With 37 years of experience to her name, Mitzi Sanders leads the staff at both her Goodlettsville and Gallatin salon locations. Stocked with products from Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Redkin, the crew goes to work prettying up heads by rendering an extensive selection of tress-focused services. More than just a hair salon, Mitzi's boasts the full spectrum of body-bronzing methods; they offer traditional tanning, spray tans, and giant vats filled with melted butterscotch candy.
Bath Junkie's soap-and-suds alchemists hand the creative reigns over to their guests, who can customize the color and aroma of their own personalized bath-time potions. Visitors survey 200 fragrances ranging from straightforward citrus scents to convincing Chanel #5 doppelgangers before self-tailoring an array of bath products. Those overwhelmed by the number of choices can borrow inspiration from a menu of favorite blends, or go sans scent to avoid luring pie thieves to bathroom windows. Bath Junkie's paraben-free exfoliating salt scrub helps slough off expired cells and moisturizes skin, whereas their organic shea-butter body cream hydrates epidermal expanses with natural ingredients such as Vitamin E. Silver Screen bubble-bath solution, Olive-Me body oil, and Aloe-lu-yah lotion funnel easily into 6-ounce bottles and can be infused with peach and willow colors to match bathroom décor. In addition to offsetting 100% of its stores’ electricity carbon emissions with renewable-energy credits, Bath Junkie also tracks customers’ eco-karma with a card that rewards random acts of greenness and doubles as a get-out-of-destiny-free card. An additional UPS shipping fee applies to all orders processed by phone.
The full-service Salon Intrigue is home to a collection of experienced stylists and nail technicians that offer a variety of hair and nail services. In addition to haircuts for women, men, and children, stylists offer color treatments, extensions, and formal dos, and nail technicians perform manicures, pedicures, and paraffin treatments. The salon also provides complimentary WiFi for customers.
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.
Salon Luxe is a fashion-forward hair salon staffed by a team of hair whisperers who are committed to leaving clients happier than the day they were hatched. Each haircut (a $40+ value) begins with a thorough consultation where hair owner and hair cutter can braid their respective visions into a sleek, intertwined concept. The collaboration results in a pleasing new 'do that is further enhanced with a partial highlight (a $75+ value) or full color (a $55+ value) using natural, 99% plant-derived Aveda products. To complete the look, a deep-conditioning treatment (a $25 value) is richly applied to nourish and moisturize stiff head bristles, leaving them as peppy and bouncy as a cheerleader wearing flubber shoes. The trio of services is performed in the salon's aesthetically pleasing, turquoise-tinted interior that features comfy chairs sprouting from clean wood floors.