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.
Professional Electrolysis's lead electrologist, Carol Smith, zaps away clients' unwanted cilium with Zeus-like precision, yielding permanent results coveted by tweezers, wax, and razors. Prior to the appointment, she holds a phone consultation to answer questions about the procedure and ease away any lingering fears by relaying her experience. During each of the three sessions, Carol can adjust her equipment's intensity settings upon request as she blitzes follicles with heat and electricity, relinquishing hairs from their epidermal prisons. In a completely private setting, patients can choose one area per session to focus on exclusively, such as unsightly facial whiskers or patchy backside hair that naturally spells out "kick me." Newly bald skin then revels in the soothing power of witch-hazel compresses designed to reduce redness and cool the skin. Customers should schedule sessions three weeks apart for optimal results.
A full service spa and wellness center, Abiada Healing Arts shapes and soothes muscles with individually tailored bodywork. Heating the air with safe, infrared bands of light, 30-minute sauna sessions expose bodies to radiant heat that penetrates as deep as 1.5 inches below the skin, increasing blood flow and dispelling toxins through refreshing bouts of sweat more powerful than those incurred from traditional saunas or blind dates.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Orseck mines his cosmetic expertise in creating personalized treatments to help patients remove skin imperfections and wrinkles while improving self-confidence. The microlaser peel uses a precise epidermal laser to delicately shuck the outermost layers of skin, treating a variety of issues and revealing healthier skin in days. Photofacial sessions bathe complexions with warm broadband light to fill in sun spots, age spots, and dermal polka dots with even, pore-sized circles of youthful glow. Iron out wrinkles with a round of up to 20 Botox injectables to one area and reduce or eliminate the appearance of aging signs and emotion-exposing worry lines.
Like many young girls, Haley Parrish dreamt of one day living in Hollywood. But unlike other girls, Haley didn't want to be a star—she wanted to be the one behind the scenes, making the stars beautiful. She hardly wasted a moment pursuing this dream. After enrolling in a cosmetology program at age 16, she earned her license to style before she even earned her high-school diploma. Once that diploma was in her hand, she made the long trek across the United States to Los Angeles, where she basked in the warm breeze of blow dryers while attending MKC Beauty Academy.
Throughout her studies, Haley enjoyed the tutelage of world-renowned makeup artist Margaret Kimura as well as instruction from celebrity photographers Patricia De La Rosa and Ash Gupta. With her thirst for Hollywood glamour sated, she returned to the East Coast, where she worked as a stylist as well as a freelancer on photo shoots, commercials, and print work. Despite her return home, she hasn't lost her wanderlust; as a member of the Charleston Fashion Week hair-and-makeup team, Haley travels from coast to coast making people beautiful. Her home base is now a salon chair at Edge Salon and Boutique, where she pampers clients with products from Paul Mitchell, Temptu, and Keratin Complex Treatment.