As you prepare to make the rounds at various holiday cocktail parties, company gatherings and neighborhood cookie swaps, consider leaving your locks and lashes to the professionals. Getting dolled up for the holidays is part of the fun of the season, but where can you go to feel the most pampered during the most wonderful time of the year? Today, we’re sharing a few of our favorite spots for holiday hair, makeup and nails that will leave you with just the right amount of sparkle and shine.
Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Drive, Ste. 213, Atlanta, GA 30326
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After crossing off some people on your nice list at Lenox, swing by Blo for a blow-and-go service that will impress St. Nick himself. You’ll enjoy an hour of pampering in a luxurious setting while getting your fancy on. Blowouts start at $40 but can include other additions like deep conditioning, up-dos, head massages and braids. Regardless of your coif of choice, you’ll leave feeling dashing and looking dreamy.
Hours vary by location
Making spirits bright since last fall, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has quickly become a top spot for expertly styled tresses. Sip your champagne while stylists give you the royal treatment. Plus, since Cherry’s signature color is red, you’ll be surrounded by the holiday spirit from the moment you walk in the door. Cherry offers memberships, which allow regular customers discounts on styling services, but you don’t have to be a member to enjoy a fabulous blowout. Members pay just $35.99, while guests’ blowouts start at $45.99.
2484 Briarcliff Road, Ste. 24, Atlanta, GA 30329
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
If you’re seeking a one-stop shop for both hair and makeup, DeSo is your answer. The locally owned salon found in the Brighten Park shopping center offers competitively priced blowouts starting at $40 along with makeup application for $75, but the services don’t stop there. Book online and sit in the stylist’s chair for a new haircut, fresh color or eyelash extensions. While you might drop by for your holiday soirée needs, you just might find your new favorite salon at DeSo.
636 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fig & Flower has been a go-to for us for years. One of the first retailers in Atlanta to embrace natural beauty, the shop specializes in non-toxic, eco-friendly products that are well made and good for you, too. Brands like 100% Pure, ILIA, Kjaer Weis and RMS will have you looking merry and bright. Book your makeup application and consultation online to reserve your time with ease from the comfort of your couch. Makeup applications are $50 plus customary gratuity, and the store also offers standard lash application for $15.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With two Atlanta locations carrying many of the top names in beauty, Woo offers some of the best makeup consultations and applications around town. Makeup artists are on hand daily to walk you through everything from a daily regimen to a party-ready look. At Woo, you’ll find friendly experts who know the ins and outs of each and every brand in their repertoire. Makeup application starts at $50, while eyelashes can be added for $20. The store also offers brow and lash tinting to give you that extra wow for jingling and mingling.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Make sure your fingers and toes are shining bright by showing them a little Christmas cheer at Sugarcoat. With several locations in the Atlanta area, Sugarcoat gives a whole new meaning to the word pampering, and oh what fun it is to see (and experience)! With white décor, you’ll be immersed in the winter wonderland of nail salons. Services start at just $15, and with prices like that, you can treat yourself throughout the season without any remorse.
414 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Joy to the world, a new nail salon has come! Buckhead’s Swatch Box just opened last month but is already receiving rave reviews. With services ranging from The Fast, to The Fancy, to The Bomb, which includes soaks for your hands and feet with handmade bath bombs, the salon is a like a petite hands and feet spa in the heart of Buckhead. Vixens looking to pamper their hoofs after a long winter’s night will be pleased with the high-end selection of polishes from the likes of Chanel, Dior and Christian Louboutin. It’s safe to say this isn’t your average nail salon, ladies!
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