The stylists and aestheticians at Echo Salon snip strands into trendy styles and shift hair shades to produce completely new looks. Team members shear off layers for flirtatious bobs or feather bangs to hide third eyes, and they tame manes with relaxers, thermal straightening, and keratin hair-smoothing treatments. The stylists also shape and tint brows into elegant arches and craft classic updos for special events such as weddings, proms, and staring contests with the fairest mirror on the wall.
A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, écouter aids in transforming frazzled manes into strikingly prim coiffures with the help of a talented staff of hair whisperers. Prime noodle nests for a night on the town with a haircut and style ($45) before imbuing scalp spaghetti with eye-catching radiance thanks to a coloring treatment. Clients can opt for an all-over color treatment ($60) or simply add a sunny sheen to bonnet-dwellers with a partial highlight ($70). Whatever the request, écouter's professional snippists will go to great lengths to ensure each experience parallels the calm obtained from a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman. Step into the salon's sleek interiors and give your hair some tender loving care with the services of écouter. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Nary an unwanted hair goes untouched at Sassafras Salon. The waxing-only salon keeps a staff of waxing specialists who remove unwanted fuzz on men and women. They smooth large canvases, such as legs, chests, and backs, and small areas, from the ears and nose to all 12 toes.
Bang Blowdry Bar’s owner Lindsey Norton loves making people beautiful. Working with the motto “look good, feel good!” she and her team of savvy stylists aim for personal aesthetic ideals with their main service, top-quality blowouts. Stylists revamp looks with anything from modern takes on the French twist to tousled beach waves. They specialize in styling but also offer fake eyelashes, airbrush and full makeup applications, and prep guests for wedding day looks with bridal updos.
The friendly and experienced stylists and aestheticians at Hairacy Downtown love to make clients look their best. The staff dish out personal attention to help each one find his or her most flattering hairstyle, and the bright and cozy, full-service salon also offers nails, facials, waxing, and detoxifying footbaths.
When the Douglas J Aveda Institute opened in Knoxville in 2011, it joined a family of institutes and salons that Douglas Weaver started in the 1960s. Here, Aveda students pursue certification in cosmetology and esthiology while practicing their craft on real clients under the supervision of licensed educators. And because students perform the services, the rates are lower than at traditional salons. The Knoxville treatment menu includes hair design—cuts, color, retexturizing—as well as Aveda’s Elemental Nature facials, pedicures, and manicures.
The Institute is inside the historic S&W Grand building, a handsome art-deco landmark that, like a compassionate fairy-tale prince, is equally handsome on the inside. The spa rooms have a rustic balance of exposed brick and wood paneling, and the salon’s geometric light fixtures gleam upon checkerboard tile floors and industrial shelving lined with Aveda’s signature products.