Natural Epiphany Salon focuses on one thing and one thing only—nails. Rather than distract themselves with a never-ending menu of hair, waxing, or piano-tuning services, owner Felicia Andrews and her staff focus all their beautifying know-how to make hands and feet as healthy as they can be. Sanitary pedicure bowls replace the jet tubs favored at many salons, which can harbor unseen bacteria or really tiny sharks. For healthy hands on the go, Natural Epiphany's express manicure shapes up thumbs in just 20 minutes. Those who have more time to spare can indulge in the salon's mani-pedi of the month, a rotating treatment that can include anything from rose petals and sea-salt scrubs to soothing herbal wraps.
At Pamper Yourself, a choice of seven massage types makes it easy to do just that. Need to unwind? Try the long, gliding strokes of the Swedish or hot-stone modalities. Have an athletic injury? A sports massage soothes those overworked muscles. These massages can be combined with other services—including facials, seaweed body wraps, and mani-pedis—for a few hours of luxury.
The La Vie Spa & Salon story began simply, when Amy and Ken Elias started their spa in a cozy house with a small team of massage and hydro therapists. Since then, La Vie Spa & Salon has blossomed into a comprehensive 5,000 square foot monument to beauty and health, with a diverse menagerie of professional stylists, estheticians, and specialists. While they provide a wide range of fundamental beauty services—such as haircuts, manicures, and facials—the staff also betters bodies with a slate of unorthodox offerings—such as colon cleanses, hypnotherapy, and rejuvenating bio-mat sessions. Their therapists cull from a sweeping repertoire of bodywork, including healing deep-tissue and detoxifying lymphatic drainage massage.
Their staff of fitness professionals lead personal training and yoga classes in the onsite gym. For communal pampering, The team also hosts spa parties complete with specialty treatments, food, and drinks, ideal for bridal groups preparing for a wedding or varsity men's rugby teams hoping to intimidate their opponents with their crystal clear complexions.
A fixture on the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology for 10 years, Flash Nail Spa’s owner, Nancy, employs more than 30 years of experience to turn bedraggled appendages into polished masterworks. During the mani-pedi, a tech trims nails before buffing and filing them down and forcing unruly cuticles back to their secret lair, where they’ll fastidiously plan their revenge. Clients scan color-saturated rows of polish for a final coat, leaving hands and feet with a factory-fresh look.
The deluxe manicure and pedicure at Nail Talk and Tan builds on basic grooming (cuticle and nail shaping, light massage, and a fresh coat of shiny polish), adding extra muscle manipulation, aromatic exfoliation, and sea-salt scrub to the mix. During the treatment, a skilled nail technician will help you slaughter stress by masterfully massaging your head, temples, neck, shoulders, legs, and feet. Sea-salt and sugar scrubs leave skin smooth and moisturized and set expired skin cells free to float around in the air. The pedicure includes a luxurious cooling mask with hot towels to soothe aches and pains.
Classic beauty is the theme at Eminence Nails & Spa, where faux-finish walls, marble ionic columns, and stone banisters evoke the elegance of a more romantic age. But don't make the mistake of calling the spa old-fashioned; it was featured on Fox News for its use of trendy Minx nail films, which adhere to natural and acrylic nails with heat and have been sported by Hollywood types such as Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, and Pink. When they aren't primping paws, the staff stay busy by cosseting clients with facials and massages and by administering routine eyebrow waxes to their print of Napoleon Crossing the Alps.