With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.
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.
The technicians at La Pure Day Spa grant clients' beauty and relaxation behests by performing everything from therapeutic massages to medical-grade skincare treatments. Inside the skincare clinic, aestheticians nourish complexions with facials harvested from Éminence Organic Skin Care products. Glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids power seven 30-minute chemical peels, which, like linemen in a hall of mirrors, each try to tackle something different, including acne, dryness, and hyperpigmentation. Massage therapy chases tension from tendons with the popular gliding strokes of the Swedish technique or the intense, clinical manipulations of the deep-tissue modality. A licensed physician fills gravity-stricken skin with Botox, Juvéderm, or Restylane injections, and makeup artists decorate faces with Jane Iredale mineral makeup so that clients don’t have to accentuate their best features by circling them with crayons.
The licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Healing Garden Wellness Centre & Spa alleviate stressed physiques with soothing 60-minute massages and skin treatments for any complexion. The team's beauty arsenal is stocked with the anti-aging Hungarian blends of Estrea skincare products and the natural formulas of Botanical Science Technologies products. With these in hand, skinsmiths handle the faces of gentlemen and teens or imbue womanly kissers with vitamin C and the smoothness of a wax sculpture of Frank Sinatra. To ease deep, chronic aches and especially tight muscles, clients can call upon seasoned stress easers to soothe tissues located beneath surface muscles with deep-tissue work. Swedish massages are also available to melt away tension, bolster lymphatic circulation, and improve the body's ability to impersonate a Celtic knot with increased range of motion.
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.
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.