Summer is here, and if you are anything like us, you might be a little pale, a little hairy (yes, we just admitted that), and your feet could use a really good buffing. So before you don your bathing suit and flip flops, we are here with a list of places to go to get summer ready!
There is nothing like pulling on your bathing suit for the first time and realizing that you need to clean up your bikini line. If waxing doesn’t agree with your sensitive skin, you might want to try sugaring, an ancient Middle-Eastern practice that uses an all natural paste made from sugar, water, and lemon juice. Your skin is left soft and smooth, and we hear that it is less painful. Sweet Peach in Virginia-Highland is Georgia’s first sugaring studio, and they just opened another location in Buckhead on East Shadowlawn. sweetpeachwax.com
If traditional wax is more your thing, then head to Wax in Inman Park for an attentive and professional experience. Waxing is all they do, so they take great care in getting it done right in a clean and modern setting. And if you are interested in sending over the guy in your life, they also have a full menu of men-specific treatments. And, shhh, they won’t tell! www.wax-atlanta.com
Getting a spray tan before heading to the beach might just give you the confidence to ditch the coverup on the first day. And if you are landlocked, a spray tan will boost your summer mood! RAW Bronzing Studio in Midtown offers a natural-looking spray tan using 100% organic ingredients that actually benefit your skin. Using a handspray technique and private treatment rooms, owner Tiffany and her team of bronzing artist make a point to make everyone feel confident and beautiful from the moment they walk in the door. www.rawbronzingstudio.com
A relaxing spa treatment and tan application in one! Spa Sydell offers a package that combines a pre-tan polish with a hand-sprayed airbrush tan. First, they gently cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish the skin. After the skin is primed, they hand spray the 99% natural formula, taking special care to create an even, perfectly bronze tan. www.spasydell.com
Located just upstairs from WAX, BUFF is a nail bar that takes pride in it’s clean, modern and comfortable setting in their open-air loft. Instead of jetted tubs (that bread bacteria), BUFF uses stainless steel bowls and tools. And, they only use high quality products — like cuticle oil made in house and polishes like Butter, NARS, and Deborah Lippman. After your nails are freshly polished, head downstairs for a wax and make it a one stop shop beauty afternoon. www.wax-atlanta.com
With three Atlanta locations, Sugarcoat makes it easy to pop in one of their nail salons for a mani-pedi. The environment of their salons is fun and funky, and they take pride in using porcelain sinks for soaking. They also give you your personal tools at the end of the service, entrusting that they are never used again. If you are short on time, we love the Express service which gets you in and out the door in about 30 minutes. Sugarcoat is located in Buckhead, Vinings, and Virginia-Highland. www.sugarcoatbeauty.com
Entering Polished Beauty Lounge makes you feel like you are stepping into a girls-only party. The clean white space is accented with pops of color and the vibe is fun and fresh, which makes it a great place to host a shower, birthday party, or girls’ night out. If you just need to drop in for a manicure or pedicure, their two locations (Vinings and Midtown) make it easy, and both have plenty of manicure and pedicure chairs. Cleanliness is also a top priority with porcelain tubs and clean tools. www.polishedbeautylounge.com
We’re ready to get summer ready, are you?