I post a lot about my travels to other cities how great it is to travel, but sometimes it’s necessary to brag on your own home base. Charleston has my whole heart and i’m finding new and exciting things to do here almost every single day.
When I come home from traveling, I’m always ready for some Holy City R&R. The best way to do that, in my opinion, is by doing something calming for myself (and by myself). Here are my top five picks for beauty-based self care in Charleston, SC:
Oh, DryBar. I can almost smell the mixture of candle-scented air and signature hair products now. Here, you can get your hair washed and blown out for $45 (with a glass of bubbly) and come out feeling brand new. They use only their own line of products and everything smells like heaven. Try the Floater, an extra and completely necessary scalp massage to renew your noggin.
2. Allure Nails
As a busy gal, I don’t have time to spend hours getting a pedi and gel manicure. It can be tedious to sit & wait with foil-wrapped fingers as your polish soaks off, only to wait even longer for your nail tech to actually get the job done. At Allure, this is far from the case. Conveniently located next to the Whole Foods in West Ashley (for the perfect post-nails lunch) Allure is clean, quick, & chic. The extremely kind & efficient staff works hard to get you in & out so you can get on with your life. They’ll put you up in a comfy pedicure chair and, most of the time, two nail techs will be working on your nails at once. You’ll feel pampered & fresh without losing an entire afternoon. Sip on a free mimosa & watch one of the many TVs with content ranging from CBS to The Kardashians.
Speaking of an efficient beauty routine, The Woodhouse has got you covered. It’s located just across the bridge from Downtown in Mount Pleasant. The best part? Each of the Woodhouse services is thoughtfully priced, so it won’t break the bank if you’re in need of a massage/facial combo. The relaxation room is a place of cozy serenity where you can read a fashion mag & sip on some herbal tea or a glass of prosecco, in case you’re sensing a theme here with the bubbles. This place is great for a Saturday well spent or a post-work treat.
4. Charleston Glow (Tanning)
Feeling a little less than bronzed after Summer? Charleston Glow has got you covered. This place is my go-to for any Fall/Winter event. It’s a cute little place tucked away in the Belle Hall shopping center, conveniently located across from one of my favorite boutiques, II Brunettes. The staff is always sweet & I LOVE how my tan looks afterwards. I’m a generally fair person, so the light option is my jam. Get the Blushtan and thank me later.
Get out there & get pampered, y’all!