The beauty professionals at Aqua Colour Lounge & Medspa enhance the whole head with salon services and med-spa treatments. Owner and senior stylist Rusty Richards regularly attends Bumble and bumble classes in New York City, sharing her know-how with coworkers who cut, color, and retexturize hair. Before salon appointments conclude, stylists equip clients with tips and tricks for re-creating their coiffures at home.
Meanwhile, anti-aging specialists at the med spa diminish the wrinkles and blemishes that result from habitual living. The spa's medical director, Dr. Randolph Richards, has nearly 30 years of experience with medical lasers, making him a credible source when it comes to procedures such as laser rejuvenation and acne photo therapy. Aestheticians work alongside Dr. Richards, improving the look and feel of skin with facials, peels, and dermal injections.
Owner and stylist Beckie Martin greets guests at Gold Star Salon and Spa with a simple message—a rhinestone decal's glittering curves that spell out, "You look gorgeous." Inside, large photographs of Marilyn Monroe gaze out between silver mirrors and cherry-red dressers at each hairstyling station, occasionally winking at clients when Martin has her back turned. Her capable hands mix complex corrective color treatments and fashion updos for special events and weddings, ushering those anticipating their big day to the glōminerals station for a makeover. A dedicated team lends its expertise to her effort, treating locks to Biolage haircare products and polishing finger and toe tips in OPI lacquer. A massage therapist employs eight types of bodywork to ease injuries and calm minds into a meditative state, and reaches for smooth stones, aromatic oils, and salt scrubs to augment her healing touch.
At Blades, precise haircuts, eyelash extensions, and full body waxing all have one important quality in common: they help amp up clients’ personal style. This goal underpins the motivations of head esthetician Charlene Berry, who employs her six years of experience to offer clients a variety of services, including semi-permanent eyelash extensions, full-body waxing, lash and brow tinting, and a selection of advanced facials. To protect the more sensitive areas, Charlene uses hard wax during a full-body wax, and her facials use products from Circadia and include a recommended home care regimen. Inside the 18-year-old salon, regal columns edge up the walls and frame shampoo basins that soak strands as clients drift off into suds-induced reveries.
By herself, Shaketa Smith represents half of all the certified lashologists in Tennessee. Uses her ample know-how in this field, she elongates lashes with professional, glue-free extensions that include an eyelash shampoo with each service. In addition, she draws from her certification in aesthetics and threading to sculpt eyebrows and clear away unwanted hair from all over the body with waxing services.