Located in Murfreesboro, Brand New Image Salon is a full-service salon and spa that believes a little bit of pampering can make all the difference. Specializing in natural hair services, such as sew-in weaves and kinky twists, the licensed staff here also offers indulgent spa mani-pedis and body waxing. Come in to have makeup professionally applied, or get an upper lip wax before having nails buffed and polished to perfection.
Those who glance at Elegant Nails and Hair's service menu might find nail treatments that they hadn't even heard of before. Indeed, within a bright space marked by robins'-egg-blue walls, plush pedicure chairs, and cherry-wood accents, the staff administers everything from cheetah-patterned nail art to french-tip acrylics. In addition to hands and feet, the staff beautifies its clients with eyebrow waxes, makeup applications, and natural hairstyles such as box braids and locs.
The beauty professionals at EuroTouch Salon & Spa root their work in the European philosophy, which they define as "the philosophy of healing, clarifying and rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit." As hair stylists, nail technicians, massage therapists, and skincare experts perform treatments that fulfill these tenets, the surrounding decor evokes Old-World sensibilities—ornate golden-framed mirrors, Romanesque pillars, and Renaissance-like paintings create a tranquil, baroque ambiance. The reception area features a full-size water fountain that could easily grace an Italian piazza or Ponce de León's master bathroom. In this setting, clients undergo curative treatments with M.D. Forté skincare products or submit to personally tailored services or packages.
Maroon pedicure chairs line the walls at Li-En Nail Salon 1, where feet soak in warm whirlpool tubs before an exfoliating sea scrub and mask treatment. During manicures, a wall-mounted TV entertains patrons as nail technicians top fingertips with bright shades of OPI and China Glaze polish.
At The Hair Lounge, co-owners Angie Pilkington and Jennifer Miller keep their creative styling team educated on the latest industry trends through ongoing education. According to a feature on The Company Lab website, Pilkington has been a representative at the New York branch of the renowned Intercoiffure Mondial––an international organization for high-quality hairdressing that represents the top 2% of salons in the world. By encouraging her crew to strive for that same level of success, Pilkington has created a small business that is stylish beyond its stature, where personalized services take the place of cookie-cutter cuts and styles are sealed in with paraben-free Oribe products.
Inside the salon, vintage-inspired chandeliers illuminate the bright-pink dividers at each styling station. The lounge area uses transparent chairs, rich hardwood furniture, and gray walls with white wainscoting to create an ambiance that is both classic and modern, calling to mind the aesthetic of a hip Manhattan club or Mozart's favorite discotheque.
Carlene Francis helms her boutique, Nails by Carlene, with a friendly demeanor bolstered by a self-proclaimed “Caribbean sway.” The passionate digit artist gussies up finger- and toenails with colorful gel fills in a range of patterns and designs, from zebra stripes to Rorschach tests. Hands and feet also receive pampering treatments, as Francis lavishes skin with fruit-based scrubs, hot oils, and sea-salt soaks.