Experienced beauty professional LaRoyce customizes hair, makeup, and eyelash services to give her clients their very own look that captures their personal style. Inside L.R. Studio Salon, an image consulting company, LaRoyce and her team aim to satisfy, beautifying hair by removing split ends with designer cuts and sweeping it into complimenting updos. Stylists can also bond or sew in hair extensions to add length or apply individual eyelash extensions to create thicker lashes.
Not content to rest on her laurels, licensed massage therapist April Chaney of RelaxATL builds on her background in physiology and anatomy with ongoing training. Already certified as a chiropractic assistant, she is now pursuing a chiropractic degree. She also keeps her skill set sharp by teaching massage to novice therapists. Drawing on her training in a variety of techniques, she soothes clients with massages in modalities ranging from geriatric to hot stone. April sees clients at her studio, in their homes, and aboard whatever pirate ships they may live on at the moment.
BLC Massage’s team of licensed massage therapists draws on massage techniques from around the world to knead muscles into blissful repose. Especially apropos for athletes or intensely stressed physiques, deep-tissue massage targets aches and pains with slow strokes, loosening fascia for deeper relief more effectively than allowing a troupe of girl scouts to tap dance along your spine. Gentler Swedish massage helps improve circulation in superficial tissue, and Thai techniques, stationed on a mat instead of a table, combine the centering properties of yogic exercises with calming massage. Therapists place heated rocks along strategic locations of the body during the hot-stone massage, constructing a miniature Stonehenge to slough off stress and becalm frazzled nerves.
Kristina, a nationally certified massage therapist with over a decade of experience, relieves muscle tension and bodily aches using personalized massage treatments. Clients discuss massage goals during a pre-treatment consultation, and Kristina determines which treatments are best suited to their individual needs. Stress-alleviating Swedish massage sessions tackle muscle and mind tension simultaneously, combining long, fluid strokes with such signature flourishes as hot stone application or Indian head massage, which transports cranial stressors to India to be stomped into oblivion by a majestic elephant. Clients suffering from chronic tension patterns may opt for a deep-tissue treatment, which rushes oxygenated blood to neglected, cranky muscular tissues using firm pressure. Click here to schedule an appointment.
If the palm tree bearing Christmas lights speaks to Skin Image Spa’s whimsical style, the translucent drapes, abundant throw pillows, and overflowing tablecloths reflect its serenity. These two facets of the spa's mission—creativity and relaxation—are further exemplified in its ergonomic salon chairs, where stylists infuse flair in the form of designer cuts, color services, and extensions. Farther inside, staffers escort guests down other avenues of beauty and relaxation with facials, massages, and mani-pedis.
Piedmont Barbers offers a relaxing, masculine environment designed to put city-dwelling males at ease from the moment they walk in the door. The owner Chris, created the Barber Shop to cater to urban men by providing a sophisticated yet masculine environment.