• For $12, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value) and deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $28.90 total value). • For $30, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value), partial highlights ($46 value), and a deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $74.90 total value). A full-service salon for the whole family, Fantastic Sams has hair-savvy staff shearers that tame frazzled flax into more maintainable styles. All haircuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products intended to promote hair health and rid the cranium of laser-tag-related stresses. Whether clients plan to consult the stylist about face-flattering looks or replicate the head-hide of a favorite state senator, scissors-wielders snip and style ($17.95) each lock to match the desired look. Deep-conditioning treatments ($10.95) reach into locks’ recesses, infusing follicles with moisture as they wrestle four-square balls from playground bullies. Like a good movie of a classic novel, partial highlights ($46) introduce a subtle new hue but maintain the essence of the original.
As the leader of Jackie & Company Salon, Jackie Frye possesses the most impressive resume of the team's six stylists: in addition to her more than 20 years of industry experience, she holds certifications in Goldwell color and Brazilian Blowouts. But the rest of her staffers are no slouches either. Colleen Brown and Tammy Greenway both specialize in Redken color, and Kristen Reigart continues her cosmetic education by attending classes taught by prominent stylists across the country. Casey Palacio has taught several classes herself and regularly styles hair for events such as the Atlanta Bridal Show. Rounding out the beauty squadron is Crystal Bonds, who counts Brazilian blowouts and Invisilocs, a new patent-pending extension system, among her many specialities. At the salon, these experts perform services ranging from simple cuts and colors to smoothing treatments such as the GK taming system. To enhance their work, they use Pureology, Redken and Moroccanoil products, and they listen to the soundtrack of Edward Scissorhands all day, everyday until it haunts their very dreams.
Inside Lavender Med Spa's warmly lit suite, ornaments, paintings, and decorative mirrors festoon the walls. Besides looking nice, the mirrors actually serve a purpose: to show patrons their newly younger-looking selves staring back. The med spa works alongside one of Atlanta's top plastic surgeons, Dr. Morgan Davoudi, and specializes in anti-aging treatments, from brightening facials and medical-grade Revitalize peels to Botox injections and noninvasive ReFirme skin-tightening sessions. Similarly noninvasive are the spa's YAG, Alexandrite, and Diode lasers, which can remove unwanted hair from any type of skin as long as it's not made of mirrors.
Essential oils offer therapeutic benefits to both the body and mind. Lemongrass rejuvenates, peppermint refreshes, and lavender calms frazzled nerves. The bodywork experts at Xscape Massage & Spa offer these and other natural essences as add-ons to their soothing massage sessions. Clients may choose from modalities such as classic Swedish and deep-tissue massage or traditional Chinese cupping and Thai yoga massage. For those seeking a cleansing or anti-aging beauty treatment, the aestheticians buff away wrinkles with microdermabrasion and shoo away acne with customized masks.
Not surprisingly, the team at The Hair Extension Studio focuses on hair and eyelash extensions. But the follicle amplifiers don’t stop at basic extension and haircare treatments, and have expanded their menu to include such specialized services as careful sew-ins, meticulous strand-by-strand weaves, and a wealth nonsurgical hair replacements. The team can even work shears on location for wedding prep, but does charge a tiny fee for grooming the tiny people on the cake.
Signature Service: Highlights
Brands Used: Moroccanoil
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: We have very seasoned stylists [with] 20+ years in industry; required ongoing education