If the Stone Mountain location of Fresche Hair Salon & Boutique feels like home, that’s probably because it’s nestled inside a ranch-style house, where salon artists work in rooms filled with rustic decor. The Oakhurst location, on the other hand, has the funky air of an art gallery—amid the stark contrast of kelly-green walls and brown furnishings, a colorful painting perches atop the mirror of every styling station. No matter their surroundings, the staff brings a hospitable and savvy approach to each service. They tend to a number of hair needs, including cutting hair into new looks and adding length with feather or 100% human-hair extensions. Their color services drench hair in enticing hues and strengthening proteins that protect from UV rays and people hucking gum for no reason. Meanwhile, professional makeup artists apply lipstick and blush and hold eyelash-extensions lessons and makeup tutorials.
Certified in microcurrent treatment, LED photo rejuvenation, and MediClinical spa peels, Takesia LoRusso performs facials and deep-cleansing body treatments to revitalize skin. In facial and body waxing services, she uses warm wax to lift out hair by the roots. During facials, she cleanses pores and massages face muscles until they're relaxed and glowing. In body treatments, LoRusso uses a collection of salts and essential oils to exfoliate hands and feet, removing dead skin cells and patches of wet cement. Most of the products she uses are organic, natural, or handmade.
Hair Ndustry Salon's stylists creates flattering hairstyles worthy of being photographed, a quality of which the shutterbugs who captured their work have taken advantage. Sophisticates Black Hair, Style Q, Hype Hair, and other publications have displayed Hair NDustry's styles in their pages, immortalizing the precision short cuts and extensions in which they specialize. Specifically, the team might employ hydration steam therapy to help locks hold styles longer than those held together with bobby pins and the same kind electrical tape that holds every part of dad's furnace in place for 30 years. Or, they might use relaxers to alter texture for both virgin locks and those in need of retouching.
Corrective Skin Care operates with the philosophy that the skin can be a indicator for a person's overall health. With that in mind, the studio aims for a holistic approach to skin care that involves diet, facial treatments, holistic and homeopathic supplements, and natural-yet-powerful topical products. Licensed aesthetician Jacynth R. Hall helps her clients to achieve dramatic skincare results with microdermabrasion, fruit acid peels, and anti-aging treatments, along with a host of other services. Come in for a deep pore cleansing and acne treatment, or have a youth-enhancing light therapy session that comes with an included peel to reduce the appearance of fine lines and grocery lists written on your forehead.
Natural Epiphany Salon focuses on one thing and one thing only—nails. Rather than distract themselves with a never-ending menu of hair, waxing, or piano-tuning services, owner Felicia Andrews and her staff focus all their beautifying know-how to make hands and feet as healthy as they can be. Sanitary pedicure bowls replace the jet tubs favored at many salons, which can harbor unseen bacteria or really tiny sharks. For healthy hands on the go, Natural Epiphany's express manicure shapes up thumbs in just 20 minutes. Those who have more time to spare can indulge in the salon's mani-pedi of the month, a rotating treatment that can include anything from rose petals and sea-salt scrubs to soothing herbal wraps.