At Coast 2 Coast Spa, staff create their own hair and face products entirely in-house, working to pamper customers before they ever walk in the door. The spa's hair and skincare products contain entirely all-natural ingredients, which gives them an edge over the mass-produced chemical compounds that so often make up modern beauty products and fish sticks. Stylists use these products in hair services such as dreads, conditioning treatments, and cuts and styles, as well as skin treatments where they refresh faces or enhance relaxing massages.
Board-certified physician Dr. Lisa Perry has declared war on Father Time. Flanked by a dedicated staff and an onsite medical aesthetician, the doctor ushers men and women into her Camp Creek Medical Plaza stronghold, setting forth to vanquish fine lines and smooth and tighten skin with medical-grade spa services. Backed by more than 15 years of experience in nonsurgical rejuvenation services, the staff skillfully halts the progression of wrinkles by administering nerve-blocking dermal fillers such as Botox and clears façades of dead cells and spray-painted street-art cartoons with microdermabrasion’s multitudes of tiny crystals. In addition to facial treatments, the staff also performs light chemical peels, massage, and laser hair removal and stocks the spa’s shelves with Obagi medical-grade skincare products.
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.
Passion was missing. As DonnyElle followed a traditional course to college and then beyond into jobs such as teaching and waitressing, she craved something more, something that didn’t feel like such a, well, job. The turning point was an interview with MAC Cosmetics, which pivoted her direction toward freelance makeup artistry. Strengthened by a newfound passion for her work, DonnyElle eventually became a licensed aesthetician. With well-developed skills and love for her trade guiding her, she now serves her own clientele with skincare services at Beauty by DonnyElle Skin Salon. Here, she presents a menu that includes facials, makeup application for various occasions, and waxing.
In addition to performing the work she loves, DonnyElle finds satisfaction in nonprofit work. Through an organization called Glitz & Grace, she strives to improve the self-esteem of young girls.
The two sisters who opened Aroma Soul Skin Boutique & Brow Bar in 2010 had more than simply beautifying clients on their minds. Instead, the duo envisioned a staff of knowledgeable therapists who could restore health to skin and nails, and teach clients how to keep up those results at home. Today, the sisters have assembled their team of aesthetic miracle workers who begin each treatment with a consultation to assess clients’ beauty goals and make informed recommendations to help their clients maintain healthy skin between treatments. Once aestheticians design their plans of action, they can begin affixing faux eyelashes, applying makeup, or waxing unwanted hair instead of just hoping it magically falls out. They also protect nails with moisturizers and coats of polish during warm lavender manicures, and cleanse, brighten, or hydrate skin with a wide range of facials and peels.
With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.