Phillip Michael offers an array of salon and spa services behind a warm and charming storefront. Hair services include cuts ($28+ for women, $22+ for men), flat-iron styling ($20+), coloring ($50+), and highlights ($70+) for lion manes infested with damaging micro-cyclones. Reap the benefits of a bikini ($50+) and lower-leg waxing ($60+) and feel confident stepping outside in this season's revealing bloomers, or opt for the back wax ($50+) and turn your stern into a living canvas for mall-kiosk celebrity portraits. Inject a dose of healing into world-weary backs with an hour-long massage (60+), or release underground reservoirs of oil and detritus with a beautifying facial ($60+). Other services include perms ($70+), manicures ($20+), and pedicures ($45+) for a fully grown beauty bounty.
When Lamar Hair Studio first opened its doors, clients were mostly likely requesting beehives, or, if they were a bit younger, perhaps short mod styles. The salon's been operating since the Johnson administration, and nearly a half-century later, it’s transformed its classic approach into one focused more on modern, fashion-forward styles. Clients can still stop in for a timeless look or a formal updo, but the stylists also flaunt a knack for sculpting asymmetrical shapes, adding funky streaks of color, and performing cutting-edge texture treatments.
Master hairdresser Andrea Torres leads a team of stylists in revamping manes at ART Andrew Salon. During precision cuts and color treatments, stylists pull from high-quality products to impart structure and shine to tresses. Additionally, the team turns out smoother looking skin with facial waxing and makeup applications.
The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips—an advanced certified eyelash-extension trainer—once traveled the nation to impart the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, such artists work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
They also strive to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent-makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, a staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely applies permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, Anna has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
When the Douglas J Aveda Institute opened in Knoxville in 2011, it joined a family of institutes and salons that Douglas Weaver started in the 1960s. Here, Aveda students pursue certification in cosmetology and esthiology while practicing their craft on real clients under the supervision of licensed educators. And because students perform the services, the rates are lower than at traditional salons. The Knoxville treatment menu includes hair design—cuts, color, retexturizing—as well as Aveda’s Elemental Nature facials, pedicures, and manicures.
The Institute is inside the historic S&W Grand building, a handsome art-deco landmark that, like a compassionate fairy-tale prince, is equally handsome on the inside. The spa rooms have a rustic balance of exposed brick and wood paneling, and the salon’s geometric light fixtures gleam upon checkerboard tile floors and industrial shelving lined with Aveda’s signature products.
At Hairacy Salon, a stone fireplace and textured walls cultivate a welcoming ambiance as a team of beauty experts pampers clients with an extensive lineup of salon and spa services ranging from haircuts to pedicures. Inside this relaxing realm Hairacy Salon’s experienced stylists use Paul Mitchell products to fine-tune tresses in front of large mirrors where clients can admire their new ‘dos or decode grocery lists written by Leonardo da Vinci. Cuts start with a luxurious shampoo and relaxing scalp massage, and optional deep-conditioning treatments imbue strands with a soft, silken sheen rivaled only by a satin pocket square dipped in canola oil. In addition to hair services, clients can treat themselves to waxing services, nail treatments, and decadent spa-quality facials.