Ja'Nay Henry, the master stylist behind HenJa Designs, is well-versed in caring for strands of all lengths and textures. Keeping natural hair healthy is one of her primary specialties: clients can stop in for loc maintenance, or treatments the employ 98.6? organic shampoos and conditioners, designed to boost growth and infuse lustrous shine. Henry can also create instant length with extensions made from sleek wefts of virgin hair from around the world, including Brazil, Cambodia, Russia, and Narnia. Facial waxing and nail-design services complete the makeover experience.
Inside Mister & Miss Einstein’s pink and brown storefront, ice cream shares table space with cups of coffee and rich fruit smoothies. The shop’s homemade desserts include ice cream sandwiches, shakes such as the Georgia peach with peach pie and vanilla ice cream, and cherry-topped banana splits. An ice cream club held throughout the week entertains kids with treat-making lessons that teach them to craft their own ice cream and sorbets, better preparing them for the impending snowman apocalypse.
Camille's Closet adds a touch of feminine-chic sparkle to outfits with its bevy of accessories. The boutique sells clutches, statement necklaces, and a signature line of nail polish in classic colors and unusual shades such as teal and plum. Even though Camille's Closet started off as an online shop, it recently launched a showroom location for customers who want to see the items in person or who can't access the website because the C fell off their keyboard. The showroom's loft location is also home to glamorous events, including photo shoots and trunk shows.
Licensed acupuncturist Leigh McClelland uses sterilized needles to help aid the flow of energy, or chi, along the body's 12 meridians. McClelland has numerous certifications and licenses, and she recently coauthored research regarding acupuncture and cancer treatment, one of her areas of expertise. Her other specialities include pain and injuries, infertility assistance, facial rejuvenation, addiction, and digestive disorders.
Matt Janke dreamed of landing the perfect glass-blowing job. After moving to Atlanta in 1986, he realized there wasn't a single glass studio in town, granting his art a ready-made niche. After settling in, he returned to grad school, earning an MFA in glass with the intent to launch his own university program and ultimately procure his own space. By the time he graduated in 1992, Matt further honed his skills, stockpiled equipment, and, in 1996, opened his own studio and hired himself.
Beyond the perks of being his own boss, having his own studio affords Matt a great deal of creative freedom. He infuses all his handblown light fixtures, tumblers, and vases with the prismatic swirls of his signature style, in which precise lines and natural variations vie for attention across undulating surfaces. A downtown gallery space facilitates sales of these works.
But the studio has also fulfilled more than Matt's original goal of finding glass-blowing employment, going on to catalyze a glass-blowing community. From single apprentices in the early days, the studio is now a full-fledged classroom, with space for five instructors, a dozen students, and the kilns that must melt their glass until they each finish their training by capturing and taming a fire-breathing dragon.
Signature Service: Healthcare
Brands Used: Advanced Coloration, Design Essentials, Essentials, Naked
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Excellent customer service and friendly environment