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.
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.
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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.
Each staff member at All About You Salon & Day Spa kicks in some specific expertise, allowing them to work together in the pursuit of beauty and health. Stylists cut and color hair and mold manes into classy updos before patrons go to important photo shoots or get their heads stuck through the bannisters at the White House. Aestheticians armed with wax remove unwanted patches of fuzz and wield gentle chemical solutions to even out skin tones during peels. Drawing on five distinct modalities, including deep tissue and reflexology, massage therapists elicit happy sighs. A weight-loss specialist visits the salon once a week to help customize fitness programs for patrons.