Located inside More Norman, Merle Norman Cosmetics and its team of beauty consultants use a full line of skincare and beauty products to highlight clients' best features. The cosmetics experts make an effort to get to know each guest personally, allowing them to better understand the beauty needs of the client in front of them, such as creating fuller lashes, highlighting cheekbones, or concealing a birthmark that's shaped like another person's birthmark.
Within a renovated house built in the 1920s, Professional Body Wrap Studio and Spa lulls clients into a state of deep relaxation. Massages melt tense muscles and body wraps work to detoxify bodies in private treatment rooms. Infrared saunas house sweating humans and imprisoned yetis. Throughout the modernized house, flat-screen televisions hypnotize clients as they nestle beneath thermal blankets or recline in heated massage chairs.
Beauty is a family business at Valeria Salon Med Spa Boutique, where co-owner Geri Palillo has been working side by side with her three daughters and a staff of more than 30 handpicked beauty experts for nearly a decade. Born into a family of cosmetic pioneers, Geri's own journey found her graduating from the classrooms of Vidal Sassoon and rubbing elbows with industry big wigs and their wigs at New York's Redken 5th Avenue Exchange. Today, when she's not busy personally selecting the Ray-Ban sunglasses and designer handbags that fill the shelves of Valeria's boutique, she continues to show off her styling finesse in the sunlit, marble-floored salon that constitutes one third of the business, showing her cutting-edge knowledge of the latest hairstyles through cuts, coloring, perms, up-dos, and straightening treatments.
Meanwhile, on the spa side of this three-part beauty haven, guests relax in private, Tommy Bahama-themed rooms as one of Geri's highly trained therapists and aestheticians administers one of six types of massage or body wraps ripe with natural ingredients such as ocean salt, ginger, or white tea. Facials tend to sensitive skin or revitalize dried out visages, and can also address the unique ailments of the male face, such as pores left from make-out sessions with monster trucks. The service menu also includes med spa treatments, such as laser hair removal, skin tightening and spider vein treatments and wrinkle-smoothing injections of Botox and Juvederm, as well as professional teeth whitening that combines the stain lifting powers of peroxide and light.
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.
At Lakeside Tan, it only takes nine minutes to gild skin in delicately darker tones. Not content with simply offering fast results, the tanning salon also offers three separate paths toward beach-fresh color, tempting clients with standup and traditional tanning beds as well as UV-free airbrush treatments. In addition to dressing skin in sun-kissed hues, patrons can also brighten smiles through simple, speedy BleachBright teeth whitening. An energizing, Fit body wrap helps shave inches of the hips and thighs, and, on the salon side, beauty products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty help maintain new looks long after appointments end.
Burgundy Moon uses high-quality products and practices for all of its services. Spa technicians sterilize all instruments with a hospital-grade autoclave before performing smooth-jazz classics on them. Turn back the clock with a 20–25-minute anti-aging peel facial, which includes an expert skin analysis and dermal tarot reading. A glycolic acid peel will soften fine lines and smooth out uneven textures. As a calming green-tea mask restores moisture to thirsty skin, you'll receive a calming neck, shoulder, and decollate massage. This luxurious facial also includes a youth-restoring eye treatment and a lip exfoliation and plumping. Alternatively, tend to hard-working appendages with a 40–45-minute Blush of Burgundy manicure and pedicure. This shea butter–based treatment nourishes underpampered hands and feet. An expert nail technician will bestow calcium-rich clipper tips with a thorough shaping and coloring to convey just the right amount of flirty poise to impressed onlookers.