CJ Austin snips elegant coifs for women and classic cuts for gents beneath the soft glow of her studio’s chandelier. She also readies tresses for the world by twisting and twirling ornate designs into updos for special occasions. To keep heads of hair healthy and nourished, she imbues them with Rusk products and adds hues and highlights with Rusk colors.
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.
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 team at Total Tranquility Salon has yet to see the head of hair they couldn't beautify. A multicultural salon, the team utilizes their versatility and experience to stylize luscious curls, glossy straight, and natural corn rows, with or without hair added. During shampoo, color, and straightening services, staffers sprinkle professional salon products—such as Keune, Moroccanoil, and Black 15 in 1—to help keep locks loaded with moisture and body.
Armed with products from MAC, Smashbox, and Bobbi Brown, licensed aesthetician Alexandria adds glamor to faces. She customizes makeup applications to clients’ needs, providing light sweeps for a natural look or affixing faux lashes and rhinestones for eye-catching drama. Alexandria also paints digits with long-lasting Gelish polish, and keeps skin up to par with cleansing facials.
Dramatic transformations happen at Spiritual Divas, at least in the case of clients' hair. Skilled stylists snip and shape chic new hairdos, and they can use rollers to add curls. The staff includes experts such as Tisa Woods. In addition to other services, Ms. Woods uses thread to remove unwanted facial hair and shape eyebrow arches as clean as a 1950s sitcom with the sound turned off.