Whiter teeth, tanner skin, longer lashes, and shorter morning make-up regimens—Glow Beauty Bar helps its clients meet these goals and more inside a welcoming studio. Here, beauty specialists adhere faux-mink, authentic mink, and silk lashes to eyes, and they whiten teeth in just 20 minutes using LED light. Permanent makeup treatments help minimize morning routines, leaving people with more time to read the paper or lunge all over the living room.
Anna Burns took a circuitous route to her current profession: art school, Nickelodeon storyboard artist, and tattooist. It was only in her last job that she found an outlet for what she describes on her website as "a passion for transforming the human body through her art." Carefully wielding her inks, she subtly transforms faces, filling out eyebrows, etching in eyeliner that naturally enhances the lash line, and gifting lips with head-turning color that doesn't come from a lipstick tube or Kool-Aid packet. Her studio also specializes in collagen-rejuvenation therapy, which helps activate the skin's natural healing processes by creating thousands of tiny holes, jump-starting the creation of new, youthful skin.
Andrea Stephens Dunn, owner of Beautiful Image, has performed thousands of permanent makeup applications in her prolific career as a cosmetic artist. She is both a Certified Dermal Technologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Micropigmentation and she uses her talents to fill in sparse brows, pale lips, and paint-by-number eyelids with natural-looking hues.
Andrea is joined at her studio by licensed medical aesthetician Abby Hern, a champion of healthy, youthful skin and dermal education. After graduating with honors from the Georgia Career Institute in 2008, she has since broadened her knowledge of facials, waxing, chemical peels, and medical-grade skin care products while working at Beautiful Image. Her specialities include correcting hyperpigmention, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. Karen Rinkiewicz, a licensed medical aesthetician and 2006 graduate from the Atlanta School of Aesthetics, works in tandem with the team while focusing on anti-aging procedures, including laser therapy and skin analysis.
An aesthetician gently scrubs a mixture of Dead Sea salts and moisturizing oil over a client's skin, revealing younger and fresher layers of cells; in another room, a massage therapist places heated stones onto tense muscles, dispersing the stress they've been harboring for months. Scenarios such as these are common at Evene Day Spa, where the staff specializes in both relaxation and beautifying treatments. The spa's menu also includes European facials which allot one hour to eliminate dirt and exfoliate to clear the pores. In addition to improving skin condition, the spa's aestheticians keep faces looking polished with permanent cosmetics for the eyes, eyebrows, or lips, leaving time in the mornings for more important endeavors, such as baking homemade Lucky Charms.
The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus—the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.
If makeup artist Mel J. had a signature look, it would be flawless skin. All her clients look airbrushed after a session in her chair. It helps that before applying any makeup to the face, she cleanses, tones skin, and hydrates skin, ensuring that she has a clean, smooth canvas to work with. Once skin is luminous, Mel smokes out eyes and paints lips with bright lipsticks or creates a more natural look.