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.
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.
Medical aesthetics specialist Lisa Mangrum brings almost 20 years of experience and an arsenal of advanced technology to her med spa. Peels, photofacials, and microdermabrasions work together to refresh complexions, and a quartet of carefully calibrated lasers lets staff adapt hair-removal treatments to different skin and hair types. Injectables, such as Botox, aim to smooth out facial contours, and permanent makeup leaves mugs photo-ready, even when doused in Gatorade after a spelling-bee win.
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.
Solar Eclipse Tanning Salon doesn’t hide its bold intentions in the shadows. The salon’s staff members envision “putting the sun out of business,” a hyperbolic mission that they accomplish, in part, with four types of UV-tanning beds. Unlike the sun, all of these beds are regularly sanitized and outfitted with fresh bulbs to ensure a glowing base tan or a dark bronze coat.
Not content to merely mimic the sun’s rays, the salon takes a different route entirely with a Mystic Tan booth that spritzes the body with a UV-free bronzing formula. This formula comes in two shades, each of which lasts for up to seven days with proper care. In a red-light-therapy bed—also free of UV rays—therapeutic light repairs skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and render tattooed treasure maps more legible.
Before their stress-relieving treatments even begin, patrons at Spa Sydell sink into deep relaxation. Each of its six locations boasts trickling waterfalls, pleasant aromas wafting through the air, and beautiful tropical plants illuminated by soft lights. Inside the tranquil treatment rooms, the spa?s licensed estheticians and massage therapists?all of whom must pass intense training processes in the spa's signature techniques?further relax clients with a variety of services that rejuvenate the mind, body, and skin.
For over three decades Spa Sydell has been a landmark?one of Georgia's most recognized day spas, emphasizing a continuing commitment to deliver personalized attention and superior service to each customer.