Nolas Salon boasts seasoned stylists who sculpt and maintain head hedges with an array of salon services. Coif curation begins with a thorough sudsing and scalp massage before shear-wielding artists trim, sculpt, and blow-dry hairscapes. A complimentary glass of wine can enhance the haircut experience, just as a beer improves the lawn-mowing experience.
At Attitudes Salon, licensed stylists strive to remain true to their name by creating a positive atmosphere filled with positive, customer-focused attitudes. Using products such as All-Nutrient organic hair-color, they tint heads with partial or full highlights. Additionally, they deftly cut and style new hairdos, in additional to offering keratin treatments and hair removal.
Dr. Patricia Campbell comes from a background of family practice, but it was her interest in beauty that led her to open Springhall Aesthetics in 2011. As medical director, she oversees a menu of minimally invasive body-contouring and skin-renewal services that help clients to fight the signs of aging. Chemical peels, injectable fillers, and laser treatments shoo away wrinkles, and iS Clinical cosmeceutical products leave complexions more subtly radiant than a jar of comets. The clinic's UltraPlus laser hair-removal system not only blasts away unwanted follicles but also assaults spider veins and other colored epidermal imperfections. Upon entering Springhall Aesthetics' charming brick façade, guests stumble into a cozy waiting room anchored by polished hardwood floors. Clients can curl up in one of the lobby's cushy chairs or feed a bag of goldfish to one of the egrets in the serene wall art.
Helmed by resident physician Dr. Patricia Riddle, Oasis Medspa & Wellness combines medical skincare treatments with the comforts of an upscale spa. Medical services range from dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Botox, to laser procedures, such as hair removal, spider-vein reduction, and skin resurfacing. Spa services, meanwhile, nurture and invigorate surfaces via chemical peels and facials. Relaxing spa packages pair massages with other soothing treatments, such as reflexology, facials, and whale serenades.
The team at Beauty With-In Salon brings out internal vivacity by rendering a full slate of hair services. Stylists can render basic cuts and blow-dry services with conditioning treatments. Or, they can add extra panache to locks by splashing them with color. The team performs both highlights and full-color treatments.
At Brats Tanning, a fleet of tanning beds and spray-tanning chambers imbues exteriors with a bronzed glow. Tanning savants are on hand to help customers to hone in on the tanning bed or tanning spray to suit their desired hue. They also stock their sunlit storefront with bronzing lotion, sunglasses, flip-flops, and other accessories for days spent soaking up sunshine and raiding sand-castle settlements.
Dessert refuses to be an afterthought at Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe. More than 30 ice-cream flavors—repeatedly lauded by the Charleston City Paper and Moultrie News—pile atop cones or blend into milk shakes, and classic banana splits make mouths water with their pecans and cherries. The café’s scoops of amaretto cherry or java chunk are generous, living up to the vision of Rod Lapin, who opened the first Ye Ole Fashioned in 1972 with the idea of making customers’ jaws drop at the size of his portions.
Today, at more than half a dozen locations, including one helmed by his daughter Becki and her husband, that hasn’t changed. Ten strips of bacon layer the café’s signature BLTs; chili-laden, all-beef hot dogs weigh down their buns; and the plates are required to start lifting weights regularly before they’re allowed to carry double-decker sandwiches or burgers.