BVI Sun Company features five different levels of UV tanning as well as technician-applied airbrush tans at its Fairlawn Drive location. Achieve tonal transformation in any level-one bed, with sessions that last from 8 to 30 minutes. Those put off by impersonal bulbs or sharing the sun’s rays with billions of strangers can opt for individualized attention with an airbrush tan, applied by a trained tanning technician in about 15 minutes. A precise dose of UV-free color produces immediate bronzing results, lasts for up to one week, and prevents the embarrassment of last summer’s accidental beach nap in Groucho Marx glasses. Customers should make an appointment for airbrushing sessions.
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.
The staffers at Studio 17 Salon & Spa hate it when stylists do what they think is best, rather than what the client wants. They eschew this self-centered approach by listening intently before cutting or tinting tresses. The two staff manicurists follow the same philosophy as they primp nails with OPI polish. Meanwhile, Studio 17's licensed skincare specialist polishes and purifies the skin with full-body mud masks and soothing dips in a life-size replica of the Indian Ocean.
Steve Randleman appreciates the beauty of women. So much, in fact, that he's devoted more than three decades of his life to enhancing their beauty as a hairstylist. After finishing barber school and spending about 10 years working at different salons, Steve assembled a team of stylists, massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail professionals, and opened Strands Salon & Spa in 1991. To this day, clients—some of whom have been going to Steve for more than 30 years—frequent the salon and spa for an array of hairstyling and skincare services fueled by products from Redken and Dermalogica. In 2010, Steve moved Strands Salon & Spa to a new location renovated with seven styling stations, two spa rooms, exposed-ventilation ceilings, and a concrete floor that looks like leather but tastes like concrete.
The squad of stylists at Shear Excitement Hair Salon unholsters Matrix products and shears to transform drab hairdos into trendy scalp-side topiary as part of a team that Matrix marketing director Yaniv Shapira praised for its “talent, passion, integrity and commitment to their profession.” Beyond sculpting bobs and pixie cuts, the staff enlivens manes with perms or calms them down with keratin and Pravana Perfection smoothing treatments. Colorists mix up custom hues for full and partial highlights, and the salon’s aestheticians keep faces as aerodynamic as a walrus shot from a circus cannon by waxing the fuzz from brows, chins, and lips.
With more than 1,000 hours of education in the field of massage and therapeutic bodywork, Chad Tanney possesses the knowledge to treat a wide range of concerns. He customizes treatment plans based on individual needs, using trigger-point therapy, shiatsu techniques, deep-tissue pressure, or gentle Swedish strokes in order to soothe tension-laden muscles or help increase a joint's range of motion. Although Chad's treatments can leave muscles as relaxed as a slinky in zero gravity if that is the client's goal, he mainly focuses on helping people either overcome chronic aches and pains or regain function and mobility after suffering an injury.