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.
$25 for a haircut package (a $50 value)$49 for the above haircut package plus partial highlights (a $60 value; a $110 total value) $59 for the above haircut package plus full highlights or all-over color (up to an $80 value; up to a $130 total value)A graduate of Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy, Andrea Garner unleashes her love for color and current trends to create a personality-matching style for each of her clients.
Overlooking the Capitol Hill district, Studio 229 resides on an upper floor of the historic Lota building. Therein, a highly creative and attitude-free environment allows the team of aestheticians and stylists to focus on clients’ personal beauty needs. Each staff member has a specialty: Katrina, for example, has a deep understanding of anti-aging treatments, Julia knows how to tame difficult hair types, and DeAnna is an expert colorist and can talk to plants. Alongside a signature spread of on-trend styling services, the staff also offers a menu of hair extensions, waxing services, and body treatments.
Licensed massage therapist Julie ousts stress and exiles tension during her massages, which she customizes to suit each client’s individual needs. Her Swedish and deep-tissue services build on a menu that includes detoxifying body treatments and massages specifically geared toward mothers-to-be, to whom she also shows how to perform gentle massages on infants.
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.
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.