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.
To Shannon Smith, hair is an art form. For nearly two decades, she has used this art to imbue clients with style and confidence, and she continues that mission today at Sha'Mari Hair Salon. Whether it's a classic cut or a hair-weaving, Shannon and her team give each clip and snip their undivided attention. And because hair can have profound effects on attitudes and self-esteem, they combat thinning hair with treatments and also provide designer wigs upon request.
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.
When it comes to caring for fingers and toes, Pretty Natural Nails stays true to its name by exclusively using organic and eco-friendly products in all of its services. Owner Yolanda Sanchez ensures that her nail technicians are able to pamper their clients while using all-natural lacquers, lotions, and soaps. The salon's manicures and pedicures treat nails to a quick trim and polish, although the technicians can turn appointments into indulgent escapes by adding a soothing soak, an exfoliating scrub, or a tension-relieving massage while they softly whisper the lyrics to the client's favorite power ballad.
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.