After earning the status of master stylist and certified colorist over the course of 20 years in the industry, Angel Petro opened her own salon in 2010, stocking its shelves with Redken hair products and toxin free Zoya nail polish. The salon's small but elite team of stylists includes a master barber who specializes in men's precision and tapered cuts and another master stylist who sculpts avant-garde hairdos and neighborhood shrubs. The team of beauty professionals takes part in continuing education, which allows them to perform a range of up-to-the-minute hair-color and cutting techniques for both men and women.
Color services impart natural-looking hues with products by Redken, a brand founded in 1898 by a Berlin chemist in a neighborhood drugstore. Every hair service includes a complimentary consultation for stylists to scope out each client's personal style and hair type, and waxing services lull clients with lavender-scented candles.
In addition to the lively salon, Vanity Salon and Spa has also created serene spa rooms for relaxation. Spa services include manicures and pedicures performed with organic, non-toxic polishes and scrubs. The licensed massage therapist, Jamie, has been working in Nashville for four years and is committed to helping clients maintain a healthy, relaxed, and pain-free body. Trained in several modalities with a focus on relaxation, she often combines elements, like acupressure for targeting tense areas and Shiatsu for relaxation, to tailor a massage that meets each client's needs.
Red's Classic Barber Shop Co. is exactly as its name suggests: a barbershop in the classic tradition of haircuts and hot-lather shaves for well-groomed gentlemen. Sashay into the welcoming confines and transform shaggy noodle-nests into prim-and-proper coiffures with a classic cut and famous razor-finish. Admire the old-school vibe and charming, black-and-white checkered floor as a staff of skilled barbers trims follicular foliage with the precision of a laser-guided needle-threader. A classic cut provides a properly dapper ‘do, while the famous razor-finish touches up any remaining follicular wreckage.
The Swedish government originally invented its distinctive massage technique to help its citizens survive the land's scarcity of sunlight, hard-to-assemble furniture, and air pollution of irresistibly catchy dance-pop. Clear your mind of stress and dancing queens with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an hour-long Swedish massage (a $70 value) at Private Edition.
When it came time for Leticia Smith to pick a career, she decided to follow in her parents' footsteps and started Universal Hair Studio. She excels at a wide range of services, from basic cuts to more intensive treatments—striving at all times to highlight the client's best attributes. In addition to trimming and styling hair, she layers in highlights and massages in relaxers to release and straighten curls.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shampoo, blow-dry, Titanium press-out
Brands Used: Design, Chi, Straight Request
Soothe skin with evening primrose face cream (around $22 for a large) or tingly peppermint and tea tree foot lotion (around $11 for a small). Bath Junkie's array of body washes, scented sprays, bath crystals, pet pampering products, household cleansers, and lotions are customizable by scent or tint. Play with unexpected color and fragrance combinations, or imitate antique recipes from flea market tin-can phones. Every product is suitable for sensitive skin and almost always paraben- and SLS-free.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of cruel mortality with a polished perfection exfoliator ($21.99). Designer handbags ($39.99–$78.99) stylishly store lip glaze ($17.99) and lash-prep mascara ($15.99) along with an array of eyeliners, which allow travelers to outline irises in plaid or paisley on the fly ($14.99).