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.
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.
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.
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.
The professionals at Pure Aesthetics & Skin Care rejuvenate complexions with a range of skin treatments, employing Environ Skin Care products infused with vitamins and antioxidants. During facials, aestheticians target signs of aging or concerns specific to teens, such as acne or lips that are chapped from blowing kisses to Justin Bieber posters. Technicians resurface skin and promote deep exfoliation with peels made from pumpkin or papaya enzymes or glycolic or lactic acid. The skincare pros also wax away unwanted hair to groom areas including eyebrows, bikini lines, and legs.
Between UV-rays, humidity, and searing cold, the skin takes on a lot throughout the seasons. That why Joi Aikens, a self-proclaimed product junkie, adheres to a regimen of products to keep her complexion healthy. But it wasn't always this way. It wasn’t until beauty school that she first saw the effect a customized treatment could have on her skin, and it fueled her desire to help herself, as well as others. Today, as a licensed skincare therapist, Joi uses her own blend of products to help her clients feel good physically, mentally, and spiritually. She also draws on her facial certifications in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and Mr. Potato Head rearranging to offer a comprehensive service menu. Clients can relax in the comfort of her private studio, where she cultivates a spa-like atmosphere and performs services such as a swift wax or facial, or a smoothing body peel for full-body restoration.