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Employee Spotlight: Faith Lovelace

We are excited to welcome Faith Lovelace to our spa family. Read all about our newest nail technician below:


Faith Lovelace is a licensed nail technician and Jenny Lea Academy graduate. She received her license early, because she had perfect attendance for her entire enrollment period. We believe this dedication to her education sets her a part from the rest. Additionally, Faith won 3 out of 4 awards given out at graduation: one for perfect attendance and the second was for highest average in the nail program. The third award was for academic excellence for the following: professionalism, good attitude, and excellent workmanship during her time there. We look for Faith to excel at Austin Springs Spa, just as she did at Jenny Lea. Beyond her achievements in school, Faith has a love for her work that is unsurpassed by others. She looks forward to pampering and getting to know our guests!

Are you interested in working with Faith? Schedule an appointment by calling 423-979-6403!

Employee Spotlight: Melissa Eggleton

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Licensed Massage Therapist Melissa Eggleton earned her certification from Daniels Institute of Massage. There she honed her skills, in preparation for her work at Primland, a four diamond resort in Roanoke, Va. She excels in body wraps, relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone, and maternity massage. The combination of her gentle demeanor and expertise make Melissa a great addition to our massage team. She looks forward to working with our guests at Austin Springs Spa.

Are you interested in scheduling one of our relaxing body services with Melissa? Call us at 423-979-6403!

Intentions to Live By


Thank goodness it’s Friday, right? And while on the precipice of the upcoming weekend, it’s easy to anticipate time to relax and reflect. However, we hope to make the above statement our intention every week! We here at Austin Springs Spa, if you haven’t guessed, love what we do! Connecting with all of our clients drives our work, and we can’t thank you enough. We hope you find time to remember each one of these goals, when you set your mind on the day ahead.Over the years, we have noticed that setting intentions for our work has had a positive impact on us all.

We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming days, weeks, months, and hope to find that you’ve kept these ideas at the forefront of your life. Happy weekend, everyone!

Employee Spotlight: Kelly Baldwin


Q. Why do you think you decided to become a hair stylist?

When I was four years old, my grandmother used me combing and playing with her hair as a babysitting too. All of my baby dolls had no hair, because I would cut it off. My mom was always in a salon, and I was always sweeping floors, thinking it was cool. My early exposure to this world created a life-long love.

Q. How can young men and women who are aspiring to work in the hair industry begin their journey?

Besides going to school, you should be really attuned to fashion industry. Essentially, your hair is an extension of your personality, and your personality includes your wardrobe. Having the knowledge of that industry would be a great way to start. Knowing what’s in style is important. Knowing there are seasons of hair, just like seasons for your wardrobe.

Q. Who has inspired you the most throughout your career in hair?

Karyn Barrus, a national educator for Schwarzkopf Professional, with whom I went through training. She was inspirational with the way she laid out color, in an outside-of-the box format. It really made you more aware of how particular color can affect everything. She was really instrumental with my conversational skills with clients and other stylists. She was just really down to earth.


Q. What inspires you?

I love to keep up to date and see the trends at New York Fashion Week. Then, I enjoy finding those trends in the stores, and following it up with searching for hair trends. Jewel tones were really popular in fall, metallics for spring and summer. The different placement techniques you can find at fashion week, both New York and L.A., are something I study.

Q. Tell us about someone you enjoyed working with in the hair world.

Misael Aponte is a phenomenal colorist. I had the opportunity to work side by side with him, pick his brain about color formulations and placement techniques. He is a really cool cat. Misael is very innovative when it comes to his knowledge of the way hair moves and how it transfers light and color. He was very inspirational and original.

Q. What are your favorite hair products we use in the salon?  

Schwarzkopf Magic, is a finish styling product. It smells phenomenal, ads incredible shine, and it is weightless. It’s a frizz fighter and humidity protectant. It’s a really nice product for everyone.

Q. How do you feel hair relates to personal style? 

It’s tremendously related to personal style. How your hair is, is how you feel on the inside. I think knowing your sense of style and personality and portraying that in your hair is just another way to have the total package.

Q. Can you tell me your biggest inspirations for designing your haircuts? What about your styling process?

My process is different for each person. I really do more of my cuts and style based on hair texture and face shape. I cut shape into hair, versus a cookie cutter short cut, long cut, or layered cut. I think that makes a huge difference when your trying to work with someone’s particular style and texture.


Q. What is your favorite part about your job as a stylist at Austin Springs?

I love what I do. I get to play with people’s hair, and I never really feel like I have to work. I’m just doing what I love. Every day is different. There’s new people and new conversations. That’s what I love about it.

Are you interested in scheduling with Kelly? Give us a call at 423-979-6403!