Laura Urquhart grew up in a spa. Spa treatments were the family business, and as a young child Laura absorbed her parents' dedication to beauty and appreciation for relaxation as a crucial component of happy lives. As an adult, Laura worked to become a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, opening Mango Bliss Spa to share her passion. Her retreat's menu is populated with treatments that she personally designed, from massages that melt tension with hot seashells to Aquabrasion facials that lift bacteria from pores with ultrasound technology. She infuses each service with organic products and offers add-ons, including her specialty, aromatherapy, to augment the sensory effect of each service more pleasantly than equipping treatment rooms with velcro sheets.
When it comes to making her clients feel beautiful, ReNu owner Feleshia Sams knows what she's doing. Years of work as a makeup artist and micropigmentation specialist gave her all the tools necessary to help her clients take on the world with a more confident stride. Some come to her seeking permanent makeup or medical pigmentation treatments—two of her specialties—that help improve permanent skin issues. She also offers fillers, eyelash extensions, facials, and skin-tightening treatments that make it no longer necessary to walk around holding your face taut all day.
Most Popular Service: Hair color
Brands Used: Redken, Great Lengths, SO.CAP., Agave Smoothing
Good for Kids: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Be on time and in no rush to leave.
Creative director Ozlem Yilmaz and her team of stylists and aestheticians pamper their guests with little perks, such as complimentary beverages and free WiFi. And every visit to the Redken-certified salon and spa kicks off with a consultation. Discussing highlights, keratin hair-straightening treatments, and extensions, guests and stylists work together to create a look that suits each person's lifestyle. Waxing, threading, and mani-pedis round out Ozlem's offerings.
Everyone knows not to judge a book by its cover—a fact the book industry likes to abuse by slapping a defrocked maiden riding a unicorn on the front of every cookbook. Dust off your own cover's corners with today's deal. For $55, you'll get a signature facial at Ageless Remedies (a $125 value) at any of its following four locations: Buckhead, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Duluth.
The crew at Starmakers Hair Salon can help maintain the health of your hairs—even the ones you weren't born with. The stylists here are experts in sew-in weaves, lengthening and thickening micro-link extensions, and other forms of hair enhancement, though they're also just as adept at the classic shampoo and set.