Named Mauldin’s Best New Business in 2011 by readers of Mauldin Patch, Everyday Glamour Girl fosters clearer complexions and younger looks with soothing skincare treatments. Led by owner and head aesthetician Elle Kersey, the staff rejuvenates skin with facials and peels, removes unwanted hair with waxing services, and tightens skin to keep skeletons from running loose on Halloween. The experts also work together with clients to develop skincare regimens they can continue at home, helping them maintain a radiant complexion between visits.
Inside Barron's Studio, hairstylist and hair color educator Lindsey Stritch crafts new 'dos and nourishes tresses with luxurious Framesi products. For the past five years, she's worked alongside other experienced stylists and recently bolstered her repertoire of skills by attending an Italian cut-and-color class. When she isn't arranging strands into sophisticated updos sprinkled with delicate tendrils, Lindsey tears down boundaries with avant-garde colors and glittering tinsel extensions. She also concocts sultry, tousled looks with soft, multidimensional highlights, shaggy layers, and strategically placed fans.
Nationally certified colon hygienist Phyllis has been helping her clients at Internal Fitness lose weight, feel better, and make a commitment to well-being for nearly 10 years. In addition to colon-hydrotherapy treatments, Internal Fitness offers detoxifying infrared-sauna sessions and ionic footbaths.
A salon within a salon, Hair Designs By Jay Bundrick operates within the cozy confines of Changes Salon. There, Jay has carved out his own creative space, where clients entrust their locks to his training at Paul Mitchell The Academy and years of experience. Apart from his signature designer haircuts, color, and color-correction services, Jay slides his eyes south of the scalp to beautify faces with professional makeup applications.
The true passion of the aestheticians of Glamour Obsession Beauty Studio, which is a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals, lies in luxuriating bodies with anti-aging facials and nourishing therapies. The studio's experienced beauty techs believe that taking care of the body's largest organ is not an indulgence but, rather, a necessary component of overall health and well-being. Aside from nurturing the human husk, the aestheticians can enhance its natural beauty with lush lash extensions, artful makeup applications, and waxing services proven to be more effective for hair removal than fire or wishing.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.