Renew Massage Therapy rejuvenates weary bodies through an assortment of soothing and healing treatments. Patrons who partake in the Slice of Paradise package get to first relax under the hands of a skilled massage therapist who is wise in the ways of kneading sore muscles and reducing tension in joints. Then, loosened shoulders are balanced out by pores that get tightened during an exfoliating and deeply cleansing facial. The hand glow treatment uses salt scrub, paraffin dip, and angel wishes to moisturize rough paws. Thirty minutes of reflexology concludes the pampering by stimulating pressure points on extremities to improve circulation and iron crinkled phalanges into straight, invigorated jazz hands.
With four decades of experience to her name, Mitzi Sanders leads the staff at her welcoming Goodlettsville salon. Stocked with top-of-the-line products, the crew goes to work prettying up heads by rendering an extensive selection of tress-focused services, including color treatments, highlights, and extensions. But the focus isn't just on what tops the head: manicures and pedicures rejuvenate digits and facial waxing helps shape brows.
X-Pressions Hair and Nail Studio's stylists pride themselves on creating unique looks that draw out every client's personality. "I think that what I do is an art form, and every client is my canvas," says Kristen, one of the hair sculptors currently in residence. She cuts, highlights, and styles hair, laying each strand to best compliment someone's face. Despite the creative aspect of her work, though, her favorite part is still the people. "[I like] making my clients feel good about themselves," she says.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Highlights
Brands Used: Kenra
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.
Reneaux Day Spa is all about pampering their guests. Whether it's through a new haircut, a Shellac manicure, or a deep-cleansing facial, guests leave looking and feeling great. Wild-lavender body scrubs use grape seeds and sandalwood essential oils to smooth and exfoliate the skin, whereas thai lemongrass body masks relieve achy joints. Physiques are further pampered with seven types of massages, which work to relax clients and relieve aches, pains, and slipknots.
Over the course of Dana McDowell's prolific styling career, she's handled the heads of brides, models, and Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. Now at Bonnie's Hair Studio, she doles out razor cuts, color, and straightening treatments, as well as helpful at-home haircare advice on her Facebook page.