Behind a quaint yellow-brick storefront, owner Sallie Turner applies more than 20 years of styling experience to each new haircut or coloring treatment. She and her team work amid pink and beige walls, styling strands or beautifying façades with skincare treatments, spray tans, waxing, and nail services. They welcome appointments and walk-ins alike.
Comfy leather couches, oversized wood-framed mirrors, and a sprawling open floor plan coalesce to forge an elegant but laidback atmosphere inside Paloosh Salon. Here, clients can plop into the wide-backed swivel seats at hairstyling stations or sink into cushy pedicure chairs as they watch their coiffures morph from bland to dazzling or their nails take on new hues to match the pet goldfish they carry with them everywhere. A team of six artists offers a variety of services, harnessing their individual backgrounds and continuing education to meticulously color strands, effectively defuzz legs, and expertly apply makeup for special occasions.
SmileBrite's sole goal is to keep teeth ever pearlescent. The whitening technicians tend to teeth throughout sessions that last 20 to 60 minutes and typically whiten two to six shades, depending on stain severity. Committed to convenience, the stain thwarters can also pack up their supplies and make house calls for patients who prefer to tend to teeth in the comfort of their own home or underwater laboratory.
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.
The most successful endeavors, like the most-entertaining psychoanalyses, usually stem from a simple dream. The two friends behind Harmony Salon had such a dream—one of opening a full-service salon where their friends, family, and neighbors could come to look and feel beautiful. In 2013, their aspiration finally came to fruition. Inside the freestanding salon, a team of hardworking and experienced stylists cut and color hair using professional Redken products. They also apply long-lasting keratin hair-smoothing treatments to reduce frizz and straighten locks.
The beauty experts at Capri Salon's specialized studios revivify appearances and restore candescence through an array of pampering services. Head threads are shortened and shaped with a haircut and style ($50), and all-over color treatments ($60) emblazon living wigs with new tints and tones. Call out strands for good behavior with trend highlights ($65+), or assure that each feathery filament is polished to a shine with a shampoo style ($35+).
Flowers grow in pots by the door of Polished Salon, a beauty studio housed within a cozy, one-story brick structure. Inside, Amber Masse—one of the salon’s experienced stylists—cuts hair into classic silhouettes or fashion-forward styles. She is also adept at coloring and infuses strands with highlights and rich multidimensional color. For a more dramatic change, Amber can also lengthen hairstyles or Santa Claus beards with flowing extensions. Additionally, she is well versed in men’s services, such as straight-razor shaves and waxing sessions to tame unruly brows.