Buckhead Nail and Toe Spa's staff have spent more than two decades helping others keep their skin and nails looking sharp. Inside the spacious salon, rows of extra-wide orthopedic pedi thrones—each outfitted with heat and massage features—line the floor, and gauzy white fabric hangs above pedicurees as they ease toes into large basins of water heated to their preferred temperature. Joining the spa's nail care services and large collection of polishes are plenty of skin-care options—custom facials and massages, eyelash extensions, and waxing treatments with low-temperature, anti-irritant wax—that serve to summarize the rejuvenating possibilities. To ensure a safe and bacteria-free experience, the staff of Buckhead Nail follow strict sterilization guidelines and wear special bacteria-vision goggles to locate any trespassing microorganisms.
D’Allens's licensed hair specialist Ashley Gibson reinvigorates stodgy locks with a plethora of hair-pampering services. Gibson scissors and shapes hair hats of all shapes and sizes with women’s ($35) or men’s ($15) cuts, each tailored to highlight individual face shapes and hair textures. Shame passing rainbows with a one-step hair color, which can transform bland browns into eye-defying greens and blues, as well as more subtle hues ($85). The deep-conditioning treatment smoothes hair and eliminates split ends, rendering tendrils as vibrant, bouncy, and head turning as a kangaroo in a paint store ($25).
HotHeadz Salon's staff combines 60 years of collective experience to beautify clients with indulgent manicures and pedicures as well as hair services—from extensions and color to special-occasion updos and blowouts—for men and women. When seated in the cushy leather treatment chairs, guests may recognize a familiar face treating their hair. Former WWE wrestler and MMA artist Sean Haire has recently joined the HotHeadz team, passing on the same sharp style he exhibited on the cover of South Magazine. The salon's other staff members tout equally impressive credentials. Three of the stylists have been certified as Blonde Me colorists by blonding master Kim Vo. Together, the HotHeadz family tirelessly caters to each individual's taste. All of their work is guaranteed, allowing unsatisfied clients to ask for a complimentary re-do or an "I'm Sorry" card written in shampoo.
Bonnie and Clyde Salon owner Heidi Quinter harnesses her 28 years of experience in taming tresses, sculpting skull tops, and styling strands. Forests of female follicles yield to the shape-setting steadiness of hand and scissor, surrendering to a new hairstyle and highlights of vibrant colors that rejuvenate hair strands and possess the ability to illuminate dark closets. Alternatively, mop tops seeking an identity change can choose a coloring and styling, during which Heidi will convert hair to another color of the rainbow before crafting it into a stylized ‘do. On-the-run sun tanners with no time for the beach can absorb the tones of an airbrush tan, which covers the body in even, natural tones capable of tricking migrating birds into prematurely returning for summer. Heidi also assists men with manes that have minds of their own. Gents can send their strands through a refreshing cleanse, which prepares the scalp for an even cut and a restructuring style that transforms chaotic tufts into synchronized strand sculptures.
The deluxe manicure and pedicure at Nail Talk and Tan builds on basic grooming (cuticle and nail shaping, light massage, and a fresh coat of shiny polish), adding extra muscle manipulation, aromatic exfoliation, and sea-salt scrub to the mix. During the treatment, a skilled nail technician will help you slaughter stress by masterfully massaging your head, temples, neck, shoulders, legs, and feet. Sea-salt and sugar scrubs leave skin smooth and moisturized and set expired skin cells free to float around in the air. The pedicure includes a luxurious cooling mask with hot towels to soothe aches and pains.
The nail artists at Oh! So Nat-Tru-ral Nail Salon keep hands and feet looking and feeling young with a menu of pampering manicures and pedicures. The crew meticulously grooms cuticles and shapes nails into perfect parabolas without the assistance of a graphing calculator. They also employ an arsenal of skin-softening lotions and serums infused with natural ingredients, such as grapefruit extracts and tea-tree oils. With help from OPI, Creative Nail Design, and Solar Nails, techs gussy up digits with a rainbow of hues and no-chip Shellac polishes. The nail designers also cater to diabetic clients with specific treatments and sugar-free tools.