As patrons dip their feet into a high jet whirlpool at the base of each leather spa chair, a set of rollers submerged in the chair glides along their backs for the ultimate relaxation. The nail technicians at 1st Spa & Nails aim to keep clients comfortable during all services, from mani-pedis to facial waxings. For added ease of mind, they use tools that are sanitized and baptized prior to each use and incorporate organic products into their spa pedicures.
Cool Artistry Bridal & Spa's licensed cosmetologists and savvy stylists help reduce wedding-day stress by gussying up brides-to-be on location. On-site services include hairstyling, makeup application, and tips for how to avoid water-squirting lapels. Within their salon in Caribbean Suns Tanning Salon, stylists treat visitors to haircuts, waxes, and eyelash extension applications. Their manicures and pedicures pamper appendages with products from OPI and Essie, as visitors slip into relaxed reveries and feet recover from overnight tap-dancing marathons.
A licensed cosmetologist with more than 20 years of experience, Felicia Weathers opened Majestic Cuts Salon and Spa in 2011. Wielding an arsenal of products from brand names such as Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Pravana, Felicia and her squad of stylists rejuvenate hair with cuts, highlights, and blowouts. Keratin treatments straighten curly hair, and extensions elongate locks so they'll cover up an embarrassing dorsal fin. Along with salon services, Majestic Cuts' spa staffers enrich skin with exfoliation and facials and pamper nails with mani-pedis.
Skin cancer changes a person. Luckily for DeAnne Corley, only the discovery of precancerous cells was needed for her to divest herself of her sunbathing habits and instill in her a desire to warn others about the dangers of sun exposure. Her passion resulted in a complete diversion in her career trajectory, leaving her previous job to open a mobile and salon-based spray-tanning service that gives patrons a sultry glow without putting their health or style at risk.
Her trained tan techs now man the private treatment rooms inside Blades of Columbia Salon and deliver treatments to homes, offices, or surprise pool parties. Staffers wield a tightly controlled stream of DHA tanning solution, spending 15 to 20 minutes spraying bodily facades to ensure an even, streak-free bronzing. Once tans have set, patrons can show off summery hues that last 7 to 10 days, or opt to partake of one of the salon’s natural nail care or enhancement treatments that groom hands without enduring the tedium of sandpaper gloves.
Blades of Columbia Salon & Day Spa's team of beauty professionals revamp clients' hair and skin with an array of services. Natural-glow spray tans bronze bodies without harmful UV rays, and customized deep-cleansing facials target specific skin concerns, such as too much oil or not enough sugar in your sweat. Stylists care for hair with products cooked up by Paul Mitchell and Wella, and expert brow shapers tame bushy furrows with the ancient art of threading. Because beauty generally comes from within, massage therapists tame stress and assuage aches with a range of strokes and kneads.
Tracy Taylor has worked with hair for 26 years and encountered millions upon millions of strands. She has removed their split ends, colored them with eye-catching hues, and molded them into permanent waves. She has also married new luxurious extensions with existing manes and twisted locks into elegant updos for special occasions.