The nurse practitioners at Spindale Family Laser & Cosmetic Center brandish a Candela 1064 Nd YAG laser to keep skin free of unwanted marks and textures. The machine’s cryogen cools skin as the laser pulses, which keeps the client as comfortable as possible as the light erases hair, visible veins, acne scars, or stretch marks. It also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tightens skin on faces and necks, and smoothes beard bumps. The clinic also provides Botox services and products by VI Derm. Like the Candela machine, VI Derm's facial peel helps erase hyperpigmentation, freckles, and shadows that don’t go away when the sun comes out.
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.
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.
Having studied skincare with prominent specialists such as Dr. Zein Obagi and Jan Marini, licensed aesthetician Suzanne Godbout pours a wealth of knowledge into each treatment she offers at Suzanne’s Esthetics. Though she’s a firm believer in achieving healthy skin by using sunscreen daily or simply becoming nocturnal, Suzanne gives complexions an added boost with facials, peels, and other services aided by professional products from SkinCeuticals and Jane Iredale. She works with clients to develop individual treatment plans and shows them easy ways to inject nourishing doses of vitamin C and retinol into their daily skincare routines.
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.