Beauty in Nashville, TN
Sometimes beauty really does come from within—from the joy that comes from a sense of well-being and balance. Back in Touch can help you achieve that glow. This wellness spa offers massages from some of the best therapists in town, for a day-transforming experience that will take you from tense and frazzled to relaxed and serene. (Swedish, deep tissue, Thai, prenatal and more are available.) Their nutrition and health counseling does even more to provide a long-lasting glow; their health experts can do a comprehensive analysis and suggest fixes for anything that’s out of whack in your life (as well as needed supplements and herbs). The result is like a facial from the inside out. Yoga and hypnotherapy make this a one-stop shop for natural wellness.
Some beauty buyers want more out of a spa than hot stones, aromatherapy mud, and organic facials. They prefer their old-fashioned pampering mixed with new-fangled science, and that’s just what Gold Skin Care (run by Dr. Michael Gold) delivers. Today’s skin regimens include lab tested treatments that can do everything from eliminating acne to smoothing skin texture to removing tattoos, scars, wrinkles and unwanted hair. Whether you’re a dedicated fan of lasers, Botox and Restylane, or just want to find out what all that stuff is, Gold’s team of doctors will devise the perfect custom plan for you. Their offices boast the largest collection of laser and light sources in the Southeast. And their facility’s “less than clinical” setting means you’ll feel like a relaxed client, not a stressed-out surgery patient.
“Nashville’s premier blowdry headquarters”: Make a claim that serious, and you’d better be prepared to back it up. And Lucy Pop is. Their blowdry bar takes up its own room, and caters to your preferences, whether you want your hair big and bouncy, sleek and super-straight, or in beachy waves. Their “monthly bar tab” saves hair divas money on multiple blowouts. Their team of elite stylists devote equal attention to haircuts, color, makeup, and innovate looks like feather hair extensions. Lucy Pop is the rare business that succeeds in being more than just another hair salon. Their welcoming service makes visits fun, and their punchy retro-inspired décor that may inspire you to rethink your apartment as well as your ‘do.
“Turning the world blonde, one head at a time” is the semi-serious mission statement of Platinum owner Debbie Sorenson. The sought-after LA stylist came south over 15 years ago, and now runs an East Nashville spot that can beautify your skin as well as blondify your hair. The hair geniuses on their staff have years of training and an eye for edgy, modern style. Their in-house business partner GLOW skincare can give you an appointment with a licensed aesthetician who can offer facials, peels, microdermabrasion and body treatments. Book two appointments in one, and walk out ready for anything—including cocktails at one of East Nashville’s trendy bars.
Part of a small locally owned chain, Private Edition is a posh cosmetics emporium that carries brands like Laura Mercier and Shue Uemura, and YSL. Some customers might not know about the services they sell. They’re one of the top-rated spots for professional makeup. Their sales staff know their stuff, and will give you a look that works for you (without any high-pressure sales tactics), with Makeup 101 lessons, special event makeup artistry, and on-site wedding services. Their treatments extend to modern, science-y facials, peels, massages and spray tans. The side benefits of a stop here go without saying – you can buy any makeup item you like on the spot, or just browse and try their crave-worthy selection of product.