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.
With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.
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.
Though her pampering skills once enriched the lives of students at Redken School in New York, these days, master cosmetologist Pat Alessi uses her more than 30 years of experience to upgrade looks at Salon 1580. Along with specialty services in creative coloring, Global Keratin treatments, and rejuvenating organic facials, Pat counts communication as one of her greatest styling assets, taking the time to carefully listen to each of her client's wants and concerns before expertly shaping locks with Redken, L'Oréal, and Rusk products. To keep abreast of the latest trends in European styling and croissant making, she also frequently attends seminars led by industry leaders, melding modern techniques with her own creative flair to create looks that are completely fresh.
At Hanna Nails, a series of manicures, pedicures, waxing, and massage treatments await customers seeking relaxation and beautification. Licensed specialists soak hands and feet before shaping and buffing nails, and then apply eye-catching polish or acrylic nails. Deluxe spa pedicures soothe calf muscles with sea-salt massages, as back and shoulder massages remove upper-body stress. Also available are eyelash extensions and waxing services, which can remove unwanted hair from areas such as the arms, legs, stomach, or brow.
The skilled stylists at Extensions Hair Studio enhance locks in a variety of ways, from sewing in extensions to applying infusions to designing customized clip-ons. Beyond extensions, the salon also transform clients with cuts and styles, relaxers, and color matching services.