The 17 Most Stylish Companies in the South
For the businesses of the South, 2020 has been a true test of endurance. So how do you keep your head up and your doors open during a global pandemic? With style!
SAVANNAH FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Dr. Timothy Minton and his team at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery always strive for the most natural aesthetic that achieves the best results for their patients. They’ve been able to capitalize on the fact that they are the most trained in the head and neck region in the Greater Savannah area. Dr. Minton is the region’s only fellowship-trained, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. His team includes Nurse Practitioners Angela Merritt, Brianna Sapp, and Lauren Koncul as well as Nurse Injector Dacy Weiss and Kimberly Richardson, licensed esthetician and certified assistant laser practitioner, all who bring a reserve of expertise to the practice. Their extensive training combined with commitment to honest and comprehensive consulting is what sets the practice apart. “At Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery, not only do we have a passion for our craft, we have a passion to truly connect with our patients and provide them with an individualized experience and results that are unparalleled,” says Dr. Minton. Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery and Minton MD Hair Restoration Center are motivated by the quality of results they can deliver. Dr. Minton emphasizes, “We won’t offer [a procedure] to you if it’s not going to give you the result you want.” The team takes a holistic approach through nonsurgical, surgical, and combination therapy procedures with a roadmap of individualized options for optimized results. All recommended treatment options are as minimally invasive as possible to achieve maximum results. Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery sees real patients achieve real results, illustrated through real before and after transformation photos that demonstrate honest, expert talent. After over six years in Savannah, the practice has produced the best results in a multitude of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and continues to serve the community with the newest technology and skilled technique.
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Address: 5356 Reynolds St Ste 510, Savannah
The Bocook Realty family knows a thing or two about Southern style and hospitality. Providing excellent customer service is Randy Bocook and his team’s top priority when conducting business – combined with extensive market knowledge, their warm, client-centered service highlights the team’s top-tier professionalism. These characteristics are evident in their testimonials that frequently highlight the honest, reliable, above-and-beyond attitude of the agents. They pride themselves not only on their working relationships, but their ability to be a neighbor to each and every client as well. As the experts on the Greater Savannah area real estate market – including Richmond Hill, downtown Savannah, Pooler, Midway, Rincon and more – clients are in trusted hands. Bocook Realty is a local real estate staple, having served the coastal Georgia community for over 20 years. Bocook Realty also specializes in military moves and relocations in the Fort Stewart area.
Address: 3760 Hwy 17 Suite 11, Richmond Hill
“While we specialize in closets, we’re also the masters at calming the chaos that takes over other areas of your home.” – Amy Dickson
A place for everything. Except stress. The pace of life makes getting and staying organized stressful. Inspired Closets partners with homeowners to solve everyday organizational problems, big and small, in inspiring ways. They believe in the transformative power of custom organization, which is why it’s their mission to turn disorganized, stressful spaces into organized, inspired ones. It’s not just about giving you a new space.
It’s about creating a custom space that you’ll absolutely love. “While we specialize in closets, we’re also the masters at calming the chaos that takes over other areas of your home.”
The Lowcountry’s top choice for custom cabinetry, luxury appliances and interior design is LaSOURCE Living – home to LaSOURCE, Plantation Interiors and now, Inspired Closets. Owners Amy and Lukejohn Dickson expanded their group to include Inspired Closets, a custom closet business that showcases the pair’s unparalleled customer care and thoughtful design. The showroom spaces on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Savannah are havens for those seeking curated, luxury products and is a must-visit for anyone looking to begin a new project.
Address: 10 Target Rd. Hilton Head Island
Address: 252 Red Cedar St. Bluffton
Address: 217 E 41s St. Savannah
THE HILTON HEAD LIFE
“Think of us as lifestylists. When you’re buying a home, we want to make sure that property enhances your life on every level.” – Daniella Squicquero
You’ll find no shortage of ways to elevate your style throughout these pages, whether it’s the cut of a new suit or the elegance of a makeover. After all, this is the Style issue. But Ric Hollifield and Daniella Squicquero of Hilton Head Life don’t deal with what’s in your closet; they deal with what your closet is in.
“In this context, we’re ‘life stylists’ if you will,” says Squicquero. “When selecting a home, our goal is that it enhances your life on every level desired. What inspires you? Do you prefer to wake up with the sun, or toast it goodnight? How close do you want to be to the water, your yoga studio, or favorite restaurants? Every small detail is crucial in tailoring your lifestyle, and we cherish the ability to craft and curate in such a critical way.” “Think of us as lifestylists. When you’re buying a home, we want to make sure that property enhances your life on every level.”Like a haute couture gown, Hollifield and Squicquero isolate patterns from your desires.
Like so many fine fabrics, they thread the elements of Lowcountry life with their years of experience living and working between Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort. Theirs is a depth of knowledge designed for one purpose: to deliver you the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of, one that fits like a glove.
Address: 2 Belfair Oaks Blvd. Bluffton
DR. CARL PEARL
“Seeing someone look younger or how they always wanted to look brings a smile to my face every time. It just never gets old.” – Carl Pearl, MD
Dr. Carl Pearl is a Georgia native. He returned to Georgia after finishing his plastic surgery training more than a decade ago, and has become a leader in his field in Savannah, embodying the city’s eccentric charm and style. Dr. Pearl is an active member of the local community, serving on the Administrative Board at Wesley Monumental Methodist Church and supports the Savannah Children’s Theater. When it comes to style, Dr. Pearl favors casual and athletic over formal and rigid. He helps his patients feel confident by improving their appearances through complimenting their strengths. He specializes in facelifts, breast augmentations, body contouring and skin cancers. His highly-sought expertise has made him one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry.
Address: 7208 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah
Meet attorney Mark Tate. While a lot of attorneys will simply tell you they are fighting for you, Mark Tate really does fight for his clients day in and day out. Demonstrated through landmark cases that push the boundaries of what typical lawyers might do, Tate Law Group, LLC has a track record that proves their dedication to clients’ best interests. Such cases include instances of medical malpractice with record verdicts, a record recovery for clients in wake the Imperial Sugar Refinery disaster, and representing over one hundred counties and municipalities along the East Coast in opiate litigation against Big Pharma. Tate and his firm are especially proud of their work holding wrongdoers accountable for child sex abuse and violent negligent security. “Tate Law Group represents each client with unique style and passion.”
And Tate is not afraid to take things off-road and get bumpy, whether that be in a Jeep in the red rock hills of Arizona or in a Tom Ford suit and tie in his record-verdict-winning theatrical closing arguments. Through strategic counseling and zealous championship of clients’ rights, Tate Law Group, LLC works tirelessly for their clients, no matter how large or small. Through effortless style and panache, Mark Tate himself shows that you can do good, and look good doing it.
Address: 25 Bull St. Suite 200, Savannah
SEABOLT REAL ESTATE
“Style and luxury are different things to different people. Comfort in life and how you live it are the most important.” – Elaine Seabolt, Broker
Captivated by the beauty and charm of Savannah, Seabolt Real Estate is the epitome of professionalism and style in Savannah and the entire Georgia Coastline. Seabolt has the largest network of luxury affiliations on the Georgia Coast including Christie’s International Real Estate.
“Our goal is to provide the very best service for all customers no matter the price point,” comments founding broker/owner, Elaine Seabolt.
“Style and luxury mean different things to different people. Comfort in life and how you live it are the most important. We will always work diligently to find our customers and clients a home that fits ‘their’ style.” “Style and luxury are different things to different people. Comfort in life and how you live it are the most important.”
There is no greater satisfaction in our business than to put the right owner/owners with the right home. For most, it is the most important financial purchase one makes.
With a reputation as Savannah’s premier luxury real estate firm and as a regional market leader, Seabolt is able to produce unmatched results for their buyers and sellers.
Address: 24 E Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah
NINE LINE APPAREL
“As a lifestyle brand, we’re constantly looking for ways to expand our offerings; we want to give our customers an apparel option for every activity & adventure.”- Tyler Merritt, CEO
Nine line is a military term that refers to a medevac request for a soldier wounded on the battlefield; as such, it represents support coming from behind the front lines. NineLine’s brand namesake is indicative of their style – reliable, quality and patriotic. What began as a one-off t-shirt company has gown into a versatile business offering a wide range of apparel and products, all while continuing to emphasize service and support to the veteran community. NineLine cultivates true American style and values: founded by patriots for patriots as a giveback organization at its core. The company has taken this sentiment to the next level by moving away from foreign-made materials and developing domestic manufacturing methods.
Address: 450 Fort Argyle Rd. Savannah
“I am inspired everywhere I go. Colors, culture, people. I love seeing it translated in fashion.”
When it comes to style, Katie Cassidy has thought of it all – and a little bit more. As owner of Edgewater Boutique, located in downtown Savannah on Broughton Street, Cassidy’s mission was to curate a collection of clothing, accessories and gifts with her whole family in mind. She wanted mothers to find something special while their teenage daughters browsed the latest trends, or her sister to find interesting, but still classic pieces. Edgewater Drive’s collection reflects a careful balance of all niches, with a signature eclectic flair. Classic denim and wardrobe staples are complemented by unexpected details – all at affordable price points. Cassidy’s carefully selected pieces culminate in a unique aesthetic that shoppers won’t find in other local boutiques. When you stop in, be sure to say hello to the store’s resident camel!
Address: 319 W Broughton St. Savannah
NEW YORK LIFE: MICHELLE STENSON
“It’s the greatest privilege to be invited into conversations as ones take ownership of their Life Planning. That is what Legacy Building is really about!” – Michelle Stenson
New York Life has been serving its clients for 175 years and the city of Savannah has a local office dating back nearly 150 years. As a top Agent Michelle Stenson serves her clients as a steward of that century- plus legacy, and a rising star in the industry in her own right, as she has received numerous awards for outstanding sales achievements. Her successful approach is to understand the unique needs of each client in order to help them achieve their goals. “Being prepared has never shown itself more prudent then it has this year!” says Michelle, “We work too hard to leave behind a “struggle” for our children, grandchild, businesses and so on!” “It’s the greatest privilege to be invited into conversations as ones take ownership of their Life Planning. That is what Legacy Building is really about!”
“I focus on the Legacy Building, making sure we bridge the gaps and there’s something of you that will live on”, she adds, “Life insurance is not an overreaching expense, it’s something that can be obtained by all. A healthy lifestyle and a secure financial strategy is how I help make sure you’re ‘Good At Life.”’
SAVANNAH INTERIOR PLANT DESIGNS
“Creating a world of beauty through interior plantscapes from design and installation to weekly maintenance programs.” – Michael Skaff
Uniquely stylish and refreshingly innovative, Savannah Interior Plant Designs maintains an unparalleled reputation in creating interior plantscapes. The Savannah-based company has designed for prestigious events and clients from Presidential Inaugurations and the Academy Awards to designers such as Vera Wang and Todd Oldham. “Creating a world of beauty through interior plantscapes from design and installation to weekly maintenance programs.” Owner Michael Skaff and his team of highly trained horticultural professionals formulate specialized plantscape designs for corporate and residential environments. Savannah Interior Plant Designs also specialized in holiday decorating services.
Address: 110 Early St. Savannah
There is no greater fashion accessory than a beautiful smile. You can trust your smile to Dr. Stephanie Joy Sweeney, a Georgia native who understands the beautifying power of quality dentistry. Imagine that perfect smile that completes any outfit and spreads happiness too! Her professional journey began at the University of Georgia’s Honors College and then the Medical College of Georgia, but her love for the ocean and family brought her to Savannah. While the surf isn’t great, you can still often find her surfing on Tybee. More predictable than finding a wave at Tybee, you can find Dr. Sweeney at her practice, Savannah Dental.
The doctors at Savannah Dental, Dr. Stephanie Sweeney, Dr. Kevin Dickinson and Dr. Robert Walinchus, know that there is no greater fashion accessory than a beautiful smile. “It was a fabulous experience and I’m thrilled with the results and this office,” says patient Merry Bodziner, following her invisalign treatment. “I love seeing my smile in the mirror,”
The latest technology, like intraoral cameras and digital impression scanners — and their full range of dental services — makes Savannah Dental ideally suited for brightening and beautifying your smile!
Address: 815 E. 68th. Savannah
ROBS THE COLLECTIVE
“Up and over is how I think of every obstacle I encounter in business as well as my personal life.” – Rob Horton
In life and in business, there are generally no straight paths to success. For Rob Horton, that journey took him from across roads that sometimes diverged wildly from his own path and down a few rocky trails that ultimately culminated in dead ends. But the journey started with a single deflated look from his father.
“Seeing my dad come home in his three-piece suit, he just looked miserable,” said Horton. “I’d tell him I’m going to be a high school art teacher and he’d tell me, ‘You wont make any money.’ I just said, ‘But I’ll be happy.’”
That pursuit of the arts, first visual and culinary, prompted three attempts at college. “Up and over is how I think of every obstacle I encounter in business as well as my personal life.” And then he discovered hairdressing. “I signed up at local cosmetology school… I may as well have signed up for space camp. I had no idea what I was doing.” He picked it up quickly, however, finishing his education at The Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. When his visa ran out, he returned to Savannah and began building his own legacy. It wasn’t easy at first.
“I wish I’d saved all those letters from banks declining my loan for $5,000 to open a salon,” he said. Fortunately, he was able to convince his stepfather into cosigning a loan and opened his first salon at Liberty 6.
Horton has continued to let his maverick streak run wild, racking up a client list of celebrities and local legends and building a legacy of doing things his own way.
Rob’s head count: Rob Horton cuts on average 1,152 haircuts a year and has cut approximately 31,104 heads of hair since he first opened in 1993.
Address: One Diamond Causeway, Suite 4, Savannah
“The Creative Team just got bigger. We welcome Bobby Jeffery to our team as the new President of Creative Approach. Schedule time to think ‘Creative’ and get your brand in the hands of your customers.” – Travis Sawyer, Co-Founder
Founders Cale Hall and Travis Sawyer started Creative Approach in order to make a difference by offering excellent customer service, high quality products and fast turn-around time. What began as a dream in a small garden level apartment in Downtown Savannah quickly evolved into a full service printing company that fuels the fast growing and evolving needs of the Coastal Empire and Metro Atlanta. Creative Approach works to make the world a more beautiful place with state of the art print, design and promotional materials. Creative Approach fills the niche demand for quick run digital printing, wide format solutions, mailers, banners, booklets and more. “The Creative Team just got bigger. We welcome Bobby Jeffery to our team as the new President of Creative Approach. Schedule time to think ‘Creative’ and get your brand in the hands of your customers.”
Address: 408 Mlk Jr Blvd. Savannah
GOLDON HOUSE GALLERY
“Inside of me is a volcano. I’m still a rebel. I’m still a gypsy. I don’t like rules, but I draw a line.” – Vincent Golshani, Artist
A visit to Goldon House Gallery is like a trip around the world – Owner and Artist Vincent Golshani captures the essence of exploration and curiosity in his Savannah storefront. The colors and textures at play on vibrant canvases transport guests through emotions, sights and spaces accumulated through Golshani’s extensive travels. Golshani distances himself from the snobbery of the artiste and the art critic, and houses a refreshing air of approachability – despite having been endorsed by the likes of Salvador Dalí. “Inside of me is a volcano. I’m still a rebel. I’m still a gypsy. I don’t like rules, but I draw a line.”
Address: 220 W Bay St. Savannah
PORT CITY CUSTOMS
“Pretty much anything you can do to your ride to make it yours and make it cool, that’s our game.” – Brandon & Jessie Edenfield
You’ll be hard pressed to find a review that doesn’t mention “quality” and “craftsmanship” when it comes to Port City Customs, Savannah’s trusted source for wraps, tint, custom lighting, accessories and more. Having worked in his field since the age of 16, owner Brandon Edenfield puts the soul in tailor-made automotive builds and customization, building wraps and commercial branding. Originally from Effingham, Brandon traveled across the country with Texas Tint training dealership employees in the proper way to customize their cars. Now he’s returned back to Savannah and started Port City Customs with his wife and business partner Jessie — also a Savannah native — where they’re continuing their legacy of premier automotive customization. The power duo put the cool-factor in customization. “Pretty much anything you can do to your ride to make it yours and make it cool, that’s our game.”
Address: 415 Bonaventure Rd. Thunderbolt
ADVANCED AESTHETICS ACADEMY
“Enroll today to follow your passion.” – Heidi Daly
Heidi Daly, owner of Advanced Aesthetics Academy and lead esthetics instructor, has been teaching esthetics for over 11 years and has had a vision to open a state of the art esthetics school, offering a “working spa” for students. The team at Advanced Aesthetics has over 64 years of combined industry experience. By offering the maximum hands-on training with advanced modalities through their 450-hour licensure and endorsement programs, full service clinics and continuing education classes, the academy proves its passion for style and beauty, and boasts one-hundred percent pass and graduation rates – solidifying their position as a leader in the industry. “Enroll today to follow your passion.”
Clinics at Advanced Aesthetics are run just as a fully operational spa would be run, which allows the transition from school to the field to be seamless. The teaching staff and leadership are committed to empowering their students throughout the learning process and beyond. Given their standard of success, the academy is planning to expand the curriculum for new programs, which will be announced on their website that includes more information about specific services and techniques covered, as well as rates and financing.
Address: 176 Dermis Ave. Hardeeville, SC