Soothe skin with evening primrose face cream (around $22 for a large) or tingly peppermint and tea tree foot lotion (around $11 for a small). Bath Junkie's array of body washes, scented sprays, bath crystals, pet pampering products, household cleansers, and lotions are customizable by scent or tint. Play with unexpected color and fragrance combinations, or imitate antique recipes from flea market tin-can phones. Every product is suitable for sensitive skin and almost always paraben- and SLS-free.
Owner Kim Barnes leads the five-person Merle Norman team which boasts more than a decade of experience. Her degree in permanent cosmetics focused on the OSHA and CDC safety guidelines for an art that helps those with allergies, loss of motor abilities, or a lack of free time create enduring beauty. Beauty Consultants lend their nimble fingers to more conventional makeovers that will wash off after nights out under a waterfall, as well as treatments that create smooth skin all over the body and relaxed muscles underneath.
At the tender age of 13, Patty Conrad picked up a pair of scissors and began snipping away at unwanted hair until a new 'do was born. That experience blossomed into a passion and career as a master barber/instructor and owner of T'Zers Hair Gallery. She oversees stylists equally adept at regular and razor cuts, highlights, and chemical straightening treatments. The staff also give attention to digits during mani-pedis that end with nails covered in the clients' choice of nail polish hue or emoticon stickers.
The Spa at Merle Norman deploys its epidermis-doting expert Jennifer Chaney to dole out personalized pampering based on skin type and lifestyle analysis. Suitable for all skin types and credit histories, the 75-minute Pamper Me facial rehydrates dry facial husks and exfoliates blemish-prickled pores with a regiment of customized pampering. After a deep-down refreshing cleanse, de-funked faces are steamed, masked, and masterfully moisturized, leaving each one as irresistibly smooth as a freshly buttered gazing ball. A face, décolleté, and hand massage rounds out the visage-improving romp, and Jennifer will also suggest the proper domicile upkeep for retaining revived guises.
Eclips Barber Shop and Salon caters to men, women, and children alike with hairstyles that range from traditional to modern and eccentric. The staff grooms men with straight-razor shaves and haircuts and beautifies women with hair coloring and highlights.
After earning the status of master stylist and certified colorist over the course of 20 years in the industry, Angel Petro opened her own salon in 2010, stocking its shelves with Redken hair products and toxin free Zoya nail polish. The salon's small but elite team of stylists includes a master barber who specializes in men's precision and tapered cuts and another master stylist who sculpts avant-garde hairdos and neighborhood shrubs. The team of beauty professionals takes part in continuing education, which allows them to perform a range of up-to-the-minute hair-color and cutting techniques for both men and women.
Color services impart natural-looking hues with products by Redken, a brand founded in 1898 by a Berlin chemist in a neighborhood drugstore. Every hair service includes a complimentary consultation for stylists to scope out each client's personal style and hair type, and waxing services lull clients with lavender-scented candles.
In addition to the lively salon, Vanity Salon and Spa has also created serene spa rooms for relaxation. Spa services include manicures and pedicures performed with organic, non-toxic polishes and scrubs. The licensed massage therapist, Jamie, has been working in Nashville for four years and is committed to helping clients maintain a healthy, relaxed, and pain-free body. Trained in several modalities with a focus on relaxation, she often combines elements, like acupressure for targeting tense areas and Shiatsu for relaxation, to tailor a massage that meets each client's needs.