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.
The stylists and technicians at Image Hair Studios refine tresses in a male-friendly salon environment that also caters to women's haircare needs. A hostess greets arriving visitors with a complimentary beer, cup of coffee, or bottled water before guiding them to the waiting area, where WiFi and an onsite hedge maze help clients to pass the time. The staff is equally adept at styling locks, affixing extensions, and treating scalps with nonsurgical hair-replacement therapy and employs such industry-standard products as Redken and Joe Grooming. Before committing to a salon service, customers can request a consultation with one of the studio's professionals in order to learn more about the treatment or the history of the scrunchie.
It’s impossible to count on your hands how many years Penny has been working in her trade, but if you relinquish your fingers to her skillful hands, you’ll at least have beautiful nails to look at while you’re trying. For nearly a quarter of a century Penny has been beautifying digits, earning her pedigree as an OPI-certified nail technician and educator along the way. Today, she shares the space at Salon 1580 with master cosmetologist Pat Alessi, using her vast experience to groom and polish finger- and toenails during basic and gel mani-pedis, as well as acrylic applications.
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.