Spa Sydell traces its roots to 1982, when it opened in Buckhead with a vision of helping Atlantans ease away tension and escape the pressures of daily life. More than 30 years later, Spa Sydell has grown to seven locations while continuing its commitment to providing each customer with personalized attention to ensure superior service and quality.
Each of the spa’s outposts exhibits a unique personality—the larger facilities echo with the sounds of water trickling down fountain displays, soothing scents permeate the air, tropical flowers are placed with care, and the more intimate boutique locations host private treatment rooms in which botanical fragrances couple with the sounds of orchestral twee pop. Regardless of the locale, expect a relaxing, personalized massage experience in which a therapist tends to your individual aches and pains with soothing strokes. During facials, the spa’s aestheticians blend signature products individually selected and previously tested on the CEO.
Solar Eclipse Tanning Salon doesn’t hide its bold intentions in the shadows. The salon’s staff members envision “putting the sun out of business,” a hyperbolic mission that they accomplish, in part, with four types of UV-tanning beds. Unlike the sun, all of these beds are regularly sanitized and outfitted with fresh bulbs to ensure a glowing base tan or a dark bronze coat.
Not content to merely mimic the sun’s rays, the salon takes a different route entirely with a Mystic Tan booth that spritzes the body with a UV-free bronzing formula. This formula comes in two shades, each of which lasts for up to seven days with proper care. In a red-light-therapy bed—also free of UV rays—therapeutic light repairs skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and render tattooed treasure maps more legible.
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.
At Mind & Body Day Spa, staff members eschew fluff and pretensions to stay focused on their main goals: to help clients relax and see beautifying results. Their customized skincare treatments harness plant-based ingredients such as pineapple enzymes and pumpkin extracts, giving complexions a natural glow. Alternatively, back massages, scrubs, and wraps extend relaxation throughout the body, much like remembering that you definitely did turn the death ray off before you left the house. Spa packages combine services for more complete pampering.
Atlanta Permanent Cosmetics owner Melissa Vanzandt and her crew of certified technicians aim to eliminate the morning makeup hassle by anointing features with permanent cosmetics. A blessing to people with cosmetic allergies or vision problems, permanent cosmetics add discreet pigment to eyebrows, eyelids, and lips to help enhance the natural beauty of each client and return faces to neglected Mrs. Potato Head dolls. Meanwhile, specialists further illuminate facial beauty with speedy LED teeth whitening and lush mink lash extensions.
The accommodating staff at Rio Tan preserves their visitors' bronze-ability and comfort with standup tanning booths that shine 360 degrees of UV-light, sunless spray-tanning options, private rooms, and complimentary refreshments. During a custom airbrush-tanning session, a skilled technician evenly applies a mist of tanning solution by hand so skin doesn't appear orange and streaky, like carrots shot out of a T-shirt cannon. Alternatively, the All-Inclusive package resurrects waning complexions with standup UV booths, up to eight Mystic spray or airbrush tans, and unlimited use of the Rio 42, 54, 60 and high-pressure booths. The booths come in variety of strengths, including high-pressure bronzing that tans skin without forcing visitors to impersonate mummies' pets. The package also includes red-light therapy (with a requirement of 24 hours between sessions), which can even out skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and shrink pores.