Owners Cathie Politis Fennell, Phil Fennell, and Olga Politis foster a collaborative approach at Salon Greco The European Day Spa. Every team member possesses a specialty within their field—for example, a massage therapist specializing in neuromuscular therapy, and a stylist who focuses on coloring—which means an expert is always available to consult with clients.
The salon's decor incorporates a granite reception desk, wall art as circular as a child's logic for why she should get a soda, and elegant chairs and rugs that match the ornate earth-tone floor. Stylists welcome guests into this environment before beginning each appointment by considering their subject's face shape and hair texture. They can also help clients combat thinning hair with restoration treatments. At the spa, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists wait on guests with relaxing treatments for the whole body, including nonsurgical face-lifts with the Neurotris facial-rejuvenation system.
The experienced stylists at Revival Salon slather strands with plant-derived Aveda products. The team works from a services menu that catalogs updos, flying curls, and Brazilian Blowouts. Their hair extensions make use of So.Cap.USA products, which are manufactured in Italy from 100% human hair and unicorn eyelashes. The staff also performs permanent texture adjustments to take strands from straight to curly and back, as well as Ombre and Balayage treatments to render natural-looking highlights. In addition to treating manes, Revival’s staff tints eyebrows and applies airbrush tans to the bod. Their studio fills one of the oldest buildings in Suwanee, replete with Louis XIV-style furnishings—the gold, ornate mirror frames look like backdrops for the queen's castle—and Damask-print fabric covers the walls.
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.
When it comes to elongating ‘dos with extensions, the styling team at Michel's Salon & Day Spa know that there are no substitutes for real hair. That’s why they use Great Lengths extensions, all of which are made entirely from human hair, and result in cascading tresses. But extensions only skim the surface of the salon’s hair care, which range from brightening strands with single-process color to smoothing locks with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments.
And hair care, in turn, only skims the surface of services Michel Njem and his team of expert aestheticians have offered since 1998. Heated basalt stones help soothe achy muscles during massages, while marine botanical masques enrich skin during seaweed facials, a more accessible option than finding a mermaid to nuzzle. Michel’s even piles pampering upon pampering by concluding relaxing pedicures with a dip in the private pedicure room’s Jacuzzi foot bath.
The team of stylists and cosmetologists at Sara Hair & Spa are devoted to helping their clients achieve silky-smooth hair and even smoother skin. While custom cuts and coloring services transform hair, threading and waxing treatments remove it from unwanted areas, such as the face or soles of the feet. Staff also perform soothing facials, and ready bridal parties for the big day with airbrush makeup or henna applications. To care for hair, the team relies on high-end products by Redken, Matrix, and Loreal—and to add color to faces, they use MAC Cosmetics. The salon's decor soothes visitors with a rich color palette of creams and reds.
The sleek red, white, and black décor of Hair Envy—marked by mirrors edged in red and a white vase cradling red branches in the entryway—matches the sleek hairstyles that its team creates. The certified cosmetologists pair their custom haircuts with luxurious add-ons, from vibrant color to Japanese straightening treatments more effective than tying washers to each strand. Facials, waxing, and threading round out the salon’s arsenal of beautifying services.