Viva La Skincare with Head To Toe by Arlene

March 8th, 2016

Spring Break is just around the corner.

So is Mother’s Day. And Graduation. And Weddings…

The reasons are endless to look & feel your best.

Because I have spent a lifetime in the business of helping people look and feel more beautiful, I think I am more of a trend- setter, rather than a trend- follower. I’m constantly on the lookout for techniques, products, and services that will provide the best results for my clients, and I am always excited when I find one that not only works well, but also is easy to incorporate as a skin care regimen.

My latest find is Societe, a clinical skin care line that matches my own philosophy of changing for the better, not just because something is trending.

Like Head To Toe, Societe embraces new technologies and ingredients in order to provide “the best products at the best price, for client satisfaction and exceptional results.” It is the organic skincare line used by the medical community, and it is free of fragrance, gluten, hormones, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), fillers, chemical dyes, formaldehyde, and the toxic chemicals and other ingredients no one can pronounce. The manufacturer also does not use animal testing for the Societe products.

Societe products combine the best of science and nature for the most beneficial outcomes, while minimizing potential side effects. Products are offered through estheticians like me, who conduct a personalized skin analysis before use.

I carefully select the companies and products which I recommend for my clients, and I am impressed by the Societe line because the products are specifically formulated to address the needs of each client’s skin:

Cleanse removes impurities while helping skin maintain its natural barrier function against the elements.

Prep contains antioxidants and essential vitamins to help the skin accept products, like a “smooth canvas.”

Clarify targets acne, aging, discoloration, etc., and restores skin’s natural beauty.

Refinish exfoliates and restores firmness and elasticity.

Protect provides a barrier against the sun, pollutants, and more.

Eyecare is specially formulated to treat the delicate skin around the eyes.

Enhance tightens, rejuvenates, and hydrates skin.

I believe that everyone deserves to have the most beautiful, healthy skin, at any age. With Societe, maintaining youthful skin is easier than ever.

Make your skin a priority. Live a beautiful life. See you at the spa, dah-ling!

To schedule your appointment at our Marietta or Roswell locations, call 404-218-0518, or visit our website.

Healthy Skin, from Head to Toe (and Marietta to Roswell)

February 23rd, 2016

For decades, women and men of all ages have trusted famed esthetician Arlene Manning to provide exceptional skin care, hair removal, and spa services at her exclusive luxury spa in Marietta.

Dermaplaning leaves skin cleaner and smoother for best product results

In addition to her ongoing quest to discover the best techniques and technology; educating her clients about how to incorporate a daily skin care regimen to maintain healthy skin between treatments; and a dedicated client list that includes celebrities, world travelers, local devotees (many of whom are second- and third-generation clients!); Arlene seeks opportunities to help more people recognize the benefits of regular, professional skin care.

Beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Head To Toe by Arlene will operate from a second location at 700 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway, Suite 330.

Her new space incorporates the serenity of a tree-filled vista and creek view, with convenient access from Holcomb Bridge Road, Historic Roswell, and North Point Mall.

Arlene will provide her high-quality Facials, Hair Removal (including Dermaplaning and Waxing), Skincare Treatments and Peels, and Anti-Aging Treatments at the Roswell spa, two days per week, by appointment. Her unique approach includes professional evaluation, discussion of current skin care practices, and a personalized recommendation for treatment and products for restoring healthy skin and maintaining that health between spa treatments.

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 404-218-0518 or visit

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Budget Some Time To Show Your Face Some Love

January 22nd, 2016

Did you know…?

Taking time for yourself leads to feeling better about yourself! All of us – especially women – make everyone else a priority, then wonder why we feel exhausted. That exhaustion translates into dull, dry skin that ages prematurely.

Stress, poor diet, and using the wrong products on your face also contribute to lines and wrinkles, and can expose your skin to damage from the sun and environmental toxins.

Budget your time.

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. That sounds like a lot of minutes, so why do we all feel like time for ourselves is so elusive?

Let’s break it down:

One hour at the spa on a regular basis can make a world of difference, not just in the way you look, but in the way you feel, and in the way other people respond to you!

That’s just 60 minutes out of your 1,440 in a single day.

And you only need to do it once a month!

If you have 43,200 minutes in a month, and you spend 60 minutes getting pampered by Arlene, you’ll look fabulous and feel more beautiful for the other 43,140 minutes.

That’s fair, isn’t it?

Since it’s the end of January, it’s also a great time to start dropping “hints” about what we’d like to receive for Valentine’s Day. Skip the candy (sugar is horrid for your skin!), flowers (who wants a reminder about how quickly beauty fades?), and opt for a Hydrafacial, to restore moisture to skin; Dermaplaning, to remove dead skin cells and fine surface hairs, creating a smoother “canvas” for skin care products and cosmetics; or our Red Carpet “Fire & Ice” Facial, that reduces the signs of aging INSTANTLY, without pain or swelling.Call 770-973-7270, or visit today to schedule your appointment, or to purchase a Gift Certificate.

Make your skin a priority. Live a beautiful life.

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Needling & Peels for A Happy New Year

December 16th, 2015

Ask anyone what they want “more”of in their lives, and they’ll probably tell you either “money” or “time.”

Well, we can’t help you with your finances, but did you know that you’re getting an extra second before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve this year? That’s right! Known as a “Leap Second,” the world’s official time-keepers will be adding one second to the last day of this year.

What does that have to do with Head To Toe, you might ask. Well, our fabulous spa does a lot to hold back the hands of time every day, with the latest skin care treatments and technology to keep you looking andfeeling younger, and actually reversing the effects of aging without surgery!


When the holidays are over, the last thing you want to hear about is “needles.” (Seems like those pesky things multiply and stick around for months, don’t they?). But when the effects of our needling linger, it’s cause for celebration, since your skin is firmer with fewer wrinkles or acne scars than when you started.

When skin is damaged, it sends collagen to the affected areas. During a needling treatment, we target a specific area with “controlled trauma,” which stimulates collagen production, reduces sagging, minimizes wrinkles, and corrects acne scarring by activating your skin’s natural healing ability.


A peel removes the top layer of skin, where dirt, toxins, dead skin, and more from the surface of your skin. This process also encourages the production of collagen and elastin, which make the skin naturally firmer and plumper – for a naturally more youthful look.

The extra second on New Year’s Eve is a big deal for most of the world, but let’s face it – it lasts a second! When you visit Head To Toe by Arlene for a Needling & Peel Treatment, the effects last a lot longer, and you’ll look like you’ve not only stopped the clock, but turned it back!

Call us today, and ask about our Refer A Friend specials! Call 404-218-0518, or visit

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Fire & Ice & Bellafill® for the Holiday Season

November 17th, 2015
Cue the holiday music, the shopping frenzy, and the search for the perfect outfits to wear to all of those parties and family gatherings!
Head To Toe by Arlene can supply you with all the holiday cheer this year with three holiday essentials: Fire, Ice & Bells! Well, read on…
Fire & Ice
There’s nothing like a roaring fire and iced champagne to turn a regular gathering into a festive soiree.
Fire & Ice will help YOU look and feel festive as well, as this “Red Carpet Treatment” instantly brightens, tightens and smooths your skin for a gorgeous complexion worthy of celebration!
The “fire” part of this treatment is a mild peel that removes the dull epidermis (surface layer of skin) and promotes natural collagen production.
Rest easy during the “ice” portion: a soothing mask containing hyaluronic acid, herbal antioxidants, and aloe to cool the skin and promote healing.
You’ll see improvement almost immediately, and be ready to SHINE throughout the holiday season.
Bellafill ®
Smile with confidence, knowing that your “smile lines” have taken a holiday – for five years or more! – following the Bellafill injectable treatment. You’ll see immediate results from your Bellafill injectable, as it adds collagen and lifts wrinkles, giving you the gift of a youthful, wrinkle-free, radiant smile.
Bellafill also is the perfect “game changer” if acne scars mar your complexion. This amazing injectable provides immediate volume below pitted acne scars, lifting them to the level of the surrounding skin, and providing the smooth complexion you’ve always dreamed about!
Bellafill is FDA approved, since 2006, and has been proven safe through the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever completed.
(Skin test for sensitivity is required before Bellafill treatment. Proven safe & effective for individuals age 21 and over).
If smile lines and acne
Have you feeling blue
Get ready for holiday parties-
Bellafill injectable’s for you!
Baby, it’s getting cold outside
You want your complexion to shine;
Come in for your Fire & Ice treatment
And Dah-ling, you’ll look just divine!
Call today to schedule your appointment, and start your holiday season with sparkle, shine, and a little bit of ooh-la-la!

Needling & Peels Are Fabulous For Your Face!

October 12th, 2015

It’s Halloween time again, so it’s time to talk about things that may sound scary, but are actually wonderful for your skin: Needling and Peels.

You’ve likely enjoyed the benefits of a peel before (if you want to keep with the fall theme, try a Pumpkin Peel!), but needles? Really?

Trust me. The process makes your skin look and feel amazing. And, unlike acupuncture, you aren’t going to have to look like a porcupine to achieve results.

Needling involves a wand that contains tiny rollers of needles, or a pen with a cluster of needles at its tip, that cause slight injury to the area of skin that is treated.

The injury sends a message to the body that it must be “healed,” triggering a release of collagen to the affected area.

Collagen is the main structural protein in the body that helps skin maintain its firmness and suppleness. As we age, collagen production decreases, contributing to “sagging” skin, wrinkles, and more. Stimulating the production of collagen helps to minimize wrinkles and sagging, improving the skin’s appearance.

At Head To Toe, I can target problem areas – including acne and other scars, wrinkles, and more – with the needling process. Best of all, the treatment is effective for all ages and skin types, so everyone can look their very best.

For even better results, I’ll pair the needling treatment with a glycolic peel, which is especially effective when used to treat acne scarring. The glycolic acid peel effectively removes the top layer of skin, which prompts the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in firm, healthy skin.

If you want to look scary this Halloween, buy a mask! But I doubt you’ll want to cover up your beautiful, flawless skin.

Call today to schedule your needling and peel treatments at Head To Toe.

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Enjoy Red Carpet-Ready Skin at Head To Toe by Arlene

September 12th, 2015

Can you feel that? FALL is in the air! The humidity is decreasing, temperatures are dropping (slowly, perhaps, but they ARE dropping), and the leaves are beginning to turn color in response to the changing environment.

Believe it or not, our skin responds much in the way that leaves do: when you see leaves turning color and dropping to the ground, you’ll notice they “crunch” because of lost moisture, in addition to less new-cell turnover that they had when they were young – just a few short months ago.

I hate to be the cause of stress and anxiety, but Fall also means that Holiday Season is just around the corner. (The stores already have that odd combination of Halloween ghouls and Christmas trees in the Seasonal aisles!). With friends and family, parties and PHOTOS coming up quickly, you want to make sure your skin looks and feels its best so you can worry about things like finding enough chairs for your guests and making sure the turkey and potatoes are both ready to serve at the same time.

Healthy skin requires a lifelong commitment, but don’t worry if you’ve been a little lax these last few months. I have a great new tool in my Head To Toe arsenal that will have your skin looking radiant and feeling soft and smooth in no time flat, using the secret celebrities rely on to be Red Carpet-Ready, even after exposing their skin to extreme conditions: the Fire & Ice Facial!

The #1-Selling facial at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, the Fire & Ice Facial provides dramatic results instantly with no downtime, peeling, or other negative side effects.

The Fire & Ice Facial is an anti-aging technique that resurfaces your skin, leaving it smoother and softer than before, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles and encouraging hydration and renewal at the cellular level. Best of all, Fire & Ice is SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES – and it’s available at Head To Toe by Arlene by appointment!

We’re all stars in our own right. Don’t we deserve to shine?

Call today – 404-218-0518, or visit – to find out more, or to book your FIRE & ICE FACIAL appointment.

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Minimalism and the Aging Process

August 16th, 2015

Minimalism is defined by letting go of the things that are unnecessary, in favor of keeping those things that please us.

In that case, I would argue that anti-aging falls into this trend: we’re minimizing the lines, wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging, in favor of the youthful look that pleases us and makes us feel pleased with our appearance.

Minimalist philosophy requires that we find out just what it is that makes us happiest, versus where we spend our money. We often say we “can’t afford” something we say we value, but we spend a fortune eating out, or we buy the latest smart phone or gadget or tchotchke.

A recent article in Elephant Journal suggests that a person can afford the things they consider priorities, which includes things like the healthy diet, exercise programs, and skincare regimens that will help keep them looking and feeling their best!

I talk to a lot of people who love the results of their facial, but don’t prioritize their ongoing skin care, including products and practices at home in between regular appointments.

At Head To Toe by Arlene, I research the latest technology and products that promote healthy skin and minimize the aging process, and I recommend a treatment that is customized for each client’s unique skin type, problem areas, and goals.

Some clients choose injectibles to lift and tone their skin, while others prefer Dermaplaning, Hydrafacial, Microdermabrasion, or Radiofrequency – or a combination of these.

Regardless of which antiaging method they choose, maintaining good habits in between treatments is important to achieving the best results. These include using products that are formulated for their skin type – not one-size-fits-all, over-the-counter products – and my medical-grade sunscreen that uses zinc oxide and water instead of chemicals.

Call us today and start minimizing the wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging in your skin. Call Head To Toe by Arlene at 404-218-0518 or visit our website at

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

**Take advantage of our End Of Summer Promotion. Purchase any Service Package valued at $200 or more, and receive $50 toward your next Service Package of $200 or more!

How To Get an A+ in Back-To-School Skincare

July 21st, 2015

Fourth of July supplies clear from the store shelves just in time for Back To School sales. Here in Georgia, we’re just a few weeks away from the new school year, so it’s time for last-minute vacations, marching band and football practices, and overwhelmed parents armed with school supply lists to make sure their offspring have the latest and greatest required items.

By mid-August, it’s time for college students to return to campus and move into their dorms or college apartments – with their rations of school supplies, as well.

So, what’s on the list for the best-prepared students of the 2015-2016 School Year? Here are just a few of the items you’ll need for a successful back-to-school experience:

  • Dry-Erase Board for lockers and dorm doors
  • Laptop and flash drives, in addition to traditional spiral and looseleaf notebooks
  • Pencils – both mechanical and traditional Yellow #2s
  • Pens – class lists include Black, Blue and Red ink pens for each student
  • Lunchbox and Reusable Containers for sandwiches, chips, fruit, and snacks.
  • First-Day-of-School Outfit – including comfortable (but trendy) shoes
  • BPH-free Reusable Water Bottles – because hydration is important at every age
  • Elta MD Skincare Products – for maximum skin protection from the sun’s harmful rays

Because planning, shopping, and sending the kids back to school is stressful, Moms – and Dads! – make sure a soothing facial, waxing, and massage with Head To Toe by Arlene is on your Back-To-School to-do list. And if running around with the kids for the past two months has given you a few extra laugh lines (ahem!), you can erase those, too. (Oh – did we mention erasers? Make sure those are on your kid’s list!)

Seriously, education is important at ANY AGE, and you won’t learn the proper techniques for caring for your skin in biology class – or even health class. You’ll learn all you need to know about keeping your skin hydrated, maintaining a regular skin care regimen (specific to your specific needs and skin type), and wearing the proper sunscreen for your sun exposure and activity levels can help keep your skin looking and feeling like you’re a college coed.

No pop-quizzes here. Visit Head To Toe by Arlene and learn how to get an A+ in skincare! Call 404-218-0518, or visit

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Giving the Perfect Gift This Father’s Day

June 13th, 2015

How are you planning to celebrate Father’s Day?

According to an informal poll of men who are fathers themselves, gifts they’d most like to receive have to do with their hobbies: golf, grilling, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. Also on the list include gadgets, such as speaker systems, tablets, smart phones, and devices that allow them tostream TV shows and movies to their portable devices.

Whether Dad’s pursuits have him indoors or out, chances are that he’ll be spending SOME time in the sun this summer. And while he’s pursuing leisure activities or spending time with his adoring family, the health of his skin is likely the last thing on his mind – even while he’s poolside, reapplying sunscreen to his child’s shoulders, or making sure his kid has the latest sweat-resistant sunblock for the lacrosse field.

Dad’s skin has special needs, and Head To Toe by Arlene has the technology, services, and products to make Dad’s skin look and feel fabulous, and keep it that way!

Men feel comfortable visiting Arlene to have their backs waxed or their faces deep-cleaned. And they trust her to recommend the products that help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenate their appearance, and protect their skin from the sun – from balding pate to Weekend Warrior toes.

Dad carries the latest smart phone – he doesn’t need a watch. And skip buying another golf shirt or tie – chances are he likes to make his own decisions about fashion. But show him you love him enough to pay attention to his needs this Father’s Day. Buy him that fishing lure he’s had his eye on, or the putter that will help him improve his game, but include a Gift Certificate to Head To Toe by Arlene, and add a little extra glow to his smile!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21.

Call 404-218-0518 or visit

See you at the spa, dah-ling!