Nestled in Sevierville, Sassy Nails is a full-service nail salon that also offers facials, waxing, and complimentary high-fives. A mural of dolphins stands behind a row of comfortable pedicure chairs. While perched atop these thrones, clients enjoy their choice of pedicure, which can include soothing foot soaks, exfoliating scrubs, and foot massages. For kids, Sassy Nails has pint-size, Arthur-themed pedicure chairs that are each equipped with a computer to keep rascals entertained while they get a little pampering.
Nail artist Andy Nguyen knows that your nails are not just an accessory—they’re part of your body that needs maintenance to stay healthy. That’s why all of the treatments at Diva Nail Spa focus on both health and beauty. Andy uses only hygienic, sterilized tools to keep nails safe while they groom them to perfection before polishing them up in stylish colors.
Hardworking feet get special attention during pedicures that incorporate hot-towel massages, skin-smoothing foot masks, and aromatherapy footbaths into pedicures to soften hardened heels and relieve pressure from the new trend in stiletto rollerblades. To enhance the already relaxing experience, meditation music filters through the treatment room as clients sip on complimentary wine and soft drinks.
The salon extends its service menu beyond nails to incorporate skin and massage treatments. Hot stones and the energy-balancing effects of reiki work to relieve stress. Facials and body treatments use the natural effects of herbal ingredients and complexion-refining mud, allowing clients to utilize the effects of curative effects of nature without snuggling up in that badger den overnight again.
At The Spa at Oak Haven, Dermalogica products and essential oils revive weary visages and soothe tense muscles. The essential mani-pedi bathes feet in a soothing bath and scrubs away calluses before grooming nails and cuticles to prime them for colorful polish. During the signature facial, Dermalogica’s hydropeptides and antioxidants reduce fine lines and wrinkles as the strokes of a warm massage cascade down the neck, shoulders, and hands. Massage therapists untangle muscle knots with soothing effleurage strokes during the Almost Heaven massage, and they boost circulation, organ function, and tickle thresholds in feet during the reflexology massage.
Bronzing Bar Tanning Studio keeps its clientele looking sun kissed with an array of tanning services. The studio boasts both UV tanning beds as well as airbrush tanning, which employs a DHA-based formula to leave skin looking evenly bronzed for up to seven days.
A stroll through La Rouge Spalon & Boutique is a promenade back in time. In the waiting room, a cherry-red leather sofa and black shelves inspire modernity; in another room, the proprietors channel the 1950s with striped walls and checkered floors. In a separate makeup room, six round palettes of foundation and eye shadow rise up from a table like the drum set of a 1980s hair band from the stage. This diverse variety of styles characterizes La Rouge Spalon, which embraces the changing times with sleek cuts and bold color highlights tailored to client preference. Healing wraps and infrared sauna sessions help detoxify the body while promoting relaxation and weight loss. Clients may also solicit La Rouge for a chip-resistant Shellac manicure, or nix unwanted hair from upper lips with a private waxing session.
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.
Though all of the aestheticians at Strandz Salon are veterans of the beauty business, their styling menu is cutting edge. This focus on both tried and true methods and the latest hair trends and technologies instills in them the ability to tackle any hair project, be it a simple cut with foil highlights or a complete revamp of hair’s texture with a smoothing keratin treatment or softly flowing perm. They use lauded products such as Moroccanoil hair masks and Keune’s Tinta hair-coloring system, which features ingredients that protect newly tinted strands from changing color when exposed to UV rays or embarrassing high-school photos.
Though its stylists have been voted some of the area’s best by the Daily Times Readers’ Choice awards, Strandz isn’t just a hair salon. Nail technicians are also available to file and freshen up nails with long-lasting gel polish, or guide clients to the private tanning rooms for lay-down or standup bronzing sessions.