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.
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.
The Artisan Hair Salon's originator and chief tress-tamer, Marie Clark, whips feral manes into well-mannered coifs with attentive, personalized care. Inside a one-chair emporium of style, she utilizes more than 12 years of pate-pleasing practice to sculpt accentuating face-frames in fashions both classic and contemporary. Surrender locks to her skilled scissors and relax while well-aimed snips leave hair as sleek and brilliant as Einstein on a moped. Stressed men will enjoy the scalp massage, which melts away tension and clears minds of excess Golden Girls quotes, while women can edit Mother Nature's palette selection with a color glaze. Due to limited salon space, call ahead to avoid long waits.
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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.
At Athens Salon & Day Spa, master aesthetician Nazy and master cosmetologist Mary boast nearly 60 years of combined experience in the arts of client pampering and beautification. Nazy immigrated to the United States from the Middle East in 1989, bringing along her knowledge of khite, or threading, which extracts hair with cotton thread while stimulating blood flow to the skin. During facials and skin treatments, Nazy spritzes dermises with organic Éminence skincare products designed to prevent skin irritation without the harsh chemicals or lumberjack beards found in other brands. Mary’s mastery of retexturing hair and her soft perm technique pump limp strands full of robust volume, simplifying styling regimens with wash-and-wear maintenance.