With 19-foot high ceilings, bright colored walls, clean exposed brick, and cast iron flourishes, Shear Salon maintains a vibe that is both upbeat and contemporary. This lively salon is owned by Jodi Schwartz Grieshop, who studied under the founder of Aveda and worked as a stylist in the film, photography, and theater industries. Here, Jodi has assembled an equally talented cast of master stylists and makeup artists who dole out everything from haircuts, glazes, and keratin treatments to transform clients into the best version of themselves.
Jodi and her crew at Shear Salon emphasize comfort, which extend to more than just the rich wood furnishings and mosaic tile artwork. Upon entering, clients are offered a choice of complimentary beverages, as well as access to free Wi-Fi.
Elaine Sterling Institute creates the best of both worlds by granting aesthetics students real-world experience while giving patrons professional-grade beauty treatments at a fraction of the cost. While working through their 1,000-hour aesthetician program, students put their classroom studies to the test by performing facials, waxing, and body treatments on everyday clients under the guidance of an experienced aesthetician. They also go beyond standard spa services to apply body wraps that help slim torsos and soften skin with a combination of nutrient-packed serums and enriched wraps, and they perform lash- and brow-tinting services that enrich strands left dull from walking onto black-and-white movie sets.
It's okay if you walk into Simply Elegant Salon with little idea of what you want in a hairstyle?the stylists can find a look to complement nearly any hair type or face shape. These experts work closely with clients, taking time to learn about lifestyles and past hairdos, including ones that were good, bad, or misunderstood. Then, the stylist and client decide on a new look. Hair makeovers might incorporate simple cuts, smoothing keratin treatments, or vibrant highlights. Or perhaps the staff will install hair extensions for some extra length. Regardless of the chosen look, the stylists use up-to-date techniques gleaned during ongoing training.
As the largest organ in the human body and the one most likely to be seen by those outside the miniaturized voyage of discovery in each of our bloodstreams, the skin demands respect. The aesthetic pros at Skinmedix help their clients pay homage to their outermost shells with a slate of beautifying services. Waxing and laser hair-removal banish unwanted fuzz, while facials leave mugs glistening with youthful radiance. They also enhance appearances with medspa treatments including chemical peels and microdermabrasions, which work to minimize the signs of aging.
As a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist, Elizabeth St. John-Hall has what it takes to make skin shine. When working with clients, she typically takes a holistic approach to revamping their skin, administering the treatments and showing them the beneficial nutrition and lifestyle changes that will help them achieve their desired looks. To that end, all of her facials, peels, and body treatments can be tailored to meet specific skincare needs. Her makeup applications complete the picture.
Over the past two decades, Bridgette Hunt has honed her styling and cosmetology skills across North Central Florida and the greater Atlanta area. With salon services ranging from relaxers and perms to highlights and deep-conditioning treatments, Bridgette creates bold new looks for clients so they can impress friends or prove the value of hairstyling to a herd of yaks. Her clients can further reinvent their appearance with brow, lip, and chin waxing, lash extensions, and bridal updos and weaves.