June’s of Atlanta

1805 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30324


Our associate editor gives a personal endorsement of June’s of Atlanta, which worked wonders on her mother’s faded wedding dress.

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Gino’s Classic Barber Shop

1100 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328


How can a man relax with a blade at his throat? Lean back in one of Gino’s old barbershop chairs.

Website: http://www.ginosclassicbarbers.com/

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Nouvelle Nail Spa

1011-B Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA, 30318


At this Westside spa that specializes in all-organic nail care, you won’t find the standard jet tubs and massage chairs. Instead, your feet relax in a (super-sanitary) travertine stone basin as you sink into
a plush leather chair.

Website: http://nouvellenailspa.com/

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Raquel Souza, Sweet Peach Wax and Sugaring Studio

776 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306


Raquel has the magic touch. I was so pleasantly surprised by her technique, I haven’t gone to anyone else.

Website: http://sweetpeachwax.com/

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Paris Campeau, Jazmin Spa

1963 Hosea Williams Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30317


Paris is a magician of an aesthetician, able to create the illusion of symmetry with pain-free waxing and a little adroit tweezing.

Website: http://jazminspa.com

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427 Moreland Avenue, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA, 30307


In a Little Five Points suite, FLO2S offers Atlanta’s only two commercial sensory deprivation tanks: Each holds body-temperature water, less than a foot deep, and 1,200 pounds of Epsom salts, dissolved to create ten times the buoyancy of the Dead Sea.

Website: http://flo2s.com

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Raw Bronzing Studio

500 Bishop Street, Atlanta, GA, 30318


A human (rather than a machine) applies your tan in a small room with laminated glam magazine pages on the walls.

Website: http://rawbronzingstudio.com

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Gina Michael

1780 Century Boulevard, Suite A, Atlanta, GA, 30345


Michael’s most unique specialty is zheng gu tui na, a Chinese acupressure treatment. “Tui na” means “push-pull,” and Michael performs a rolling action with her fist that unwinds the muscles, though the overall effect is energizing.

Website: http://atlantathaimassage.com/

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Four-Handed Massage, Mind & Body Day Spa

5250 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA, 30004


In the Alpharetta spa’s largest treatment room, a duo of practitioners work in tandem: They begin by unknotting the back with fluid, simultaneous motions, then one kneads the shoulders while the other works on the legs.

Website: http://mindandbodydayspa.com/

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Jenn Jones Hair

659 Auburn Avenue, Studio 125, Atlanta, GA, 30312


We knew something was up when it seemed every photographer and fashion editor we work with mentioned the same name: Jenn Jones.

Website: http://www.aviarybeauty.com/

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Kris Harrelson, Grow Salon

627 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030


Harrelson’s meticulous technique results in hair color that moves, shines, and looks unbelievably natural.

Website: http://www.growsalon.com/

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Fabu Face Spa

335 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite E, Decatur, GA, 30030


There’s nowhere better for a customized facial. Add the $20 herbal eye treatment for a transformative reduction in dark circles.

Website: http://fabufacespa.com/

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Institut’ DERMed

3726 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA, 30342


Institut’ DERMed provided advanced aesthetic services long before anyone coined the term “med spa.”

Website: http://idermed.com/

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3722 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA, 30342


Full makeup and brow services make Buckhead’s newest styling salon a destination for one-stop primping.

Website: http://www.myglowdry.com/

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Paul Calvert of Paper Plane

340 Church Street, Decatur, GA, 30030


Calvert earned fans while mixing drinks at the Sound Table and bygone Pura Vida, but the cocktails he conceives at his own swank enclave in the back of Decatur’s Victory Sandwich Bar inspire new levels of devotion.

Website: http://www.the-paper-plane.com/

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Mandarin Oriental

3376 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326


When the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group took over Buckhead’s former Mansion on Peachtree earlier this year, it revamped the spa with its signature therapies fusing Asian and European techniques.

Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/atlanta/

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Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio

776 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306


Swarms of stubble-free followers swear by Raquel Souza’s sugaring—a Middle Eastern practice that removes hair with a paste made from sugar, water, and lemon juice rather than wax.

Website: http://sweetpeachwaxstudio.com/

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