Earning accolades from the likes of Jezebel, Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique simplifies beauty routines with treatments that have long-lasting results. Eyelash extensions take the place of mascara to create fuller lashes that flutter for up to eight weeks. With HD brows services, technicians use a combination of waxing, threading and tweezing techniques to shape brows before darkening them with a henna formula that lasts up to six weeks. In the nail salon, Perfect Match gel polish blends the long-lasting finish of a gel with the speedy application of a polish. These time-saving beauty services can be consolidated with Bedicures?in which clients rest atop a plush massage bed while receiving a manicure and pedicure in tandem with their choice of facial service.
Flirt & Flutter Lash Loft also tends to the health of eyes inside the Lash & Brow Hospital, where a certified lashologist removes eyelash extensions, performs lash and brow treatments for cancer patients and helps eyes recover from misdirected wet willies.
By performing services with skill and finesse, Siggers Hairdressers' trend-wise stylists travel the world to stay up-to-date with fashion capitals’ latest trends and maintain Siggers' Intercoiffure membership for highly prized salons since 1977. When they aren't cutting, tinting, and straightening coifs, the team members sculpt elegant updos for weddings and primp hands and feet with mani-pedis. Siggers also specializes in balayage, a highlighting method that creates more natural-looking sun-kissed streaks. Stylists accomplish this look by painting each highlight by hand, moving from base to tip in a sweeping motion borrowed from Van Gogh's self portraits. Clients longing to boost their beauty quotient further can take makeup lessons with Suni, a makeup artist and educator who has spent 25 years working with celebrities and whose resumé boasts features on commercials, films, magazines, and TV’s Extreme Makeover.
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.
Permanent-makeup artist Cheryl Rosenblum and the staff at Permanent Makeup of Atlanta recreate brows and body features of clients who lost theirs during chemotherapy or surgery. Cheryl has collected certifications and techniques from respected experts across the U.S., learning hand-tool methods from Lesley Lind of Perfect Appearance and rotary methods from Dixie Medford of the Texas Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. She has also studied with Lyle Tuttle, founder of the Tattoo Museum. She uses techniques from all of her mentors in simulating hair strands, diminishing mastectomy scars, and recreating nipples. At Permanent Makeup of Atlanta, Rosenblum has completed more than 8,000 permanent-makeup procedures while also collaborating with master barbers and master cosmetologists to keep clients from being slowly engulfed by their own hairdos.
As an acne and hyperpigmentation specialist, Marquisha L. Palmer is more concerned with improving skin conditions than hiding them with makeup. That’s why she packs her beauty studio with clinical treatments that aim to heal, from glycolic peels that diminish acne to a male-focused facial that combats ingrown hairs. But that doesn’t mean makeup's entirely off the table. Marquisha still enhances natural beauty with flawless, airbrush application, and during the month of October she gives cancer survivors a boost with complimentary makeovers.
Indya Lowe, stylist and owner of Salon121 Buckhead, oversees her staff as they cut, color, and sculpt the hair of male and female clients from a menu of services. Beneath merlot-red walls adorned with abstract paintings, the salon performs crewcuts and highlights or battles frizz with formaldehyde-free Keratin Earth products. Eyebrows arch with threading and waxing services, readying eyelids to flutter charmingly after failing to read the signs at a wax-fruit museum.