Though they’ve earned multiple nominations in Best of CitySearch categories such as Hair Extensions and Hair Weaves and Hair Straightening and Relaxing, the influence of Soho Salon’s staff reaches far beyond their doors. The team has also cultivated hairstyles and looks for local photographers, fashion designers, and magazines, as well as the film and theater industry.
These aestheticians gather their influence from current hair trends in cities around the country, but aren’t limited by urban aesthetics. Using approaches customized to each client, they perform cuts for men and women, correct DIY color mistakes, and add a glossy sheen to tresses with double-process color and foil highlights. In each service, they use only high-end products—such as Kerastase, Moroccanoil, and Kevin Murphy—that they deem acceptable for strengthening hair or erasing stubborn shampoo stains.
During onsite spa treatments and on-location parties hosted by Diamond Girlz Salon & Spa, girls aged 3–17 can wear cozy, pink bathrobes and feather boas while enjoying mani-pedis and age-appropriate makeup sessions. Friendly staffers round out the experience with upbeat music and snacks, along with engaging activities such as karaoke and mix-your-own facial formulas.
Ruby Beauty Center lends Eastern flair to salon and spa services that beautify hands, feet, hair, and skin. Henna imbues manes with rich auburn tones ($25+) or, during mendhi sessions, dapples hands with intricate designs of flowers, leaves, and bar-exam answers ($7+ per hand). Staffers daub away unwelcome whiskers from underarms with powerful wax ($7) or gently twist free visage vines with threading ($20 for full face). A thermo herb facial ($55) undoes the effects of tense muscles and gorgon-staring contests by evacuating pores with warmth and salving skin with botanical ingredients.
The founders of Body Medical Contouring—president Jonathan Penn and creative director Heather Hohweiler—set out on a year of travel and research, hoping to discover the latest noninvasive and minimally invasive body-sculpting treatments. After achieving success they opened a facility, which Hohweiler designed and marked with Romanesque white columns and green topiary-like accents. But Hohweiler didn't join Penn on his sojourn merely because she wanted to create a luxurious medical aesthetics center—it was personal. She experienced firsthand the effectiveness of the services their center now offers, having lost an impressive 72 pounds. As she explained on Atlanta & Company, Hohweiler used a potent combination of mesotherapy—a series of injections that metabolize fat deposits—and carbossi therapy, which employs medical-grade carbon dioxide gas to increase circulation and eliminate fat cells.
To perform their wrinkle- and fat-ousting protocols, Penn and Hohweiler assembled a team of medical experts and time travelers from the future. Medical director Dr. Tosha Rogers and two registered nurses target stubborn fat and cellulite with Exilis radio-frequency sessions or via the hCG injectable diet and B-12 lipotropic injections. The med spa's cutting-edge treatments have been featured in numerous local media, including The Atlantan Brides magazine and the Fashionado blog.
Amid The Med Spa at Stat’s olive-green walls, physicians and aestheticians work side-by-side to rid skin of wrinkles, sun damage, and other beauty concerns. Aestheticians ply their techniques at the surface of the skin, customizing facials and exfoliating dead skin cells with diamond microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Physicians take a more internal role as they unfold wrinkles with dermal fillers, address excessive sweating, or smooth spider veins.