Clients lounge in comfy leather chairs as she attends to digits, precisely painting on bold colors and multihued designs in the form of flowers or portraits of Lyndon B. Johnson. With a concentration on comfort, Starr has decked out her homey space with plants and a TV.
After earning the status of master stylist and certified colorist over the course of 20 years in the industry, Angel Petro opened her own salon in 2010, stocking its shelves with Redken and White Sands hair products. The salon's small but elite team of stylists includes a master barber who specializes in men's precision and tapered cuts and another master stylist who sculpts avant-garde hairdos and neighborhood shrubs. The team of beauty professionals takes part in continuing education, which allows them to perform a range of up-to-the-minute hair-color and cutting techniques for both men and women.
Color services impart natural-looking hues with products by Schwarzkopf, a brand founded in 1898 by a Berlin chemist in a neighborhood drugstore. Every hair service includes a complimentary consultation for stylists to scope out each client's personal style and hair type, and waxing services lull clients with lavender-scented candles.
In addition to the lively salon, Vanity Salon and Spa has also created serene spa rooms for relaxation. The licensed massage therapist, Jamie, has been working in Nashville for four years and is committed to helping clients maintain a healthy, relaxed, and pain-free body. Trained in several modalities with a focus on relaxation, she often combines elements, like acupressure for targeting tense areas and Shiatsu for relaxation, to tailor a massage that meets each client's needs.
Stylist to high-profile politicians and celebrities, Rodney Mitchell draws from years of experience crafting runway coifs and prepping photo-shoot 'dos for well-known names such as Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Shania Twain. His expertise is the source of inspiration and knowledge for his team of 17 stylists, whose experience ranges from Paul Mitchell degrees to 20 years of styling experience. Within Rodney's modern rustic salon, guests await top-notch service by lounging in wood chairs, flipping through magazines, and gazing at painted wall art waiting for the day’s lottery numbers to pop into view. The staff summons visitors to individual salon stations in front of large mirrors where stylists trim tresses, add texture with color and highlight services, and tame manes with keratin smoothing treatments.
Nestled on the first level of the Green Hills Mall and located next to Dillards, The Nail Spa at Green Hills surrounds fingers and toes in beautifying comfort. Expert nail techs bestow hands with four indulgent manicures, from the VIP, complete with sugar scrubs and hydrating mint masks, to the Green experience, laden with organic products. A sextet of pedicures comforts tired and aching soles with soothing footbaths, skin-softening scrubs, and tantalizing massage for both feet and legs. Nail technicians can customize treatments with a menu of add-ons, such as a hot-stone massage that melts away stress and tension or paraffin wax, which creates perfect hand-molds to give away as gifts. The Nail Spa also treats fingers to no-chip Shellac polish.
Vibrant yellow arches throw into relief the white, columned walls of Li-en Nail Salon #5 as clients cozy into two parallel rows of leather pedi thrones and mani stations and present their fingers and toes for glossy transformation. Inside the newly remodeled salon space, dedicated nail techs pamper hands and feet with manicure, pedicure, and artificial-nail services that include acrylics, fiberglass wraps, and silk tips capable of cajoling wayward moths into joining your moth-training circus act. For a natural approach, nails and toes can simply be shaped into place before nail techs sheath them in a coat of polish from such brands as OPI.
Danielle Smith opened Tranquil Nail Studio in 2012, combining the rustic Southern charm of her decor with the modern amenities of her custom built work station. Beneath the warm glow of a delicate chandelier, she works at filing, sculpting, and coloring nails, finishing them with coats of Shellac polish that, like bad graduation speeches, seem to last about two weeks. At her pedicure station, she scrubs exfoliates feet without relying on a jet spa, which can become unsanitary thanks to trapped bacteria. Beyond treating extremities, she also runs a small boutique full of thoughtful gifts, including hand decorated bracelets and CND lotions.