MANI-PEDI MUSTS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR NAILS RIGHT NOW

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Ever walk into a nail salon and question if you should really stay based on its state of affairs? Or wonder what you can do about dry, brittle nails besides applying hand lotion? Are you looking for a fun new color to try this fall? Here, we’ve covered the gamut of what […]

COLOR CRAVINGS

WHAT’S HOT (AND NOT) FOR HAIR COLOR THIS FALL

Fired Up Violet is a gorgeous purple hue from Keune’s New Dawn Color Collection.

Looking to make a mane change this fall? Autumn hair color trends have a little something for everyone. “Just like the first half of 2017, it’s all about fashion colors, cool blondes and rich brunettes,” says Amber Skrzypek, technical director for Atlanta […]

PROTECTIVE POTIONS

SAFEGUARD YOUR SKIN AGAINST THE SUN’S DAMAGING EFFECTS

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As much as we look forward to the joys of summer, sadly, it can be brutal for the skin,” says Shoni Baker, master aesthetician at spa810. Here, Baker and two other Buckhead skincare experts select their favorite spa-grade products that shield and repair summer skin.

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GREEN AND GORGEOUS

THESE ECO-FRIENDLY HAIR SALONS RECYCLE VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING

Hair salons produce a lot of trash. Think of all those hair products, dyes, foils and more that end up in the garbage bin on a daily basis, and you can almost feel Mother Nature cringe. In an effort to be kinder to the planet, the following three Buckhead and Brookhaven based salons are working to neutralize their environmental impact […]

SAVE FACE

THESE ALTERNATIVE ANTI-AGING FACIALS KEEP THE NEED FOR BOTOX AT BAY

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ICEBOX CRYOTHERAPY

What to expect: You’ll lie down on a massage table in a relaxing, dimly lit room as the cryotech (the cryotherapy version of an esthetician) uses a vacuum-esque hose to waft cold nitrogen vapors (-256 F, to be exact) across your face, neck, décolleté, scalp and hands for about 12 minutes. It feels soothing until just […]

HERBAL ENHANCEMENTS

SKIN CARE THAT USES THE POWER OF AROMATICS

Herbs are no longer something you use just to spice up food or make tea. Beauty brands are recognizing their healing qualities, such as calming skin redness and clarifying breakouts, and are infusing skin care products with everything from rosemary to thyme. The following face and body cleansers, moisturizers and treatments—all available nearby—are enhanced by helpful herbal essences.

SCENT CRUSH

CHOOSE THE PERFECT PERSONAL FRAGRANCE

A personal fragrance is one of life’s little luxuries that enhances your sense of self, sets you apart and accentuates your mood. “It is designed to make you feel good, attractive, sexy, happy, magnetic and more,” says Susan Sexton, founder and master parfumeur of Buckhead’s Blend Custom Parfum that specializes in designing bespoke blends. But finding just the right scent isn’t always […]

DREAM CURLS

ADD THIS DAZZLING HOLIDAY HAIRSTYLE TO YOUR BEAUTY REPERTOIRE

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Step out of your usual hair styling routine and glam it up a little this winter. ’Tis the time of year, after all! “An Old Hollywood look is perfect for the holiday season because it offers bombshell, sophisticated waves that are great for a night out on the town,” says Tiara Gandy, assistant manager and stylist at […]

DOCTOR BEAUTY

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PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGIST SHIVANI BHATIA IS A GIRLY GIRL AT HEART

Sandy Springs resident Dr. Shivani Bhatia claims she’s just “a regular girl,” but she’s a rock star in our book. Bhatia, a double-board certified pediatric anesthesiologist, keeps a full-time schedule at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital and has a busy family life with three sons, ages 11, 9 and 7. As if that […]

CLEAN BEAUTY

BETTER-FOR-YOU PRODUCT PICKS AROUND BUCKHEAD

As consumers become more educated about what they put on their skin—and opt for beauty products and services that use ingredients grown in the garden, not in a lab— beauty companies are providing more natural options. “I like to think of natural and organic skincare as food for your skin, nutrient rich and free of toxins, just the way Mother Nature intended,” says HollyBeth Anderson, founder of Atlanta-based HollyBeth Organics […]