It would probably be more efficient to ask Joan Bell Carroll about what she doesn't do. As the founder of Browz Makeup Bar, she is, of course, a makeup artist and aesthetician, but her skill set includes more than just creating a pretty face. She is also a licensed aesthetics instructor, and teaches courses at Browz on basic and advanced makeup artistry, waxing, and even pole and belly dancing. Inside her studio—a chocolate-hued space accented with pops of orange and blue—she hosts a diverse range of events that includes everything from birthday and lingerie parties to photo shoots and dance classes.
But since opening Browz nearly 20 years ago, Joan's specialty has always been brow and makeup services. She and her team can shape brows however clients prefer, whether by waxing, threading, tweezing, or pixellating. They also remove unwanted hair elsewhere with a complete selection of body waxing treatments. They create flawless skin with airbrush makeup applications, and can lengthen lashes with semi-permanent extensions or temporary strip or individual lashes.
Classy. Elegant. Posh. These are the qualities that Chic Salon & Spa strives for and largely achieves, thanks to a team of stylists who make beauty their top priority. Whether they're crafting face-flattering haircuts or adding dimension with partial or full highlights, they do everything in their power to bring their clients' dream looks to life.
Eyes are often the first thing you notice about a person, unless they've got an extra leg. Luckily, the aestheticians at Evidence Nail & Beauty Boutique specialize in making eyes more beautiful. Clients can solicit their expertise for a swift brow wax or for lash extensions, which promote volume without messy mascara. The salon also offers mani-pedi services, as well as spa princess days to pamper preteens.
At Creative Skin Care, medical aestheticians recognize the fundamental link between health and beauty. Extensive backgrounds in both cosmetic and clinical care have trained them to seek the root of beauty issues in the deeper well-being of the body. Complimentary skin analyses allow skin-care experts to eschew "quick fixes" and "iron helmets" for in-depth beautification campaigns that might incorporate massage, salicylic-acid treatments, and oxygenation. Aestheticians are masters of lasers, whether they are directing the Palomar IPL laser at little melanin bull's-eyes within hair follicles or wielding the Alma Harmony XL laser to rout spider veins with little discomfort and no downtime.
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.