"Touch can be healing," says Donna Medley, proprietor of CovRing Day Spa. Indeed, Donna uses the word “heal” often when she talks about the events that inspired her to open the spa. Her son dealt with prolonged medical problems, and the family worked together to nurse him back to health. This, she says, pushed the long-time cosmetologist to pursue the wellness aspect of her training, and soon she'd shuttered both her Maryland salons and focused on opening CovRing Day Spa.
Donna thought in terms of healing potential when designing the spa itself. The space is awash in the restorative colors of the earth, from the grass green in the mani-pedi room to the lounge painted in the same cerulean shades of the sky and naturally occurring groups of blue musicians. The healing power of olive oil infuses all of the spa's Swedish massages, facials, and mani-pedis. To Donna, the olive oil symbolizes an anointing, and because she used it when caring for her son, it recalls his healing, reminding her every day why she chose this path.
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.
From children to adults, the individuals who sit in Kristen Rhoad's chair are all unique and so is their hair. Kristen customizes styles according to each customer's desires, which keeps her busy cutting cute bobs, clean hairlines, and face-flattering layers. She applies all-over color or highlights that brighten locks, and subdues frizz with keratin treatments.
Hair can easily style itself. But because it stubbornly refuses to, stylist Mandi Jessee picks up the slack with a diverse array of cut and color treatments. Clients may also request a frizz-reducing keratin treatment to simplify styling, or commemorate a special occasion with a perm, updo, or full-head shave.
Vogue Salon & Spa's expert digit dresser outfits fingertips and footpads with sheen during soothing manicures and pedicures. As clients relax under a comforting volley of appendage-appeasing treatments, Kelly shapes, buffs, and polishes nails to a healthy, shiny gloss. Brief soaks prepare keratin shields for the sculpting, and relaxing massages with hot lotion for fingers and hot stones for toes relieve aches from hardworking digits, sore from racing each other to finish typing their memoirs. In addition to beautifying and pampering deserving nails and toetips, Vogue Salon & Spa rewards eyes with a stylish décor of art-flecked walls, warm lighting, earth-toned furnishings, and armchairs that perform Cirque du Soleil routines.
Stylist Shea Good has seven years of experience in the beauty industry. At Looks Unlimited Salon, she fashions new hairdos with cuts, color treatments, and special-event styling. She also offers makeup services, and her colleagues fill out the service menu with treatments such as manicures, pedicures, and facial waxing.