Founded in 2008 by two board-certified physicians, the team of medical professionals at Milan Laser Aesthetics beautifies bodies with the help of the same advanced cosmetic laser technology featured on The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Nightline. In addition to hair-removal services powered by Candela lasers, the team also tackles other beautification projects. Their ReFirme laser skin tightening is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment using elos technology to erase signs of aging, such as crows’ feet, under eye sagging, and smile lines. They also contour curves with the help of their Zerona device's cold laser system, which releases fat from fat cells without injuring surrounding tissue. The spa also offers Botox, Juvederm, and laser vein removal treatments.
Licensed massage therapist Trisha Clark opened Life Happenings Massage Therapy because she was unsatisfied with the revolving door feeling of larger massage practices. Her nearly two decades of experience has taught her that massages should be one-on-one, with the therapist devoting his or her full attention to each client and taking time to customize Swedish, deep tissue, and other modalities to suit their unique needs. Her one-room studio exemplifies this philosophy with a single massage table and a streamlined set-up designed expressly to focus on a single client. As a result, Trisha never gets distracted by long lines of clients or stressed dads who need help unknotting holiday lights.
Working out of Bella Rouge salon, licensed nail technician Jackie Nording renovates nails with lustrous polishes and soothing manicures and pedicures. Shellac nail polish enlivens fingertips with a durable, glossy sheen that lasts up to 14 days. Artificial gel nails glimmer with white or glittery tips that appear more natural than acrylic nails and feel lighter than cast-iron nails. During mani-pedis, Jackie massages hands and feet, treating toes to a relaxing soak before glitzing up nails. She can also add eye-catching nail art to polished fingers and toes, adorning already glam surfaces with ornate designs.
In her more than six years of experience, beautician Anna Nelson of AKN Styles has learned one indisputable fact: every client wants something different. That's why, instead of just grabbing her shears and going to work, she takes the time to conduct a detailed consultation before performing any of her signature highlights, conditioning treatments, and nail services. During this time, Nelson and her client talk about such aesthetic matters as facial shape, skin tone, and how much of this information will appear on the post-appointment quiz.
At "That Guys" Hair Salon, the eponymous "that guy" is owner and stylist Craig Schumacher, a seasoned hair veteran who performs a full range of cuts, color treatments, and texture services for men and women. Concerned with improving the health of his clients' hair, he dabs their locks with professional Rusk hair serums, which line virtually every square inch of shelf space in his cheerful, sunlit studio.
Since aesthetician Patricia stands alone as the sole beautifier at Southern Charm Studio, every client is expertly pampered. From waxing and facials to chemical peels and sugar body scrubs, she keeps hair and skin nourished and in line. But Southern Charm won't always be a one-woman operation—Patricia plans to expand her staff to include massage therapists, hairstylists, nail technicians, and skilled skincare experts able to leave skin smoother than a dolphin after a close shave.