Thank you to Paul Mitchell, The School – Esani for hosting me for a day of affordable self-care, pampering, and beauty. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve been pretty bad since Scarlett was born about taking care of myself. Though I used to get 4-5 haircuts a year, it slimmed down to 1 pretty quickly. My long hair could wait… my breakfast could wait until they were fed (but then it didn’t). I’d get dressed later after I finished the chores (but I didn’t). My self-care was lacking something fierce. I made a goal for 2017 to put myself a little more forward. Only a few months into the new year, I’m getting breakfast every day, at the gym a few times a week, and have already treated myself to a pedicure and a haircut. Score one for Mama! But getting regular, affordable self-care isn’t always easy.
I’ve known about beauty schools for a while. I’d passed a few of them in downtown Atlanta, on my way to and from the theatres, but with my already-bad self-care schedule, I’d never made an appointment and therefore didn’t know what I was missing. Paul Mitchell, The School – Esani invited me to be a client for a day, and treat my weary self to some pampering. I chose a Hot Stone Treatment (only $28), an Awapuhi Treatment ($25), and blow out with styling ($28).
I was put into the Phase Two Clinic, which is where services are performed by students who have outstanding attendance, attitude, and skills. These students (Sarah: aesthetics and Dot: styling) treated me to services like the Awapuhi treatment, which was incredibly moisturizing. Nearby at all times was a licensed instructor, supervising the treatments. That meant I wasn’t worried to be “practiced” on. The stylists and management want us to feel our best, so they have a satisfaction guarantee. If you’re ever not happy with your service or look, make another appointment within seven days and they’ll be happy to fix it. They even take walk-ins, so don’t be shy!
The school’s culture is about being present, being on time and service the customer. It’s what makes a business great, and the mantras were echoing through the halls. There was even positivity in the new NEON line, which is geared toward men, women, and teens, and centers around knocking out bullying. I was bullied as a middle schooler, so I would have zero problem using this line and helping push the message!
Since my aesthetic services were first, I changed into spa wear and my belongings were cubbied into a bin and carried along to my treatment area. Everything was looked after professionally. My aesthetician, Sarah, and my stylist, Dot, were completely gentle, professional and super sweet! I would easily become a regular client of theirs!
After my services were done, I was as relaxed as a rag doll and felt so good! My day of pampering and beauty would be easy to replicate a few times a year to feel like myself again and treat myself to a break. While my stylists were students, they were meticulous and followed every protocol. As a result, my services took a little longer than a standard salon closer to my house, but for the price, it simply can’t be beaten.
You can make your own appointment with the stylists at Paul Mitchell the School – Esani by calling 678-795-0999 or visiting the school salon at 1003 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30076. I hope you can enjoy the many guest services they offer, and you can get some affordable self-care at an incredibly good price!