Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waxing the City opens in Mt. Pleasant this weekend

Wax on, wax off

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Did you know that waxers (verb or not, we're usin' it) have a name for their profession? They're called cerologists and they know everything there is to know about the art of waxing.

So, if you've been on the hunt for a new spot to get smooth, head to Waxing the City (located at 905 Houston Northcutt Blvd.) this Sat. Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. to celebrate the franchise's first Lowcountry location.

Guests will receive 50 percent off of their first service. And if you reserve a spot before Saturday you'll also receive a $10 gift card. Woo hoo. Call the studio at (843) 207-4095 or book online.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

FRIDAY: Purple Buffalo hosts the first full moon market and music

Dark side of the moon

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:25 AM

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Celebrate the penumbral lunar eclipse at Purple Buffalo Friday with local artisans and musicians. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and continues all night; peruse wares from jewelry to handmade water pipes — by the light of the moon, of course. Coleman Sawyer and Brandon Brooks & Friends perform and Roti Rolls shows up at 9:30 p.m. There's a $5 cover after 9 p.m.

This market's vendors include Red Rose Vintage, Runaround Sue Vintage, My Bud Vase, Anna Hopkins Art, Tied for 1st, The Vinyl Countdown, and more.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Patagonia's Worn Wear College Tour stops by CofC next Thursday

Saving the world once fleece at a time

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Patagonia's 2017 Worn Wear Tour stops by 21 universities across the country - PROVIDED
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  • Patagonia's 2017 Worn Wear Tour stops by 21 universities across the country
Not only does Patagonia sell the quintessential collegiate patterned pullovers we all know and love, the company is also uber eco savvy. Their Worn Wear program promotes a "If it's broken, fix it!" mantra, encouraging Patagonia buyers to repair their apparel before throwing it out.

The Worn Wear College Tour brings a mobile repair shop to campuses across the country. Students can have their gear repaired in the funky custom van or they can learn how to fix the rips and tears themselves. Nonprofits like Lowcountry Street Grocery will make an appearance, as well as the CofC composting program and reps from urban gardens and bike share programs.

The Worn Wear Wagon will be parked at Randolph Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Check out the Facebook page for more details about the day's event.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Drybar opening, Urban Nirvana downtown closes, Vanity Salon opening in West Ashley

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Belly up to the Drybar for free blowouts next Fri. Feb. 10. - PROVIDED
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Drybar Charleston, South Carolina's first iteration of the California-based chain, opens up shop at 556 King St. on Fri. Feb. 10, and is offering free blowouts to new clients compliments of local partner Servisfirst Bank. Get your weekend-hair ready in the sprawling two-story space, adorned with marble countertops, iPhone chargers, and flatscreen TVs. Make a reservation for the free 'do here before they're booked.

Looking for a full treat yo' self day? Check out Vanity Salon, specializing in "hair styling, spray tanning, airbrush makeup, eyelash extensions, and facial spa services," opening a second location this Sat. Feb. 4, at 2875 Ashley River Road (the Mt. Pleasant location has garnered both a Best of Mount Pleasant 2016 award and a 2017 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award). The grand opening includes a cocktail reception starting at 5 p.m. and a raffle for a special salon package. The West Ashley location will be open Tues.-Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown's Urban Nirvana has closed, according to Urban Nirvana West Ashley's Dana Harmon, who tells us that stylists from the downtown location have been relocated to other Urban Nirvanas around town.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Is 'Becky with the Good Hair' coming to Charleston Fashion Week?

Hi Becky

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 1:36 PM

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  • Designer Rachel Roy
That's what we hear. Hot on the heels of Beyoncé Knowles' announcement that she's having twins (fun veil, B), an anonymous source tells us that Rachel Roy — no, not Food Network darling Rachael Ray — but Rachel Roy, a.k.a. the fashion designer, a.k.a. "Becky with the good hair," will be making an appearance at this year's Charleston Fashion Week.

No idea who we're talking about? Roy is allegedly the woman behind one of music's harshest burns. When Beyonce dropped her latest album Lemonade last year, the album included the seemingly autobiographical track "Sorry" which took a deep dive into marital misery. Beyonce never confirmed or denied the real life accuracy of the lyrics, but suffice it to say the Beehive deduced that it was B's way of telling the world that Jay Z had cheated on her with the succinct:

"He only want me when I'm not there / He better call Becky with the good hair."

The music blogosphere's hot take was that "Becky with the good hair" had to be Rachel Roy, the ex-wife of Jay Z’s former partner Damon Dash. Roy's name first came to fans awareness in May 2014 when a video of Solange Knowles, Beyonce's sister, went viral showing her beating Jay Z an elevator at NYC’s Standard Hotel. According to tabloids, like Hollywood Life, Solange was pissed at Jay Z for his “'too close for comfort' friendship with Beyonce‘s husband."

Following the release of Lemonade, Roy posted a since deleted Instagram post reading, "Good hair don't care, but we will take good lighting for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light. #nodramaqueens."

So that's the dramz. Keep your eyes open the week of March 14-18 for Roy — she'll be the one with the really good hair.

For a full list of Fashion Week happenings, head here.

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