Cosmetologist Gina Jones is the owner of Gina's Hair Villa Salon, where she and her experienced manicurists offer nail and hair services. Using products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, Gina expertly matches hair colors to skin tones. Meanwhile, Shellac, gel, and odor-free acrylic nail polishes coat fingers and toes.
When the Douglas J Aveda Institute opened in Knoxville in 2011, it joined a family of institutes and salons that Douglas Weaver started in the 1960s. Here, Aveda students pursue certification in cosmetology and esthiology while practicing their craft on real clients under the supervision of licensed educators. And because students perform the services, the rates are lower than at traditional salons. The Knoxville treatment menu includes hair design—cuts, color, retexturizing—as well as Aveda’s Elemental Nature facials, pedicures, and manicures.
The Institute is inside the historic S&W Grand building, a handsome art-deco landmark that, like a compassionate fairy-tale prince, is equally handsome on the inside. The spa rooms have a rustic balance of exposed brick and wood paneling, and the salon’s geometric light fixtures gleam upon checkerboard tile floors and industrial shelving lined with Aveda’s signature products.
Haley Shelton spruces up heads with a variety of salon services. She shampoos and cuts hair for men, women, and children, and re-envisions hairscapes with single-process color. She also adds dimension with full or partial highlights and eases frizz with smoothing treatments, all within Fringes Studio Salon and Spa's elegant walls.
With more than 20 years of combined experience, the hair-loss experts at Acropolis Hair Studio have several ways of restoring thick, lustrous heads of hair. Handmade wigs crafted from human hair or high-quality synthetics wear easily on sensitive scalps to simulate flowing locks with less maintenance than wig-shop wigs, and laser therapy can tweak the skin in the scalp to revive it’s follicles. Experts tailor each treatment to the needs and desires of the client, offering a free consultation before administering any of their nonsurgical hair-restoration treatments.
The specialists at Alpha Omega Hair Design are well known for keeping abreast of the latest industry techniques through ongoing workshops and educational courses. While stylists busily clip hair, clients are led across the salon’s expansive floor to one of six private treatment rooms, where an aesthetician rejuvenates skin with exfoliating facials and chemical peels. During waxing sessions, an aesthetician swathes skin with warm wax before swiftly removing excess hair.