Bottled up: The latest from new cosmetic and skincare shops in Atlanta

Best for: A range of skin tones and hair textures
Carries: Makeup; hair, skin, and nail care
Launched: November
Talking points: Founder Jodie Patterson, a Spelman grad, created DooBop (with cofounder Benjamin Bernet) as a one-stop beauty shop for ethnically diverse women. Patterson has her own line of skincare called Georgia.
Latest: Three custom NCLA nail wraps
Bestsellers: Comfort Zone body butter, PhytoSpecific hair care, Iman lipsticks
Jodie’s faves: Skimdo hair conditioner, Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector, Georgia Face Oil



Skin IQ
Best for: A European apothecary experience
Carries: Makeup; hair, skin, and nail care
Opened retail: December
Talking points: Lidia Nistor-Reteneller opened a med spa in 2006 and has added retail for hard-to-find products. Services include peels, spray tanning, and hair removal.
Latest: A men’s shaving and skincare line
Bestsellers: Skincare Lidia’s faves: Latisse super eyelashes, SkinMedica, Colorescience mineral makeup 56 East Andrews Drive NW, 404-277-0778



Best for: Skincare junkies
Carries: Everything for the body’s largest organ
Opened here: January
Talking points: Dermalogica is owned by Jane Wurwand and her husband, who founded the company in 1986. All products are free of common irritants and are researched, developed, and produced in Los Angeles. Therapists at the sleek, modern shop also perform customized skin treatments.
Latest: Two new sunscreens: Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 and Protection 50 Sport SPF50 Bestsellers: SkinPerfect Primer SPF30, Daily Microfoliant, Skin Hydrating Booster
Jane’s fave: Special Cleansing Gel
232 Nineteenth Street, Suite 7130, 404-876-4066




Best for: A one-stop spa and makeup fix
Makeup, skincare, hair care
June 2014
Talking points: This national chain is run by Marla and Barry Beck, who founded the company in 1999. Like a quieter, more upscale Sephora—with a spa.
Latest: Bumble & Bumble Pret a Powder
Bestsellers: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, M-61 Power Glow Peel, Nars Bronzing Powder, Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara
Marla’s faves: Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash, Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in tulip and daiquiri, Bobbi Brown Art Stick in rose brown
37 West Paces Ferry Road 


Photographs by Greg Dupree

This article originally appeared in our May 2014 issue.