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Help Us Congratulate Toody Tolley!


We are so excited to share that our Nail Tech Toody is a 2015 NAHA Finalist for Nail Professional of the Year. Read more about Toody’s background, and take a look at some of the beautiful work that garnered her this prestigious nomination.

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Nail Technician Toody Tolley earned her cosmetology license from Tri-City Beauty College. Recently, she decided to further her education and is working toward her Instructor’s License through the same institute. Beyond having a dual-license in both hair and nails, she is also certified to instruct Look Good Feel Better classes. LGFB is a public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients, to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Toody is a great asset to our nail team and enjoys getting to know all of our guests. She especially loves working with clients on their gel manicures, and she specializes in nail art. So much so, it was recently announced that Toody is 2015 Nail Professional of the Year NAHA finalist. The NAHA Awards are considered to be the Oscars of the beauty world, so we are incredibly proud of her accomplishment!

(nail photos courtesy of Nicole Godsey)


Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

We have a menagerie of retail items to fit any mom’s personality. From practical to pampering, you are sure to find something that’s perfect for her!

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From top to bottom: 1. A Barefoot Dreams gown that’s perfect for a lazy Sunday. 2. A Barefoot Dreams throw to make her feel cozy. 3. We now carry Kevin Murphy hair products. These products are made from the highest natural quality ingredients and are weightlessly designed to deliver performance, strength and longevity. 4. Does your mom love our gel manicures, but doesn’t always have the time to stop in for a removal? CND Shellac removal is perfect for ladies with a busy schedule! 5. We have been nothing short of thrilled to carry Eminence Organics products. Featured here are two Stone Crop products, which are good for any skin type, but there are several lines to choose from. Our spa attendants are more than happy to suggest what will work for her skin type.  5 and 6. Whether Mom is a lady with a signature scent, or she’s still on the hunt for one, Tocca offers several distinct fragrances sure to fit every woman. If you can’t narrow it down, there’s always a sampler to try out at home! 7. We carry several of Thymes scents which feature products for bath use, candles, and scrubs. There’s no way mom won’t be relaxed after trying out Thymes.

We also have signature candles made only for Austin Springs Spa and Bourbon & Boweties bracelets and rings!

Would she prefer to visit us at the spa? You can purchase gift cards in store or online as well! If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 423-979-6403 or stop by.

We look forward to helping you create the perfect day for the mom in your life.

Peek Into a “Dream Wedding”


We were happy to, once again, take part in the “Dream Wedding“ presented by the Kingsport Times-News and sponsored by Sophisticated Smiles by Angela Cameron, D.D.S., P.C.

The winners this year were Laura Begley and Matthew Bledsoe, and we had the pleasure of pampering them before the big day, and coordinating with Laura on her wedding day hair & makeup. Her wedding party also joined us this past Saturday, September 14th to prepare for the ceremony. Below is a sneak peak into some of the bridal stylings and marvelous makeup that helped shape their special day:


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It was so cute to see Laura’s mom Leigh Ann get ready with the ladies, and we think Teena Dixson & David Waruszewski did a great job on her make up and hair, respectively. Who says mom can’t get in on the fun? And we must mention how dream-like Laura looked! Licensed Hairstylist Gianina Pezzimenti and Aesthetician Cynthia Bradford made us proud with their collaboration with Laura. We know we had fun working with the Begley wedding party, and we hope they had just as much fun with us! Congrats to the newlyweds!


Do you have questions about bridal services we offer? Read more about them here.

Nailed It!

We are excited to share that our lead Nail Technician Frances Pentland has been featured in NAILPRO magazine!

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Frances is one of our most popular service providers and rightfully so! She has a passion for nail care and enjoys learning about new mediums to create beautiful art! NAILPRO features the work of technicians nationwide, so we were thrilled to see nails by Frances in their publication. We also couldn’t help but share the oh-so cute strawberry manicure she had given our spa director this week.

What can we say, she’s on a roll. She nailed it!