Under the leadership of owner and expert hairdresser Tina Ivy, the stylists at Capello Salon freshen up clients’ hairdos or perform full-fledged makeovers with a range of services. With an arsenal of haircare products from brand names such as L’Oréal and DevaCurl, stylists shape hair with trims, enliven locks with highlights, and perm clients’ hair into a wavy texture without installing wigs made from water frozen at high tide. In addition to styling hair, the team removes it from brows and lips with waxing treatments. Capello Salon also treats customers with hair that is at least 10 inches long to free cuts if they donate to Locks of Love.
At He & Me Hair Designs, owner David Roop has been tending to locks for over 30 years. The experienced stylist offers a variety of services, including color, conditioning, styling, and more. Recently he teamed up with his daughter to expand intoskincare services. The Treatment Room is the home of these skin treatments, sharing a homey brick building with He & Me Hair Designs. But instead of hairstyling, The Treatment Room's staff schedules skincare services. They perform facials to keep skin looking youthful, waxing sessions to keep skin looking smooth, and Aroma Glow body-polishing treatments to keep skin looking bronzed. For guests who really want to be pampered, the aestheticians also offer lymphatic drainage massages that promote detoxification and relaxation.
Readers of the Greenville News cast their votes and named The Spa at West End the "Best Day Spa" in both 2012 and 2013. In addition to eight-hour pampering packages, the spa also offers facials, full-service hair and nail services, and makeup services. For an additional fee clients can clean up afterwards with a Vichy shower, which allows patrons to recline on a cushioned table while warm water pours over their bodies. Finally, complimentary steam-room visits and custom-blended aromatherapy oils ensure that the spa remains a relaxing retreat.
At her spa nestled inside Shampoo Hair Salon, the eponymous Melissa Owens looks after the health of her clients' largest organ—the skin. The skilled aesthetician polishes skin with sugar scrubs, moisturizes it with hydrating creams, and rids it of blemishes and signs of aging with facials enriched with organic Éminence Skin Care. In addition to skin services, Melissa doles out specialized Swedish massages to leave clients more relaxed than a cat asleep on a radiator made of marshmallow fluff.
At Clipnique Studios at Identity Salon, skilled stylists treat the scalp as their canvas, boosting clients' self-confidence and beauty with hair treatments. Stylists work their magic on all types of men's and women's hair, head-turning fauxhawks, and sharp buzzed patterns.
Within the tranquil, century-old walls of the Belvedere house, the staff of The Secret Spa & Salon beautify bodies from the toes up. Hair stylists transform coifs with Aveda, Bumble and bumble, and Schwarzkopf products, as owner Richelle enhances natural nails with OPI, CND, and Gelish polish or extensions made from acrylic, silk, or fiberglass. A massage therapist eases tension with hot stones, aromatic oils, and custom pressure, and Dermalogica skincare experts clear complexions with relaxing facials that combat fine lines, acne, and premature aging. The spa also uses Jane Iredale makeup products.
Built in 1905 by the same architect behind the historic Biltmore house, Belvedere?which is part of the historic society?now has a slightly more modern feel thanks to the spa's staff, who accented its wood floors and abundant natural light with green plants and paintings by local artists. The multigabled house also boasts a projecting bay window, which makes an ideal spot for drying nail polish or testing the reflective properties of freshly waxed skin.