Early on as a child in Munich, Germany, it was clear that Ulie Stewart had an eye for hairdressing. After practicing on Barbie dolls, she graduated to humans when she began to style her own hair. A youthful interest soon became a lifelong passion and eventually a career.
Today, Ulie tends to clients’ looks inside the salon she opened with her husband, Michael Stewart. She and a talented team of stylists provide services that leave tresses highlighted or fully colored, straightened, or accented with weaves. Other treatments embellish nails with acrylic tips or accentuate faces with makeup suitable for everyday wear or especially glamorous trips to the library.
Antistress body wraps. Strip-free waxing. Bridal makeup. Acne-fighting facials. Microdermabrasion. The staff at The Spa Lady maintains an extensive roster of services so that no potential client’s needs go unaddressed. All spa services take place amid The Spa Lady’s soothing environment, further easing guests into relaxation.
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.
Jewels Beauty Bar founder and GKhair educator and color expert Julia Hart discovered her love for the beauty industry at age 11 when she became intrigued by the styles, makeup, and hairdos of her peers. Now, she and her Dream Squad run a private women's beauty boutique that eliminates wait times and the assembly-line feel of nonpersonalized salons. Exuding a personable charm, Julia styles, moisturizes, highlights, colors, and tames hair exclusively using the sulfate, gluten, ammonia, and paraben free product line GKhair. GKhair color products also contain Juvexin keratin which leaves hair soft and shiny.
The original spas were relaxing places for European nobility. The Spa at West Park Court seeks to recapture that luxury with a range of European treatments in gently lit rooms full of flowers and art. Those treatments incorporate European products, including some from Jansseen Cosmetics, a brand that combines aesthetics with advanced pharmaceutical research to beautify skin. There are hard and soft waxes for different kinds of waxing, and a range of makeup, all of which help patrons work towards beauty goals while relaxing like Old World royalty.
Inside Salon Pennae, Tangela LaRue helms Art of Perfection, where she provides haircare education and services to women of all ages. Tangela works with tresses of all textures and specializes in vibrant color, smoothing relaxers and silkings, elongating extensions, and stylish cuts. In addition to hair services, she artfully applies makeup, shapes eyebrows, and adds extensions to make lashes lush enough to bat away fog.