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.
Inside a cozy English-style cottage adorned with local art, the beauty barons and skin sultans of Salon du Monde moisturize, massage, and ameliorate nether-manes. A facial unfetters pores with a liberating steam treatment, preparing the skin for a rejuvenating massage. A customized mask is then applied to ensure faces will emerge smoother than the nose of a space shuttle. The swedish massage loosens muscles and alleviates stress via fluid techniques of light and firm pressure instead of encasing bodies in papier-mâché and whacking them like a piñata. Like the facial, the discreet and delicate brazilian bikini wax uses products selected for each skin type, including a pearly hard wax from Perron Rigot and a Satin Smooth strip wax.
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.
Within a clean, friendly facility, Toucan Tan bronzes bodies with high-quality tanning equipment, such as beds equipped with a specialized sensor that reduces the risk of overexposure, available in Harrisburg. A Mystic tan session delivers a quick, UV-free glow as the tanning booth's airbrush swivels from side to side, glides from head to toe, and experiments with Jackson Pollock–like techniques to shower the client completely in specially formulated body bronze. The booth maintains a warm temperature to ensure that skin remains dry throughout the process, allowing it to absorb the formulation for deep, long-lasting color.
Four of Fuze Salon's stylists have more than a decade of experience, and Artistic Director Chip Perry has spent more than two decades in the business. Perry spent time as a national performing artist for Redken and specialized in teaching corrective color at the Redken Exchange, so it’s no surprise the salon uses ammonia-free Redken Chromatics dye as its go-to. Like Fievel Mousekewitz, his journey to happiness began with petty theft. His online biography describes how he would commandeer his neighbors' dolls as a child and "spend hours trying to twist the two inches of fiber into different shapes.” Now, he styles brides and men's cuts with equal dexterity, and keeps his hands busy raising two dogs, contributing to the boards of two charitable organizations, and rallying the community around philanthropic drives and walks.