At Four Seasons Salon & Spa, a team of stylists and aestheticians keeps their clientele looking spruce with a range of skin, hair, and nail treatments that employ high-end products. A slate of five facials tackles concerns ranging from teenage acne to hard-earned laugh lines with treatments that hydrate, boost immunity, and free pores of deep-seated grime. The spa’s stylists tame hair with Redken shampoos and conditioners, or reinvent looks with color treatments ranging from partial highlights to double-process coverage. In the salon, nail technicians paint fingers and toes with durable OPI and Shellac polish to ensure their meticulous work stays chip-free, while lash specialists add volume to each blink with durable NovaLash extensions.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? In 2000, Jennifer Ugarte started cutting, highlighting, and coloring hair for men and women. Since being in the industry she has worked with Atlanta Business Magazine, several bridal shows, and has been a behind the scenes stylist. She always stays current with the latest trends.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? She really enjoys making people feel great about themselves. Making them look and feel great is the reason she stays in the industry.
What do you love most about your job? I love making feel and look their best. Changing their look where they don't even look like the same person is one the most rewarding parts of my job.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? I had one customer put a ad in the newspaper looking for me. I had another lady cry because she loved hair so much and gave me the biggest hug.
At Pretty Please Beauty Bar, the pampering can last anywhere from 15 minutes to years on end. Massage therapist Bryan performs quick lunchtime treatments that take a mere quarter of an hour, in addition to more leisurely one-hour and two-hour massages. Prenatal and post-natal massages help new and soon-to-be moms relax. Aesthetician Andrea artfully applies permanent cosmetics to those seeking indelible makeup solutions. Haircuts and color from Val update looks season to season or fiscal quarter to fiscal quarter, and facials fight off signs of aging.
The skilled stylists of NV Hair Studio transform ragged moptops into stunning 'dos with hair-tending services performed in a chic and upscale salon. The experienced hair-tenders sculpt eye-catching face frames as they snip and shape tresses in 45-minute haircut-and-styling appointments performed amid the casual elegance of the salon’s chocolate-brown drapes and antique-style furniture. Drab monochromatic 'dos get a dose of sun-kissed panache when outfitted with partial highlights in about two hours or incite jealousy in burned-out stars when bedecked in gleaming full highlights in about three hours.
Hair Connect Salon's certified stylists reshape the tresses of male and female guests in cushy black chairs. After free consultations, expert shampoos and deep-conditioning treatments whip locks into lustrous shape. Coiffures adopt new forms as specialists craft precise haircuts with laser-guided shears before drying and sculpting the freshly cut fringe. Patrons can gild dull tresses with partial or full highlights or blanket head grass with a rich coat of all-over color. Soothing blow-dries purge any excess moisture and warm napes, and the staff's omnipresent passion and friendliness can imbue clients with warm feeling as satisfying as sinking into a marshmallow-strewn bathtub of hot cocoa.
Banana Beach Tan wants to darken the world?by making it shine with the brilliance of a beautiful bronze glow. The tanning center helps clients acquire natural-looking tans gradually through the use of beds or in an instant through the use of advanced spray-tan technology. During UV-tanning sessions, clients relax in beds by Matrix or Alpha. Inside the Mystic tanning or Versa Pro booth, patented jets evenly coat the skin with a solution designed to leave a natural-looking glow. And from within the comforts of the Pure Collagen booth, red light therapy restores cellular activity and skin elasticity.