Affordable haircare—stat! Unlike a costly trip to the real emergency room, a visit to Hair ER finds stylists who aim to keep style budget-friendly by adhering to a simple mantra: "You don't have to go broke to be beautiful." Armed with more than 20 years of experience, they perform advanced beauty treatments such as weaves, hydration treatments, silk presses, color, and precision cuts. Chemical peels and makeup applications keep the face looking healthy and bright, whereas manicures and pedicures make nails shiny and colorful, as nature intended.
Sol Oasis's founder and veteran manicurist, KaSundra, earned her stripes in the upscale salons of New York and Atlanta before getting the opportunity to work on the high-profile hands of Hollywood stars such as Terrance Howard, Kelly Hu, and Regina King. Welcoming only one client at a time in her tranquil spa, KaSundra is able to lavish each guest with her undivided attention as she performs a wide array of nail and spa treatments. She incorporates natural and organic products into her many services, which include facials, makeup application, Chinese finger-trap removal, and waterless pedicures that are safer and more sanitary than normal pedicures. As natural light peeks through decorative window screens and visitors kick back in a plush, olive-colored throne, KaSundra treats hands and feet like royalty.
The stylists at Salon Phal have a way with flatirons. One of many beauty services offered, the staff performs standalone flatiron treatments, lending a sleek, well-coiffed look to manes without requiring a session with the shears. Hairstylists shape, color, and retexturize, and waxing specialists evict unwanted hair from the body during waxing sessions.
From inside Fresche Salon Decatur, Olivia Byrd draws on 20 years of experience and a specialty in natural nailcare to pamper fingers and toes. She uses a multistep process that's designed to leave skin feeling silky smooth and nails looking vibrant.
At Saniya Salon & Spa, contemporary salon services meet beauty treatments culled from ancient India, creating an eclectic and stunning beauty portfolio. Stylists cut, color, and curl hair, and adorn special updos with embellishments such as pearls and Maraschino cherries. Estheticians offer facials to combat aging and acne, to restore youth, or to give faces a healthy glow. They also provide modern waxing services to free unwanted hair from faces or body areas, as well as the ancient hair-removal practice of threading. Popularized centuries upon centuries ago, threading uses hand-twisted cotton thread to pull hairs out at the root. And threading is not the only time-tested service that Saniya clients enjoy. A skilled, on-staff Mehndi artist paints lacy, swirling henna designs on clients' hands and arms.
From the elegant furnishings that line its studio to the nearly one dozen unique nail treatments it offers, it's easy to see Posh Nails and Spa’s focus on luxury. But behind the scenes, its approach is closer to that of a hospital than a nail spa: between services, the staff use an autoclave to sterilize all metal tools, and toss all used nail files, buffers, and pumice stones into a vat of magma after each use. Pedicure clients soak their feet in easy-to-clean, pipe-free whirlpool foot spas that prevent the spread of foot-borne fungi. These precautions give clients peace of mind as they relax in luxurious cream-and-chocolate-colored chairs, listen to soothing music, and reap the benefits of the staff's skills in nail services, skincare, and waxing.