Owner and artistic director Charlie Blakely calls on more than 40 years of experience as she leads a team of expert stylists at The Salon of East Cobb. Not content to rest on her laurels, Blakely and her team undergo extensive, ongoing training to stay on top of the latest trends. To overhaul hairstyles, staff members rely on a Paul Mitchell color bar boasting more than 700 different hues—a polychromatic display to rival a Rainbow Brite statue constructed from crayons. Blakely recently attended a training session with Wayne Grund, whose vegan and organic Surface products nourish hair as well as the environment. In addition to its extensive menu of hair services, the salon pampers skin with complimentary paraffin dips and scalp massages. And on-staff aesthetician Ekaterina Shrontz dispenses helpful tips for applying makeup and removing adhesive muttonchops.
During each beauty-enhancing salon or spa service, Carlos Lissimore Salon's appearance artisans draw upon years of expertise from prestigious training programs, such as Vidal Sassoon and the Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. Inside the European-concept salon's chic setting, they employ products from Wella and Purvana during hair services that run the gamut from precision cuts to keratin treatments to hair colorings as vibrant as a peacock following a decisive paintball-battle loss. Stylists augment the mane attraction with an assortment of relaxing spa services, such as complexion-renewing facials and waxings and tension-releasing massages, that help bodies look and feel their best.
Cobb Life magazine named Sawyer Bailey Salon the Best Salon in Cobb County in 2012. In the magazine's accompanying article, Sawyer Bailey—the salon's namesake—describes what stokes her passion as a stylist. "I just love being creative and creating styles for every individual." The magazine describes Ms. Bailey a bit further: she is a third-generation hairstylist who considers her specialties to be events and updos.
With this experience, Ms. Bailey leads expert stylists who sculpt hair with inspired colors, working with various textures, shapes, and mouthfeels. Additionally, their skill set extends beyond hair with services such as waxing and sunless tanning.
At Kasi Spa for Men, an all-female staff helps visitors relax and freshen up with professional massages, haircuts, and hot-towel shaves. After determining clients' individual needs, licensed therapists ease muscle tension in with the appropriate techniques, such as deep-tissue pressure for clients with chronic pain or sports massage for hockey goalies' severely inflamed shins. Stylists shave stubble down to the smooth, masculine skin underneath with an invigorating medley of three hot towels, cleansing treatments, and moisturizing lotions.
Designers Hair & Makeup Studio's stylists have seasoned their scissors with years of experience cutting, coloring, and styling all types of hair. Their hairstyling and makeup artistry combine to prettify ladies before weddings, dates, and girls' nights, and eyebrow shaping and eyelash extensions grant the ability to out-wink a flirty giraffe. The studio also offers skincare and makeup lessons, as well as haircare classes that teach how to tend to relaxed, natural, or curly hair.
Aestheticians at Challise & Company - Hair Skin Body, an Aveda salon and spa, revamp tresses and beautify complexions with botanical extracts blended into Aveda products. These cherry, pumpkin, and vanilla serums team up to cleanse pores, nourish hair, and soothe stressed muscles during negotiations to release hostage knots. A portion of all proceeds goes to local charities selected by staff members.