Lately I’ve been on a breakneck pace with event after event after event, and I’m in desperate need of some serious R&R. And not just any type of rest and relaxation either… I’m thinking of the kind of rejuvenation that consists of nothing less than being immersed in tranquility within the sanctuary of pampered decadence. Somewhere nestled in the hills of the Capri isles surrounded by wellsprings and waterways would surely suffice. But for those of us who desire a European spa experience less the transatlantic flight time and the burden of having to educate ourselves on foreign currency exchange rates, The Spa at Elaine Sterling Institute is definitely the place for you.
Located in Sandy Springs, the Spa at ESI is not only a full service day spa, but it’s also an esthetician school where students gain hands-on experience in a real-world spa setting. You see, the student estheticians are trained in an environment equipped using the latest in spa technology and they offer advanced skincare treatments that are substantially less than many spas around town.
Services on the menu include facials, skin treatments, chemical peels, clinical treatments, body treatments, tinting, waxing, makeup application, microdermabrasion, microcurrent, and back treatments. And if you desire a private pampering session with your besties, ESI provides spa packages for bridal parties and birthday gatherings for little divas-in-training.
So upon entering the spa I immediately sensed the calming ambiance that was serenaded by the trickling of water cascading down a huge carved stone water feature. Hues of soft blues with subtle accents of greens throughout, the decor was very tranquil and mood setting and I couldn’t wait to begin my session.
I opted for the Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber Facial ($45) which consists of a cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, steam, and massage. My esthetician Jennifer made me feel very comfortable as she walked me through each step of the procedure as well she explained the benefits of the treatment and the signature Elaine Sterling skincare products that she would be using. I was so relaxed after my facial that I’m sure I drifted off into lala-land a few times. So after I awoke it was time for my Collagen Eye Treatment ($15). This treatment firms and tightens the skin around the eyes leaving a very cooling and refreshing after effect; a much welcome delight to my tired eyes. I scored a sample of the treatment to take home that I can’t wait to use. Yeah!
I could definitely sense the passion and dedication by Jennifer and the staff with providing a top notch experience as evident by the level of professionalism and service that I received during my visit.
“I love the skin and work every moment of the day to find solutions to problematic skin conditions. I am relentless in the pursuit of more beautiful skin. This is my mission, my passion and my vision.”- Elaine Sterling
Thank you Maria for the invite! What an amazing spa experience that was simply spa-velous!!!
After my rejuvenating experience at the spa, I was ready to face the world and take on my next adventure as the Undercover Socialite! It goes without saying that first impressions are everything and the Spa at Elaine Sterling Institute has all of the essentials to make your next appearance a definite show stopper.
For spa appointments call 404-256-5228
Or you can visit them in person at:
Elaine Sterling Skincare Institute
4840 Roswell Road NE
Building E, Suite 201
Sandy Springs GA 30342
Oh, and be sure to tell them that Oh! Nikka sent you!
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