Mandy Matney and David Moses have never tended to follow tradition. The most obvious example would be the way they parlayed Matney’s extensive reporting into the Murdaugh family into a smash hit...
When Skincare is your LUX-ury
LUX—A Medical Spa celebrates the unique beauty in each of us
Face First: Bella Santé Esthetics offers unique custom and corrective treatments
If you’re in the market for skincare spas, the options abound. However, contrary to what you may think, one size does not fit all. Your skin is as distinctive and exceptional as you are, so finding...
Healing Outside the Box: A guide to 10 alternative wellness therapies
Would you call a balneotherapist or try red light therapy to treat acne or psoriasis break outs? Would you trust a reflexologist or an aromatherapist to help with your asthma? Would you turn to...
Off My Chest
There’s something I want to tell you. Something I need to get off my chest. I am a breast cancer survivor. Please know, this is difficult for me to say out loud. To admit. To acknowledge. This...
More Zen: Namaste Spa opens second location at Marriott’s Grande Ocean Resort
Namaste Spa’s first location at Marriott’s Barony Beach Club has always been one of Hilton Head Island’s most luxurious retreats, offering clients a certain level of well-appointed service. Soon,...
Styled by Kaila Jeffcoat
Hair & Makeup by True Beauty by Joanna Marie
Modeled by Melina Laree and Caroline Molloy
Egan + Ella: Spring Styles for any occasion!
Afton, Mary and Heather of Egan + Ella model their newest spring arrivals in Old Town Bluffton. From music festivals to weddings, this store has options and accessories to help you standout with style.
In Beaufort with Birdie James
Styled by Kaila Jeffcoat + Michelle Taylor
Modeled by Caroline Molloy
Hair & Makeup by True Beauty by Joanna Marie
Photography by M.Kat
Special thanks to Harden Creative
Look Good For Your Age at Any Age
Practical tips for anyone old enough to care
C2 Special Section: Medical Spas
Kennedy Geyer Bella Santé Esthetics What is your specialty? Acne and anti-aging. Acne is something I’m extremely passionate about because it’s not only physically painful but emotionally as well....
Why You Need Monthly Spa Treatments
Many people think of spa treatments as a luxury, not a necessity. Facials, massages, mani/pedis, or any service that helps us look or feel better can be misconceived as something decadent to do on...
C2 Fashion: How to Fall Festival
Fashion by Copper Penny Hilton Head, Hair by: Madyson Mardon and Makeup by: Erica Horton, Salon Karma
C2 Fashion: Transitional Style at Wexford on the Green
Styled by Hunter Kostylo, Modeled by Caroline Molloy of Halo Talent Agency, Home courtesy of Dunes Real Estate and Cindy Creamer
Whisper Creek Spa: Your destination for the ultimate bliss
Nobody said life on Earth would be easy. Some days, it seems that the very air is charged with invisible stress ions that try our patience, tense our necks, wrinkle our faces and ravage our bodies. Have you ever wanted to stop the world and get off? Now you can at Whisper Creek Spa.
Road Trippin’: On the Hunt for Something Interesting..
Modeled by Caroline Molloy, Styled by Kaila Jeffcoat, and Hair & Makeup by TrueBeauty by Joanna Marie
For this month’s fashion feature, we decided to hop in the car and head down the mostly untraveled roads of South Carolina in search of interesting backdrops. When was the last time you just got in the car and went on a drive for the pure joy of exploring small towns and places you’ve never been before?
Far More Than a Crowning Achievement:A budding leader hopes her Miss South Carolina win is just the beginning of a lifetime of impacting social change.
Julia Herrin is the crown-wearing embodiment of taking advantage of opportunity. At age 13, the shy piano-playing middle child of Lowcountry musical entrepreneurs Jeff and Jennifer Herrin decided to forge a completely foreign path by trying to become Miss Teen Hilton Head Island.
“My best friend, my mom, convinced me to try. I laughed it off at first. Me in pageants? I would never win, so why even try?” said the now-19-year-old Bluffton resident.
Tough as Nails: Could a good pedicure cure a man of toxic masculinity?
I am calm. I am at peace. I am the still waters of a tranquil koi pond amid a bamboo forest. I am riding a wave of bliss emanating from the massage chair. I am ignoring the increasingly impatient woman currently grinding away at my toenails with a Dremel tool.
Meet the Doctors: July 2021
A Spotlight on Local Medical Professionals.
Lowcountry Zen: Namaste Spa offers serenity, space, and specialized service
Since they opened in 2015, Hilton Head’s locally owned and operated Namaste Spa, located at Marriott’s Barony Beach Club, has always been considered a luxurious retreat, offering clients a certain level of well-appointed service. Recently, however, the spa has undergone a complete makeover, and as one would expect from a boutique spa housed inside one of the island’s most prestigious resorts, the transformation is a huge success. Now, more than ever, locals and visitors alike are enjoying Namaste’s upgraded serenity, space, and specialized service.
Hot WORKS! HOTWORX infrared sauna fitness studio brings the heat to Bluffton
HOTWORX is heating up workouts and creating hot bodies all over the country as the newest kid on the fitness block, and since May 15 the infrared studio has been open in Bluffton at 7 Venture Dr., Suite 103, at Buckwalter Place.
In-Flight Fashion: Looks to Leave Your House In
Special thanks to Dr. Rusty Harrington, Lawson and Maximilian Lowrey for hosting us.
Hair & Make-up by True Beauty by Joanna Marie
Clothing Modeled by Caroline Molloy & Maximillian Lowrey
Styled by Kaila Jeffcoat
Love the Skin You’re In: Vitality Med Spa offers full-service boutique skincare experience
Stepping out in faith, Tavia Osterstock, licensed esthetician, partnered in opening Vitality Med Spa in the heart of Bluffton. Originally renting a small room to see her clients in Bluffton Village, her passion for skincare and vision for what could be blossomed in May of 2018 when she opened Vitality Med Spa with Dr. Kristi Blessitt. Blessitt, a medical doctor who had taken some family time, was now ready to go back to work with a focus on hormone replacement therapy and aesthetic injectables. Shortly after, Joanie Vilcheck, RN, joined Osterstock and Blessitt in providing IV vitamin therapy to further complete their spa services.
WHAT ABOUT ME? Self-care: The gift that keeps on giving
Raise your hand if you are exhausted: your multi-tasking, people-pleasing personality keeps you going through the motions, but your body, mind and spirit are screaming for a break. If you find yourself living in this constant state of stress and overwhelm—taking care of everybody else’s needs with no time for yourself—stop it! Because running around like a headless chicken is (a) unattractive (b) draining the life out of you, and © stealing your joy. It’s time to start looking out for number one.
Egan + Ella Boutique: Experience the empowerment and confidence that comes with the right outfit
Passion peeks out from behind a hot pink facemask as Afton Ryan calls a cheerful, “welcome in” to the customer who has just stepped into her charming Bluffton boutique, Egan + Ella. In spite of a pandemic that shut her doors just three months after opening, Ryan’s eyes gleam with a contagious energy you’ll want to catch.
Where Hair Meets Art: Local stylist with a flair for hair enters the industry’s most prestigious competition
Who would imagine that a dog cone wrapped in hair could be a work of art? Local hairstylist Erica Horton would! She also found chicken wire and Styrofoam to be helpful props when creating her first collection of competition hair, designed to look like hats.
Advanced Aesthetics Academy: Offering basic esthetics, advanced esthetics, continuing education courses, licensed esthetic courses
Advanced Aesthetics Academy is gearing up for an exciting curriculum expansion with new programs being announced soon. Now, more than ever, this is a beneficial time for students to familiarize themselves with an academy that can move them into their professional future and advance their earning potential.
Quarantine in the time of COVID-19
Just like everything in our collective “world” right now, fashion looks a little different this month. With businesses shut down and social distancing the hot new buzz word of the month, we decided to do something a little different for our May fashion spread.
A Wedding Story: One beautiful day in November saw two people come together as man and wife. This is their story.
When it comes to telling the story of the day Kimberly Cardone and Matthew McNab became man and wife, the pictures you see here will do most of the heavy lifting. You need only glance at these pages...
Dream Boutique now open at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
Do you ever come across someone and feel an instant rapport, as if being drawn by a strong magnet? Someone whose smile feels like a hug? Whose joy and verve are infectious? Prepare for that kind of powerful encounter when you meet Lea Mitchell, owner of Dream Boutique—the newest women’s clothing store at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.
How to Be a Fit Female at Any Age
Don’t start a fitness regimen solely to lose weight. Studies show that working out to “slim down” often backfires. First of all, because muscle weighs more than fat, some women gain weight with an...
Jeepers, Creepers, Where’d Ya Get Those Peepers? Bluffton Lash Lounge, of course!
Since the days of Cleopatra, rudimentary eyelash embellishments, often concocted of sticky, smelly substances, were a part of women’s beauty rituals. In 1872, French perfumer Eugene Rimmel did us all a favor when he invented the world’s first commercially available mascara made from petroleum jelly and coal dust. Well, ladies, we’ve come a long way!
Fall in Love with Yourself
Advanced Women’s Care of the Lowcountry now offering full array of options for looking and feeling your best
The Single Life
This month, we recruited local singles to model looks from our Lowcountry boutiques—and had them share their thoughts on their idea of a perfect first date, what traits are deal-breakers, and how dating has changed since the dawn of the digital age.
Effortless Beauty: Permanent Cosmetics HHI offers life-changing options for enhancing your appearance
Are your eyebrows missing in action? Are your lips disappearing into your face? Are you tired of hiding embarrassing scars? Maybe it’s time to consider a more permanent solution than traditional makeup, which is not only time-consuming to apply but often melts off when you walk out the door.
According to Sarah Rhoads, owner of Permanent Cosmetics HHI (PCHHI) people choose to get permanent cosmetics for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s about saving time. (Imagine rolling out of bed with your brows and/or lips already done for the day!) For others, it’s a matter of no longer being able to apply makeup skillfully due to vision changes or decreased dexterity. And for men and women alike, it is often about restoring their appearance after an accident, injury or surgery. Whatever the initial reason for their visit to PCHHI, clients are raving about the results.