Deborah Imani, founder of The Nile Wellness Center, believes that the health of a person's internal ductwork correlates directly to their overall well-being. By keeping the last 5 or 6 feet of the digestive tract uncongested through colon hydrotherapy, she promotes a lifestyle free of toxins, excess weight, and unhealthy stress. The drug-free work done by her and her staff has earned rave reviews from the readers of Creative Loafing Atlanta as well as a spot on Proactive Resources' 2012 Best of Atlanta list.
Not just concerned with drawing impurities out of the body, Deborah also touts the importance of what a patient puts in. As the author the book First Generation Raw, she helps readers move toward an organic uncooked diet packed with more vitamins and fiber than a lumber store made from bricks of frozen spinach.
Sharon Medina appointed the neutral walls of Posh Beauty Lounge with butterflies and full-length mirrors. In the waiting area at the center of the salon, orange pillows rest on wicker furniture that plays counterpoint to ultra-modern styling chairs. Sharon leads a team of stylists inside this Paul Mitchell Focus Salon and spends her spare time working as an instructor. Her team tends to 'dos with services ranging from texture-altering body wave and keratin treatments to hair extensions. Makeup artists also adorn faces with shimmering shades and permanent makeup. The latter technique inks skin with smudge-proof hues that can be worn to bed, unlike suit of armor pajamas.
Elite Health Centers LLC's current owner began as a regular gym member. After group training programs helped him lose nearly 100 pounds, he made moves to acquire the facilities. Today, the 15,000-square-foot premises help members get in shape with more than 100 classes a month and plentiful equipment for cardiovascular conditioning, circuit training, and weight training. Members also receive the benefits of ancillary services such as childcare, tanning, and massage therapy.
Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.
The staff at Hairteck model their studio after European salons to pursue a with their hair, nail, and massage services: to emphasize each client's natural beauty. They approach their salon services as if "the face is a picture and the hair is the frame," so stylists craft the most museum-ready tresses after personal consultations that determine a style that will fit the client's look and lifestyle. Massage therapists create a peaceful oasis with plush carpeting, soft light, and a trio of bonsai trees to help guests relax and enjoy Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone services.
Walls of smooth stones add a rustic contrast to the interior's modern style. Bold, black shapes hold tall mirrors in front of asymmetrical styling chairs, and red accents liven up the neutral color palette in the form of a sleek couch in the waiting area and artwork throughout the salon.
The human body functions best when there is a balance of mind, body, and spirit. Our mission is to provide the treatments necessary to achieve and maintain that balance. Our philosophy is to enhance your spa visit by providing a setting of total relaxation and tranquility.
Iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe hang from the bubblegum-pink walls of Your Hearts Desire Hair Studio. That starlet’s rise to fame is an inspiration to the salon’s stylists and nail technicians, who do everything in their power to make clients Hollywood-ready. Aside from face-flattering haircuts and highlights, they offer indulgent spa treatments such as hot-stone mani-pedis. From time to time, they even enhance their nail treatments with seasonal scents that include peppermint, apple spice, and fresh-baked popsicle.