Wherever Wenny Blackman goes, Aveda's organic products are sure to follow, and vice versa, as the stylist, aesthetician, and owner of Wen Chic Salon and Spa—an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa—has been attending Aveda classes since 1996. Needless to say, she and her skilled staff employ Aveda products exclusively to augment their repertoire of salon and spa services, including colorings that use HeadMapping, instead of traditional wizards, to predict the amount of time, product, and cost for each session.
Before the Texas board-certified stylists can cut, color, or treat hair, Blackman requires them to attend classes at the Aveda Institute. The stylists' mastery of Aveda's curriculum, coupled with their overall experience, determines their status as a stylist, senior stylist, master stylist, or director. Similarly, the licensed aestheticians and registered massage therapists reach for Aveda products during facials, massages, waxing treatments, and airbrush-tanning sessions, which are staged in the spa area's quiet summer and winter rooms, free of cell-phone ringtones and piles of burning leaves.
Just as Zenergize's name balances the words zen and energize, the spa's massage therapists work to balance their clients' feelings of relaxation and invigoration. The stable of bodyworkers is proficient in a rainbow of massage techniques, which they pick and choose from to address the individual needs of their clients regardless of age, gender, or phase of life. During deep-tissue massages, therapists can focus on relieving chronic pain or helping athletes to heal after a debilitating injury. Lymphatic-drainage therapy helps to facilitate the body's natural detoxification processes with strokes tailored to clients' individual bodies and natural rhythms. Classic Swedish massages also bring profound relief from the stresses of everyday life. Though the center specializes in massage, the staff also performs a few carefully chosen aesthetic services including the Timeless Skin photofacial, which uses infrared light to stimulate new cell growth and repair sun-damaged or mature skin.
Under the supervision of a board-certified physician, Naturally Ageless Med Spa’s health-care professionals use state-of-the-art technology to groom exteriors. Their confidence-boosting services range from Revitalight anti-aging facials and microdermabrasion to laser hair removal and custom-written odes to a new haircut. They also boost inner and outer well-being with a variety of massage techniques, including yoga-influenced Thai massage and therapeutic neuromuscular reintegration treatments, and specialize in screening for skin diseases such as melanoma, psoriasis, and seborrheic keratosis.
Spa Sydell traces its roots back to 1982, when its flagship spa opened under the moniker of Sydell Skin Care Salon. A spike in popularity led the spa to change its name to the leaner Spa Sydell and expand to seven locations. Today, the spa’s experts form a team of licensed skincare professionals and massage therapists, all of whom must pass intense training processes in the spa's signature techniques. Dr. Tara Margarella and Dr. Herb Kollinger are skilled in advanced injection techniques and work alongside nurse Cheryl Gillis to help perfect the latest aesthetic and cosmetic treatments, using only US FDA approved products.
Skincare has come a long way from homemade facial treatments that involved medieval-sounding anti-pimple procedures. Atlanta Eye Candy staffers embrace the ever-evolving trends in skincare and eyelash extensions to give their clients the most current treatments and natural-looking enhancements. Within, highly trained medical aestheticians and certified laser technicians perform a sweeping array of procedures, such as age-defying microdermabrasions. Licensed makeup artists decorate lids and lips with temporary or permanent makeup, and the staff's certified master lash stylist enhances the power of both winks and eye rolls with Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions.
At Cobb Wellness Center, board-certified physician Dr. Linda Kelley and her staff use fast, FDA-approved Botox to iron out facial furrows in a matter of minutes. Equipped with 20 units of the injectable line leveler, Dr. Kelley administers the serum across one troubled area, such as between the eyebrows, around the eyes, or straight into the nearest ugli fruit. Burrowing deep into tension trouble areas, the purified protein relaxes the muscles responsible for frowns and squints to smooth the overlying skin. Afterward, wrinkles slowly recede over the following days, revealing a placid patch of pelt that may stay free of turbulence for up to four months. Minimally invasive and requiring no downtime, the injections are ideal for those wary of cosmetic surgery's invasive nature or the recuperation period associated with facial sandblasting.