When beautifying clients at Luminous Aesthetics, owner and certified medial aesthetician Linda Zollo’s first priority is their comfort, whether she’s performing waxes or spray tans. Instead of using painful waxes, she removes unwanted hair with the gentle, botanical Nufree solution, which doesn’t stick to the skin, unlike a three-legged race partner after a three-legged marathon. She also performs a number of chemical peels, which help combat acne, fine lines, and wrinkles to restore healthy skin.
At (STAND) UV & Spray Tanning, tanners choose from a variety of traditional and UV-free bronzing methods. With an effect similar to tying the sun around a tetherball pole, standup UV booths feature 360-degree tanning, deepening skin tone during expedient 8- to 11-minute sessions. Patrons opting for sunless tanning can choose between automated Mystic Tan sessions with a choice of four shades of tan or custom Norvell airbrush treatments applied by trained technicians. Additionally, red-light-therapy sessions unclench faces from the grip of Father Time by reducing the appearance of fine lines and large pores, as well as boosting elasticity.
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.
Rio Hair Salon is a north Atlanta waxing and hair salon that’s dedicated to helping clients achieve face-flattering haircuts and smooth, silky skin. Licensed stylist Michelle takes care of hair, from cuts to single-process color and highlights, while an experienced aesthetician works on waxing services for both men and women. Pop in for a quick eyebrow wax or a daring Brazilian, or have underarms or hard-to-reach areas, such as the back, gently stripped of fuzz in record time.
The healers at Naturally Ageless Wellness Center work to beautify bodies both inside and out. During med-spa treatments, a board-certified doctor keeps a close watch on aestheticians as they perform colon hydrotherapy, IPL photofacials, and laser hair removal. Spa offerings, such as traditional facials and natural peels, aim to generate youthful glows that are visible to both passing strangers and circling news helicopters.
Spa Sydell traces its roots back to 1982, when its flagship spa opened in Buckhead under the moniker Sydell Skin Care Salon. A spike in popularity led the spa to change its name to the leaner Spa Sydell and expand to seven convenient locations. Today, the spa’s skincare experts helm a team of licensed professionals and massage therapists, all of whom must pass stringent auditions before they are hired.
Each of the spa’s outposts exhibits a unique personality—the larger facilities echo with the sounds of water trickling down fountain displays, soothing scents permeate the air, tropical flowers are placed with care, and the more intimate boutique locations host private treatment rooms in which botanical fragrances couple with the sounds of orchestral twee pop. Regardless of the locale, expect a relaxing, personalized massage experience in which a therapist tends to your individual aches and pains with soothing strokes. During facials, the spa’s aestheticians blend signature products individually selected and previously tested on the CEO.