Like the River Salon to host hairdresser forum Jan. 27, 28

Like the River logoSince 2008, Like the River Salon has been producing cutting-edge, creative hairstyles for its Atlanta clients.  The salon attributes its success to many things, among them, a commitment to community service.  It is in that spirit that Najah Aziz, owner of Like the River, decided to organize and host “Beauty Beyond the Hair,” a two-day hairdressers’ forum for technical excellence happening January 27-28 at the salon’s Inman Park location.  If you’re a beauty professional or salon owner looking to enhance your career, this event is for you!  Continue reading

HELMET Hairworx at Apex West Midtown offers big discounts in December

HELMET Apex exteriorWith so many holiday events in December, you’ve got to make sure your hair is looking its best!   Lucky for you, HELMET Hairworx at Apex West Midtown is offering some great holiday specials just in time!

Here’s the big deal:
HELMET West Midtown is offering a great deal to 50 lucky people who act now.  Between now and December 31, get $50 worth of services for just $35!   Grab the deal online now – it’s good for a full year from the date of purchase!   Get all the details here.

Additionally, everyone who purchases the deal will receive 10% off any product purchase the same day the deal is redeemed for service. Continue reading

Inman Park’s Melrose & McQueen Salon Brings the Events

We just received an email from our friends at Inman Park’s hottest salon, Melrose & McQueen, with their amazing event schedule for the next month or so.
October 15th: Blaine Watson Art Show – Incredibly talented local artist Blaine Watson will have a solo exhibition between a 7:30 and 11 PM at the salon with a complimentary dessert bar and wine. Sales will benefit Olive of Hope Ministries.
October 22nd: Ladies Night Out - Melrose & McQueen will host a ladies’ night out event with a Nordstrom-based team of makeup artists representing Trish McEvoy. There will be complimentary blowouts, makeup application, a discount on all salon products, gift bags, and complimentary cocktails. Call and make an appointment to get your hair or makeup done at this event.
October 29th: TRIAD Art Show – The salon will host the TRIAD exhibition, showcasing the work of local artists Kerry Jackson, Nancy Rodriguez, and Freedom Rodriguez from 5 PM to 9 PM. Refreshments will be served.
November 6th: Melrose & McQueen will be hosting an exclusive VIP cocktail tasting event with The Graveyard Tavern, The BarrelHouse, gastropub, Whynatte, We&Co, and Ink Atlanta, featuring live music from Matt Vaughan. You will need a ticket to enter the event at the salon, but contact Perennial Properties for a chance to win a free ticket or two.

Eyebrow Threading and More at Browbar in Inman Park

I was gifted by my dear sainted father with many things: good budgeting skills, a quick wit…and lots of hair. The last one has always been frustrating; though my eyelashes are thick and dark, well, so are my eyebrows. They need constant maintenance in order to look presentable. Though I’ve been waxing them for years, when Browbar opened up in the North Highland Steel building in Inman Park, I decided to go check out their threading services. Threading is a traditional Persian, Arab, and Indian method of hair removal that is becoming more popular in the U.S., especially for those of us with sensitive skin. Threaders use a special method of rolling a twisted cotton thread over areas of unwanted hair, which pulls a linear grouping of hairs out at once, making it more precise than waxing and quicker than tweezing.

At Browbar, practitioners offer threading services for the entire face, depending on where you might have undesired hair. I booked a combination brow clean-up and upper lip threading with Jasmin, who was friendly and very quick! She didn’t over-thread my brows, but brought out a natural arch quickly and relatively painlessly. The upper lip threading was even speedier and got rid of that little bit of unladylike hair (thanks, Dad) that had always bothered me. I was also happy to receive a punch card that will get me my fifth brow threading free!

Additionally, Browbar offers a full face and body waxing menu for men and women. I noticed that they were offering a weekly special on Brazilian waxing for only $35, and the staff told me that they regularly run promotions like that that get sent to their email list. Their services also include eyelash extensions, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, makeup application, and signature organic facials. The full menu of esthetic services is available here.

The boutique setting is pretty and comfortable, and they carry product lines like Karuna Skincare that are otherwise hard to find in Atlanta, as well as pretty jewelry and scarves in the front. Parking is convenient and free in the retail parking lot belonging to the N. Highland Steel building, which is especially nice when you’re just in and out for a service in fifteen minutes.

Anyway, my brows are looking great, and I’m actually looking forward to the next time I stop in to Browbar to get my caterpillars tamed. Thanks, Jasmin!

Holiday Shopping Got You Down? Let the Elves at ATL Intown Living Help.

If you’re anything like us, you have just barely started your holiday shopping and are staring at the two weeks left with increasing dread. Does mom want another scarf from Overpriced Mall Store? Does your brother need another video game to keep his prolonged unemployment interesting? Or have you completely exhausted the homemade coupon book filled with offers of massage and vacuuming?

Well, you can relax, because our team has scoured downtown Atlanta and some of our favorite intown neighborhoods for great gift opportunities, and we’re here to help you knock out your list.

First up, head down to the Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo on Glenwood this Sunday, December 12 for the Grab It and Go Art and Craft Sale, running from 1 to 6 pm. This event will showcase hand-made work from over 20 of Atlanta’s most talented local artists and crafters, and every item will be between $10 and $100, so you won’t break the bank knocking out your list. Additionally, between 2 and 4 pm you can have your picture taken with Atlanta’s own Really Big Santa for a $5 donation or a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Prospective sale items include paintings, plush toys, jewelry,decorative plants, and dog biscuits. Hot cider and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Can’t make it to East Atlanta on Sunday? Young Blood Gallery & Boutique in the Poncey Highlands is selling their usual assortment of incredible, locally-produced arts and crafts by independent designers and artists. Between their beautiful handmade jewelry, luxe clothing and knit accessories, diverse art, and fun knick-knacks, there’s something for everyone on your list. Stop by between noon and 8 Sunday through Thursday and noon and 9 Friday and Saturday to see what Young Blood has on sale.

Another great option would be a gift certificate for a skincare package at the Pencil Factory‘s own Facebar Skin Parlor. Their notoriously reasonable prices that make Facebar such a standout means that you can get mom or your best girlfriend more bang for your buck. A package for three microdermabrasion or facial peel sessions comes out to under $150…now that’s a steal!

Skip the mall crowds this year, and get them something unusual, fun, or useful. Good luck out there!