Merideth Paskel, the owner and head stylist at Salon Illustras, is a born-and-raised Knoxville native, and she's always loved doing hair. After graduating from Reuben-Allen College and taking instruction from top stylists at Redken, Keune, and Kenra, she opened her own salon inside Studios West Salon Suites, where she offers chic haircuts and rich color services to both men and women. Also offering waxing and updos for special occasions, Merideth makes certain her clients feel at home the minute they walk in the door.
Many stylists gravitate toward cutting women's hair and shy away from cutting men's or kids' hair. Not Kim Rasor. She's just as comfortable creating long layers and highlights for women as she is giving men clipper cuts and freehand clipper designs. The mother of three sons also loves giving kids haircuts. In her private salon, The Art of Hair at Studios West Salon Suites, she even provides clients with children's DVDs and books to help keep both kids and parents happy.
The specialists at Alpha Omega Hair Design are well known for keeping abreast of the latest industry techniques through ongoing workshops and educational courses. While stylists busily clip hair, clients are led across the salon?s expansive floor to one of six private treatment rooms, where an aesthetician rejuvenates skin with exfoliating facials and chemical peels. During waxing sessions, an aesthetician swathes skin with warm wax before swiftly removing excess hair.
Using high-quality Paul Mitchell and Bed Head products and Young Living aromatherapy oils, Shear Sunshine Salon's pulchritude professionals dress up bodies with a wide array of hair, nail, tanning, and waxing services. Custom cuts can pair up with single-process colorings or full or partial highlights after add-ons such as head massages and conditioning treatments pamper weary scalps. On top of making over guests with styles suited for everyday life, the salon's beauty experts gussy them up for special occasions by crafting updos, applying makeup, and spit-shining monocles.
Owner of Salon FX, Kim Martin, draws on the experience she's gained since starting her career in 1989. The professional stylist always starts with a complimentary consultation to determine your hair texture and density. Armed with that knowledge, she sets to work creating haircuts that range from low-maintenance 'dos to more intricate looks.
Hairstylist and salon owner Christina Coleman draws from more than 13 years in cosmetology to lead an experienced staff of trend-savvy stylists within a sophisticated salon. Just as hair techs imbue coifs with fresh silhouettes and dimension-bending hues, nail technicians groom finger and toe tips to achieve an effortlessly symmetrical appearance. Alongside standard hair- and nailcare, a gaggle of licensed cosmetologists pamper countenances with facials, makeup application, eyelash tint, and microdermabrasion.