Choosing the right hair salon in Summerville, SC, is a little bit like finding the perfect outfit. The materials feel great on your skin, the fabric is flattering to your body type, and when you try it on, you just know – this is the outfit that you have been looking for.
With thousands of hair salons and stylists in South Carolina, choosing the right one can be difficult. You want a salon that is clean, comfortable, and chic. But, more importantly, you need a stylist that “gets” you. Someone who takes the time to understand your preferences, your style, and your personality. You need a stylist who listens, is honest, and has the technical skills to turn your vision into a reality.
An excellent stylist epitomizes all those traits and knows how to adapt to changing beauty trends. They aren’t afraid to take on a challenge.
where the most talented hair stylists in Summerville help bring out the beauty in each of our clients. We strive to provide each of our customers with the highest levels of customer service in the beauty industry. At Chroma, we offer a relaxing environment, skillful professionals, and a variety of products with environmentally safe and good-for-you ingredients. Our goal is to make your salon experience special, from the moment you walk in to the second you leave. With a variety of professional hair and beauty services to choose from, we’re sure you will rediscover the “beauty of you” every time you visit our salon.
The key to a great haircut and salon experience is to understand the services we offer, so you can choose the best selection for your needs. What do our salon services entail? Keep reading below to find out.
Let’s be honest: DIY hair kits can be tricky to get right. They can be complicated to apply and usually have hard-to-understand instructions. Half the time, the color you’re left with looks nothing like it does on the front of the box. In a perfect world, you should be able to pop into Target, pick a boxed hair color, apply it at home, and emerge out of your bathroom with a new, beautiful hair color. For most people, this never happens.
That’s why ladies who want flawless color, professional application, and ease of convenience get their highlights at Chroma Hair Studio & Spa.
Whether you are changing your hair color completely, or just want a few highlights to switch things up, we are here to create the look and style that you’ve been dreaming about. At Chroma Hair Studio & Spa, we specialize in the latest hair coloring trends using cutting-edge technology. That way, our clients get the freshest looks, coolest colors, and longest-lasting highlights in Summerville. When you get your highlights done at our professional hair salon in Summerville, SC, we want you to leave excited and ready to share your new hair all over social media.
Don’t spend hours in the store trying to find the color you think will look great on you. Our team of professional stylists will consult with you about your vision and craft a custom highlight plan that fits you’re your unique style. There’s a reason why so many customers trust us with their highlights – we genuinely care about your hair and how it looks.
Our professional hair coloring services in Summerville are a combination of art and science. The artistic results only last as long as the hair coloring products used, and we use the best. Our hairstylists and colorists are committed to helping you look and feel fabulous, whether you’re planning a special occasion or just want to impress that special someone.
Ever taken a chance on a new look or hair color, only to end up embarrassed and unsatisfied with the results? You’re not alone – we get calls every week from people just like you who need hair color correction in Summerville. Sadly, sometimes even the professionals get a color procedure wrong. Other times, you change your mind about your hair color and simply don’t like it. Whatever the reason, your hair needs to be stripped and recolored quickly.
We’ve treated all sorts of hair problems that need correction – from multiple bands of different colors and tones to uneven re-growth and brassy highlights. Sometimes, our client’s entire hairstyle needs to be corrected. To do this, we stock multiple types of color, bleach, toning and corrective tools to ensure our results meet your color correcting needs. Our team always puts a priority on the health and integrity of your hair. We don’t want to ruin it further, so it may take more than one visit to get your hair looking fabulous again.
Whether it’s for a super special occasion or just a date night out, a professional makeup application is an easy way to look amazing. When it comes to professional makeup, there are many choices out there, but only one you need to know about: airbrush makeup.
Generally speaking, airbrushing uses compressed air, which mists your foundation lightly across your skin, using unique foundation cartridges and a pen-like applicator that sprays the makeup. If you’ve ever watched an awards show, you’ve probably seen makeup artists applying airbrush makeup on celebrities as they walk down the red carpet. With that said, airbrush makeup isn’t just for the rich and famous; it’s for you, too!
This revolutionary technique creates a flawless finish and a natural look for your skin. We can brush off skin imperfections using high-def makeup products, leaving you ready for your close up on any special occasion. With airbrush makeup at Chroma Hair Studio & Spa, you can wear your makeup all day and never have to powder your nose. This unique makeup foundation is even smudge-proof and waterproof, meaning you can perspire and even touch your face without worry.
A few benefits of airbrush makeup include:
If you’re looking for a cost-conscious way to stand out from the crowd, we recommend stopping by hair salon in Summerville, SC. Our team will speak with you about your event, talk to you about your makeup preferences, and will work hard to give you the look that you’ve been craving.
Picking the perfect wedding dress is tough, but choosing your hairstyle can be even more difficult. On your wedding day, you want to be sure that your appearance is stunning and flawless. The biggest day of your life is not the day to take chances with your hair or makeup. If you’re looking for the highest quality wedding hair and makeup services in Summerville, look no further than Chroma Hair Studio & Spa.
Our flexible, talented hair stylists can handle your entire bridal party’s pre-wedding beauty routine. We have the experience to create any style that you’re interested in, whether you’re looking to achieve a modern or vintage look. We’ll even give you advice on what kind of hair and makeup to use for the wedding dress that you will be wearing.
Your wedding day hair and makeup can be applied at our salon in Summerville or at your wedding venue – whichever is easier for you. We offer a relaxing salon atmosphere, skillful stylists, and only the best in professional products, such as Keratin Complex, Scruples, and Schwarzkopf. We also offer a variety of haircare products with non-toxic ingredients. That way, you can rest easy knowing you’re not inhaling strange fumes while you’re walking down the aisle.
Shopping on a budget? We offer a wide range of pricing so that your wedding day makeup and hair are stellar, no matter how much you’re looking to spend.
Today, our bodies are constantly bombarded – by pollution, stress, and a host of other irritants. These problems often manifest on our faces, which can quickly become riddled with oil and other substances that leave you looking worn-out and tired. One of the most popular ways to refresh, rejuvenate, and reverse the signs of stress and pollutants is with a professional facial from Chroma Hair Studio & Spa.
There’s no facial more personalized to your needs than our custom blend facials. Each step is a fusion of science, aromatherapy oils, natural botanicals, and luxurious techniques combined with clinical-strength ingredients designed specifically to deliver results. The first step begins with a SkinReading® which we use to determine your concerns and goals. We follow that up with an invigorating cleansing, deep exfoliation, and relaxing skin sedation.
If you're looking to switch up your hair color but can’t decide between Balayage or Ombre because, well, you don't know the difference – don’t worry. You’re not alone!
Balayage is a French technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted to create a natural-looking effect. The goal is to create soft, subtle highlights that make your hair look like it’s been kissed by the sun.
While Balayage is the technique of painting the hair, Ombre focuses on the style of the hair. It is the transition of a lighter shade to a darker shade. Typically, Ombres work best for brunettes, but the style can is suitable for blondes too. To achieve the effect of an Ombre, it is crucial to have a smooth transition between colors. While the Ombre is a beautiful look, you’ll need to work with a professional to get the best results.
Luckily, we offer both Ombre and Balayage hair coloring at Chroma Hair Studio. Short on time? Busy schedule? Only available on weekends? Chroma Hair Studio offers flexible appointment scheduling to accommodate even the busiest clients. You deserve a fresh new style, and we’re here to help when the time is right for you.
If you’re looking for a hair salon that offers high-end styling without expensive pricing, you’re in the right place. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and leave you feeling beautiful, whether you need a touch-up or a total makeover. We offer a relaxing salon atmosphere, skillful stylists, and only the best in professional brands. When it’s time for your next haircut, highlight session, or facial, look no further than Chroma Hair Studio & Spa.Appointment Request
Summerville recently attracted national attention as film crews for the first-ever season of UPtv’s “Small Town Christmas” stopped by on their tour of small towns throughout the nation.Summerville was one of four towns that the crew explored, along with Branson, Mo., Bethlehem, Pa., and Natchitoches, La. Megan Alexander, who is the executive producer and host of the show, said the towns were selected from a list of places she was interested in visiting.“We needed to find four small towns that kicked thin...
Summerville recently attracted national attention as film crews for the first-ever season of UPtv’s “Small Town Christmas” stopped by on their tour of small towns throughout the nation.
Summerville was one of four towns that the crew explored, along with Branson, Mo., Bethlehem, Pa., and Natchitoches, La. Megan Alexander, who is the executive producer and host of the show, said the towns were selected from a list of places she was interested in visiting.
“We needed to find four small towns that kicked things off early in November to get things on air for TV,” Alexander said. “I made a list of small towns that I would love to try to visit and ultimately came down a lot to logistics and scheduling.”
Alexander, who is a mom to three children, said the idea was born from her family’s love of traveling during the holiday season as a way to experience what Christmas is like in different places. When COVID-19 hit, Alexander’s itch to start up the show and travel only continued to grow. This year, she set off to each selected small town to finally film and experience the holidays.
“I thought this would be a boost to local tourism and small businesses,” Alexander said. “The big cities tend to get all of the attention, but I thought, ‘Let’s bring the cameras to them, let’s show them what’s happening in our small towns.’ There’s so many wonderful people, and I knew there would be such an appetite for it.”
Christmas in Summerville
Alexander was joined by a crew of seven other team members, including Kevin McIntyre, who is the director of photography, Kassidy Sell, who is the field producer, and Matt Disbrow, Benji Robinson, Sean Conlon and Nick Smiga, who are members of the film crew.
Tina Zimmerman, who is tourism director for Summerville, said there was a group effort throughout town to help showcase Summerville while the film crew visited.
“Everyone in the town pulled together to make it happen,” Zimmerman said.
During her time in town, Alexander said she visited with local merchants and community members. She filmed segments of the show during the Old Time Summerville Christmas Celebration and the Summerville Christmas Parade.
From staying at the Linwood Inn, located off Palmetto Street, to sipping a peppermint mocha from Cuppa Manna downtown, Alexander said that she feels as though she got the full Summerville experience.
“I felt like I got to experience Southern hospitality by staying there,” Alexander said. “We got to experience the live windows displays and Christmas trees on Mistletoe Lane.”
This year, Zimmerman said, the town’s participation in local events, including the live window displays during the Old Time Summerville Christmas Celebration, was at an all-time high.
“It was a lot of work for them to do the live windows, especially this year with a shortage of staff and what they’ve been through,” Zimmerman said. “But we had record participation and adorable creative windows.”
Zimmerman thinks the publicity Summerville will get from being featured on the show will bring more tourists to the area.
“If we did the same thing we did this year next year, everyone will be glad they visited,” Zimmerman said.
The Summerville episode of the show will have its world broadcast premiere on Christmas Eve at 9 p.m. The show will be aired on UPtv on channel 124.
“I just felt like it was such a blessing and a privilege to tell those stories, to showcase these small towns and the faces behind these small towns,” Alexander said.
This story has been updated to reflect new information from Pogan's Hospitality.A longstanding Charleston restaurant company is expanding to the Upstate.Poogan’s Southern Kitchen is coming to BridgeWay Station in Mauldin, according to a press release from Hughes Investments Inc., the company that closed the deal.The brand is a newer concept for Poogan's Hospitality, the restaurant ...
This story has been updated to reflect new information from Pogan's Hospitality.
A longstanding Charleston restaurant company is expanding to the Upstate.
Poogan’s Southern Kitchen is coming to BridgeWay Station in Mauldin, according to a press release from Hughes Investments Inc., the company that closed the deal.
The brand is a newer concept for Poogan's Hospitality, the restaurant group behind iconic Poogan’s Porch, the popular restaurant that opened in a 19th century home on Queen Street in downtown Charleston in 1976. It brings elements of the classic restaurant's menu but with an updated, and more approachable, touch.
Brad Ball, president of Poogan's Hospitality called the Upstate location "a natural progression" for the restaurant company, expressing admiration for the Hughes Investments team.
"What they are building, it’s really next level," Ball said, speaking by phone Thursday morning. "We're just excited to be part of a project like this."
Poogan's Hospitality developed the more moderately priced Poogan's Southern Kitchen (PSK) concept in 2018, and opened the first location in Summerville in 2020. Another location in Columbia is currently under construction.
Future plans call for new PSK locations both in South Carolina and outside the state, Ball said.
"We saw a hole," Ball said. "You have Cracker Barrel on one side, and then maybe a Poogan’s Porch or a Magnolia on the other side, and there wasn’t a lot in the middle."
Poogan’s Southern Kitchen will serve brunch and dinner with Poogan’s memorable quality stamped on every dish that leaves the kitchen. Expect classic Southern dishes like biscuits, buttermilk fried chicken and shrimp and grits in a comfortable, modern setting.
The new restaurant will occupy a 6,000-square-foot space that includes private indoor dining, bar seating, and a 500-square-foot (pet-friendly) outdoor dining area.
“We are extremely pleased to join with the remarkable leadership at Poogan’s Southern Kitchen to bring this distinguished group from Charleston to the Upstate,” Phil Hughes, President and Founder of Hughes Investments, Inc., said in a statement. “Their outstanding, long-term history combined with the quality and excitement they will bring to BridgeWay further expands our goal of providing the region with the highest quality and most fun places to eat, live, work and shop - and just have fun!"
The BridgeWay Station location will be the third Poogan’s Southern Kitchen in the Poogan’s Hospitality Group portfolio. The original Poogan’s Southern Kitchen concept was launched in Summerville, South Carolina, in fall of 2020. The second location, in Forest Acres, South Carolina, is expected to open in late spring of 2022. Poogan’s Hospitality Group also operates Poogan’s Porch (since 1976), Poogan’s Smokehouse (since 2015) and Poogan’s Courtyard (since 2019) in downtown Charleston.
BridgeWay Station is a multi-phase, mixed-use development actively under construction in Mauldin, SC. BridgeWay Station is located at the exit of Bridges Road off of I-385. Poogan’s Southern Kitchen joins Cohesive Coffee, Belladina’s Italian Market, and Dodge® Bearings and Power Transmission as other announced tenants coming to BridgeWay Station.
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Thirteen earthquakes have rattled parts of South Carolina since Christmas Day. And although none have been major earthquakes — defined as a 7.0 magnitude or higher — now presents an opportune time for the state’s residents to prepare for the next big tremor.Twelve of the most recent quakes were recorded in the Lugoff-Elgin area of the Midlands. They ranged from 1.4 to 3.3 magnitude.One earthquake, a magnitude 1.4, was recorded on Jan. 9 near Ladson in the Lowcountry. The two latest events were both reported in...
Thirteen earthquakes have rattled parts of South Carolina since Christmas Day. And although none have been major earthquakes — defined as a 7.0 magnitude or higher — now presents an opportune time for the state’s residents to prepare for the next big tremor.
Twelve of the most recent quakes were recorded in the Lugoff-Elgin area of the Midlands. They ranged from 1.4 to 3.3 magnitude.
One earthquake, a magnitude 1.4, was recorded on Jan. 9 near Ladson in the Lowcountry. The two latest events were both reported in the Lugoff-Elgin area on Jan. 11, according to state data.
Despite these recent reports, scientists are not alarmed by the uptick in seismic activity, and say it falls in line with historic trends.
The severity of an earthquake is unpredictable, just like the ability to determine when one will happen. So knowing what to do in the event the ground begins to move is vital.
Here are a few tips on how to prepare.
Events like earthquakes are not covered by typical homeowners insurance policies. But a separate policy, specifically for earthquakes, can cover the structural and foundational damage that typically occurs to a home or building during major seismic activity.
Just like automobile or homeowners insurance, there are deductibles associated with earthquake policies. But they are generally higher, said Ray Farmer, director of the S.C. Department of Insurance, and can range from zero to 20 percent of the value of the property.
Property including a home, belongings and outside structures like detached garages may all have individual deductibles, according to the Insurance Department.
Coverage details and rates vary by location and company. People should ultimately pick the plan that works best for their budget and needs, while also considering the cost to replace possessions, the value of the home and where they would live if it becomes uninhabitable, said Mary Joseph, a State Farm agent in Charleston.
Joseph urges potential buyers to first check with their carrier to see if earthquake insurance is an option and under what conditions damage would be covered.
“There are different variables as far as what kind of deductible would I (the policy holder) have to shoulder before my coverage would take into place,” Joseph said.
And there could be stipulations on when earthquake coverage can be added on to an existing policy.
Insurance companies only sold $48.2 million in earthquake premiums in 2020, but $1.97 billion in homeowners’ insurance and $147.6 million in flood insurance premiums, Farmer said.
“I would encourage all of our citizens to take these gentle reminders and focus on what would happen to your property, to your home in the event that we have a major earthquake,” he said.
When an earthquakes shakes the ground
Earthquakes can happen any time of the day, and several of the latest ones felt in South Carolina occurred late at night or during the early hours of the morning.
Residents should be prepared no matter when the ground begins to shake.
The S.C. Emergency Management Division encourages people to keep a pair of shoes and flashlight secured underneath their bed, but within reach, in case they wake up to the ground shaking.
If in bed, folks should stay there during the earthquake, turn onto their stomachs and cover the head and neck areas with a pillow. Stay that way until the shaking has stopped.
“Once the ground does stop shaking, you want to put on those shoes that you have secured to your bed just in case anything’s fallen to the ground and becomes a hazard,” said Brandon Lavorgna, a public information coordinator with the EMD.
Survey the area and assess anyone in the home using the flashlight.
Lavorgna said a lot of people want to run to the doorway or outside when the ground starts shaking, but “it’s the last thing you want to do.”
If it’s daytime when an earthquake occurs, quickly get down on the floor and underneath a sturdy desk or table.
“Cover your head. Hold on to that item, that piece of furniture with your other hand, and hold on until it stops shaking,” Lavorgna said.
People who are outside should also fall to the ground and cover their head and neck. If possible, stay away from trees, powerlines, signs and anything that could fall.
It is important to not leave a safe location, whether inside or outside, until the shaking has ended.
Common earthquake hazards include picture frames, desktop computers, ceiling fans, bookcases and TVs.
EMD recommends securely fastening frames to walls and relocating heavy pictures and mirrors away for beds or areas where they could fall on people. Strap bookcases and shelves to walls to prevent them from tipping, and make sure computers are secured to the desk with double-sided Velcro or some other means.
TVs are less hazardous when fixed to a wall, table or other surface.
“If you haven’t had your ceiling fan checked out in a while, have someone come in and make sure it is properly installed and properly secured,” Lavorgna said.
Know where to find utilities like water heaters and how to shut them off. Appliances should have flexible connections.
It is not a bad idea to have chimneys checked out, too, especially in older-model brick homes. The goal is to make sure it is up to code, secure and won’t fall through the roof or on someone who is outside.
An S.C. Earthquake Guide can be found on EMD’s website and provides more safety tips, including what to put in a disaster supply kit.
The recent low-magnitude earthquakes in the Palmetto State haven’t caused reported damages or injuries, Lavorgna said, adding, “that’s all we can hope for when these happen because you can’t predict earthquakes.”
Damage does not usually occur unless an earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Research has concluded that a magnitude 5 is the biggest earthquake to likely ever have been felt in the Midlands, according to state geologist C. Scott Howard.
“The faults just aren’t capable of anything bigger,” Howard said.
That could change, but more research and a better understanding of the eastern Piedmont fault system are needed to be sure.
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) – Dorchester School District Two board members discussed a variety of topics, such as the district’s health and safety protocols, a new middle school and finalized a contract to start its search for a new superintendent.During the full meeting on Monday, board members voted unanimously to finalize a contract with a firm to begin their search for Superintendent Joseph Pye’s replacement. Pye will be retiring at the end of the school year.“This is when things begin to happen,”...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) – Dorchester School District Two board members discussed a variety of topics, such as the district’s health and safety protocols, a new middle school and finalized a contract to start its search for a new superintendent.
During the full meeting on Monday, board members voted unanimously to finalize a contract with a firm to begin their search for Superintendent Joseph Pye’s replacement. Pye will be retiring at the end of the school year.
“This is when things begin to happen,” Board Chairperson Gail Hughes said. “As I stated in our board meeting, you will see as early as tomorrow things will begin happening.”
The school district said they will be creating a survey to hear from parents as they start their search for a new superintendent.
During a workshop held before the full meeting on Monday, board members were brought up to speed on the state’s latest COVID guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation.
The district’s COVID-19 dashboard on Monday reported that 157 staff members were in isolation due to positive tests, as well as 431 students. The dashboard also reported that 1,995 students and 67 staff members have been quarantined as of Jan. 9.
Hughes said the district has no plans to hold classes virtually or mandate masks.
“We don’t know what the future is going to hold with this,” Hughes said, “but as it stands right now, we have, I have not even thought about going virtual nor have we considered the mask mandate.”
Ken Greenstreet is a parent of two DD2 high school students. He said he agrees with the district’s stance on COVID numbers and said masks can have an impact on his children.
“I am for vaccinations,” Greenstreet said. “I’m not necessarily a fan of masks just because if you talk to my sophomore daughter, it’s very difficult to make friends when you can’t see somebody’s smile.”
Board members also set meeting dates to draw attendance lines for the district’s middle schools because of a new middle school that will open in the fall in the Beech Hill area off U.S. Highway 61.
The meetings will be held on:
The final attendance lines for middle schools will be brought to the board on Feb. 14, according to the district.
The board did not name the new middle school during the meeting.
However, they will be holding a workshop before their next board meeting on Jan. 24 to discuss that name.
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - In a special called meeting Friday morning, the Dorchester District Two school board gave their blessing to allow the superintendent to move specific schools or grades to virtual learning when necessary.According to superintendent Joseph Pye, Friday’s meeting was a way to inform parents and the community of the district’s plan going forward when it comes to handling COVID-19.They want to avoid moving the entire district to virtual learning at all costs. So they plan to handle switching to ...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - In a special called meeting Friday morning, the Dorchester District Two school board gave their blessing to allow the superintendent to move specific schools or grades to virtual learning when necessary.
According to superintendent Joseph Pye, Friday’s meeting was a way to inform parents and the community of the district’s plan going forward when it comes to handling COVID-19.
They want to avoid moving the entire district to virtual learning at all costs. So they plan to handle switching to virtual learning on a case by case basis.
They’re using 30 percent of students and staff who are out as a general guideline of when they will switch.
Pye says he want didn’t to call a special meeting every single time a school or grade needed to switch to virtual. Friday’s meeting was a way for him to have permission to make the decision himself as he would in other emergency situations.
According to district officials, this all stems from the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases in the community plus the toll that teachers and staff at schools in the district are facing.
Several principals who spoke today say they have administrators and guidance counselors covering classes. Spanish teachers covering AP Calclulus classes. Multiple classes held at the same time in the library. All of the principals say their staff is burnt out and that safety and quality of learning is being jeopardized.
So the district will use that 30 percent of students and staff out as a loose guideline to switch a school to virtual learning.
“We want them to know that’s how we’re looking at it. Just because it’s 30, we may call it,” Pye said. “There are many other things. It could be a school that’s at 25 or 28, but it could be the size of the school, the amount of help they have. It could be a severe issue with operating the school, and that’s why we have to do it.”
There is one school that the superintendent says will be moving to virtual learning next week but he did not announce which one at this meeting because he wanted all parents to learn at the same time.
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