Clogged pores and knotted muscles meet their match at Zen Fusion Wellness Spa, where aestheticians and therapists call upon more than a quarter century of collective experience to pamper patrons with a menu of facials, body wraps, and massages. Though they specialize in diverse fields, the staffers share a common belief that no salon experience should be one size fits all. Signature treatments, such as the ultimate facial and hot-stone massage, reflect this philosophy, showering each guest with personal attention and varying to accommodate unique skin types and conditions. Clients in search of slimmer silhouettes can avail themselves of body wraps, which cocoon legs and torsos in a cellophane sheath designed to shed inches and promote the growth of nascent wings.
At their location within Women’s Health Medi-Spa & Aesthetics, Tooth Fairies Teeth Whitening’s specialists transform smiles into beacons for compliments with their in-office treatments. In less than 30 minutes, technicians can whiten dulled gumstones up to six shades with blue LED lasers, lifting away stains caused by coffee drinking or eating a box of crayons mislabeled as pretzel sticks. They accommodate sensitive teeth and gums with gentle carbamide-peroxide treatments. Tooth Fairies Teeth Whitening also takes its services on the road, traveling to parties, special events, and fundraisers.
One service offered at Micah Thomas Studios might come as a surprise to salon-goers: contouring body wraps. The slimming service differs from the rest of the salon's treatments, which focus on hair. Aside from traditional haircuts and coloring treatments, stylists also offer sew-ins, dreads, and extensions.
Years ago, Barbara Bastian's grandmother told her, "If you only have a tube of lipstick, put it on and you'll feel good." Barbara's mother added some similarly sage advice: "Make sure you clean your face and change your hairstyle daily." Both maxims still hold an important place in beauty regimens, and it's their simplicity and timelessness that helps inform Barbara's beauty business as well. Certified in a variety of treatments, from makeup artistry to laser cosmetics and facials, Barbara—the brainchild behind Atlanta's Makeover Mama—works to help her clients' natural beauty shine through.
Visitors to Scarlett's Retreat Day Spa & Boutique aren't sure if they've stepped back in time or onto a movie set. Surrounded by ornately patterned furniture, fireplaces, and classic portraits, they receive spa treatments in a late 19th-century home. Southern hospitality is a common thread between the decor and the service—the aroma of mint juleps drifts from mani-pedi stations, and roses infuse foot soaks and body wraps with flowery scents. A Victorian tub helps preserve the art of bath rituals, an antiquated practice that once signified opulence, much like installing a subwoofer on your riding saddle. Today, the spa's Georgia Sweet Tea tub ritual steeps bodies in tea and brown sugar to inspire total serenity.
The certified massage therapists and aestheticians prioritize natural ingredients; blueberries, rosemary, and cucumber infuse facials and peels, and the boutique carries products from glo minerals and Éminence Organic Skin Care for clients to take home, alongside robes and handmade neck pillows. For prolonged bouts of relaxation, packages pool services into themed combinations appealing to both men and women. For example, the Mister Butler package features a massage, an aromatherapy tub ritual, and a complimentary cigar and liqueur.