Salon owner Todd Klepper chose the name The Phoenix Salon because of his belief that people can reinvent themselves at any time. Working alongside a team of stylists with 45 years of collective experience, Todd encourages his clients to mix things up with haircuts and coloring treatments powered by Wella and Sebastian products. The styling team does its best to keep clients at ease, providing complimentary beverages and resisting the urge to spontaneously sing songs into hairbrush microphones.
As a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, Shear Talent's staffers each expertly make use of the iconic hair designer's products, techniques, and general attitudes when it comes to the transformative power of a dapper 'do. Specializing in block color and cutting, stylists hone in on looks customized to each client's face shape. To help guests maintain their new look at home, the team can sell them the mirror in front of which they just had their hair cut, or purvey a variety of exquisite hair products. The selection includes new products such as restorative Awapuhi Wild Ginger products and Keratriplex Treatment.
Licensed cosmetologist Vicki Stafford has helped beautify people in the Knoxville area for the last 13 years. For seven of those years, she also helped educate, serving as a cosmetology instructor. Now, at her one-room salon suite, she focuses directly on her customer’s hair, snipping stylish coifs and altering hair's hues with highlights and color. She also offers Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratriplex treatments, which improve hair strength and shine by infusing locks with keratin proteins, a welcome respite from the T-bone steaks you’ve been making hair eat every night.
Massaging pedicure chairs line one wall of Moda Nail Spa’s airy, tranquil salon. In the waiting area, chairs sport bold zebra stripes and orchids yearn for french-tipped petals. Contemporary light fixtures shine overhead as aestheticians pamper clients with manicures and pedicures, apply acrylic nails, or create original nail-art designs. As adults enjoy expert nail services, children kick back for Little Diva manicures and pedicures. Moda Nail Spa is the only salon in Knoxville that offers Signature Nail Systems' advanced gel polish—the first gel polish that can be used to create french tips.
Suitable for all skin types, Bath Junkie offers a multitude of customizable products, many of which are paraben- and SLS-free. Each of its body washes, alcohol-free body mists, exfoliating scrubs, pet-pampering products, and lotions is tweakable by scent or tint. Play with unexpected color and fragrance combinations, or imitate antique recipes from flea-market tin-can phones. Begin by picking out a base, such the moisturizing, organic shea-butter cream with vitamin E ($25 for 4 oz.) or the exfoliating salt scrub ($35.50 for 16 oz.), before adding up to three scents and a tint to coordinate with your haunted-mine-themed powder room (add Sparkle Dust for an extra dollar).