With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.
Comfort is key at Waxing Mania, which is why the certified and licensed aestheticians only slather skin with organic hard wax during hair-removal services. This method is said to leave less residue than soft wax and is reportedly much less painful than duct tape. The techs also put clients at ease by maintaining a high level of cleanliness—including a strict no double-dipping policy—and keeping most appointment times under 30 minutes. All sessions are held behind closed doors in private treatment rooms, where soothing music and neutral décor create a peaceful ambiance.
For the last 25 years, Rasheedah has taken the beauty industry by storm as a makeup artist, certified hair loss specialist, and master cosmetologist with a concentration in natural haircare services. She uses ammonia-free permanent color and a squad of products that includes Mazani, Redken, and Bio Silk. She also marries existing locks with weaves during a non-denominational ceremony, and twists hair into a chic updo for fancy events.
Chris Nicholson Salon and Spa combines the latest in hair services and skincare techniques with talented, experienced stylists. Masters of head-garden cultivation provide customers with a comprehensive consultation before waging war on misplaced follicles with a women’s cut ($40–$55), men’s cut ($24–$35), or kid’s cut (12 and under, $20–$30). Clients concerned about cranial coloring can mitigate fears with a one-step color ($50–$75) or a new set of highlights ($75 and up). After a shampoo and blow-dry ($25–$30), customers can wander over to the skin section, where a stylist will perform a skin analysis and offer a treatment recommendation such as a 75-minute signature spa facial ($95) or a 30-minute natural skin peel ($50). All skin treatments include neck, shoulder, face, and hand massages, but for those who require further manipulation, massage therapy is available in 30-minute ($50), 60-minute ($75), and 90-minute ($100) increments.
From simple waxing sessions to advanced skincare treatments, Pure Skin & Wax's comprehensive menu of services caters to the needs of each individual. Aestheticians cleanse and hydrate skin with customized facials and help reverse the signs of aging with high-end treatments incorporating pharmaceutical-grade gloTherapeutics products. They also use diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands to improve skin texture, balance complexions, and erase notes-to-self scrawled on foreheads.