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Plan a Day: Body Mods

By Maggie Holman Kaylin Daniels Tyler Sprague and

Looking for some change? Take a day for 'body mods' with these Best of Carolina 2022 winners!

1. Try a double helix or orbital piercing at

Best Piercing Shop - Immaculate Piercing

Start your day of self-care off right by finally getting that piercing you have been wanting for years. Immaculate Piercing goes above and beyond to make each customer feel safe, welcome and comfortable. These efforts are reflected in its 4.8 star rating on Google, the overwhelmingly positive reviews and being named Best Piercing Shop in Best of Carolina for the third year in a row. Safety is the top priority at Immaculate Piercing, the studio is licensed by SCDHEC and goes to great lengths to make sure all equipment is properly sterilized and disposed of. Although it might be tempting to rush there right now, appointments are required and the lobby is closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions.

Avoid a piercing horror story and make an appointment at Immaculate Piercing! Next it’s off to your next appointment at Jolie’s Nail Spa to get a fresh set to go with your new piercing!

2. Get solar, dipped, or gel nails at

Best Nail Salon - Jolie Nails and Spa

Jolie Nails and Spa, SC on Whaley Street is the place to go for a self-care day or a quick nail touch-up! Since its opening in October 2020, students have made this a popular spot with 85% of its clientele being students, according to the owners. The staff is professional and friendly, offering a drink when you come in and also many pampering options.

UofSC students receive a 5% discount by showing their CarolinaCard. If you want a much-needed break without hurting your wallet, head to Jolie Nails for a relaxing and luxurious experience.

3. Space buns or a blow out at

Best Hair Salon - Studio O2

I don’t know about you, but my hair is a sacred thing to me and I won’t entrust the task of cutting and dying it to just anyone so if you are like me, end your day of self care at Studio 02. Studio O2 specializes in modern and classic cutting techniques and handles everything from professional hair coloring and color correction to keratin smoothing, Brazilian blowouts and extension services.

Hair isn’t all they specialize in, they also offer lash enhancements, waxing, makeovers and skin care. And don’t worry boys – they offer men’s grooming too! The SO2 team is composed of 17 employees who all have their own areas of expertise and creative vision that when brought together create a well-rounded and innovative experience. According to the website, SO2 believes in a team-based culture full of “vision, artistry, and five-star customer service.” But don’t just take their word for it, the “Accolades” tab on the website includes raving reviews from real customers, and this is their second year in a row winning Best of Carolina!

Here’s your sign: put down the scissors and the box-dye and invest in your hair by booking an appointment at Studio O2!

After visiting all three BOC nominated self-care spots - Immaculate Piercing, Jolie’s and Studio 02 - I guarantee you will
leave feeling like a brand new person.