Vintage Annies has dual identities—not only is it a full-service hair salon, it's also an enchanting antique shop. Skilled stylists bustle about the bright space, performing professional haircuts and coloring services. As their customers await appointments, they meander through the shop's selection of vintage furniture and gifts, admiring items such as rustic wood bureaus and mp3 players carved from stone.
The yearly total hair growth on an average human head?laid end to end?would stretch 10 miles. To stylist Makala Kilbury, every inch matters. Each one-on-one session begins with a consultation to ensure clients can communicate their desires to Makala communication and solicit Makala's expertise for a simple trim, multidimensional layers, or a custom color treatment. Facial waxing is also available.
More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.
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.
X-Pressions Hair and Nail Studio's stylists pride themselves on creating unique looks that draw out every client's personality. "I think that what I do is an art form, and every client is my canvas," says Kristen, one of the hair sculptors currently in residence. She cuts, highlights, and styles hair, laying each strand to best compliment someone's face. Despite the creative aspect of her work, though, her favorite part is still the people. "[I like] making my clients feel good about themselves," she says.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Highlights
Brands Used: Kenra