The staffers at Studio 17 Salon & Spa hate it when stylists do what they think is best, rather than what the client wants. They eschew this self-centered approach by listening intently before cutting or tinting tresses. The two staff manicurists follow the same philosophy as they primp nails with OPI polish. Meanwhile, Studio 17's licensed skincare specialist polishes and purifies the skin with full-body mud masks and soothing dips in a life-size replica of the Indian Ocean.
A warm, welcoming salon, Boardroom provides masculine customers with grooming services in a relaxed, upscale environment. Designed to be reminiscent of a 1920s country club, The Boardroom is outfitted with plush leather chairs, a pool table, a chess board, and an antique bathtub full of flaming stock certificates. Relax with a complimentary beverage as a stylist gives you the Benchmark, the salon’s signature service. After a personal consultation, guests receive a revitalizing shampoo and scalp massage, a cut tailored to personal style requirements, a cleansing re-shampoo and conditioning, and a finishing-touch styling before stepping back onto the street with a freshly tuned-up ’do. Going beyond particular follicular needs, the package also includes a paraffin hand dip, a moisturizing facial, as well as a steamed hand towel and complimentary beverage. With The Boardroom’s reputation for quality service and client satisfaction, guests need not worry about arriving at the next important meeting with a single sideburn or a surplus of side-ponytails.
Steve Randleman appreciates the beauty of women. So much, in fact, that he's devoted more than three decades of his life to enhancing their beauty as a hairstylist. After finishing barber school and spending about 10 years working at different salons, Steve assembled a team of stylists, massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail professionals, and opened Strands Salon & Spa in 1991. To this day, clients—some of whom have been going to Steve for more than 30 years—frequent the salon and spa for an array of hairstyling and skincare services fueled by products from Redken and Dermalogica. In 2010, Steve moved Strands Salon & Spa to a new location renovated with seven styling stations, two spa rooms, exposed-ventilation ceilings, and a concrete floor that looks like leather but tastes like concrete.
The squad of stylists at Shear Excitement Hair Salon unholsters Matrix products and shears to transform drab hairdos into trendy scalp-side topiary as part of a team that Matrix marketing director Yaniv Shapira praised for its “talent, passion, integrity and commitment to their profession.” Beyond sculpting bobs and pixie cuts, the staff enlivens manes with perms or calms them down with keratin and Pravana Perfection smoothing treatments. Colorists mix up custom hues for full and partial highlights, and the salon’s aestheticians keep faces as aerodynamic as a walrus shot from a circus cannon by waxing the fuzz from brows, chins, and lips.
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.