The Results are in: Find Out What Health and Beauty Havens Made JEZEBEL's 2020 Best of Atlanta List

By The Editors | April 3, 2020 | Style & Beauty


Best Nail Art: Sugarcoat

Nail art is having a serious moment, and we’re here for it. Have your sights on a Pinterest-perfect design? Sugarcoat can help you out. With six locations (and a seventh on the way), you’re never too far away to step up your nail game. @‌sugarcoatbeauty

Best Hair Colorist: Jennifer Hutchens, LaBara Salon

Birthday? Breakup? Whatever occasion is prompting your switch-up, this color queen is the one to call. From balayage to babylights, she does it all. The proof is in the Insta pics. @jennnjoanna; @labarasalon

Best Haircuts: Alicia Igess

This isn’t the first time this salon owner has made our Best of Atlanta list, and for good reason. When it’s time for a chop, there’s simply no one ATL trusts more than Alicia Igess. @aliciaigess

Best Hair Extensions: Rebecca Sinclair Crispin, Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa

Whether you’re looking for a volume boost or mermaid-inspired length, extensions go a long (pun intended!) way in helping you achieve the hair of your dreams. And—according to the votes—Rebecca Sinclair Crispin is your girl if you’re wanting to test them out. @hairbyrebeccasinclair,

Best Sugaring: Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio

No need to sugarcoat it: Hair removal just isn’t fun. But, thanks to Sweet Peach’s sugaring services, Atlantans have found a more enjoyable way to stay fuzz-free. The studio also gets points for presentation: Cute decor and Sex and the City reruns are in place to put you at ease. @‌sweetpeachwax

Best Blowout: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar has all the tools necessary to give you the perfect do. Stick to its menu of both sleek and tousled looks, or go a la carte with your own inspo. The experience extends beyond the blow-dry. With a superchic environment and add-ons like deep conditioning and a head massage, you’ll never want to leave. @bloheartsyou

Best Manis and Pedis: Gloss Salon de Beaute

You’ll feel fancy just stepping into this superchic Buckhead biz, which is decorated like the babe cave of your dreams. And, the salon’s color selection and talented staff mean you’ll leave with perfect paws every time. @‌glosssalondebeaute

Best Local Makeup: Tahira Hudani, NARS Atlanta Boutique

From full glam to fresh and dewy, this ultratalented artist can help you put your best face forward. She’s painted some of the prettiest in the A, including a few of JEZEBEL’s Most Beautiful. @tahira_hudani

Best Eyelash Extensions: Blink & Wink

Life is too short—don’t let your lashes be. Blink & Wink’s lash services can give you all the glam of flirty fauxs, minus the glue. If Atlanta’s vote wasn’t enough to convince you, just take Zoë Kravitz and Olivia Munn’s word for it. @blinkandwink_atl

Best Wax: European Wax Center

There’s a reason Atlantans keep revisiting this tried-and-true when it’s time to remove unwanted hair. From brows to Brazilians, the wax emporium delivers. Here’s to a smooth summer! @‌europeanwax

Best Spray Tans: RAW Bronzing Studio

There’s no greater confidence boost than that of the perfect tan. Queue RAW Bronzing Studio. With its unique spray formula and its chic, relaxed environment, it’s no wonder this winner has reappeared on our list year after year. @rawbronzingstudio

Best Salon for Her: Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa

If you haven’t visited this award-winning day spa, now is the time. The hot spot is a one-stop shop when it comes to all-over pampering. @stevehightowerhair

Best Microblading: Brows By Milly

When it comes to microblading, few do it better than Milly Marques. Her methods can fill out brows and shape them up so they are permanently on fleek. @browsbymilly

Best Salon Scene: J Gold Salon

It’s true: We want to hang out here all day. The salon’s bright aesthetic and boppy tunes put us in the best mood, and we have a #girlcrush on the entire staff of supercute and personable stylists. It seems Atlanta—and every influencer on our Insta feed—agrees. @jgoldthesalon

Best Salon for Him: Van Michael Men

Whether you’re a seasoned salon vet or new to the manscaping scene, Van Michael Men is a must-visit. Appropriately located in The Battery, the new-age barbershop and men’s salon is the best for keeping you sharp and styled. @vanmichaelmen

Best Place to Be Pampered: Waldorf Astoria Spa Atlanta Buckhead

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing girls’ day or an intimate couple’s session with your S.O., you’ll want to check out the new Waldorf Astoria Spa at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. @waatlanta

Best Massage: David Whaley, Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa

If everyday stress has you in knots, it may be time for a visit to David Whaley for some self-care. His techniques include Swedish massage, tabletop Thai massage and deep tissue massage. Did we mention this makes the perfect gift? Hint, hint. @stevehightowerhair

Best Bath and Body Boutique: Woo Skincare + Cosmetics

The golden rule for Woo? Every customer leaves happy. Its local ownership and in-store expertise offer a truly personalized experience for every visitor. @wooatlanta


Best Medspa: OVME

There’s a reason the whole city is talking about OVME. The local favorite is known for its cutting-edge procedures, quality products, moss wall and cult following. It’s no wonder the medspa has expanded to Nashville, Dallas, Chicago and Charlotte. Just remember, you saw it here first. @ovmeofficial

Best Spa: AYA Medical Spa

With services ranging from acne treatments to wrinkle reduction, AYA has something for everyone. The medispa has four locations in the Greater Atlanta area, so you’re never too far from a premium spa experience. @ayamedicalspa

Best Esthetician: Kathleen Denney, Changes: A Journey to Beautiful Skin

A custom facial by Kathleen Denney is the perfect way to cure your winter-worn skin and get it ready for the summer months.

Best Dermatologist: Steele Dermatology

Healthy skin is in. And while there are certainly a ton of procedures and products that promise to help you achieve that healthy glow, few are as favored as the methods at Steele Dermatology. @steelederm

Best Anti-Aging Doctor: Atlanta Face & Body

Just because you act your age doesn’t mean you have to look it. Atlanta Face & Body has what you need to slow down the aging process. Its list of specialties includes everything from a traditional face-lift to nonsurgical laser treatments. @atlantafaceandbody

Best Laser and Skincare Clinic: WIFH

Getting the skin of your dreams just got easier. Whether you’re hoping to fade dark spots or remove unwanted hair, WIFH is a one-stop shop for all of your skincare needs. @wifh


Best Nonsurgical Procedure: Emsculpt, Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead

Crunches and squats are so 2019. It’s time to replace your sweat sessions with an Emsculpt session. The High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology can help you sculpt a six-pack and build a booty in just four sessions. For more information on the too-good-to-be-true tech, visit Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead and thank us later! @regenmedspabuckhead

Best Botox and Injections: Anderson Center for Hair and Aesthetics

Thanks to expert injectors at Anderson Center for Hair and Aesthetics, relaxed wrinkles, plumped lips and a sculpted jawline can be yours with the wave of a magic syringe. @andersonaestheticsatl

Best Body Contour Procedure: Smartlipo at WIFH

You’ll want to take note of this minimally invasive procedure that promises to melt unwanted body fat while tightening the surrounding skin. Smartlipo is basically the answer to your summer body prayers. @wifh

Best Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Amy Alderman, North Atlanta Plastic Surgery

Dr. Amy Alderman’s procedures are individually tailored to prioritize each patient’s needs, lifestyle and natural beauty, resulting in restored confidence and wow-worthy results. @‌fabulousbydramy; @napsmedspa

Best Breast Augmentation: John Connors, MD

Need help filling out that new bikini? Dr. Connors is the one to see. The doc has made repeat appearances on our Best of Atlanta list over the years and tops our chart once again for the best breast augmentation. @johnconnorsmdplasticsurgery

Best Breast Reduction: Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists

If you’re considering breast reduction, this leading Atlanta practice is the city’s go-to. With surgeries individualized for each patient, you’ll leave looking fab—and with an added dose of confidence. @atlplasticsurgeon

Best Brazilian Butt Lift: Tailor Made Looks Institute of Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Lift up your spirits—and your booty—just in time for bikini season. Dr. Berhane at Tailormade Looks Institute of Plastic Surgery & MedSpa can help you achieve a butt that rivals J.Lo’s. Baby got back. @‌tailormadelooks

Best Facial Plastic Surgeon: Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

Dr. DeJoseph and his team of medical experts have over 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic enhancements, so you’ll have the best hands helping you put your best face forward. @premierimageatl

Best Rhinoplasty: Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery

With Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery in your corner, there’s no time like the present to make the jump—or should we say nosedive—into a more confident life. @beatyfacialplasticsurgery

Best Cosmetic Dentist: Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Are Crest Whitestrips letting you down? It might be time to consult Dr. Nia of Buckhead Dentistry. Services range from teeth whitening to veneers, so you can leave with a smile that rivals even those of the Doublemint Twins. @buckheaddentistry

Best LASIK Doctor: Milan Eye Center

If 2020 isn’t the time to treat yourself to 20/20 vision, we don’t know what is. Kiss your contacts goodbye and visit Milan Eye Center. Post-op, you’ll see why Atlantans voted it No. 1. @‌milaneyecenter

Best Chiropractor: Taylor Chiropractic & Wellness

Founded by handsome twin brothers—and former JEZEBEL Most Beautifuls—Taylor Chiropractic & Wellness will have you feeling better in no time. The health and wellness center also offers massage therapy and physical therapy. @‌thetaylordocs

Best OB-GYN: Dr. E.J. Aspuru

Listen up, ladies: Finding the right OB-GYN is important. Board-certified and fellowship-trained Dr. E.J. Aspuru of Northside/Northpoint OB-GYN has been recognized by fellow Atlantans as one of the top OB-GYN doctors in the field. @ejaspuru

Best Integrative Medical Practice: CentreSpring MD

Where do you go when you don’t know what’s wrong? CentreSpringMD is a good place to start. Its commitment to providing integrative, functional and holistic treatment plans will have you living your best life in no time. @centrespringmd

Photography by: Courtesy of Sugarcoat Midtown | Courtesy of Ovme | Photo by Patrick Heagney