Sweet Samba Midtown
884 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Price: $40 – $70
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sweet Samba Boutique offers six types of Brazilians from the less invasive “bikini” style to a shape of your choice. Brazilian waxes were made popular in the U.S. by the “J sisters” (seven sisters from Brazil), removes it all to get you swimsuit ready. Sweet Samba adheres to a strict “no double dipping” policy while waxing to insure the best for every customer. They also use Savan, a hard wax that promises to be less painful and have longer lasting results than the more common strip wax.
The Shoppes at Powers Ferry
2022 Powers Ferry Road SE, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30339
Price: $12 – 30+
Hours: Mon to Thur – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri – 10 a.m.to 7 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m
Guys–now is the perfect time to lose that unibrow and/or remove the hair from your back. Rooster ATL offers services for men in a male centric environment. Catch up on the latest game and indulge in a some cold drinks as you “manscape.” The Back Wax, called the D.Y.O.F. (donate your old fur), promises to be quick and painless.
Polished Beauty Lounge
4500 West Village Place Suite 2005
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
Prices: $7- $35
Hours: Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tues to Thurs – 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10: a.m. to 6 p.m.
Threading, an ancient method of hair removal developed in the Middle East, uses thin, twisted cotton thread which is rolled over areas of the face. It is widely recommended over waxing for sensitive skin and more sensitive areas like the brows or upper lip. Polished Beauty Lounge both offers waxing and thread for the facial area. Services range from eyebrow grooming to upper lip to full face treatments.
Lady Bee Waxing Salon
7878 Roswell Road, Suite P
Sandy Springs, GA, 30350
Hours: Tues to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Let’s face it, some of us are blessed (or cursed) with more hair than others. If you have an overabundance of peach fuzz, consider getting a body wax. Lady Bee Waxing Salon specializes in waxing for large areas like stomach, legs and full leg. They do caution that the larger the area you get waxed, the greater chance you have of getting ingrown hairs. Helpful tip: Lady Bee suggests that you use an exfoliating scrub the next day after your service. They advise that steam also helps release the hair from under the skin and as you continue to wax, your hair will grow in softer and finer.
Remède Spa at St. Regis
Eighty-Eight West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Hours: Daily – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
If you are looking for a spa day experience, Remède Remède Spa at St. Regis is an excellent choice. The Spa uses a gentle, aromatherapeutic wax of the highest quality and offers facial and full body waxing. To enhance your Spa experience, cell phones are not allowed in the Spa area and Spa guests must be least 16 years old. This spot is sure to provide a relaxing, indulgent experience in a clean, comfortable environment.
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