Licensed massage therapist Amy McCullough enhances clients' well-being and eases chronic aches and pains through eight different massage styles. Clients can unwind under the gentle ministrations of a Swedish massage, or send eviction notices to unwelcomed knots with a deep-tissue massage. During a stone massage, the therapist places water-heated, smooth stones along the client's back to combat deeply rooted muscle tension, pain, and lingering bitterness about all the drowned skipping stones lost in childhood. Moms-to-be can relax with a prenatal massage designed to meet a pregnant woman's specific needs, and clients with other specific concerns can opt for craniosacral therapy, trigger-point therapy, or myofascial-release therapy. Common benefits of massage include reduced emotional and muscular stress, increased flexibility and blood flow, and a sense of leisure not felt since trading in the office chair for a swing set.
Beauty and wellness are one and the same at Merle Norman Cosmetics & Day Spa. Though they specialize in makeup application with their titular cosmetics line, the licensed aestheticians also perform waxing, microdermabrasions, and body treatments.
Veteran stylist William Edge wields 20 years of experience as a platform artist and world traveler to lead the staff at his eponymous family of salons, spread across Texas and Tennessee. At each location, teams brandish an arsenal of all-natural Aveda products forged from plants and environmentally friendly ingredients found across the globe. Equipped with such powerful conditioning and coloring supplies, they curtail unruly locks with shaping, shading, and retexturing services, and enhance radiant tresses with spa services, such as massages, facials, and makeup applications. Additionally, the salons' seasoned crew helps hone future stylists' skills at Prodedgy, its own training salon for emerging talent.
After honing her skills as a managing partner at the Body Enhancement Center in Paducah, Kentucky, Elizabeth Harris took the reins at the second location in Franklin. Once she actually purchased the business, she moved to a larger building and expanded services to include lypossage, oxygen treatments, body wraps, and her own body-contouring creation, CelluSleek. Harris also created her own skincare line, Alleia Skin, based on the legend of Alleia, the siren who discovered five natural streams in Capri.
With the goal of bettering body image, the spa staffers perform massages, facials, and body wraps. They also use the Medilift system, which targets stubborn fatty areas and is championed by celebrity speaker Robin McGraw. The newly installed Celebrity Room accommodates up to four simultaneous services during business events, social gatherings, or sweet-16 parties. Old-World European decor, complimentary wine and cheese, and a lack of pickpocketing chimpanzees cultivate an atmosphere of hospitality and relaxation.
The artistic team at Origina Salon Spa metamorphoses client style using Aveda's plant-based products. Before each hairstyling, staff members perform an in-depth consultation to assess each client's hair health, styling prowess, and favorite traffic sign before designing a custom cut. Small luxuries, such as a scalp massage during shampoos, elevate treatments to pampering sessions. Professional makeup specialists dispense lessons and tips as they paint faces with Aveda's pore-friendly products, whose hues change seasonally or based on the sun's mood. Personalized facials draw their restorative power not only from a custom blend of skincare products but also from facial massage, a combination of rejuvenating and relaxing pressure-point and Ayurvedic techniques. Many treatments, including waxing, incorporate essential-oil aromas tailored to calm the senses and soothe the skin. The salon's simple, organic aesthetic of warm-toned walls and wooden fixtures complements its philosophy of natural beauty and natural products.
In 2008, Channon Rickard-Ryan bought and renovated a salon with the goal of creating an upscale makeover mecca in her own town. Her venture has proven successful, with Trendz Salon winning the title of Best Hair Salon in the Tennessean's Toast of Music City for three years in a row. The salon maintains its acclaim thanks to a team of talented stylists, many of whom boast more than 20 years of industry experience and at least one secret superpower. Dedicated staffers focus on Trendz' philosophy of precision and personalization, customizing every haircut to flatter clients' facial features and work with their individual styles and professions. Upscale products from Joico, Aquage, Enjoy, and Shellac pamper skin, hair, and nails, and Trendz regularly hosts Dr. David Turner to perform Latisse, Botox, and Juvéderm treatments, transforming the space into a one-stop shop for beauty seekers.