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.
Under the guidance of owner and licensed aesthetician Hanan El-Youssef, Hanan Day Spa's staff of aestheticians analyze and treat skin issues with a full range of skincare products and services. During signature facials, the spa pros swipe away dull skin with antioxidant enzymes and gentle cleansers to combat the signs of aging or fight acne, and microdermabrasion treatments refine pores with exfoliation. Hanan’s specialty in Brazilian waxing is evident as her team of specialists smooth unwanted hair from nether regions and other physical surfaces, such as the housecat’s favorite chair. Alternatively, body wraps packed with French green clay simultaneously leach out toxins and pump in essential fatty acids to improve elasticity.
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.
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.
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.
"Why organic? Because the skin eats too."
So says Melanie Berry, owner of Utopia Skincare, when explaining why she uses Australian-imported Jurlique and German-imported Primavera organic skincare products. And under her care, the skin dines well, feasting on a menu of facials served with a side of hot towels, steam, and upper-body massages. For each treatment, Melanie and her staff customize a mask that will hydrate the skin, flush out the pores, and sweep away blemishes. On the periphery of the menu, peels, specialty masks, and body treatments promise their own brand of nourishment with equal amounts of Melanie's painstaking care and precision.