Using a combined 21 years of skincare experience, the staff at Seraphim Skin Care leave skin glowing, even-toned and exfoliated. Since opening its doors in 1997, the medical spa has always carried prescription topical medications and professional peels for purchase, along with creamy moisturizers for the face or body. Within the elegant and comfortable environment, customers can also opt for serious skincare treatments including aromatic fruit peels that boast intense cleansing benefits, Peel and Bleach procedures, sugar-salicylic body treatments, and pampering spa packages. Champagne is available upon request.
Picture perfect. That's the motto at Drexina Nelson Salon, where the stylists create looks that make each client look like they're about to walk the red carpet or a runway, even if that runway is just the entrance to a local coffee shop. Its stylists are well-versed in creating these picture-perfect looks, as they've worked with Today's Black Woman and Industria magazines to primp models, including The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Porsha Stewart.
Located in the English Avenue Yards complex in downtown Atlanta, the salon has an NYC-modeled look, from the sleek black leather couch and chairs in the waiting area to its high loft ceilings and exposed beams. Its services are equally chic. Along with haircare services that include precision cuts, custom color, and deep-conditioning, the beauty specialists here apply natural and special-occasion makeup, define brows, apply lash extensions, and soothe skin with facials.
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.
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.
Elaine Sterling Institute creates the best of both worlds by granting aesthetics students real-world experience while giving patrons professional-grade beauty treatments at a fraction of the cost. While working through their 1,000-hour aesthetician program, students put their classroom studies to the test by performing facials, waxing, and body treatments on everyday clients under the guidance of an experienced aesthetician. They also go beyond standard spa services to apply body wraps that help slim torsos and soften skin with a combination of nutrient-packed serums and enriched wraps, and they perform lash- and brow-tinting services that enrich strands left dull from walking onto black-and-white movie sets.
InCuts + Spa offers feel-good services that treat clients from head to toe. Stylists Elisa and Donnie each bring more than a decade of experience to the salon, performing men’s and women’s cuts and coloring services with products from Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, and American Crew. Aesthetician Dawn sees to skin with facials, waxes, and peels, whereas licensed massage therapist Patricia vanquishes tension with Swedish massages and relieves pain with myofascial-release sessions. The salon and spa offers 24-hour online scheduling, allowing clients to make emergency appointments or fill the scary hours after the sun goes down.