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Hung over? Stressed out? Suffering from dry skin or bouts of acne? Why not just spray your ailments away? Sprayology, a line of vitamin oral sprays designed to “promote beauty and wellness from within,” combats just about every physical ailment and beauty dilemma imaginable. The homeopathic sprays are composed of natural substances that stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms, so you shouldn’t experience any negative side effects. Just squirt the product under your tongue, where it will be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, and wait for the results. One bottle (1.28 oz.) will last about a month and can run anywhere between $20-$32. Sprayology is available at Stella Nova Salon at 292 King St. For more information, call 722-9797 or visit

www.sprayology.com

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Good Vibrations


Grossed out by the thought of injecting yourself with a bacteria to paralyze your frown muscles or dousing yourself with acid to peel away the years? Vibradermabrasion (Vibraderm) may help you fight aging without resorting to such drastic measures. Vibraderm removes layers of dead skin cells through the use of an etched, vibrating paddle, thus minimizing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, wrinkles, and more. Most people request treatment for their face, but Vibraderm can treat nearly any part of the body. According to the folks at the Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston, the procedure is gentle and painless, almost like a massage, and doesn’t require any preparation or aftercare. Prices vary according to the area selected for treatment, but the average cost is somewhere between $100-$150. For more info, call 556-8886 or visit

www.dermandlaser.com

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Virgin Hair You Can Wear



When it comes to hair extensions, quality is everything and the stylists at Stuart Laurence Salon will tell you that extensions made from Indian temple hair are the best of the best. This “virgin” hair has never been chemically treated and comes from Indian temples where women shear their locks for religious reasons. But pristine quality comes with a price. Average extensions cost approximately $2,500 and take about 6 1/2 hours to complete. For more information call Stuart Laurence at 722-6776 or visit

www.greatlengths.net

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Interested in buying a beauty product tailored just for you? Thanks to Aveda’s Personal Blends collection, you can. Based on the concept of Ayurvedic medicine, Personal Blends uses the elements of infinity, air, fire, water, and earth to customize your beauty products and enhance your well-being. To find your own elemental nature, just pop into Rock Aveda in downtown Charleston (310 King St.) and take the questionnaire or smell the oils inspired by Ayurvedic elements and see which one most appeals to you. The staff will then use your chosen oil to create your beauty products, anything from shampoo and conditioner to body polish and hair color. Prices range from $11-$18, depending on what product you select. Call 853-6161 or visit

www.rocksalon.com

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Throughout the month of October, Indulgence a Salon will streak your hair pink for a mere $5 a foil in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If pink hair is a little too radical for your taste, the salon will also paint your nails pink ($5 per hand or foot) with all proceeds going directly to breast cancer research. Indulgence a Salon is located in Mt. Pleasant at 1136 Hungryneck Blvd., Suite 1. For more info, call 849-7700.

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