Chris Nicholson Salon and Spa combines the latest in hair services and skincare techniques with talented, experienced stylists. Masters of head-garden cultivation provide customers with a comprehensive consultation before waging war on misplaced follicles with a women’s cut ($40–$55), men’s cut ($24–$35), or kid’s cut (12 and under, $20–$30). Clients concerned about cranial coloring can mitigate fears with a one-step color ($50–$75) or a new set of highlights ($75 and up). After a shampoo and blow-dry ($25–$30), customers can wander over to the skin section, where a stylist will perform a skin analysis and offer a treatment recommendation such as a 75-minute signature spa facial ($95) or a 30-minute natural skin peel ($50). All skin treatments include neck, shoulder, face, and hand massages, but for those who require further manipulation, massage therapy is available in 30-minute ($50), 60-minute ($75), and 90-minute ($100) increments.
Dr. Melodie J. Mitchell-Black is something of an over achiever. A lifelong athlete, she translated her time dominating basketball courts and track fields into a career as an athletic trainer. While playing ball at Atlanta Metropolitan College, Dr. Mitchell-Black earned an associate degree in physical therapy. She then added degrees in chiropractic and biology, and finally had enough mortar boards to tile her own basketball court.
While continuing to work with collegiate basketball teams?and serve as their chiropractor?Melodie got involved with professional and collegiate football teams, as well.
In 2012 and 2013 she competed in the FitSciences Fitness Championships, where she was a top finisher in the FitMom division.
Dr. Mitchell-Black's treatments at MJ Mitchell Wellness speak to this background. Most services fall into chiropractic, massage, and sports medicine treatments. She also specializes in fitness and pediatric care. With a wealth of professional, personal, and educational experience informing her efforts, Dr. Mitchell-Black helps athletes and non-athletes alike feel their absolute best.
Dr. Nedra Dodds understands the power of beauty better than anyone. Before founding her own aesthetic practice, she traveled the world as a professional model. Though Dr. Dodds turned in her couture threads 18 years ago, she still works in the business of beauty as the medical director of Opulence Aesthetic Medicine. The doctor oversees a team that includes nurses, medical assistants, a master aesthetician, and a clinical aesthetician. They draw on their various fields of expertise to help clients uncover the faces, bodies, and mystical birthmarks that they’ve always dreamed of. Staff members transform exteriors with a wide range of contemporary med-spa services, from body contouring and minimally invasive liposculpture to laser acne-scar treatments. They also help boost the thickness and health of hair, adorn eyes with lash extensions, and erase spider veins or excess hair with lasers.
No two patients have the exact same needs. That's why the team at Due West Integrated Health offers an array of minimally invasive treatment options, all aimed at improving a visitor's well-being by relieving symptoms as well as their underlying causes. The staff?which includes chiropractors, a general physician, an acupuncturist, and a licensed massage therapist?works together to provide comprehensive treatment plans that rely on modern as well as time-honored therapies. Decompression sessions relieve the aches caused by vertebral misalignment, while massages can soothe accordion-folded muscles with everything from gentle Swedish strokes to neuromuscular techniques. The center also offers medically guided weight-loss programs for clients looking to make lifestyle changes. These treatments are only a few of the tools at the staff's disposal as they help visitors begin living holistically balanced, pain-free lives.
Licensed stylist Chris Copeland works to make his clients look and feel beautiful at his chair at Signature Salon & Spa. He places special importance on consulting with his clients, personalizing each service—such as chic haircuts and rich color services with Tocco Magico and Moroccan Oil products—so that everyone is happy with the results. Signature Salon & Spa is more than a place for just hair, though. You can also come in for a massage, a microdermabrasion facial to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, or have eyebrows and legs waxed before a wetsuit fitting.
Shamara Long believes that her massages and organic facials are more than just temporary escapes from life’s daily stresses. A licensed therapist and the owner of Serenity Place Massage Solutions, Long views her spa’s treatments as catalysts for healthy lifestyles. She draws on her committed faith-based background to rejuvenate and replenish, in her own words, "the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies."
To best nurture these four aspects of being, Long relies on an extensive treatment menu that targets the skin as well as its underlying muscles. Her bodywork specialties include Swedish, prenatal, and Thai massages as well as a Serenity stretch treatment, whose stretching and compression exercises help athletes to run and cartwheel over goalposts more effectively. Organic massage lotions and oils aid in these treatments, just as professional Éminence Organic Skin Care products enhance the slate of facials and peels. Although Long’s spa blossoms with warm lighting and earthy tones conducive to spiritual healing, she can also haul her massage table to bridal parties and corporate gatherings.