Paul Mitchell The School Esani is the starting point for scores of now well-established salon stylists. As an institution for careers in cosmetology, skincare, and makeup, the school holds its students to the highest of standards as it educates them on everything from the technical to professional aspects of the beauty industry. The scissor-happy student body receives hands-on industry experience inside a 20,000-square-foot school facility, located just north of Atlanta. Guests in need of anything from a cut and color to a Dermalogica skin treatment can stop by the school to receive their services from a passionate burgeoning stylist. The school was recognized in Modern Salon's 2011 Excellence in Education awards for its placement, facilities, and culture, among other categories.
Tian Tian Holistic Spa taps into the deep lineage of its owner—a fifth-generation holistic specialist—to treat patients with time-tested organic therapies. Massage therapists counter injuries and chronic aches with an assortment of modalities, targeting specific ailments such as prenatal discomfort as well as general stress from hours spent copyediting Internet message boards.
Acupuncture sessions redirect the body's energy to activate self-healing mechanisms that work to rectify a wide range of afflictions, from injury to insomnia. Clients seeking a glowing complexion to match their revived spirits can pay a visit to the spa’s skincare specialists, who use electronic instruments and organic YuLian products to erase blemishes, spider veins, and hastily drawn mustaches.
When it comes to making her clients feel beautiful, ReNu owner Feleshia Sams knows what she's doing. Years of work as a makeup artist and micropigmentation specialist gave her all the tools necessary to help her clients take on the world with a more confident stride. Some come to her seeking permanent makeup or medical pigmentation treatments—two of her specialties—that help improve permanent skin issues. She also offers fillers, eyelash extensions, facials, and skin-tightening treatments that make it no longer necessary to walk around holding your face taut all day.
Patience Jeacoma was destined from a young age to help others look their best. She spent much of her teenage years regain confidence by helping to control their acne and use concealer to cover blemishes on their report cards. Her passion eventually led her to graduate with honors from the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics and earn certifications in microdermabrasion, reflexology, and aromatherapy. Today, Patience offers a wide range of medically proven skin-care treatments such as all-natural skin peels, customized facials, and texture-improving dermaplaning. All of these treatments can be supplemented with eyebrow shaping that uses wax or threading techniques.
About Face Skin Studio helps clients turn around the state of their skin with both facial- and body treatments. In addition to helping individuals improve their appearances, more often than not these treatments have a relaxing element to them; the anti-aging hibiscus facial both moisturizes and stimulates collagen activity, and the mommy-to-be facial gives pregnant women an improved complexion and a chance to unwind. In this way, most of the services at About Face Skin Studio leave clients with a glow that rivals that of a blushing lighting bug.
Contour Skin Boutique nourishes and beautifies skin with an array of aesthetic services. Customers can select from nine types of facials to hydrate skin, combat signs of aging, and improve their complexion, or book an infrared body wrap or ultrasonic body-slimming treatment to firm and tighten skin. Clients may enjoy services along with a glass of wine in the boutique or at home with 90-minute mobile spa sessions.