vicki?s team of massage therapists and beauty technicians encourage whole-body wellness with holistic treatments and natural products.
Small batches of ilike organic skin care products draw their potency from blended fruits and veggies; the spa?s aesthetician calls upon these naturally derived concoctions during four facials that focus on deep cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and overall pampering. Similarly, locally sourced Nourish bath products and Savannah Bee Company products fuel mani-pedis, body wraps, and massages. Massages, which are available in holistic modalities can also be enhanced with aromatherapy, bamboo sticks, hot stones.
At Platinum Hair Design, hair designers Deidra Cooper and Karen Wilburn oversee a variety of salon services powered by a spread of European products and Enjoy’s haircare line. Enjoy—a brand known for its sulfate-free shampoos and botanical-rich, volumizing conditioners—stars in many services by day, and occasionally moonlights as the preferred choice of local lounge singers. And when the team needs inspiration for new products or services, they often turn to Toni&Guy's award-winning training sessions, which have recently blessed Platinum Hair Design with trending treatments such as trilevel color weaves, blond-on-blond highlights, and caramelizing highlights.
All About Me corrals a salon, a spa, and a boutique in its fetching space, characterized by pitched ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers. Decorated with a soft color palette and fresh flowers, the spa wraps customers in an oasis of comfort on the aquatic enclave of Hilton Head Island. Technicians nurture nails while guests kick back, form kick lines at manicure stations, or recline on plush, massaging pedicure chairs. Meanwhile, the team of seasoned stylists conscripts high-quality Goldwell, TIGI, and Pureology hair products.
Clients reap the rewards of Tracy Wilson's and John Harper's extensive bodywork training in one of Back in Balance's private treatment rooms, where soft music and heated beds create a space more relaxing than a shed full of horse tranquilizers. During massages, these experienced therapists can augment therapeutic strokes with complimentary heat packs and aromatherapy. John's specialty lies in deep-tissue massage, promoting healing through intense pressure and stretching. And since Tracy is also a health and wellness coach, clients can follow their massages with one of her mindful-eating workshops.
Hilton Head Health & Wellness Associates' Dr. Wayne Johnson and his staff outfit their 18,000-square-foot facility with starship-compatible technology but always infuse their services with a personalized human touch. During the 20-minute Laser Genesis procedure, a noninvasive handheld laser gently heats the skin’s surface—stimulating collagen production and deflating dilated capillaries. The treatments can also smooth skinscapes, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and decrease redness often associated with rosacea blooms and long breath-holding temper tantrums. The zero downtime lets patients jump right back into their dust cloud of fighting cartoon characters.