If Father Time were a real person, he and licensed aesthetician Liliya Geodakyan wouldn't get along. At her spa, Spa Liliya, she specializes in anti-aging services such as photofacials, peels, microdermabrasions, and plumping Collagen Blanket facials. However, her clients don't just come in to have their wrinkles, fine lines, and birth certificates vanquished. Some come in for waxing, makeup application, and eyelash extensions.
Inside Sana Beauty Salon, Sana Shaheen beautifies clients with methods old and new. She adorns hands, arms, and feet with intricate henna tattoos, which originated thousands of years ago, and employs the ancient art of threading to remove unwanted facial hair. For men's and women's physiques, however, Sana uses tried and true warm wax. The salon owner also embraces newer techniques, such as keratin, microdermabrasion, and electrolysis treatments. In addition, she cleanses complexions with facials and applies eye-enhancing Lavish Lashes eyelash extensions, which are particularly advantageous during speed eyelash-batting competitions.
At Shear Impressions, owner Homa uses her 25 years of experience to craft trendy and classic cuts with products from the likes of Redken, Pureology, and DermOrganic. Three generations of stylists from her family work alongside her, drawing from color training with TiGi products to infuse strands with radiant hues. The salon is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday?Saturday.
William David Salon is housed in a 1940s cottage in Alpharetta, where customers are warmly greeted by a team of stylists who consult with each of their clients over coffee or wine in the salon?s gourmet kitchen. The salon is host to a variety of products from top brands including Davines, DS Labs, and Ref. The salon's aestheticians further enhance clients' natural beauty with facials, microdermabrasion, peels, and masks.
Anuschka Jivan Wellness takes holistic healing seriously. The massage center espouses a philosophy that considers environmental stewardship an integral aspect of holistic wellness; after all, the earth—with its interconnected web of goings-on—is also an organism that needs caring for. This philosophy guides all aspects of the therapists’ practice, from their use of all-natural, cruelty-free products to their tradition of massaging the wooden knots out of neighborhood trees. They draw on their knowledge of international wellness techniques during soothing ayurvedic treatments that include abhyangam ritualistic massages and heat therapy with herbal oil. Jivan’s signature serenity massage combines Eastern stretches and acupressure with Western strokes and hot stones. This fusion of modalities exemplifies a willingness to seek out the most effective practices from diverse cultures to best relieve muscular tension. Each treatment takes place in a private, secluded room within a spa space whose warm reds, earthy tones, and lush indoor vegetation facilitate a relaxed mindset.
Bluefern Spa at Johns Creek instills more than a dozen rooms with details designed for relaxation?right down to the color of the walls. Soothing aqua blue accents complement the rooms' earthy green and brown hues, while soft music and aromatherapy nourish the other senses to ease visitors' minds by assuring them their ears and noses haven't suddenly disappeared. Treatments range from massages and reflexology treatments to sugar body scrubs and organic facials. The spa also houses a halotherapy room, lined with Himalayan salt bricks, where visitors can recline in zero-gravity chairs and breathe the salt-infused air to help relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and skin conditions such as eczema.