For more than 30 years, patrons have augmented their skin's natural color with tanning services at Sunshine Tan. Six levels of UV beds range from gentle to intense—regular beds build base tans, whereas turbo beds catalyze the deepest possible color by encouraging melanin with inspirational speeches. As an alternative to UV tanning, the company offers three sunless options: VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, and Infinity Sun airbrush tanning. Among these options, Mystic Tan booths dispense a bronzer with polarized particles that adhere to the skin's natural magnetic properties and thereby prevent streaks.
Cindy German-Day, Nuance Skin Boutique's master cosmetologist, has more than 25 years of skincare experience, so it's no surprise that she's been asked to share her knowledge as the aesthetics instructor at Athens Technical College. When she's not busy teaching, she's providing her clients with skincare services that emphasize a clinical approach: microdermabrasion, natural skin peels, and European facials. Her center also carries such cosmeceutical lines as Image Skincare and Agera Laboratories so that clients can continue caring for their skin at home or inside a locked chifforobe.
Jewels Beauty Bar founder and GKhair educator and color expert Julia Hart discovered her love for the beauty industry at age 11 when she became intrigued by the styles, makeup, and hairdos of her peers. Now, she and her Dream Squad run a private women's beauty boutique that eliminates wait times and the assembly-line feel of nonpersonalized salons. Exuding a personable charm, Julia styles, moisturizes, highlights, colors, and tames hair exclusively using the sulfate, gluten, ammonia, and paraben free product line GKhair. GKhair color products also contain Juvexin keratin which leaves hair soft and shiny.
In a styling area dotted with lime accents and filled with Paul Mitchell products, a team including master cosmetologists Beth Emery and Jessica Mathis calls upon specialized techniques to create custom hairstyles. The stylists color locks to reinvent appearances and shape them with techniques developed by international stylist Wayne Grund. The staff frequently attends classes and workshops to stay abreast of trendy styles and industry innovations, such as new products or techniques for taming hyperevolved cowlicks.
Silver Sun Tan's variety of UV- and sunless-tanning equipment earned it the title of No. 1 Tanning Salon in the Athens Banner-Herald's 2013 Best of Athens Readers’ Choice awards. Certified staffers point patrons to traditional beds or the open design of the high-pressure SunBoard XTT system, which allows tanners to move limbs freely or practice levitating, and Mystic Tans as a UV-free option. The team also enhances self-confidence with the InShapeMD doctor-guided medical weight-loss program.
Bonnie and Clyde Salon owner Heidi Quinter harnesses her 28 years of experience in taming tresses, sculpting skull tops, and styling strands. Forests of female follicles yield to the shape-setting steadiness of hand and scissor, surrendering to a new hairstyle and highlights of vibrant colors that rejuvenate hair strands and possess the ability to illuminate dark closets. Alternatively, mop tops seeking an identity change can choose a coloring and styling, during which Heidi will convert hair to another color of the rainbow before crafting it into a stylized ‘do. On-the-run sun tanners with no time for the beach can absorb the tones of an airbrush tan, which covers the body in even, natural tones capable of tricking migrating birds into prematurely returning for summer. Heidi also assists men with manes that have minds of their own. Gents can send their strands through a refreshing cleanse, which prepares the scalp for an even cut and a restructuring style that transforms chaotic tufts into synchronized strand sculptures.