With four decades of experience to her name, Mitzi Sanders leads the staff at her welcoming Goodlettsville salon. Stocked with top-of-the-line products, the crew goes to work prettying up heads by rendering an extensive selection of tress-focused services, including color treatments, highlights, and extensions. But the focus isn't just on what tops the head: manicures and pedicures rejuvenate digits and facial waxing helps shape brows.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
After putting in nearly a quarter of a century in the beauty industry, Denise Adair decided to strike out on her own and open her own salon. At Hair by Adair, she specializes in color treatments, but offers a diverse menu of services for both men and women. In the salon, she uses professional-grade products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, as well as keratin treatments from Simply Smooth. Denise also offers some aesthetic services, including facial contouring, wraps, and body treatments designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Signature Service: Blended cuts and versatile color.
Brands Used: Matrix, Big Sexy, Joico, Chi.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: To feel better about their appearance .
Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.
Anita Sullivan—the name behind Anita and Co.—offers head-to-toe services with her staff of professionals, including an aesthetician, nail technician, master hair designer, color specialist, and massage therapist. Men, women, and children sit for haircuts, updos, highlights, and hair extensions. Other pampering services include custom facials that work to clear acne and other pore blockages, including oil and leftover New Year’s confetti.