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.
The stylists at Salon Atash Hair & Brow Bar combine Middle Eastern practices with sophisticated style to transform above-the-shoulder beauty with haircare and eyebrow services. Inside the salon, stylists cut and style hair, adding drama with vibrant color and dimension with partial and full highlights. At the brow bar, stylists perfect arches with waxing, threading, and makeup.
The team at Anella Spa offers an array of services, from nourishing facials with peels and masks to body waxing and makeup applications for a night on the town. No matter the service, clients can count on receiving individualized attention, customized to their own skincare needs. Anella Spa's aestheticians pride themselves on getting to know each client and not only providing personalized treatments, but also offering education to help clients take better care of their skin. In addition to services that take place at the spa, the aestheticians often provide their clients with take-home kits to maintain a healthy complexion for easy upkeep between appointments.
Anella Spa maintains an inclusive environment, treating all skin types from sensitive to couperose. This is often completed with natural products, though a vacuum can be used to better skin in some cases. The spa also carries Dermafile, a skin polishing and resurfacing tool which uses finely crushed diamonds, effective for treating aging or sun damaged skin, scars, uneven pigmentation, stretch marks, and fine lines. Through these treatments, Anella Spa aims to enhance natural beauty.
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
Nashville Tattoo Removal returns skin to its natural, ink-free state. During treatments that are typically spaced four to six weeks apart, the clinic's technicians target unwanted body art with advanced laser technology. The laser's pulses of light, which are set at specific wavelengths for certain colors of ink, pass harmlessly through the top layers of skin, causing the ink to heat up and fragment, much like The Beatles. Highly accurate beams enable technicians to zero in on certain parts of a tattoo, if necessary, and cause no scarring and only minimal discomfort.
Thirty plush salon chairs line the buttercream walls of Illusion Nail Spa, begging for the chance to court your keratin. Once a licensed technician matches you with a suitable station, begin your digits' decadent date with your choice from Illusion's wide variety of nuanced services. For a clean-cut exchange, opt for the mani-pedi combo package ($40). The manicure portion ($15 when purchased by itself) begins with a warm soak and mitten treatment. Next, cuticles are pushed back, nails are shaped and painted, and entire hands are massaged so that they stop holding an invisible computer mouse. Similarly, the basic pedicure ($28 when purchased by itself) starts with a soothing soak and finishes with a buffing, shaping, and polish. Illusion also offers sports manis and pedis, rejuvenating green tea manis and pedis, acrylics, gels, French manicures, and more.