At KriShun's Hair Loft Salon, the goal is simple: Bring out clients' natural, unique beauty, from their curvaceous fingertips to their lush hair color. To accomplish this goal, they perform beauty services that run the gamut from manicures and pedicures to relaxers and sew-in weaves.
The expert aestheticians at Kim Phung Day Spa & Skin Care pamper guests with beautifying treatments including facials and microdermabrasions that turn back time, rendering skin radiant. Clients may also exhibit a youthful glow after an expert makeup application. Alternately, body wraps nourish skin and waxing treatments make it smooth to the touch. Spa staff can also remove dermatological irregularities, such as moles, veins, and horns that keep growing back.
When seeking out hair to bolster and lengthen women's natural locks, the specialists at Egoven turned their eyes to the world. They imported extensions from China and India, finding that neither met their standards of quality—the products were too soft and shiny to pass as genuine. So the hair purveyors went to the place where many Chinese brands claimed their hair was sourced from: Peru. Today, Evogen's team has a relationship with many rural communities in the Peruvian mountains. They source natural, unprocessed hair from the women there, and in return, the women receive money to help their families prosper.
What Evogen's staff creates with the virgin Peruvian hair are durable, natural-looking Ovon wefts, which not only resist shedding but avoid tangling and being mistaken by birds for nests. And the extensions aren't limited to Peruvian hair alone. Brazilian hair makes an appearance in natural colors such as black and brown, or altered colors of auburn, blonde, red, and more.
The owner of Salon Indigo, Ericka, chose its name with care—the color indigo has an ancient history as a dye reserved for kings and queens. Within her salon's walls, she treats each guest like royalty, proffering refreshments, scheduling to eliminate waits, and laying out bountiful feasts of eel and partridge. In addition to 'do-revamping cuts, the salon offers keratin hair straightening, which banishes difficult kinks and curls, and follicle boosting, which encourages new hair growth.
Jamaican-born Sophia Johnson, owner and master stylist of SoKai Salon, became enthralled with tendrils as a child, immigrating at age 14 to New York where she began working part-time at a hair salon. Her part-time passion turned to a full-time career and, after training in New York City, earning a business degree, and snipping strands as a master stylist at two salons, she relocated to Atlanta to open SoKai Salon. Since then, Sophia has integrated her love for artistic expression—the name SoKai stands for a “community of artists devoted to their art”—with her knack for taming strands, enlisting a team of stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists to beautify and relax the masses. SoKai Salon supplies its diverse client base with everything from standard cuts and color services to more alternative cosmetic treatments such as colon hydrotherapy and ionic footbaths.
A sliver of industrial London lies just outside the heart of Atlanta—at least, that's how it feels when walking into Flick Hair Studio. Past a silver beaded curtain the salon's centerpiece wrenches away one's sense of geographical permanence: giant, cracked letters spelling "Flick" layer a wall-sized, blue-toned version of the Union Jack. And this industrial-chic aesthetic continues in the stylists' knowledge of modern hair trends, but doesn't limit them. At their freestanding mirrors, they draw from a range of botanical Aveda cosmetics, haircare, and skincare products to create both bold and natural looks. They cut custom styles, give hair a sun-kissed sheen with highlights, and lead lessons on self-makeup application so that clients have the tools to create their own smoky-eye effects or finally become Michael Jackson in Thriller.