Billowing drapes, exposed brick walls, and playful zebra-print furniture fill Swan Skin and Nail Spa, where owner Swangela Barlow brings her clientele up to speed on the latest developments in mani-pedis, facials, eyelashes, and waxing services. Barlow's diverse nail services—a specialty—include children's manicures, long-lasting shellac-gel treatments, and Minx manicures, a wholly customizable favorite of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The Nail Spot Salon emanates a regal vibe with its rich purple walls and floors, bejeweled decorations, and trompe d'oleil chandeliers. Throw pillows decorated with purple rosettes line the sleek white pedicure station, where stainless steel faucets arch over pristine white basins. There, feet soak in warm water during the salon's signature "Spots" pedicures. Beyond gussying up natural and artificial nails, staffers host a slew of other beautifying services, including waxing, massages, milk and honey masques, eyebrow design, and cosmetics applications.
From the elegant furnishings that line its studio to the nearly one dozen unique nail treatments it offers, it's easy to see Posh Nails and Spa’s focus on luxury. But behind the scenes, its approach is closer to that of a hospital than a nail spa: between services, the staff use an autoclave to sterilize all metal tools, and toss all used nail files, buffers, and pumice stones into a vat of magma after each use. Pedicure clients soak their feet in easy-to-clean, pipe-free whirlpool foot spas that prevent the spread of foot-borne fungi. These precautions give clients peace of mind as they relax in luxurious cream-and-chocolate-colored chairs, listen to soothing music, and reap the benefits of the staff's skills in nail services, skincare, and waxing.
The first thing to know about Kat’s Café is that it’s likely to be crowded – really crowded, unless you can sneak in early. But if anything, squeezing in for the drink specials and vibrant music is all just part of the charm at Kat’s, where the exposed brick walls and warm, autumnal coloring give the café a laid-back, cozy vibe. Whether you are in the mood for spoken word artists, comedians or live music, Kat’s has a weekly night that you – and plenty of others – will want to check out. It’s a great place to meet up with a couple of friends and just relax, downing cocktails and noshing on hand-made pizzas, quesadillas and simple salads.
Get a fabulous haircut without doling out the big bucks top-notch salons demand. With today's Groupon, you get $75 worth of hair services at the renowned, 27-years-of-experience-cutting-hair Richie Arpino Salon for just $30. Use your Groupon toward RAS's fantastic services and styling treatments, including a men's or women's haircut, shampoo and blow dry, highlights, perm, and more. Check out the full salon menu.
Like your unemployed former guidance counselor, hair can sometimes show up uninvited and refuse to leave. Today’s Groupon will rid you of stray strands with the services of a hair-removal expert. For $25, you’ll get $55 worth of waxing services for men or women from the aptly named WAX, located in the heart of Inman Park. Ben took a few steps back and observed his finished creation in its translucent, static glory. It was a golem of wax, misshapen and unpracticed, but firmly planted on its feet and unmistakably humanoid. Its eyes were hollow concaves, molded by an old billiard ball he kept for luck. Its mouth was a slit from a pizza cutter. Satisfied, he unrolled the ancient calfskin the old hermit gave him, and began to read aloud the spell of life. That redheaded ox Brendan Proshetti was sure going to be sorry at recess tomorrow. Everything was finally about to go right.