A member of Redken's Club Fifth Avenue partner program, Fusions Salon & Studio's staff members specialize in revitalizing hair and skin for ladies, gentlemen, and teens. Though they’re equally talented at rejuvenating skin, waxing away unwanted hair, and applying makeup, their ultimate passion lies in the styling and coloring of hair. Stylists seat their guests in black-leather furnishings and gaze into antique mirrors as they develop personalized color schemes to accentuate each client’s complexion, eye color, and ball and chain.
The Esthetic Engineer owner Tiffany Schoefield understands the stressors of the 9-to-5 world. After she ran a ghostwriting business and managed political campaigns, her career took an about-face when she realized she was more interested in slowing down to appreciate life than in speeding it up. It was then that Tiffany turned to what has become her true calling—skincare—and she now devotes herself to helping her clients find their own quiet reprieves from daily life in her inviting spa.
For more than 15 years, Tiffany has trained in some of the skincare industry’s most trusted brands, including Aveda and SkinCeuticals. The spa’s licensed aestheticians help clients improve their skin’s appearance with treatments that include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials with a variety of trusted skincare brands, including Éminence Organic Skin Care and Glo Therapeutics. Among the center’s many specialties are body waxing and makeovers, during which artists apply lash extensions, tint brows, or apply full makeup. Tiffany’s philosophy that her spa is an oasis for self-care and rejuvenation stands at the forefront throughout all of her services, and her staff emphasizes making clients happy with personalized attention and treatments.
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.
Megan Bayko, the owner of Mosaic Salons – Total BETTY, honed her hairstyling chops at the Aveda Institute. But her inspiration came from someplace else: 1940s actress Betty Gable, the “original pin-up girl.” Megan sees a ‘Total BETTY’ as someone with a beautiful and timeless look, and she strives to bring out the ‘Betty’ in every client. To do this, she performs haircuts, coloring, and keratin treatments. Megan uses Bed Head and Goldwell products, and continues to attend workshops and seminars in order to stay apace of the latest hairstyling techniques.
Jennifer Dover's shelves brim with bits of green tea, licorice, and papaya, but she doesn't eat any of it. Instead, she uses these organic and botanically derived extracts along with medical-grade blends of lactic and kojic acids to reinvigorate men's and women's skin. Her gentle facials can infuse cheeks with biopeptide boosters, vitamin C, or antioxidants while hydrating them more effectively than a ski mask full of melting ice cubes. For a more dramatic treatment, Jennifer's microdermabrasion sessions and peels help to even out skin tone and hide any signs of blemishes or sun damage.
At Nola Spa, a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion resurfaces the skin by sloughing off dead cells and smoothing signs of age, such as fine lines and John Hancock's signature. The spa's signature facial cleanses pores with customized treatments that recharge and illuminate the skin. Back facials, meanwhile, relax stressed stretches of flesh surrounding the spine and its many tiny faces. Specialists exfoliate dead epidermal layers before kneading muscle clusters trapped along the vertebrae. Hot steam and a mask then draw out dirt, oil, and other toxins staking claims to pores.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($19–$32) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($50–$65), highlights ($65–$100), or a perm ($65–$85). Prices vary by location.