With more than 35 years of industry experience under her belt, salon owner Susan Randall has arranged the manes of TV personalities and recording artists. Her passion for continuing education led her to become one of Tennessee's first specialists in Great Lengths hair extensions. Susan's zeal for ongoing education also inspires her highly experienced team—including two Redken master specialists—to annually replenish their hairstyling toolboxes with new techniques and products. The resulting expertise comes across in thorough consultations, during which staffers combine the client's vision with their own savvy to design customized clips, natural and dimensional color, or functional beehives.
When it came time for Leticia Smith to pick a career, she decided to follow in her parents' footsteps and started Universal Hair Studio. She excels at a wide range of services, from basic cuts to more intensive treatments—striving at all times to highlight the client's best attributes. In addition to trimming and styling hair, she layers in highlights and massages in relaxers to release and straighten curls.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shampoo, blow-dry, Titanium press-out
Brands Used: Design, Chi, Straight Request
Time is short and hairstyles often take a lot of upkeep, but Rootz offers a few simple solutions. All the hair treatments here are quick-fix services, meant for those unkempt stretches between haircut appointments or when you can't get to your regular salon. The helpful treatments include root touchups, gloss treatments, toner, and if you've got time to spare, even balayage highlights. The team serves wine or tea during every service, which makes the experience of getting your brows, lips, or chin threaded more comfortable. The free do-it-yourself blow-dry station is another way services stay speedy, helping anyone quickly style their own hair or feel a rush of hot air just for the heck of it.
Throughout the past decade, Annie Trexler has trained with auspicious brands including Pureology, Kenra, Redken, Schwarzkopf, and Pravana. She reshapes hairdos into classic or trendy forms, tints locks with vibrant color, and beautifies brides with updos and makeup. Annie's experience with So.Cap Hair Extensions helps her skillfully lengthen manes, and her keratin and chemical straightening treatments tame unwieldy tendrils that keep creeping inside other people's coffee mugs.
Annie works inside The Loft, a three-story salon founded by Renee Smith in 2007. Its luxurious rooms showcase exposed-brick walls, plush velvet-upholstered chairs, and ornately framed mirrors.
Luxurious private suites, spectacular Bellevue Hills views, and experienced, highly educated staffers set Salon Ajavi apart from your typical beauty bar. In 2004, owner Virginia Ricketts—a 24-year veteran nail technician and licensed cosmetologist—opened the salon with her daughter, L’Oréal-certified color educator Hillary Reid. Together, they pamper clients with hair, nail, makeup, and waxing treatments, including specialty services such as fiberglass-nail application, hair extensions, and scary stories that boost tresses’ volume without product buildup. Salon Ajavi offers products from L’Oréal professional, Aquage, and OPI.