Most days upon leaving class at the International School of Skin and Nailcare, Kristen Axton headed straight to her job at Kiehl's. This combination of formal training and on-the-job experience helped develop her aesthetic expertise, which she further refined while working at several med spas throughout Atlanta. Today, as owner of Kristen's Skin Care & Massage, she commands a team of massage therapists and aestheticians dedicated to beautifying and de-stressing clients. Their signature Atlanta facial restores vim and vigor to lagging faces with a multi-step regimen that includes peels derived from herbal enzymes or therapeutic acids. Aestheticians also slough away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion sessions designed to lessen scarring from acne, sun damage, and general wear and tear. Elsewhere in the shop, massage therapists unravel kinked muscles with techniques borrowed from Swedish and neuromuscular specialties.
A testament to the life, love, people, and beaches of Brazil, Spa Buzios? technicians emphasize the country's spirit in beautification treatments designed to keep patrons beach-ready, no matter the weather. Pastel colors of pink and green frame the windows, doors, and treatment rooms of the spa as patrons take a break from everyday life to relax amid fresh flowers and wicker waiting-room furniture. Premium hard waxes remove unwanted hair from nether regions, and the spa's licensed aestheticians maintain clean, sanitary conditions without double-dipping or reusing wax. Meanwhile, Norvell airbrush tans coat skin in a variety of individual shades that are hand-applied in even coats.
Everyone knows not to judge a book by its cover—a fact the book industry likes to abuse by slapping a defrocked maiden riding a unicorn on the front of every cookbook. Dust off your own cover's corners with today's deal. For $55, you'll get a signature facial at Ageless Remedies (a $125 value) at any of its following four locations: Buckhead, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Duluth.
The ambiance at The Body Wax strikes a sultry chord with a black leather couch in the waiting area and deep-orange walls throughout the hallways. The vibe allows clients to feel safe and comfortable within the private treatment studios, each of which features a cushioned, adjustable bed. Warm wax lifts unwanted hair while weakening the bulbs, leaving skin smooth for two–three weeks and causing future growth to be finer and thereby easier to remove. As a hair-removal method, waxing lasts longer than shaving, doesn't cause the painful rashes of depilatory lotions, and sidesteps the unbearable hair stench of fire.
Led by experienced and well-trained MD Dr. Robert Golden, The Golden Clinic's team of aestheticians uses its expert training to coax out each patient's best features with an arsenal of cosmetic treatments. The staff boasts proficiencies in body treatments that include liposuction, spider-vein treatment, and skin tightening.
Dr. Golden is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the American Society for Liposuction Surgery. He's been performing liposuction procedures for more than 20 years, with zero reported complications.
Sonia Schultz, Brazilian Breeze's principle aesthetician and owner, is an avid scholar of beauty who has acquired certifications in nearly a dozen techniques for revealing smooth, hairless skin. As the studio's name suggests, it specializes in waxing intimate areas for both men and women. Aestheticians can also keep the rest of the body Rio de Janeiro-ready with waxing services for areas including full legs, stomach, chest, and feet. In addition to hair removal, facials soothe male, female, and teen mugs, and body treatments scrub and nurture limbs like a baby bird getting its first loofah.