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 […]

FROM BEACH TO TIKI BAR

MAKEUP TO BRING ON YOUR SUMMER VACATION

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Woman at the beach

Summer vacay is a time to be more carefree in all aspects of your routine, including beauty. You might have left your curling iron at home and conveniently forgotten to pack your thick foundation. Good for you! But if you’re not planning to go completely barefaced (that’s cool, too), what […]

WE TRIED IT!

THE SIMPLY BUCKHEAD TEAM TESTS SPA SERVICES AND REPORTS BACK!

An Ayurvedic Shirodhara treatment using warm oil.

An Ayurvedic Shirodhara treatment using warm oil.

Have you been eyeing a new Buckheadarea spa or service? We thought we’d go ahead and give a few newbies a whirl, so you’d know what kind of bliss or “miss” you’re getting yourself into.

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BUCKHEAD BEAUTIES

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE BEAUTY DEPARTMENT NEAR YOU THIS SPRING

Fire Up Relaxation

Year of the Fire Monkey Treatment

With a nod to its oriental heritage and celebration of the Chinese New Year, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta launched the Year of the Fire Monkey Experience. The 1-hour-and-50-minute spa service ($280-$300, depending on the day of the week) incorporates a number of traditional elements, including […]