Best of Atlanta 2016: Beauty & Fitness

Vesta Movement

Kickboxing Studio: Vesta Movement

Vesta is known for its funky energy and the two rad women (a hairstylist and bartender) behind it.
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Boot Camp: Gauge Fitness

After Lawrence Palmer went from flab to six-pack fab in 2009, he decided to become a fitness instructor to help others reach their weight loss goals.
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New Workout: SculptHouse

When Katherine Mason opened this Buckhead studio in February, she introduced the city to a new workout.
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Running Trail: BeltLine Northside Trail

Tired of the crowded Eastside Trail? Lace up your kicks and hit this peaceful, shaded path that winds through Tanyard Creek Park in south Buckhead.
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Barbershop: The Commodore Tonsorial Parlor

Both hipsters in the know and Sandy Springs corporate types flock to this barbershop tucked away on the ground floor of a self-storage building just OTP on Mount Vernon Highway.
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Haircut Deal: Van Michael Salon New Talents

Proof that spa-like luxury doesn’t have to carry a spa-worthy price tag: Van Michael’s New Talents division in Buckhead.
Lark & Sparrow

Nail Salon: Lark & Sparrow

From a cheerful, odor-free space in Grant Park, Lark & Sparrow offers the antithesis of the typical salon experience.
King of Pops Yoga

Free Class: King of Pops Yoga

At first glance, hundreds of millennials performing sun salutations in Historic Fourth Ward Park might look like some sort of cult gathering—and this insanely popular weekly free yoga class is, in a way.
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Spin Studio: Flywheel Buckhead

Fresh off a move to the Shops Buckhead Atlanta complex—and a $500,000 renovation—Flywheel Buckhead remains the best spot to spin in the city.
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Yoga Studio: Infinity Yoga

Three years ago, we named Becky Nickerson the best power yoga instructor in Atlanta. Since then, she and her husband have opened a studio, Infinity Yoga, which already boasts three locations: in Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and the Old Fourth Ward.
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New Beauty App: Colour

Black women too often have to choose between long waits for hair appointments or inexperienced stylists. A new local app called Colour, founded by Debra Shigley, offers vetted salon services on demand.
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Spa Package (Splurge): Mandarin Oriental

Everything about the spa at Buckhead’s Mandarin Oriental hotel screams posh, from the plush robes to the proliferation of orchids on every surface.
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Spa Package (Steal): Treat Your Feet

The heavenly massages of Buford Highway’s Treat Your Feet have made their way to Buckhead. The sequel provides the same expert treatments at still-accessible prices—but with a swankier interior.
Stone Summit

Climbing Gym: Stone Summit Climbing & Fitness Center

You’ll see climbers of all kinds making their way up the gumball-hued holds at Stone Summit Climbing & Fitness Center, from first-timers (it’s a popular date activity) and kids to professional rock jocks.
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Facial: Signature Facial, White Salon & Spa

This customized facial ($175 for 90 minutes) uses hard-to-find CosMedix products and feels like it contains about 100 steps, tailored for you after a skin analysis.
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Brow Shaping: Iolanda Benteu at the Cosmetic Market

Trusting the fate of your brows to a stranger can be daunting, but Benteu seems like an old friend—and a knowledgeable one at that.
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Occasion Makeup: Nars Boutique

Though most women carry a variety of brands in their makeup bags, when it comes to show-stopping glam, go with the deeply pigmented, dramatic Nars.
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Microblading: Brows by Milly at Sweet Peach Wax

Brazilian-born Milly Marques was among the first to bring microblading—semipermanent eyebrow makeup, like delicate tattoos that last about a year—to Atlanta.
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Lash Extensions: Buckhead Lash Studio

When it comes to lash extensions, forget salons that juggle a ton of different services. Go with lashes-only Buckhead Lash Studio.

Fun Follow: @elizabethrowanyoga

A BlackBerry-toting exec turned yoga teacher, Elizabeth Rowan now spends her days in dancing warrior and lotus poses—often in gorgeous, far-flung locales like Greece and Peru.

Personal Endorsement: Blue Med Center

For the past few months, I’ve been loving micro­needling with Trisha at Blue Med Center, where they use tiny needles to stimulate collagen in your face.