RED CARPET MAKEOVER

The Glam Squad shows what it takes to get camera-ready

The finishing touches: Paule Ka dress, $1,315, and Jardin earrings, $340, available at Tootsies. Manicure provided by Sugarcoat. Makeup by NARS Cosmetics

Wouldn’t it be incredible to have a Glam Squad of your own? (That’s me, daydreaming, as I got dolled up by a celebrity beauty team […]

THE GLAM SQUAD

MEET THE BEHIND THE SCENES BEAUTY ARTISTS MAKING A-TOWN’S GLITTERATI LOOK SO FABULOUS

Maybe with the exception of Beyoncé, celebrities definitely do not just wake up like that. But if it weren’t for those candid “I’m not wearing any makeup today” posts on Instagram, you may never know it, what with the arsenal of beauty’s best working their magic on their hair, makeup, lashes and more 24/7. […]

MARIO MCDOWELL

J. SPOT STUDIO AND KEUNE HAIRCOSMETICS

Mario McDowell began modeling at 15 years old. As the native Atlantan waited for his female counterparts to get their hair done on set, he watched the hairstylists closely. Then, after each gig, he’d go home and mimic the styles on his sister, Chan. McDowell didn’t realize at the time that his knack for doing hair would later, after joining corporate […]

ANASTASIA PECK

BLINK & WINK

Anastasia Peck is originally from Kaliningrad, Russia, where eyelash extension studios are like nail salons—there is one on virtually every corner. Though she studied linguistics at university, the innate entrepreneur in her kicked in when she moved to Atlanta 10 years ago to practice her English and further her acting career. She was on the hunt for a lash bar to refresh her own […]

MAX SANCHEZ

WHITE SALON AND SPA

The owner of White Salon and Spa in Buckhead, Max Sanchez always thought hair would lead him into the fashion world. And it did, just not as an evening gown designer as he had originally hoped. Prior to opening White Salon in 2013, the Philippines born and New Orleans-bred hair guru was a master and senior stylist for celebrity-frequented hair salons at The […]

NYSSA GREEN

THE GREEN ROOM AGENCY

In the late ’90s when her career as a makeup artist in Atlanta was just kicking off, Nyssa Green was hired to do WSB-TV news anchor Monica Pearson’s makeup for a magazine-cover photo shoot. Pearson, who was a major on-air staple for 37 years, wore the same makeup for that evening’s broadcast. The very natural, classic look Green had given her was such […]

DR. TARA RITTLE AND DIMITRI

PEACHTREE HILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Dr. Tara Rittle’s family of pets also includes Wizard, a hairless Chinese crested dog.

Dr. Tara Rittle thought she wanted a new cat. Little did she know, when she adopted a black and white tuxedo kitten, she would also be getting a medical mystery reality show. “It was like an episode of ‘House,’” remembers the Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital […]

HOWLIN’ HERO

After years of working search-and-rescue in Maine, Jake the avalanche dog retires in Atlanta

Hilary Laliberte’s dog is a hero. Most dog lovers would say that about their four-legged best friends, but in Laliberte’s case, it’s true. As a retired avalanche rescue dog, this 8-year-old golden retriever has helped saved lives.

“We were both born in a small town in Maine called Carrabassett Valley. Jake was bred to […]

DR. ANNE KUIK AND NERF

TREEHOUSE ANIMAL CLINIC

Dr. Anne Kuik knows the days with her puppy, Nerf, will be limited. Their relationship was set up like that from the beginning.

“I still love him like my other dog, Duffle,” says the veterinarian at Treehouse Animal Clinic located off Moores Mill Road. “But I know he’s going to be gone.”

Nerf was born with a purpose: He’s a service dog. Kuik has […]

VETS WITH PETS

From vaccinations to emergencies to making the tough calls, they are the local veterinarians we trust with our beloved pets’ lives. Ever wonder how they are with their own pets? Turns out their hearts have also been stolen.

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STORY: Daryn Kagan
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna