Registered nurse Lisa Grissim opened Profiles Laser & Medical Aesthetics to improve the health and look of the body’s largest and most visible organ: the skin. She recruited Dr. Thomas Miller to supervise the staff, which includes fellow registered nurses and licensed aestheticians. The crew’s intense focus on skin treatments—which range from anti-aging laser treatments to Botox injections—grants them a degree of expertise they use to help customers understand their skincare options. Staffers unpack technical terms and lend personalized advice to steer clients toward ideal treatments. Lisa explains, “We want to form lasting relationships with clients and rejoice with them as they experience the changes they desire.”
Though it has the staff, state-of-the-art laser equipment, and immortality serums of an advanced med-spa, the office sets itself apart with an upscale, salon-like atmosphere. Sun floods the lobby, where bunches of flowers and potted plants add an organic element to the modern décor. Shelves line up some of the world’s premiere skincare lines, including Obagi, Avène, and SkinCeuticals.
The Ritz Salon's stylists cut and trim the locks of men and women, often using balayage, a French hair-painting technique, to tint strands. Aestheticians completely remove hair during facial waxes and slough off dead skin with microdermabrasion crystals. They further rid your body of unwanted entities with ionic footbaths that detoxify and reduce the need for family members to wear hazmat suits around you.
The stylists at Salon Atash Hair & Brow Bar combine Middle Eastern practices with sophisticated style to transform above-the-shoulder beauty with haircare and eyebrow services. Inside the salon, stylists cut and style hair, adding drama with vibrant color and dimension with partial and full highlights. At the brow bar, stylists perfect arches with waxing, threading, and makeup.
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There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid Rochelle Pappas, Brooke Sweet, and their professional waxen maidens at Wax Nashville. As they like to chant in unnervingly deep Latin during their pre-day huddle: if it has hair, it can be made bare. A sleek visage is easily acquired with a brow wax, cover, and fill ($35), or lip and chin wax ($12 each). Remove cumbersome hair weight in time for the Tour de France with a full leg wax ($70), underarms wax ($25), or full arm wax ($50). Or prepare for a toasty poolside afternoon with a bikini wax ($40) or Brazilian wax ($75). Dudes, meanwhile, can de-scraggle their back, neck, or shoulders ($65), streamline their chest ($50), or find out how the other half lives with a BROzilian ($125). Wax's careful and pleasant skin-slickers will target each area's overgrowth and diligently weed it out in a calm, serene environment that puts the mind at ease. This relaxed mind translates into a relaxed body right down to the tips of each follicle—loosening hair's viselike grip on the skin and making it easier and less painful to pluck out.