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.
Drawing from their inventory of silk, synthetic, and mink fibers, the eyelash-extension specialists grace eyelids with lashes that last for up to eight weeks. Extensions are available in a wide range of lengths and colors, creating lashes that range from natural looking to dramatically over the top.
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.
Sleek, modern design characterizes the decor at Pixie Salon. An entryway beckons with cool-mint walls, a crisp-white couch, and rounded chairs, and a quote on the wall gently inspires readers to dance in the rain. This stylish independent streak is at the heart of the salon’s mission to be a creative, open environment. Pixie Salon’s stylists draw on that artistic spirit to meet the needs of their clients, crafting new haircuts, colors, and foil sculptures with ease.
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.
Skincare has come a long way from homemade facial treatments that involved medieval-sounding anti-pimple procedures. Atlanta Eye Candy staffers embrace the ever-evolving trends in skincare and eyelash extensions to give their clients the most current treatments and natural-looking enhancements. Within, highly trained medical aestheticians and certified laser technicians perform a sweeping array of procedures, such as age-defying microdermabrasions. Licensed makeup artists decorate lids and lips with temporary or permanent makeup, and the staff's certified master lash stylist enhances the power of both winks and eye rolls with Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions.