Gilded mirrors and ornate cabinets directly face the stylists as they spritz over newly crafted hairdos. Beyond custom cuts and colors, they can improve strand manageability with keratin smoothing treatments and accent tresses with feather extensions. Staffers also aim below the permanent top hat with golden airbrush tans or shellac and traditional nail polishes.
Licensed massage therapist Jessica Dies applies her nine years of experience to each stroke as she soothes tense muscles inside Synergy Holistic Spa, which houses more than 20 holistic practitioners. Jessica blends deep-tissue techniques with trigger-point therapy in her massages, which she performs using her hands, forearms, and three-foot antennae. She also puts her own spin on relaxing Swedish techniques and skillfully performs prenatal, and hot-stone massage, as well as detoxifying lymphatic massage which can help reduce water weight.
Licensed cosmetologist Vicki Stafford has helped beautify people in the Knoxville area for the last 13 years. For seven of those years, she also helped educate, serving as a cosmetology instructor. Now, at her one-room salon suite, she focuses directly on her customer’s hair, snipping stylish coifs and altering hair's hues with highlights and color. She also offers Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratriplex treatments, which improve hair strength and shine by infusing locks with keratin proteins, a welcome respite from the T-bone steaks you’ve been making hair eat every night.
The shelves stock your stalwart industry products such as Redken shampoos and conditioners, sure. But they also showcase All About You Salon & Day Spa’s signature green-tea shea body butter and cool-breeze sugar scrub. There’s even a 32-ounce bottle of coconut-mango moisturizing milk bath. With these elixirs and a total dedication to the art of beautification, the expert staff at the salon and spa works hard to revamp each client’s image from fingertip to toe tip via services ranging from spray tans to hair extensions. On any given day within the bustling salon, stylists can be found gilding hair in full highlights or trimming strands so they stop inadvertently typing keys on the keybo7ard. The salon also fields a team of aestheticians that whisk away unwanted hair with waxing treatments, deploys complexion-improving facials to rejuvenate skin, or lavishes soothing pedicures upon exhausted feet.
Natural Oasis: A William Edge Aveda Spa is an Aveda-concept spa fueled by the brand’s botanically inspired products. Licensed massage therapists administer the 75-minute elemental nature massage, which relies on a custom blend of Aveda aromas and a variety of massage styles to target sore muscles as effectively as a laser sight on a glove targets a high-five partner. A questionnaire precedes the elemental nature facial so that aestheticians can cosset face plates in scents and products selected according to the client's preferences and beauty needs.