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.
Exposed brick, stone masonry, and long, arched windows line the facade of NYAH Med Spa's cottage-like building. But what lies behind the beautiful exterior is an arsenal of cutting-edge aesthetic technology?fittingly, since that's also what lies behind the beautiful exterior of each departing client. To get skin to its most radiant, the spa's team of aestheticians calls on treatments ranging from the traditional, such as its more than 10 classic facials, to more novel services that use IPL, lasers, or skin-safe chemical solutions to banish fine lines and blemishes. They even perform a slate of teen-specific services that target the acne, oil, and eye rolls of adolescence, along with numerous treatments tailored to men. Bodies get their time in the spotlight, as well?luxurious body scrubs and massages give way to higher-tech treatments such as laser hair removal and VelaShape body sculpting.
Paul Mitchell The School Esani is the starting point for scores of now well-established salon stylists. As an institution for careers in cosmetology, skincare, and makeup, the school holds its students to the highest of standards as it educates them on everything from the technical to professional aspects of the beauty industry. The scissor-happy student body receives hands-on industry experience inside a 20,000-square-foot school facility, located just north of Atlanta. Guests in need of anything from a cut and color to a Dermalogica skin treatment can stop by the school to receive their services from a passionate burgeoning stylist. The school was recognized in Modern Salon's 2011 Excellence in Education awards for its placement, facilities, and culture, among other categories.
For Tammy Stanley, the owner of Kera Vie, the learning process never stops. Even after more than 20 years as a professional stylist, she still regularly attends hair shows in an effort to keep her skills sharply fashion-forward. This commitment is also demonstrated by the mater stylists at the salon, who bring decades of experience to their chairs. They perform basic cut and color services, as well as advanced treatments such as color correction, seamless hair extensions, and Global Keratin's Juvexin smoothing system, which reduces frizz and increases shine for up to five months. In addition to hair services, the team is also adept at delivering makeup applications with Mirabella Beauty cosmetics.
Taylor/Brooks Salon & Spa owner Brooke designed her salon to funnel the industry's latest advancements into an intimate space where her hair designers and their clients could collaborate on the perfect cut. As a Redken Elite salon, the staff members wield Redken products and styling techniques as they clip and color locks into flattering looks. The staff also specializes in detail-oriented services ranging from brow tinting and eyelash extensions to makeup applications and waxing to ensure every client looks even better than their loudmouth mirror reflection.
Sonia Schultz, Brazilian Breeze's principle aesthetician and owner, is an avid scholar of beauty who has acquired certifications in nearly a dozen techniques for revealing smooth, hairless skin. As the studio's name suggests, it specializes in waxing intimate areas for both men and women. Aestheticians can also keep the rest of the body Rio de Janeiro-ready with waxing services for areas including full legs, stomach, chest, and feet. In addition to hair removal, facials soothe male, female, and teen mugs, and body treatments scrub and nurture limbs like a baby bird getting its first loofah.