The stylists and aestheticians at Olivia Todd Salon & Spa stay current with modern trends in hair- and skincare, but still know when to draw on traditional techniques. Their precise styling methods come in handy when transforming looks for an important board meeting or maintaining religious dressings such as sheitels. Regardless of envisioned aesthetics, hair tamers draw from an arsenal of Unite, Moroccanoil, and Keratin Express products to ensure ample hair health so that completed 'dos glow as radiantly as a young lover covered in lightning bugs. The spa and medi-spa branches are equally devoted to revealing natural beauty with Éminence Organic Skin Care products that accompany hydrating treatments, exfoliating peels, facials, and massages.
Owner and master cosmetologist Monique Broussard Perry envisions her salon as a multicultural haircare haven that tames locks of all colors, lengths, and textures. Foil highlights splash hair with one- or two-toned color, and a relaxer-and-texturizer session tackles frizz, waves, and curls. Sulfate-, salt-, and paraben-free products from Pravana Naturceuticals enrich each session by fortifying strands with nutrients and moisturizers. A complimentary brow wax is tacked onto each appointment, and most services also include a shampooing, a conditioning treatment, and a consultation that helps clients to break bad haircare habits such as brushing with a sticky bun.
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.
If you've been to an Atlanta Hawks game, you've probably seen Gocha Hawkins's handiwork?her eponymous salon handles the styling of the Hawks' dance team. She and her fellow stylists are used to high-profile customers, having glamorized many celebrities who live in or visit Atlanta, including former Basketball Wives star Royce Reed. That all-star clientele is attracted to Gocha Salon's versatility. In addition to creative cuts, dye jobs, and flattering highlights, the beauticians sew in natural-looking weaves, relax strands, and wind natural hair into stylish twists or braids.
William David Salon is housed in a 1940s cottage in Alpharetta, where customers are warmly greeted by a team of stylists who consult with each of their clients over coffee or wine in the salon?s gourmet kitchen. The salon is host to a variety of products from top brands including Davines, DS Labs, and Ref. The salon's aestheticians further enhance clients' natural beauty with facials, microdermabrasion, peels, and masks.
Indya Lowe, stylist and owner of Salon121 Buckhead, oversees her staff as they cut, color, and sculpt the hair of male and female clients from a menu of services. Beneath merlot-red walls adorned with abstract paintings, the salon performs crewcuts and highlights or battles frizz with formaldehyde-free Keratin Earth products. Eyebrows arch with threading and waxing services, readying eyelids to flutter charmingly after failing to read the signs at a wax-fruit museum.