If the palm tree bearing Christmas lights speaks to Skin Image Spa’s whimsical style, the translucent drapes, abundant throw pillows, and overflowing tablecloths reflect its serenity. These two facets of the spa's mission—creativity and relaxation—are further exemplified in its ergonomic salon chairs, where stylists infuse flair in the form of designer cuts, color services, and extensions. Farther inside, staffers escort guests down other avenues of beauty and relaxation with facials, massages, and mani-pedis.
Tan faux-plaster walls and gauzy fabrics circling the throne-like pedicure chairs help give Hair Art Day Spa the regal air of Cleopatra's palace, inviting patrons to relax and indulge as if they were the Ptolemaic princess herself. The salon’s extension specialist, master colorist, and dedicated stylists work together to create flattering new looks, and the nail technicians shape and polish clients’ fingers, toes, and prehensile tails. For an even more indulgent experience, aestheticians can nourish and hydrate countenances with organic facials that incorporate custom blends of specialized seasonal products. Massage therapists further relieve the aches and strains of everyday life by soothing taut muscles with everything from Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to neuromuscular therapy and reflexology.
The sound scissors make as they slowly but confidently close over a thatch of hair is as comforting to Brandy Wyrick as a child’s security blanket. She first heard that sound at a young age as her mother ran the gleaming edges through clients’ manes in her salon. Brandy spent weekends playing with mannequin heads as a child, later graduating to real heads at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. Today, she recreates those same snipping sounds inside Hair By The Square and during any open mic event she comes across.
Relaxation master Leslie Newberry knows that, while stress is universal, escaping it is personal. That's why she tailors each of Hairdressers Inc. relaxing services to meet the unique needs of every client. She and her team shorten hair with cuts, upgrade plumage with feather add-ons, or lengthen manes with Lox hair extensions that come in 39 color options. Makeup artists accentuate features with professional applications and strategy sessions that are clients with take-home tips and color charts. The studio's nail technicians also stay busy, offering everything from simple trims and skin exfoliation to deep wraps and paraffin treatments that help refresh hands and feet after morning jogs through a network of drainage pipes.
Helping their clients have healthy hair is the number one concern at Milly's Dominican Hair Salon, but their team of Dominican hairstylists are most fluent in revitalizing Latin American and African American hair. They do this with an array of deep conditioners blended with aloe, cocoa, and garlic that aim to naturally hydrate and smooth rebellious locks. Alternately, they bestow easy-to-maintain hairstyles with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments, hair extensions, and styling techniques tailored to natural or steamed permed hair. Milly’s team aims to ensure that clients can maintain their new ‘dos at home by providing them with pro tips and tricks and by pointing them in the direction of the Inova, Baba de Caracol, Morrocanoil, and Aloxxi products that retail in their salon.
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.