Plum Tree Salon & Spa sits on a former plum tree orchard. In the same spot where workers once toiled picking and carrying produce through the fields, massage therapists and aestheticians now stand by ready to provide a relaxing getaway with Swedish massages and European facials. The spa also staffs eight licensed stylists, who are on call to help spur personal transformations. Using products by Moroccanoil and Pureology, they sculpt haircuts, embellished with color and texture that make hair look as healthy and refreshed as a vitamin that just returned from Hawaii.
Ever since hair started growing on its own in the mid-80's, it's been a tenuous battle for supremacy. At Luxury Salon & Spa, skilled stylists transform tresses with cut and coloring treatments augmented by Keune brand products and hydrate skin with all-natural Éminence brand products.
Certified aesthetician Dagmar Bruehmueller opened PeleCare to mingle the relaxing experience of a day spa with the science of skincare. She and her staff accomplish services such as facials, peels, and waxing with products lauded for their scientifically advanced formulas. With Bioelements and PCA Skin, they treat clients with organic botanical extracts and essential oils that hydrate skin and alleviate conditions such as acne, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.
Just as Zenergize's name balances the words zen and energize, the spa's massage therapists work to balance their clients' feelings of relaxation and invigoration. The stable of bodyworkers is proficient in a rainbow of massage techniques, which they pick and choose from to address the individual needs of their clients regardless of age, gender, or phase of life. During deep-tissue massages, therapists can focus on relieving chronic pain or helping athletes to heal after a debilitating injury. Lymphatic-drainage therapy helps to facilitate the body's natural detoxification processes with strokes tailored to clients' individual bodies and natural rhythms. Classic Swedish massages also bring profound relief from the stresses of everyday life. Though the center specializes in massage, the staff also performs a few carefully chosen aesthetic services including the Timeless Skin photofacial, which uses infrared light to stimulate new cell growth and repair sun-damaged or mature skin.
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.
At Art Hair Salon & Spa, a team of stylists orchestrates salon treatments with specialized cutting techniques, Aveda products, and Wella hair-coloring systems. Alongside a suite of hair services, the team soothes away stress with hot-stone massage or smoothes skinscapes with waxing treatments. Airbrush tanning bronzes skin and microdermabrasion rejuvenates facial façades under the mellow glow of candles in private treatment areas.
Cappuccino walls surround guests at styling stations accented with blossoming orchids. Throughout hair and nail services, clients watch personal television screens to catch up on world news or groundbreaking peace treaties between cartoon animals.