With the dexterity of sailors securing their ships to shore, the stylists of Tara’s at Moss Creek weave clients' hair into intricate knots and patterns. The unique designs are popular among brides-to-be, so the team also performs prewedding day services that allow brides and bridal parties to get a glimpse of the final product with plenty of time to make changes.
In addition to wedding-day updos, the full-service salon offers waxing services, mani-pedis, and hair services for both men and women. To offer their clients a more comprehensive service menu, they also perform advanced treatments such as keratin protein applications, which control frizz—even in humid climates—for up to six months or six encounters with an electric eel.
Dr. Wayne Johnson administers minimally invasive beautifying treatments. Muscle-relaxing Botox treatments can help unfurrow brows and reduce creases in foreheads and lightweight linen trousers for up to four months. Dr. Johnson administers the injections to neutralize the effects of tense facial muscles during treatment sessions lasting roughly 15 minutes. Radiesse injections can also reduce wrinkles in facial façades with the help of a dermal filler to restore the skin's volume. Once under the surface, the natural gel works with subcutaneous project managers to promote the production of collagen, which can leave skin looking smoother and more youthful for up to one year.
At Platinum Hair Design, hair designers Deidra Cooper and Karen Wilburn oversee a variety of salon services powered by a spread of European products and Enjoy’s haircare line. Enjoy—a brand known for its sulfate-free shampoos and botanical-rich, volumizing conditioners—stars in many services by day, and occasionally moonlights as the preferred choice of local lounge singers. And when the team needs inspiration for new products or services, they often turn to Toni&Guy's award-winning training sessions, which have recently blessed Platinum Hair Design with trending treatments such as trilevel color weaves, blond-on-blond highlights, and caramelizing highlights.
Every basketball team starts five players. It's an homage to the harmony engendered by the five-pronged leadership at May River Dermatology, consisting of two board-certified dermatologists, two physician assistants, and one MBA-holding practice administrator. And just as the best NBA teams win games, May River Dermatology wins awards, most recently Bluffton Today's 2012 Best Dermatologist Office award. Their accreditations testify to their expertise in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
The group specializes in diagnosing skin cancer and other skin, hair, and nail diseases—their treatments address these ailments. Dr. Carmen Traywick, along with licensed aesthetician Aimee, also performs a variety of aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peels, dermaplaning, acne treatments, and milia removal. To render their roster of epidermal treatments—which is as wide as a piece of taffy stretched to opposite ends of a taffy factory—they make use of an equally wide roster of products, including Obagi Medical, Afirm, Jane Iredale, Vanicream, Latisse, Glycolix and Replenix, and Clarisonic.
Fifth Avenue Salon’s pack of highly trained stylists smoothes wayward strands with Keratin Complex treatments. Both procedures use keratin protein to naturally promote stronger, silkier, and healthier hair, emancipating manes from the ghosts of frizzies past. Hair magicians whip blow-dryers from their hip holsters to administer a one-hour Keratin Complex express blow-out, smoothing tresses by the end of lunch break, or dismiss stale perms with the Keratin Complex smoothing system treatment, a three-hour overhaul that uses curling irons and other methods to thoroughly glossify hair. Results often last 6–8 months, depending on the client’s hair type and whether or not the client accepts Frankenstein's marriage proposal.