Anna Burns took a circuitous route to her current profession: art school, Nickelodeon storyboard artist, and tattooist. It was only in her last job that she found an outlet for what she describes on her website as "a passion for transforming the human body through her art." Carefully wielding her inks, she subtly transforms faces, filling out eyebrows, etching in eyeliner that naturally enhances the lash line, and gifting lips with head-turning color that doesn't come from a lipstick tube or Kool-Aid packet. Her studio also specializes in collagen-rejuvenation therapy, which helps activate the skin's natural healing processes by creating thousands of tiny holes, jump-starting the creation of new, youthful skin.
Medical aesthetics specialist Lisa Mangrum brings almost 20 years of experience and an arsenal of advanced technology to her med spa. Peels, photofacials, and microdermabrasions work together to refresh complexions, and a quartet of carefully calibrated lasers lets staff adapt hair-removal treatments to different skin and hair types. Injectables, such as Botox, aim to smooth out facial contours, and permanent makeup leaves mugs photo-ready, even when doused in Gatorade after a spelling-bee win.
Dr. Kadie Tabassian blends medical know-how and an artistic approach to smile fixing into a dental practice that earned Celebration Media’s Talk of the Town Awards in 2010. She and her staff combine the use of tooth technology and extensive training to provided preventive, surgical, and cosmetic dental services. Following routine checkups, teeth receive fittings for Invisalign sheaths and illuminate up to eight shades under Zoom! LED lights. Appointments take place at Paces Dentistry's elegant offices, adorned with comfy, cream-colored waiting-room chairs stationed beneath a sparkling chandelier.
Megan Smith spent 10 years in the corporate world before returning to her first love—making people more beautiful. When she started A Lash LifeStyle by JMeganMarie! in 2009, it was a one-woman operation and she did one thing: applied eyelash extensions. Today, she owns and operates two locations—one in Dallas and another in Atlanta—, where hopeful extensionists can take classes for certification.
After a free consultation, customers choose from three levels of drama, to get 55, 70, or 80 lashes added to each eye. These natural-looking extensions are added to natural lashes, where they'll stay until the natural lash sheds or runs away from home. Lashes should stay lush for two to three weeks, at which time Megan recommends returning for a refill appointment.
With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.
Your epidermis will glow brighter than a hunk of bornite with today's Groupon: $42 for a personalized facial at Radiance Medspa (a $85 value). Radiance uses Jane Iredale products, which are made from minerals crushed to form overlapping microscopic crystals. The hypoallergenic crystals form a filter to protect the skin while allowing it to breathe. Iredale's scientists work tirelessly to ensure the overlapping microscopicity of each breathable crystal.