Brows and lashes, welcome to your happy place. It's called Lush Threading & Spa, and it's home to a team of spa technicians who specialize in everything from brow tinting to eyelash extensions. But the beauty possibilities don't end there: full-face threading and waxing are also available, along with herbal facials and hairstyling services.
Ruby Beauty Center lends Eastern flair to salon and spa services that beautify hands, feet, hair, and skin. Henna imbues manes with rich auburn tones ($25+) or, during mendhi sessions, dapples hands with intricate designs of flowers, leaves, and bar-exam answers ($7+ per hand). Staffers daub away unwelcome whiskers from underarms with powerful wax ($7) or gently twist free visage vines with threading ($20 for full face). A thermo herb facial ($55) undoes the effects of tense muscles and gorgon-staring contests by evacuating pores with warmth and salving skin with botanical ingredients.
A head stylist with more than 15 years of experience, Rozy works with her team to polish appearances with hairstyling and hair-removal services for both lads and ladies. Not content with shaving or chemically burning hair down to the skin, Rozy lifts unwanted fuzz out completely with gentle, nontoxic threading and waxing techniques. Rozy also cultivates decorative skin with henna tattoos.
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.
Specializing in hair-removal techniques both old and new, the staff at Beautyworks ensures smoothness across the skin’s entire surface. Aestheticians call upon the ancient technique of threading to shape brows and remove upper-lip or sideburn stubble. Both men and women can stop in for a wax on areas including the arms, legs, and bikini line, or achieve the texture of a newborn coconut with a full-body wax. Aside from hair removal, the beauty specialists add flirtatious volume to winks with lash tinting, and clean and revitalize skin with organic facials.