Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 6.41.08 PMMarking 15 years of Bob Steele Salon ownership this year, Amanda Hair’s ambitious vision for the business continually comes to fruition, including expanding from one location to five. She draws on the excellent organizational practices she learned early in her career and strives to apply those high standards to the salon while creating a fun environment for Atlanta’s top talent.

Q: What tips do you have for choosing a hairstylist?

A: The great thing about Bob Steele Salon is that our stylists perform both cut and color in one appointment, which saves you time. Selecting a stylist can be overwhelming and it’s important to have a connection. At our salons, we have over 95 of Atlanta’s top hairstylists to choose from and you can pick who you want right from your phone. First, visit www.bobsteele.com/about-us and then select from our five metro locations. From there, you will be able to read the bios of all of our stylists and find the right fit for you. You can even book online right from our website.

Q: Where are you located?

A: We have five metro Atlanta locations for you to choose from. Our flagship location is in North Atlanta, where Buckhead meets Vinings, and houses over 30 stylists. East Cobb is located at the intersection of Sandy Plains and Shallowford roads. Alpharetta is nestled in Liberty Village off Old Milton, next to Avalon. Smyrna is located in the heart of Downtown Smyrna in the Smyrna Market Village, and the Roswell location is located off Highway 92 at the intersection of King Road.

Details: www.BobSteele.com. (404) 262-9499

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Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 6.26.21 PMMaggie is the owner/operator of Opulence Spray Tan Studio. Since 2013, she has maintained her success as Atlanta’s premier mobile spray tan studio by providing convenience, personal attention to detail, and nurturing amazing relationships with her clients.

Q: What makes the Opulence tanning formula different?

A: Maggie Teall created an organic, all-natural solution made with beets and brown sugar that guarantees a warm undertone with subtle hints of reds and browns. From the fairest skin to the darkest complexions and every freckle in between, Opulence Spray Tan Club will enhance your natural beauty and ensure an even, authentic-looking tan every time! Its masterfully crafted blend promises the appearance of a natural tan that lasts for 7 to 10 days when used with the Opulence Spray Tan aftercare products. The team at Opulence values each client’s time and offers a four-hour rapid solution option for those who may be on a time crunch and need to shower before the traditional processing time of 8 to 10 hours.

Q: How do I book a spray tan?

A: The Opulence team understands that for most of their clients, time is money. So in addition to offering mobile tanning, starting in August 2019, the company will welcome all customers to the grand opening of its brick-and-mortar studio in the chic suburb of Chamblee. Maggie and her team are excited to continue serving their mobile clientele as well as offer walk-in services for all customers at the brand-new studio. Go to OpulenceSprayTan.com and click “request appointment now.”

Details: www.OpulenceSprayTan.com. 678-480-6742 5211. Peachtree Blvd., Ste. 900, Atlanta

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Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 5.15.30 PMHolly Burman, CEO/Owner of New You Aesthetic, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with more than 14 years of gynecology experience and over 25 years of healthcare experience specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement, botulinum toxin injections, and nonsurgical facial aesthetics. Holly is a graduate of Emory University and resides in Marietta with her husband, Bill. Below she answers your questions about TransFirm® the no-surgery facelift.

Q: What is TransFirm®?

TransFirm® is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment process. This comprehensive approach to facial restoration harnesses the power of nitrogen plasma.

Q: Why is TransFirm® unique?

A: Unlike a traditional surgical facelift, the TransFirm® process stimulates collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin fibers are naturally produced by your body to provide skin with structure and support, but their production naturally declines over time. The combination of treatments may be used to enhance facial or jawline contours, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, target and destroy stubborn pockets of facial fat, and tighten loose skin.

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 5.15.03 PMQ: What can I expect from the treatment process?

A: While there may be some discomfort associated with treatment, numbing creams are utilized to promote your comfort. Although there is minimal downtime, you should be able to resume your normal daily activities! However, you may experience some bruising or general discomfort in the treatment area. Results achieved will vary for each person and their specific concerns. But, most people enjoy initial results within a few weeks and results gradually improve as your body produces new collagen and elastin.

Details: www.NewYouAesthetic.com. TransFirm.NewYouAesthetic.com. 770-558-9773.

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Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 4.45.00 PMAs the practice administrator of Anderson Aesthetics, Courtney Pantelis helps patients feel like the most beautiful versions of themselves. Below she talks RF and its collagen-boosting benefits.

Q: What is RF?

A: RF stands for radio frequency. It is a nonsurgical and noninvasive modality used by clinicians to help tighten skin and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, cellulite, and skin laxity. Instead of using laser light, which is a high frequency, to heat the tissue, radio-frequency energy is used.

Q: What are the benefits?

A: RF is one of those treatments, much like microneedling, that has a long list of benefits. After a treatment, you will notice some immediate tightening due to contraction of the heated tissues. Long term, you will have significant collagen synthesis, which will plump up your collagen layer to create that fuller look young people enviously possess.

Q: Who is the best candidate for this treatment?

A: This is possibly the best part about radio-frequency treatments—almost anyone is an ideal candidate. Men and women benefit from treatments on the face and body (think tummy, legs, arms, neck or décolletage). TempSureTM is actually cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for African Americans, who are not able to undergo most laser treatments because of the potential for hypo- or hyperpigmentation. Plus, there is no downtime!

Q: How often do you need to have the treatment?

A: A series of four about four weeks apart is the most common frequency of treatments.

Q: What is the cost?

A: The investment for these treatments range between $250 to $2,400, depending on what area we are treating and how many treatments we will be doing.

Details: www.AndersonAesthetics.com. 404-256-4247. 2710 Old Milton Pkwy., Ste. 150, Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 4.29.16 PMAs the director of operations at Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic & Center for Anti-Aging, Mrs. Gail Slater helps patients discover the latest treatment options available to help them reach their goals. The clinic’s team of estheticians is highly trained in advanced procedures and techniques. Learn more about the new Posh Body Slim body sculpting procedure below.

Posh Body Slim is now offered by Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic And Center For Anti-Aging in Buckhead, Atlanta. This “top” noninvasive treatment reduces unwanted fat in many areas—tightening and toning the skin, while contouring the body. It is a great way to sculpt your body without undergoing an invasive procedure. The best part is that it is painless, affordable, and you will see immediate results.

Gail Slater says they added “Posh Body Slim Treatments” to the menu of services for their patients because “This is the best noninvasive fat reduction/skin-tightening system they have found. We have our own patient photos to prove it! This technique destroys fat, tightens skin and helps contour problem areas.”

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 4.30.48 PMSo many of the current treatments on the market require multiple visits, are painful with less than promised results, and have a high price tag. We utilize a technique which destroys the fat cells and tightens skin while contouring the body—achieving beautiful and permanent results.

Both men and women can get rid of unwanted fat and visibly tighten skin at the same time, with no downtime. Each session takes 60 minutes and four to six treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Details: www.SlaterMD.com. (770) 691-0570. 4840 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342

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Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 4.06.02 PMDr. Dina Giesler has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures including porcelain veneers over the last 20 years creating beautiful smiles and transforming lives. She is also MAGD (Master of the Academy of General Dentistry) certified, a designation which is held by less than 3% of practicing dentists. Dr. Dina Giesler views comprehensive dentistry as a lifelong commitment to your health and self-image. By providing natural aesthetic dentistry, the experienced cosmetic dentist makes sure patients can capitalize on their greatest asset: their smile.

Q: What qualifies you to be a Beauty Boss?

A: When I was a hygienist in 1984, patients would always grab the mirror to see if their teeth were whiter. Although people care about the health of their teeth, how their teeth look is also incredibly important to them. In 1987, I went back to dental school to become a cosmetic dentist and I’ve studied this field ever since. I have an artistic eye and one of my hobbies is interior design. I can envision the final result and I can also offer my patients many treatment options.

Q: Why are porcelain veneers the gold standard in smile makeovers?

A: It’s the most conservative, beautiful, and lifelike restoration we have that most resembles enamel. Think of them as contact lenses for the teeth.

Q: Who is a candidate?

A: Anyone who is embarrassed of their smile or feels that they have teeth that are worn, discolored, crooked or not attractive.

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 4.23.05 PMQ: What should people know before they choose a cosmetic dentist?

A: Years of experience is extremely important and patients need to choose a doctor that does these procedures on a daily basis.

Q: How much do porcelain veneers cost?

A: The national average ranges from $1,200 to $3,500.

Details: www.AtlantaSmiles.com. (404) 262-7733. 4405 Northside Pkwy. NW., Ste. 110 Atlanta, GA 30327.

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Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 3.47.47 PMPaige Conner is the founder of Luxury Lash, an all-inclusive top-rated beauty salon, and the founder and lead educator of Luxury Lash Academy. She is NCEA Certified, a master aesthetician, and a member of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Paige has been a makeup artist for 25-plus years, which included powdering the pros at CNN. Read more about her amazing extensions below.

 Q: What are eyelash extensions?

A: They are the ultimate Hollywood beauty secret! Eyelash extensions are small synthetic hairs that resemble natural lashes, which are professionally attached to your natural lashes.

Q: How long do they last?

A: Lash extensions last 6-8 weeks with touch-ups every three weeks.

Q: Do they mess with your natural lashes?

A: No, they sure don’t because our Luxury Lash Artists are Atlanta’s finest trained and certified professionals with years of experience. We know how to vary the length, size, and weight in order to accommodate the health of your natural lashes and also use the highest-grade products for long-lasting lashes. This is Luxury Lash’s formula for beautiful lashes.

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 3.50.18 PMQ: How much do they cost?

A: Eyelash extensions are an investment and prices may vary. Any first-time guest is going to need a full set of lashes ($150 to $375). Price is based on time, technique, and quality of products used to create a beautiful and personalized look. We also offer discounted specials!

Q: How do I take care of them?

A: Eyelash extensions are very low maintenance! We offer products to help you clean and maintain the healthiest lashes for the longest potential wear.

Details: www.LuxuryLashLounge.com, (770) 883-9500, 6160 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Ste. B100, Atlanta

 

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Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 3.32.06 PMAs a makeup artist specializing in brows, Alyson Hoag, is the CEO and founder of Authentic Beauty. She has 25 years of experience specializing in brows and is known as the brow guru of Atlanta. We chatted with her about her special approach in the Q&A below.

Q: What makes your approach different from other eyebrow studios?

A: Our goal is to bring out your natural shape, and then grow and enhance that. We tweeze because that is the only way to be as precise as possible.

Q: How does the “Brow Rehab” process work?

A: Brows grow on a four- to six-week cycle. All brows, especially those that have been over-tweezed, need to be kept on a maintenance cycle to grow into their natural shape.

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 3.32.53 PMQ: What results should be expected?

A: You can expect fuller and more balanced brows within a few months, depending on the amount of hair growth in each cycle and how badly the brows have been damaged.

Details: http://MyImageJourney.com, (404) 849-0443, 4674 Roswell Rd. NE.

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By: Nhu Le

Aesthetician Kim Bogash

Aesthetician Kim Bogash

Name of treatment center: Aesthetic Specialty Centre

Name of treatment: CoolSculpting

Name of expert performing treatment: Kim Bogash

Treatment length: 35-plus minutes

How should you prep for the treatment?
There is not much prep involved prior to the treatment process. Kim recommended that I bring warm socks and a few healthy snacks in case I got hungry during the process, but other than that, there were no dietary or other restrictions beforehand.

What was the treatment like? How did your skin feel before, during, and after?
I had read blogs online and looked at different videos and was a little worried that the treatment might be uncomfortable. Kim immediately put me at ease when I walked in the door. She explained the process and that she was a Master CoolSculpter.

She began by taking my measurements before applying a cool gel pad to my lower abdomen. Once the gel pad was on, she placed the applicator on me and it was just a little squeeze and soon enough all I felt was a cool sensation. The process was so relaxing! The machine worked and I watched Netflix and ate a snack unbothered.

Kim Bogash preps a patient for treatment.

Kim Bogash preps a patient for treatment.

The only slightly uncomfortable part came after the treatment when Kim had to massage the area vigorously. Even during this part though, Kim was wonderful, reassuring me that the massage only lasted for two minutes and that the massage would dramatically improve my results. After the treatment, I went back to work, on a run that evening, and out to dinner with friends. All with little to no pain!

Are there any precautions that need to be taken before or after the treatment? (sunscreen, specific face wash, discontinue use of retinol, etc.)
No specific precautions. Kim just encouraged me to maintain a healthy lifestyle with eating and exercising. There was hardly any downtime after the treatment and I was able to go to the gym later that evening.

Who is this treatment ideal for?
This treatment is ideal for anyone with those stubborn unresponsive areas of fat. I work out regularly and do my best to eat healthily but there still seems to be a stubborn pouch of fat at the bottom of my abdomen that won’t go away no matter the number of crunches I do.

What was your favorite part of the treatment?
My favorite part of the treatment was how peaceful the whole experience was. Kim went above and beyond to ensure that I was comfortable, setting me up with a blanket, snacks, and even teeing up my favorite Netflix show, “Friends.” Of course, I am looking forward to the results as well!

Click here for our Facebook Live with Aesthetic Specialty Centre

Click here for our Facebook Live with Aesthetic Specialty Centre

How often should someone go back for optimal results?
This is a one-time process where you can expect to see a 20- to 25-percent reduction in fat. Depending on the results you are seeking or how many areas you wish to treat, more treatments can be done.

For more information, watch our Facebook LIVE at Aesthetic Specialty Centre by clicking above!

Details: 1825 Old Alabama Rd. #201, Roswell, GA 30076; ASC-PSD.com

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By: Dawn DeSantis

Click here to watch our Facebook Live with the Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic & Center for Anti-Aging.

Click here to watch our Facebook Live with the Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic & Center for Anti-Aging.

Name of treatment center: Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic & Center for Anti-Aging

Name of treatment: Lip Fillers

Name of aesthetician performing treatment: Dr. Monte D. Slater

Treatment length: 1 hour

How should you prep for the treatment?
Dr. Slater requested that I did not take any aspirin or ingest alcohol before my appointment. I also removed all my makeup prior to this treatment and took arnica before and after the treatment to reduce swelling and bruising.

What was the treatment like? How did your skin feel before, during, and after?
My lips had some fine lines at the top and I wanted a fuller look throughout the top and bottom. When I smiled, part of my top lip would sometimes disappear, so this treatment really helped with that. Before the injections, Dr. Slater made sure to numb my lips so that during the treatment, I would be comfortable. I was surprised how little pain I actually felt during the treatment. I was asked me to rate my pain on a scale from one to five and I said one. I didn’t feel much after, maybe a little tender in a few small spots.

Are there any precautions that need to be taken before or after the treatment? (sunscreen, specific face wash, discontinue use of retinol, etc.)
No specific precautions. I was able to apply lip gloss after and go to a meeting.

Who is this treatment ideal for?
This treatment is ideal for anyone wanting to shape their lips or give them a fuller, “pouty” look. It also helps reduce fine lines around your lips.

What was your favorite part of the treatment?
My favorite part of the treatment was definitely the result! The change was very subtle and natural. I was pleased that Dr. Slater listened to my wishes on not going bigger. It was important to me to be heard and to have my feelings respected.

How often should someone go back for optimal results?
Results can last from 10 to 12 months or longer depending on how full you go.

For more information, watch our Facebook LIVE at the Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic & Center for Anti-Aging by clicking above!

Details: 4840 Roswell Rd., Bldg. D, Ste. 100, Sandy Springs, GA 30342; SlaterMD.com

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