If the Stone Mountain location of Fresche Hair Salon & Boutique feels like home, that’s probably because it’s nestled inside a ranch-style house, where salon artists work in rooms filled with rustic decor. The Oakhurst location, on the other hand, has the funky air of an art gallery—amid the stark contrast of kelly-green walls and brown furnishings, a colorful painting perches atop the mirror of every styling station. No matter their surroundings, the staff brings a hospitable and savvy approach to each service. They tend to a number of hair needs, including cutting hair into new looks and adding length with feather or 100% human-hair extensions. Their color services drench hair in enticing hues and strengthening proteins that protect from UV rays and people hucking gum for no reason. Meanwhile, professional makeup artists apply lipstick and blush and hold eyelash-extensions lessons and makeup tutorials.
The knowledgeable staff at Premiére Essence MedSpa revitalizes visages with chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, restoring coveted shine and softness. Customers can opt for the chemical peel for an even, controlled removal of dead skin that reveals fresh new features. The skin-refreshing session aids in the reduction of sun damage, fine lines, acne, and scarring, and offers customizable levels that cater to desired results. Clients can also enliven epidermises with the nonprocedural microdermabrasion treatment, which avoids using abrasive substances such as crystals or pulverized soccer trophies. Each customizable session removes excess dead skin cells and treats uneven skin texture, wrinkles, and fine lines with vacuum pressure, bristles, and a touch that’s as tender as a marinated steak.
Certified in microcurrent treatment, LED photo rejuvenation, and MediClinical spa peels, Takesia LoRusso performs facials and deep-cleansing body treatments to revitalize skin. In facial and body waxing services, she uses warm wax to lift out hair by the roots. During facials, she cleanses pores and massages face muscles until they're relaxed and glowing. In body treatments, LoRusso uses a collection of salts and essential oils to exfoliate hands and feet, removing dead skin cells and patches of wet cement. Most of the products she uses are organic, natural, or handmade.
At Working Shear Wonders Salon, owner and head stylist Traci Duker shows off her hairstyling skills, honed over 14 years of practice, by gracing her clientele with bold new coiffures. Styling, shampooing, and conditioning treatments combine her expertise with top-shelf salon products from Design Essentials, Moroccanoil, and Nexxus. Other services include weaves—which use 100% Brazilian, virgin Indian, Malaysian, or Peruvian hair—keratin hair-smoothing treatments, and eyebrow waxing.
Lisa Clinkscale Porter wrote the book on making women look and feel sexy. This isn't a metaphor—she literally wrote a book about it. With two more beauty-centric manuals and a certification in face-lift massage to her name, Lisa tailors an exclusive set of services to each client at Unique Face Options, Inc., a corrective-skincare boutique she co-owns with her husband, Byron. For 16 years, the boutique has helped clients maintain healthy skin through a collection of facials that swaddle skin in clinical products from Obagi, Jan Marini Skin Research, and Unique Face Options’ own signature line. Along with improving the quality of skin, the boutique enhances other facial features. Xtreme semipermanent lashes add fullness to natural lashes, and professional makeup artistry enriches the features of brides, models, and prom queens for photo shoots or jumping up and down behind a TV news reporter
Hair Ndustry Salon's stylists creates flattering hairstyles worthy of being photographed, a quality of which the shutterbugs who captured their work have taken advantage. Sophisticates Black Hair, Style Q, Hype Hair, and other publications have displayed Hair NDustry's styles in their pages, immortalizing the precision short cuts and extensions in which they specialize. Specifically, the team might employ hydration steam therapy to help locks hold styles longer than those held together with bobby pins and the same kind electrical tape that holds every part of dad's furnace in place for 30 years. Or, they might use relaxers to alter texture for both virgin locks and those in need of retouching.