Some nail techs draw dots and stripes on their clients' nails and call that art. Not so with Combs Salon's nail artist Dixie. The dots she draws might actually be the seeds on a slice of watermelon; the stripes the curving patterns on a monarch butterfly's wing.?She has even been known to decorate nails with My Little Pony characters, sports team logos, and comic book characters.
Dixie discovered her passion for pretty nails when she was a child and would paint her mom's nails. But she convinced herself that her dream was working with computers and making sure they didn't become sentient. As a result, she worked for a help desk for three years. While she manned the phones, she would paint her nails to pass the time. Dixie quickly realized that she needed to be in a more creative career, so she enrolled in beauty school and discovered her passion for beautiful nails.
At The Glam Specialist, aesthetician Jaxsen Jackson treats nails to pruning and polishing services and transforms tresses with precision cuts and color. Everything from Shellac nail polishes to acrylic extensions adds flair to fingertips, and hair treatments such as highlights enliven manes with vibrant waterfalls of color akin to daredevils riding down Niagara Falls in barrels of yellow paint.
The friendly stylists and aestheticians at Valley Salon & Spa make customers feel as welcome as a soldier in a Norman Rockwell painting. Valley's nail technician ushers fingers and toes onto the red carpet with spa nail services that bounce dry skin and keep chipped nails behind the velvet rope. North of the neck gets in on the special treatment with a shampoo and style and/or Valley Signature facial that makes faces feel silky smooth and years younger by sloughing off layers of dead skin, like peeling open a banana to reveal the creamy mashed potatoes inside. Makeup applications are carried out with equal panache, bringing out facial features that might otherwise be lost in overwhelming face skin. Valley Salon & Spa welcomes its clients with only the finest products, including Kenra, OPI and Glominerals.
Most popular service: Pedicures
Brands Used: OPI, Gelish
Staff Size: 1 person
Pro Tip: Appointments are available Tuesday?Friday only.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Making people look and feel their best.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
We have a relaxing pedicure chair in a private atmosphere.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I tell them about the steps I take to ensure that my salon is clean and sterile for their safety and comfort.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I have 16 years experience as a nail specialist.
Just be relaxed. Just be confident. And most importantly, just be you. The opened ended philosophy at Just Be… salon suggests the myriad chic possibilities presented by a few simple snips of the scissors. The retreat’s expert stylists stand ready to revamp looks with fresh cuts and color, and stay on the cusp of the latest trends through advanced education classes and seminars. Waxing services keep skin sleek, while lash extensions add flirtatious dimension to subtly winked messages. The beauty experts also specialize in manicures, using traditional and long-lasting shellac polishes to paint nails with stripes, glittery tips, and petite polka dots.
Massaging pedicure chairs line one wall of Moda Nail Spa’s airy, tranquil salon. In the waiting area, chairs sport bold zebra stripes and orchids yearn for french-tipped petals. Contemporary light fixtures shine overhead as aestheticians pamper clients with manicures and pedicures, apply acrylic nails, or create original nail-art designs. As adults enjoy expert nail services, children kick back for Little Diva manicures and pedicures. Moda Nail Spa is the only salon in Knoxville that offers Signature Nail Systems' advanced gel polish—the first gel polish that can be used to create french tips.