Simply Buckhead November/December 2013

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Olivia Putnal Fashion and Beauty Writer

Olivia loves … Salon: Van Michael Buckhead Favorite treatment: Full foil highlights by Kara Koplan and cut by Harlow Jenniges

beauty spots Raquel Souza creates a paste so natural, you could eat it. Photo: Raymond Adams

Why I love it: “When I moved to Atlanta over two years ago, I was in need of a colorist and stylist I could trust with my super-blonde locks. I was intrigued by Van Michael’s approach—clients have a color specialist and a separate stylist. Each focuses on his or her specialty. Off the bat, both Kara and Harlow made me feel comfortable and right at home. Kara has found the perfect shade of blonde to please my slight OCD, and brighten up my natural dirty-blonde color. Harlow helps me take better care of my strands to achieve my dream of healthy, shiny hair for my wedding next June. Kara and Harlow both teach me what products and tools to invest in and what routines I should make habits for my extra-fine hair. Extra bonus? Neck and hand massages with each visit!” Van Michael Buckhead 39 West Paces Ferry Road N.W. Atlanta 30305 404.237.4664 www.vanmichael.com

Allison Weiss Entrekin Editor-in-Chief

Allison loves … Salon: Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio Favorite treatment: Brazilian sugaring by Raquel Souza Why I love it: “Despite giving birth twice, I am a pain-phobe, and Raquel’s sugaring technique makes this a near-pleasant experience. Her paste is created with sugar, water and lemon juice, and it sticks to hair, not skin. She also removes it in the same direction as hair, which means no bumps or ingrowns. Plus, Souza is just calm, professional and pleasant.” Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio 776 North Highland Avenue N.E. Atlanta 30306 404.875.5700 www.sweetpeachwax.com

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