For more than 25 years, Dr. Alan Gardener has nurtured complexions at his namesake practice, which now spreads radiance even farther with a satellite location. At both offices, Dr. Gardner and his right hand dermatologist, Dr. Mike Kelleher, tackle a range of skin issues such as abnormal moles, acne, and rashes using advanced equipment and medical-grade products. Spa-like services include more than 10 facials that utilize thermal mud, natural fruit acids, and Eminence skincare products. Hands and feet are soaked, scrubbed, and masked during mani-pedis, which use highly sterilized tools and equipment, and unwanted veins, hair, birthmarks, and tattoos can be removed with a collection of lasers skin-matched paint.
Jodi Cabena left corporate America to cultivate her knowledge of nutrition and herbal wellness, which blossomed into a holistic beauty practice informed by science at Healing Harbour. Her first step was a course in electrolysis and perfecting the power walks of runway models, followed by enrollment in a program at The International School of Skin, Nail Care and Massage Therapy in Atlanta. There, she became a Georgia board-certified aesthetician and a massage therapist, learning to nourish complexions with highly engineered PCA products and low-tech botanicals such as camphor, as well as heal the symptoms of stress and injury hidden in muscles. In her search for advanced rejuvenation techniques, Cabena discovered a wax developed to safely remove the hair of surgical patients and several noninvasive light therapies that whiten teeth and promote clear, youthful skin.
The owners of Sanda Gané European Day Spa, Sanda Gané and Maxine Turner, joined forces with medical director Dr. Itzhak Nir to expand their menu of facial, massage, and waxing services to include laser treatments and beauty injections. While visitors yield their bodies to head-to-toe makeovers, they abandon their stresses in the spa’s tranquil setting free of the outside world’s cell-phone ringtones, honking horns, and hyenas overcome by hysterical laughter. In a flurry of scissor snips and haircare products, stylists cut and color outmoded hairdos, and manicurists groom and polish natural backscratchers. The spa’s medical staff wields lasers that blast away body hair and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and spider veins. Also, MediQuick weight-loss plans whittle away unwanted pounds with appetite suppressants and dietary advice.
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.
The skin specialists at Body Wax Salon rid body areas of unruly whiskers during services at their professional salon. The expert waxing staff professionally administers the most up-to-date waxing techniques while telling anecdotes about their past careers as candle makers. During treatments, soft layers of wax coat appendages and bikini lines before techs gently release fuzz from their follicular prisons. To enhance posttreatment comfort, the company website recommends that clients avoid UV rays, chlorine, and wearing deodorant with aluminum after waxing to ensure skin remains uninflamed.
The skilled aestheticians at Brazilian Beauty Salon focus on smoothing the body and face. They employ a hard-wax formula to purge nearly any area of the male or female body from excess hair, including legs, underarms, chest, shoulders, and stomach. The salon recommends regular waxing to produce better results over time. During facials with focuses such as relaxation, European methods, or teen-skin concerns, products from the Image Skincare line scrub and moisturize the skin. Private treatment rooms lend each service the privacy and license to scream "bomb!" of a deserted island.