More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.
Simply Beautiful Skincare’s owner and aesthetician, Amanda Miller, guides arriving guests to a private treatment room within the studio's tranquil space. She customizes each facial and chemical peel with Image Skincare and PCA Skin products, gradually diminishing fine lines, acne, and acne scarring on the face, chest, back, and arms. Amanda regularly attends classes to further sharpen her aesthetic skills.
Each of the stylists at Bishop?s Salon & Day Spa goes through a rigorous training program before putting scissor to strands. Armed with knowledge, they use Aveda?s plant-based products to nourish hair during precision cuts and color treatments. The staff also clarifies complexions with facials and microdermabrasions, and lavishes feet with ingredients such as paraffin and chocolate during relaxing pedicures.
Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, these Tennessee outposts of Paul Mitchell The School channel its storied doctrines of style and hair-taming techniques through a skilled squad of student stylists and professional instructors. Under the close supervision of an experienced professor of pulchritude, Paul Mitchell student stylists execute sundry services, including cute cuts ($10–$15) and updos ($25–$30). A stylish steaming via iron ($5) bestows locks with a luscious look and protects domes during office dodgeball breaks. Waxing services expel out-of-line hairs, arching brows ($5), defuzzing lips ($5), and partially stripping gams with half-leg waxing ($25), baiting more admiring looks than a baby wrapped in hundred dollar bills.
The staff members of Tan USA Nashville pride themselves on taking care of their equipment, a lineup that includes five types of lie-down and standup tanning beds, as well as a Mystic Tan booth. Clients can purchase monthly packages or tanning credits, the latter of which can be used toward any bed without upgrade fees. To amplify the beds' effects, to improve tans, Tan USA supplies tanning lotions and premade stories about how much fun you had at the beach.
There's no shortage of rays to soak in at Hot Spot Tanning. The salon offers bed tanning, standup spray tanning, and even a mobile airbrush outfit. This breadth of bronzing options makes it easy to achieve a summery glow without going to the pool or that scary, sandy place where the land suddenly turns into water. In addition to darkening complexions, Hot Spot Tanning specializes in red-light therapy, which can help improve skin's tone and texture.