Jodi Cabena left corporate America to cultivate her knowledge of nutrition and herbal wellness, which blossomed into a holistic beauty practice informed by science at Healing Harbour. Her first step was a course in electrolysis and perfecting the power walks of runway models, followed by enrollment in a program at The International School of Skin, Nail Care and Massage Therapy in Atlanta. There, she became a Georgia board-certified aesthetician and a massage therapist, learning to nourish complexions with highly engineered PCA products and low-tech botanicals such as camphor, as well as heal the symptoms of stress and injury hidden in muscles. In her search for advanced rejuvenation techniques, Cabena discovered a wax developed to safely remove the hair of surgical patients and several noninvasive light therapies that whiten teeth and promote clear, youthful skin.
For five years, Astoria Medical Spa has welcomed customers into a laser and skin center overseen by a physician. Powerful but gentle laser beams remove hair, perform photofacials, and even tighten wrinkled skin, alongside other med-spa services such as peels, microdermabrasions, and spider-vein therapy for image-conscious arachnids.
Dark wood accents and wrought-iron decor wrap around a team of salon, spa, and health-care specialists. Dr. Gibbons is a licensed professional in chiropractic, massage therapy, and cosmetology who utilized her diverse background to found Trans4Mations Salon, Spa & Healthcare. She uses Matrix Logics Color DNA System products, a coloring line blended with conditioning polymers, silicone, and follicle-strengthening protein shakes. Aestheticians glide around private treatment rooms using Repêchage skincare products that combine vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to help normalize skin and combat signs of aging. Trans4Mations' menu of health-care services can realign backs with spinal adjustments, relax tight muscles with massage therapy, and reduce trigger points and inflammation with a variety of therapeutic modalities.
Earning accolades from the likes of Jezebel, Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique simplifies beauty routines with treatments that have long-lasting results. Eyelash extensions take the place of mascara to create fuller lashes that flutter for up to eight weeks. With HD brows services, technicians use a combination of waxing, threading and tweezing techniques to shape brows before darkening them with a henna formula that lasts up to six weeks. In the nail salon, Perfect Match gel polish blends the long-lasting finish of a gel with the speedy application of a polish. These time-saving beauty services can be consolidated with Bedicures—in which clients rest atop a plush massage bed while receiving a manicure and pedicure in tandem with their choice of facial service.
Flirt & Flutter Lash Loft also tends to the health of eyes inside the Lash & Brow Hospital, where a certified lashologist removes eyelash extensions, performs lash and brow treatments for cancer patients and helps eyes recover from misdirected wet willies.
Spa Sydell traces its roots to 1982, when it opened in Buckhead with a vision of helping Atlantans ease away tension and escape the pressures of daily life. More than 30 years later, Spa Sydell has grown to seven locations while continuing its commitment to providing each customer with personalized attention to ensure superior service and quality.
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.
At Cobb Wellness Center, board-certified physician Dr. Linda Kelley and her staff use fast, FDA-approved Botox to iron out facial furrows in a matter of minutes. Equipped with 20 units of the injectable line leveler, Dr. Kelley administers the serum across one troubled area, such as between the eyebrows, around the eyes, or straight into the nearest ugli fruit. Burrowing deep into tension trouble areas, the purified protein relaxes the muscles responsible for frowns and squints to smooth the overlying skin. Afterward, wrinkles slowly recede over the following days, revealing a placid patch of pelt that may stay free of turbulence for up to four months. Minimally invasive and requiring no downtime, the injections are ideal for those wary of cosmetic surgery's invasive nature or the recuperation period associated with facial sandblasting.