The Epitome of Southern Grace and Rustically Refined Charm: Salon Karma

Salon Karma is a must-do in Bluffton for residents and visitors alike. With a star-studded resume, this salon is sure to deliver an A-list treatment.

Bluffton, South Carolina, the biggest little town in the South, is perfect for your next Girls’ weekend. Photos. Ian V. Santiago

Bluffton, South Carolina, the biggest little town in the South, is perfect for your next Girls’ weekend. Nestled beside the pristine waters of the majestic May River, Bluffton is the epitome of Southern grace and rustically refined charm.

Written by: Barry Kaufman/Lauren Flemming • Styled by: Ashley Borders • Photos: Ian Santiago

Along the storied blocks of Calhoun Street, you’ll find the soul of a small town that has stood for generations. Among its lavish storefronts you’ll find a paradise of shopping, dining and relaxation. In short, it was the perfect place to take the Blender Bombs girls for an enchanting day trip.

Once defined as a secluded enclave for quirky artists and oystermen, Bluffton’s evolution over the last few years has transformed it into an iconic getaway blending old-school Southern charm and new-school sophistication. You’ll find tradition here, and stories that go back generations. But you’ll also find boutique stores boasting the latest in refined Southern fashion, restaurants on the vanguard of the South’s culinary renaissance and a renowned sense of hospitality that has made this sleepy town a world-renowned destination.

So when South magazine decided to entertain the girls from Blender Bombs, we couldn’t think of a better spot. With the loan of a decked-out street-legal Moke (hot pink, of course) and a room at the Old Town Bluffton Inn to rest their heads, we set them loose on B-Town with a quest to find the best places to shop, dine and explore. What they found has us ready to plan our own girls’ weekend in Old Town Bluffton. 

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Julia Watkins starts the Blender Bomb girls’ weekend being pampered at Salon Karma. Makeup: Amy Velasquez. Hair and Makeup: Erica Horton. Hair: Madyson Mardon, Emily White & Madison Conner. Owner: Kim Seaglund

Salon Karma 

Before you and your squad hit the town, book an appointment at Salon Karma. Boasting stylists whose work has been featured in style magazines the world over, this Promenade icon will have each of you looking stylish and fierce. South’s stylist has high praise for this salon, reporting, “The moment you walk into Salon Karma you feel the sheer sophistication in the air. The wall of Oribe and Kerastase products definitely grabbed my eye…I would trust them blindly with my hair any day, and that’s not something I say lightly!” In addition to exceptional cuts, the salon also offers a wide range of specialty services from makeovers, bridal parties, braids and extensions. 

12 State Of Mind Street, Bluffton, SC | 843.757.5762 |

View the full Girls’ Getaway Guide to Bluffton, SC here and see more Lowcountry travel recommendations for Bluffton here!