BEAUTY IN TRAINING

Elaine Sterling teaches the next generation of estheticians

STORY: H.M. Cauley
Photo: Sara Hanna

Beauty expert Elaine Sterling left a lot behind when she moved from South Africa to Atlanta, but two things have stayed with her. First, she still has the remnant of an accent, and second, she’s still a devotee of skincare, beauty and spa treatments, and of teaching the next generation of estheticians.

The ongoing passion for […]

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HALOTHERAPY IS THE LATEST WELLNESS CRAZE

The recent renovations at The Whitley hotel include a new therapeutic salt room.

The recent renovations at The Whitley hotel include a new therapeutic salt room.

STORY: Nicole Letts

While breathing in salty air at the beach is often credited with bringing serenity, there’s more truth in the healing benefits of salt than you might think. In fact, halotherapy, the technical […]

FACIAL HAIR CARE

AN EXPERT TAKE ON GOOD BEARD GROOMING

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

There was a time in the not too distant past when facial hair was considered déclassé, visible stubble thought to signify that the wearer was unkempt or lazy. Not so these days. Even in professional settings, some form of facial hair is becoming commonplace. “Beards, in general, are becoming more popular,” says Alejandro “Alex” De León, owner […]

A LITTLE FLAIR

SPANISH-BORN BRAND UNODE50 TALKS MEN’S ACCESSORIES TRENDS FOR 2020

José Azulay has been UNOde50’s creative director since the late ‘90s.

José Azulay has been UNOde50’s creative director since the late ‘90s.

STORY: Muriel Vega

With the widening of fashion and its influencers within the industry thanks to social media, the spectrum of accessories available in the market can match any personal style, no matter how outside the […]

THE MANE EVENT

HAIR CARE TOOLS AND PRODUCTS FOR FABULOUS-LOOKING LOCKS

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Hair comes in all sorts of shapes, styles, colors and textures, but we all want to keep it looking its best. Here are some of our favorite products for helping make sure your tresses look top-notch this season.

The Brush Crush Heated Straightening […]

FALL’S FUNKY FASHIONS

SHOWCASING THE COLORS, FABRICS AND STYLES OF THE SEASON

Left: Alice + Olivia Velvet Jacket ($485), Alice + Olivia Velvet Pant ($285), Commando Faux Leather Sleeveless Bodysuit ($98) and Christian Louboutin So Kate Camo Ankle Boots ($1,095), available at Saks Fifth Avenue; earrings, stylist’s own. Right: Parker Billy Metallic Floral Draped Top ($188), Alice + Olivia Dylan High-Waist Wide-Leg Pants ($330) and Paris France […]

A YULETIDE TREASURE

Jimbo Livaditis leads Big John’s Christmas Trees into its 70th year

Big John’s Christmas Trees, now lead by Jimbo Livaditis (above), has been a family-run local business for 70 years.

STORY: Ginger Strejcek

Back in 1949, a decade before Lenox Square dazzled shoppers and the Perimeter encircled the city, an enterprising gentleman named John Livaditis turned a winter slump into a holiday boon by selling Christmas […]

WE TRIED IT, TAKE 2

THE SIMPLY BUCKHEAD TEAM TESTS OUT ANOTHER TRIO OF UNIQUE HEALTH SERVICES

IV hydration therapy

Photos: Sara Hanna

A few years ago, several members of the Simply Buckhead team visited area spas to try out some of the latest services being offered. We recently sent two regular contributors, plus our publisher, back out there to test three unusual treatments you may not have heard much about […]

FITNESS EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NFL player Bryan Jean-Pierre trains a select Atlanta crowd

STORY: Nicole Letts

Owned and operated by Buckhead resident and former NFL defensive lineman Bryan Jean-Pierre, MiscFit is arguably the most exclusive club in Atlanta. After all, you need an invitation to be a part of the private fitness studio. Once selected, you’re privy to group classes led by Jean-Pierre and his hand-selected training, boxing and yoga experts.

It comes […]

BLACK TIE TRIUMPH

A MEN’S GUIDE TO PULLING OFF A TUXEDO

STORY: Neal Howard

Whether renting or buying a tuxedo for your 2019 events schedule, start with two simple, iconic words: Cary Grant.

For anyone born before 1990, the very mention of the man’s name evokes a red carpet snapshot from the American consciousness that, to this day, remains synonymous with masculinity at its most elegant. Slim-fitting, clean lines, whispered touches of […]