If you’ve been looking for a way to treat yourself before summer ends, Sweet Samba Boutique and Spa – with locations in Vinings and Midtown – is a great place for a mini-getaway before the summer ends.
I visited Sweet Samba in Vinings on Monday (as Natasha, my aesthetician, remarked, “What a treat for a Monday!”) for a 60-minute signature organic facial. I can honestly say it was one of the best facials I’ve ever had. To me, facials are not always as relaxing as they sound, since they are, after all, meant to extract impurities from your skin. But this was one part skin health and one part massage, with the last half of the treatment consisting of a deep tissue facial massage as well as a rejuvenating shoulder, neck, arm and hand massage. The plush robe, comforting warmed bed, soft spa music and dimmed lights turned an ordinary Monday morning into a mini-break from real life. And on top of that, I saw immediate results in my skin, and even better results the next day.
Sweet Samba has a full menu of spa services including facials (and back facials), peels, eyelash extensions, threading, lash and brow tinting, and Brazilian body bronzing, as well as yoga and Pilates classes on site. They’re also adding medical-grade peels and fillers in just a few weeks, expanding their menu of services even further. However, they are known for the “Best Brazilian Wax in Atlanta.” While I cannot comment on this from actual experience (the concept, quite frankly, scares me), I do have friends who visit Sweet Samba for just this service and would not go anywhere else. The menu of waxing services (for women and men) is extensive and customizable. Sweet Samba uses “the best hard (stripless) wax imported from Brazil and a specific method that makes all the difference in the world,” according to their website, and the staff are all well-trained in and able to explain the process, even to the most skeptical newcomer. (Despite the fact that my aesthetician couldn’t talk me into a waxing service, she clearly had the knowledge to discuss the service and answer any questions.) That must be the reason Sweet Samba won InStyle Magazine’s 2009 award for Best Waxing Boutique!
And if you’re in the market for a little something extra, you may want to check out Sweet Samba’s “vajazzling” services, a cosmetic service made popular by celebrities like Jennifer Love Hewitt. Want to know more? Visit the Sweet Samba blog and search “vajazzling.”
WHERE: Sweet Samba in Vinings – 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 472, Atlanta, GA 30339
ALSO: Sweet Samba in Midtown – 884 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30308