Atlanta Permanent Cosmetics owner Melissa Vanzandt and her crew of certified technicians aim to eliminate the morning makeup hassle by anointing features with permanent cosmetics. A blessing to people with cosmetic allergies or vision problems, permanent cosmetics add discreet pigment to eyebrows, eyelids, and lips to help enhance the natural beauty of each client and return faces to neglected Mrs. Potato Head dolls. Meanwhile, specialists further illuminate facial beauty with speedy LED teeth whitening and lush mink lash extensions.
Today's side deal puts $80 toward the tattoo of your choice at Ink & Dagger Tattoo Parlour for $40. The quaint tattoo studio's minimum for tats is $60, so you'll be well on your way to sporting that handsome two-by-three Elvis face you've got planned for your calf or the soulful owl eyes you envision peeking over your collarbone. Tattoo prices vary depending on the artwork, placement, and skin type, so stop in to consult with an artist on how best to depict a puppy with a victrola for an ear on the back of your ear.
As one of the stars of the documentary Color Outside the Lines, Miya Bailey shared some of the struggles he's encountered as a tattoo artist of color. The prejudice he faced when starting out spurred him to make a name for himself, and he did just that. Today, the owner of City of Ink is a licensed tattoo artists whose skills are in high demand. Working alongside his professional colleagues, Miya creates works of art on any canvas his clients might provide, be it the upper arm, lower back, or anterior dorsal fin. His precise line work has earned him accolades from MTV, BET, and PBS, not to mention repeat visits from his happy clients.
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.
L’Thai Organic Cuisine & Wine Bar's menu lists organic Thai dishes including curries made with vegetarian-friendly sauces and noodles and fried rice prepared on special high-heat jet stoves that can be found on the streets of Bangkok. Appetizers, such as the vegetarian-style spring rolls ($4.95), and soups, such as the coconut-based tom kha ($4.95), lull appetites into a false sense of security before entrees, such as the garlic pepper beef ($12.95) or tippling drunken noodle tofu ($12.95), sneak in to deliver the culinary coup de grâce. Diners can supplement their smorgasbord with L'Thai Organic Cuisine & Wine Bar’s extensive beer and wine list, which overflows with fine fruit bloods such as Night Harvest chardonnay ($7/glass, $23/bottle) and Silver Ridge cabernet sauvignon ($7/glass, $24/bottle).
Inside Miracle Beauty Salon, rows of recessed lighting illuminate sleek black salon chairs used during haircuts and henna-infused coloring services. Specialists apply the henna dyes to the skin as an artistic tattoo, allowing clients to express themselves by imbuing their skin with flowing designs or semipermanent tic-tac-toe games. The beauty team also performs traditional services including body waxing and eyebrow threading.