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.
The Vanity Center treats and beautifies skin with microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels. The center’s licensed aestheticians are also experts in the CelluSleek body-contouring system. A blend of deep-tissue massage, cupping, and subdermal therapy, CelluSleek is a noninvasive treatment that aims to reduce cellulite and help clients shed unwanted inches. Staffers also perform microcurrent facials, which harness the power of electricity to turbocharge skin elasticity, just as Benjamin Franklin originally intended. Utilizing Jet Clear technology, microdermabrasions unclog pores and rid skin of debris, leaving skin more vibrant, smooth, and youthful in appearance.
The professionals at Pure Aesthetics & Skin Care rejuvenate complexions with a range of skin treatments, employing Institut' DERMed products with highly concentrated ingredients. During facials, aestheticians target signs of aging or concerns specific to teens, such as acne or lips that are chapped from blowing kisses to Justin Bieber posters. Technicians resurface skin and promote deep exfoliation with peels made from pumpkin or papaya enzymes or glycolic or lactic acid. The skincare pros also wax away unwanted hair to groom areas including eyebrows, bikini lines, and legs.
With an upbeat personality and a portfolio brimming with styles, 12-year veteran Nita Wooten revises downtrodden looks with an eye that edges toward trendy at Snobz of Atlanta Hair Boutique. As an educator who has worked beauty shows and stylized subjects for the camera, she is adept at finding looks for her clients that suit their facial shapes, characters, and lifestyles.
The technicians at Flash Nail Spa take their name literally—rarely does a set of nails leave the salon without flashy acrylics or a sparkling new coat of polish. But their treatment menu extends far beyond nails. They can also spruce up your complexion with a custom facial or prep your legs for lederhosen season with a quick wax.