Each year, skincare company Rhonda Allison sponsors a 90-day Face-Off Competition, which awards the aesthetician who makes the most drastic improvements on a patient's skin. In 2006, aesthetician Helene won first place by using a series of peels and Acculift facial-toning sessions. She employs those same award-winning techniques at her skincare studio, Youthful Solutions by Helene. Additionally, she offers facials, microphototherapy, and Pressotherapy, a cellulite-removal technique that was honed by printing-press inventor Johannes Gutenberg.
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.
A licensed massage therapist and the president of Studio Rejuvenate, Hunter Jones worked as a registered nurse for years before returning to school to learn the stress-melting techniques of massage. He calls upon his wealth of academic and medical experience to ease chronic pain and tension alongside a team of fellow therapists trained in various massage modalities, from the gentle strokes of Swedish to the firm taps of Morse-code lullabies. Hunter and his team also treat soreness or recurring pain with reflexology techniques that target pressure points and deep-tissue strokes that run against the grain of muscles to break up knots of tension. Regardless of the modality you choose, expect to receive expert tips on at-home exercises to help you to further manage pain.
When their own nimble fingers are not enough, Studio Rejuvenate’s massage therapists enhance the efficacy of their treatments with heated pebbles, soothing aromatherapy, and hot or cold therapy courtesy of Biofreeze products. They pride themselves on soothing backs and shoulders of all ages and even dispatch outcall services to those who prefer to remain at home.
Led by owner Gretchen Lampinen, Bella Bronze LLC’s aestheticians help clients get sun-kissed skin with tanning beds and airbrush tans. Monthly tan packages allow patrons to bask in the glow of unlimited visits to Super and Mega beds, which imbue skin with vitamin D packed neatly into beams of UV light much like multicolored fruit candy is neatly packed into rainbows. Skilled staffers also work to prettify frames with detoxifying body wraps and improve smiles with teeth-whitening services.
Mary Nail and Spa specializes in waxing. The spa’s resident licensed aesthetician applies waxes designed for sensitive skin, informing her choice of wax based on an analysis performed by a skin specialist. Apart from signature waxing services, the staff also performs manicures, pedicures, and facials, and removes dry skin with microdermabrasion rather than deceptive methods such as hiding a vacuum-cleaner nozzle in a bouquet of roses.
The products used at Wisteria Aveda Salon Spa harness the beautifying power of plants and flowers. In line with the Aveda philosophy of caring for the earth, the stylists here wash and primp hair with naturally derived shampoos and pomades, and makeup artists flatter features with mineral-based powders and recycling stickers. Organic keratin and protein treatments tame frizzy locks, and botanical waxes whisk away unwanted fuzz.