Most of the time when kids go to get their hair cut, they're lucky if they're able to watch a movie they've seen a thousand times or play with the single toy the salon keeps on hand. But even that doesn't generally happen. And because most salons don't bother to entertain kids, haircuts can be a difficult thing for them to sit through.
Yet, when kids go to Snip-its Kids Hair Salon and Spa, they get an adventure. Staffers first hand kids a Snip-its Adventure Club card, and then invite them to sing along with the salon's own cast of animated characters. There's Curly Comb, the adventurous Flyer Joe Dryer, and the group's leader, Snips, an anthropomorphized pair of scissors with a shock of brown hair. This same crew stars in computer games and activities that kids can play at each salon station, which dazzle eyes with more bright colors than a car covered in Lisa Frank stickers.
While their clients explore imaginative worlds, stylists use a proprietary line of natural and allergen-free products to create buzz cuts and bobs. At the end of the process, kids visit the Magic Box. The enchanted device awards kids a prize in exchange for a swatch of hair. On special occasions, stylists can also photograph a baby's first haircut or transport girls to Tinseltown during a Hollywood Party.
In order to make every salon experience exciting for kids and relaxing for adults, Snip-its Kids Hair Salon and Spa's partners with Autism Speaks and trains stylists to work with kids with autism.
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.
Sunpiper Skin & Body Center's face fixers keep countenances well-constructed and coifs cosmetically pleasing. Under the guidance of senior hair designer Joseph Wilhelm, Sunpiper's scissor slingers redo overdone 'dos, opening each women's cut (a $38 value) with a cleansing shampoo before snipping away split ends, frizz, and nesting scalp sloths. Defoliation of hirsute heads continues during an eyebrow waxing (up to a $15 value), as aesthetic sculptors shape away fiendish forehead follicles in exchange for more fetching eyeworms. Sunpiper concludes the comprehensive grill-gussying with an express radiance facial (a $40 value), a 25-minute beauty boost that combines cleansing, toning, exfoliation, and moisturizing for a swift splash of skin-strength using only vitamin-rich, gravy-less skin products.
The sea-foam green and beige interior lined with Christmas lights and art gives Stars Organic Salon a cozy feeling. Clients can sit back and listen to live vocals, or enjoy a cafe meal and a glass of wine during services. The ambiance is so welcoming it feels like nothing could ever harm you, and once you look at the back of the salon's chemical-free products, you'll realize you were right. Certified-organic colorists and stylists only use organic salon treatments, and eschew the harsh chemicals and ingredients that damage hair. They rely on the power of plants in shampoos that incorporate the natural sunblock of sunflower oil, and in coloring products that use toxin-free organic oils to create long-lasting, dimensional tones. This helps to not only give clients stylish and original 'dos, but also healthy locks that maintain styles better.
Glasses holding wine, water, and hand-warming cups of hot tea greet guests inside Belle La Vie Massage and Spa. During appointments, massage therapists can treat clients to sports, deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone, and reflexology massages. Additional pampering comes in the form of aromatherapy, exfoliating scrubs, and games of Pat-a-Cake.