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Best of Atlanta 2018: Health & Beauty

Thousands of ballots were cast, and these are the victors—our readers’ local go-tos for everything from fashion to fitness to food.

 

Best Pilates Studio: The Daily
Whether you’re a newbie (The Daily Foundations), a Pilates pro (The Daily Sculpt) or a HIIT junkie (The Daily Remix), this ‘grammable Westside studio has it all. Be on the lookout for a new Inman Park location popping up soon. @thedailyatl 

 

Best Barre Studio: Barre3 Druid Hills
Tone your muscles to your heart’s content at this location, where the friendly instructors and empowering classes—you’ll find balance and feel stronger—will make you want to join the b3 tribe. @barre3druidhills

Best CrossFit: CrossFit404
Within its 6,000-plus-square-foot space, expect an indoor and outdoor sound system, a physical therapy room and, of course, the best equipment in Buckhead. @crossfit404

Best Day Spa: Sanctuary Salon & Spa
When Netflix just isn’t enough to simmer your stress, spend a #TreatYourselfTuesday (or any day, for that matter) at this soothing Sandy Springs oasis. @sanctuarysalonspaatl

Best Blowout: Cherry Blow Dry Bar
Show your locks some love at this Buckhead salon—or check out the brand-new location in Brookhaven—where the smooth styles range from Beachy Keen to Retro Glam. @cherryblowdrybar

Best Faux Lashes: Sweet & Lashful
Nix the mascara portion of your morning makeup routine thanks to this studio—which recently merged with Beauty Bar of Buckhead—and its sumptuous lash offerings. @sweetandlashful

Best Hair Colorist: Alicia Igess
If you’re looking to sport a new hue to complement the change in season, the Memphis, Tenn., native and founder of The Urban Tangles studio—who’s an expert at everything from balayage to lowlights to ombre—will hook you up. @aliciaigess

Best Haircuts: Berni Inc.
Mother-daughter duo Bernadette and Jacque Leonard run this cozy OTP boutique studio offering salon-level service. @berniinc

Best Hair Extensions: Stephanie Runyan
The pretty owner of Buckhead’s Amaryllis Salon is a pro when it comes to adding length, using tape-ins and microbeading for long, luscious and natural-looking locks. @stephanierunyan

Best Hair Salon for Her: Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa
It’s no secret this Atlanta staple with a fabulous team does great work, which is why the A’s ladies have come to know it as their home away from home. @1stevehightower

Best Hair Salon for Him: Boardroom Salon for Men
Nothing screams “gents welcome” like this salon’s masculine, wooden interior complete with a pool table. @boardroomsalons

Best Local Makeup Artist: Erica Bogart
From The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan to Chrisley Knows Best star Todd Chrisley, this cosmetics queen has glammed the faces of both local and national celebs. @ericabogartbeauty

Best Manis & Pedis: Swatch Box
Chanel, Dior and Louboutin—oh my! Designer polishes paired with exclusive environs (only four mani and pedi stations) makes an appointment at this superchic salon a must. @swatchboxbeauty

Best Massage: Medical & Sports Massage
For Atlanta’s athletes and BeltLine-runners alike, this Sandy Springs setup offers unmatched massage therapy that’ll have your muscles saying “aah.” 

Best New Studio: Barry’s Bootcamp
Harnessing innovative interval and strength training, the workouts at Barry’s are as intense as they are effective—aka the key to achieving that sexy summer bod. @barrysbootcamp

Best Personal Trainer: Bryan Jean-Pierre
This former NFL player—who’s total eye candy, might we add—will whip you into shape in no time. @b_jeanpierre

Best Specialty Fitness Studio: Burn Boot Camp Roswell
Prepare to burn an average of 700 cals per 45-minute bootcamp-style workout at this OTP fitness outpost with a young, motivating staff. @burnbootcamproswell

Best Spin Studio: 191 Resolution Fitness
Commit to the 45-minute cardio-intensive spin seshes offered at this Downtown fitness spot, and you’ll be showing off toned legs in no time. @191resolutionfitness

Best Spray Tan: RAW Bronzing Studio
When the sun just isn’t working in your favor (pale-skin peeps, we feel you), know you can still sport a glowing shade thanks to the boss babes at this Buckhead studio. @rawbronzingstudio

Best Sugaring Studio: Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio
Owner Raquel Souza is taking over the A—from Va-Hi to Buckhead to Sandy Springs—with her waxing studio, the first in the city to offer sugaring hair removal. @sweetpeachwax

Best Wax: Art of Wax
Nestled inside Emory Point’s shopping district, the Brazilian waxing studio promises nothing but smooth sailing—and a superfun staff. @artofwaxatlanta

Best Workout Playlist: Vibe Ride
Not many cycling studios in the A have you sweating it out to music videos in classes like Trap, Twerk & DJ Werk. Say hello to your new workout obsession. @theviberide

Best Yoga Studio: Red Hot Yoga & Massage
The talented instructors at this power and hot yoga studio—classes are heated between 98 to 110 degrees—will have your figure looking just as the name suggests: red hot. @rhyandmassage

Best Anti-Aging Doctor: Dr. Theresa Jarmuz
A Wrinkle in Time may be a great movie, but a wrinkle on the face isn’t as big of a hit. Luckily this skin expert is quick to fix any unwanted facial lines. @buckheadfacialplasticsurgery

Best Body Contour Procedure: Smart Lipo, WIFH
Smart Lipo—aka laser-assisted liposuction—lessens the possibility of any tissue trauma by using a laser to gently melt body fat before it’s suctioned from the body, and this medical center near Perimeter Mall is a smart choice for the job. @wifh

Best Botox & Injections: Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists
Update your profile—literally—with this center’s top-of-the-line Botox, Juvéderm injections and more. 

Best Brazilian Butt Lift: Dr. Asaf Yalif
To put it simply: The double board-certified plastic surgeon can have your booty looking like you’ve been doing squats since you were born. @drasafyalif

Best Breast Augmentation: The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery
With more than 20 years in biz, this center’s three board-certified plastic surgeons have all the right tools to perk up what Fergie might call your lovely lady lumps. @theswancenter

Best Breast Reduction: Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists
If you’re looking to slim down the ladies, look no further than this cosmetic surgery center, where the team is just as noteworthy as the results. 

Best Chiropractor: Taylor Chiropractic & Wellness
Thanks to the handsome twin docs at this chiro office, ATL has never been more aligned. @thetaylordocs

Best Cosmetic Dentist: Dr. Debra Gray King, Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
Having been featured in national mags like InStyle, Vogue and Glamour, this doc is a go-to for a stunning smile—just ask the roster of celebs who visit her on the reg. 

Best Dermatologist: Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa
From rejuvenating facials to Botox injections and more, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better skin doc in the city. @gardnermedspa

Best Esthetician: Meghan Scott, Atlanta Face & Body
As skincare ambassador of the Cobb County surgery center, beauty maven Meghan Scott will have your skin sporting a healthy glow from the inside out. @atlantafaceandbody

Best Facial Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Louis DeJoseph
A specialist based in Sandy Springs, this MD has more than 15 years of experience helping Atlantans put their best face forward. 

Best Integrative Medical Practice: Progressive Medical Center
For the au naturel type of Atlantan, this natural medicine therapy-focused practice takes a more organic approach to healing your body—and the outcome is a happy bod and a happier patient. 

Best Lasik Doctor: Thomas Eye Group
While glasses have their perks of accessorizing your #OOTD, few things feel better than being able to see sans eyewear, which is where the pupil pros at this optometry practice come into play. @thomaseyegroup

Best Medispa: AYA Medical Spa
From the Northside to Phipps Plaza to Avalon, this medispa’s three locales make it easy for ATLiens to access top-notch docs for all their Botox and CoolSculpting desires. @ayamedicalspa

Best Microblading: Brows by Milly
Milly Marques has ATL’s brow game stronger than ever with her superpopular technique that applies semi-permanent pigment to the skin’s surface for a fuller, more fabulous look. @browsbymilly

Best Nonsurgical Procedure: CoolSculpting
Send the waving hand emoji to your body’s not-so-Instaworthy spots thanks to this innovative procedure that freezes fat right off—and just in time for swimsuit season. @coolsculpting

Best OB-GYN: Dr. E.J. Aspuru, Northside/Northpoint OB-GYN
Visiting the lady doctor is no one’s fave activity, but the top-notch doc at this OB-GYN outpost makes the yearly task a lot more tolerable. 

Best Plastic Surgeon: Dr. John Connors
Not only is this doc quite the looker (he was named one of JEZEBEL’s 2017 Most Beautiful Atlantans), but his talent is incomparable—so we’d call that a win-win for any patient. @johnconnorsmdplasticsurgery

Best Rhinoplasty: Dr. Pradeep Sinha, Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery
Say hello to an improved sniffer this season with the unparalleled skills of this double board-certified doc. 

Best Bath and Body Boutique: Ona Atlanta
Stock up on uberluxe sea salts, detoxifying face masks, cozy candles and more at this boutique bursting with pampering goodies. @onaatlanta

 

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