Sunlight filters in through Graffiti Hair Studio’s ceiling-high windows, reflecting off polished black shampoo basins that stand out in a space otherwise dominated by light and earthy tones. As stylists escort clients toward the studio’s row of plush salon chairs, their heels click against the hardwood floors, lending a rhythmic counterbalance to the lively chatter that so often fills the room. Once they set to work, the stylists spark up new conversations as they spread smoothing elixirs such as Alterna’s bamboo shampoo across scalps or prep strands for cuts and coloring treatments with Paul Mitchell’s keratin-infused serums. Just a few yards away but entirely removed from the bustle on the salon floor, the spa’s aestheticians hide evidence of aging or membership in underground mud-wrestling leagues with PCA skincare products and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments.
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.
Facelogic Spa's aestheticians sit clients down in zero-gravity chairs, then revitalize their visages with custom facials. They deliver these refreshing treatments in private rooms awash in shades of sea and sky. The team lavishes skin with products such as Dermalogica, Eminence Organics, and Youngblood mineral makeups, and guests can replenish their home beauty arsenals with wares from the lobby's shelves. Aestheticians customize the steps of eight Elite facials to pinpoint particular trouble zones, and staff members also wax away excess fuzz from women and men alike, leaving skin smoother than James Bond drenched in butter.
Like a wheel hub unifies the spokes of a unicycle, Cirque Salon Studio offers a cooperative facility where stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists can come together from one handsome purpose. Within cozy Studio 205, Christine Lord can be found engineering new face-framing scissor cuts and hydrating tresses with invigorating deep-conditioning treatments. A licensed stylist since 1982, she has spent the last 13 years as a color technician and has taught her aesthetic skills to students all over the country. Clients may solicit both her cutting and coloring services for a total look and to add dimension to tasteless plates of linguine.
The enamel experts at BeachBright Smiles increase the wattage of beaming grins with their signature in-office teeth-whitening treatment. In approximately 20 minutes, the partnership between peroxide gel and LED light works to break up tooth discoloration and stains caused by drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, and eating realistic portraits of bowled fruit. Results can last up to two years with regular brushing and maintenance, and clients can also schedule teeth-whitening parties that accommodate multiple guests at a time.
As an upscale Aveda concept salon, Salon Unhwa uses only natural Aveda products, from shampoo and conditioner to color. Experienced stylists Julie Odachowski and Crystal Higgins shampoo, snip, and style locks into chic new looks under the lofty ceilings and natural light of this laid-back Charleston salon.