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.
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.
After graduating from Miller-Motte Technical College with degrees in massage therapy and aesthetics, Amy Johnston opened Total Transformations, a med spa, to help evict tension from clients with meticulous massage and skin treatments. During massage sessions, soft music wafts through the air as she focuses on individual needs, customizing treatments to each client and never letting muscles fall asleep angry. As a master cosmetologist and Dermalogica expert, Amy uses Image skin care products to care for the skin and Jane Iredale makeup to enhance facial features. She skillfully nourishes skin with sugar scrubs, sea-mud treatments, microdermabrasion, and PCA skin peels. When she isn't mending muscles or purifying visages, Amy makes up for missed birthdays with ear-candling treatments.
Like fitting pieces into a puzzle, stylists Amanda Blackwell, Bryce Preston and Alaina Linder use skin tone, hair texture, and face shape to configure an ideal new look. The ladies of Pink The Beauty Boutique nurture hair with name brand products before snipping and shaping locks or dialing up a dyed color by a few degrees. The ladies also whisk away unwanted hair from brows and chins while tincturing skin tones with speedy air brush spray tanning.
You'll find stylist Debra Heidenreich inside the bright Sun-Beam Spa, her furrowed brow illuminated in sunlight as she expertly shapes sleek new cuts and carefully highlights hair in flattering shades. As she works, a staff of fellow stylists, waxing specialists, and nail technicians bustles about the elegant space, where tall mirrors hang above cushioned black styling chairs and colorful paintings adorn the walls. In the front lobby, a mural of rustic stone columns and arched windows creates the look of an enchanted castle.
Tropical Tan and Salon specializes in spray tanning, which they apply by hand to sidestep streaking and ensure there’s no orange tint to the tan. Staffers apply full-body versions of their spray tans in about 10 minutes, and they can last approximately one round trip to and from the moon—about 7–10 days. UV tanning is also available in Level 1 and 2 beds.
The salon team also performs waxing, nail services, and massage therapy, all with an emphasis on treating customers like family. In that vein, the interior offers a clean but comforting ambiance, with homey rugs over the hardwood floors, rich green plants towering toward the ceiling, and wicker-and-glass tables sporting beverage fixings. Wall art and cushioned couches in the waiting area point the way to a flat-screen TV, and the sunlight pouring through tall windows hints at the tanning going on inside.