New year, new you, right? After 2020, we’re all ready for something new. Whether you’re ready to kickstart a new health regimen or are simply longing to be pampered, you’re in luck. We caught up with eight local health and beauty gurus to get their advice on staying focused, getting fit and …

      What do you do for self-care? I exercise a few times a week. I have been gluten-free for over seven years, which has really transformed my health. I take supplements and use peptide therapies that are all based on blood testing that we provide at our office.

      Just because we quit wearing pants and started wearing masks last year doesn’t mean we gave up trying to look our best. We shopped a few popular local retailers and surveyed some of our well-groomed readers (who are beautiful inside and out) to find out what they use to keep them looking and…

        What do you do for self-care? I love walking in Shelby Park and taking Pilates classes. I enjoy getting regular pedicures and facials and can’t live without my evening bath with Epsom salts and essential oils.

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          What do you do for self-care? Self-care is such a balancing act, with marriage, kids, job, hobbies and always trying to create. With that being said, I am intentional about getting up in the stillness of morning, [at] 5 a.m. daily, to prepare my mind, body and spirit to attack the day. When …

            What do you do for self-care? I like getting a deep tissue massage by our house massage therapist, Teresa Mink. She always gets the kinks out! I see Ashley at Karee Hays for her wonderful facials and Bev Patterson for 20 years of amazing hair design.

            It’s been 10 months since the pandemic changed our lives in ways we never thought possible, and in that time, we’ve all learned the new levels of stress and anxiety we can endure. While everyone is working hard to maintain some sense of normalcy or adapt to the new world, it’s taking a toll …

              What do you do for self-care? I try to spend time outside, often being forced to jump on the trampoline by my five-year-old son. (Jumping after birth doesn’t get any easier. I’ll share that.) The outdoors can help you reduce stress, lower your blood pressure and be more mindful.

                What do you do for self-care? As a dermatologist, of course, my skin care is a primary focus. I use scientifically and research-proven products of the highest quality. I have different regimens for morning and night, which constantly change, depending on the condition of my skin and the weat…

                Sarah and Derek Besenius, along with Sarah's brother and co-founder, Matt Chapman, own and oversee the day-to-day operations of LabCanna, a vertically aligned cannabis company that grows and produces quality hemp and CBD products under the brand TenneCBD. “It’s all hands on deck all the time…

                The holidays are upon us! That usually means great food, beautiful decorations and time with family and friends. But let’s be honest: The holidays in a normal year are bittersweet. They're wonderful and joyous in theory, but the reality can often be stressful and exhausting and, for some, lo…

                Those who lived here in Spring 2010 surely remember reports of Gwyneth Paltrow sightings, and her visit to denim emporium Imogene + Willie is practically legendary. Almost 10 years later, she’s making her presence known again by opening a Goop Mrkt, to run from Sept. 12 through Nov. 17, acco…

                As all locals know, there's a lot more to Nashville than just music, and the city's flourishing beauty industry has quickly become one of our favorite hidden gems. Whether it’s items with a philanthropic bent, a dedication to clean ingredients or simply some of the best products around, thes…

                Thistle Farms' bath and body products, with ingredients like eucalyptus and lavender, are designed to be nurturing and healing, much like the program that inspired them.

                At Little Seed Farm, it all starts with little seeds — seeds that grow into foliage for a herd of completely grass-fed goats. Milk from the goats is then combined with botanicals to create nourishing soaps, balms, mists, moisturizers, serums and oils that are completely chemical free.

                Jen Auerbach and Adriel Denae met when they were each pregnant with their first child, and their friendship grew out of a shared frustration with the inability to find safe skin care products to use during and after pregnancy. That connection led to the birth of Clary Collection. Knowing tha…

                Aila, an all-natural line of nail polishes and nail care products, is here to prove that cosmetics can be healthy without sacrificing beauty or functionality. Franklin-based podiatric surgeon Cary Gannon launched the line in 2014 as a healthy alternative to other products on the market. Duri…

                The Daniel Cole Collection is a skin care and makeup brand that owner Val Cole co-founded with her late mother, Joyce Daniel Hill. In 1998, these two celebrity makeup artists, with years of experience in television, award shows, music videos, and countless photo shoots and large-scale weddin…

                Therapy Systems, Private Edition’s skin care and makeup line developed by owner Linda Roberts, has maintained a loyal following since its introduction 26 years ago. The six original products remain an important part of the brand that has grown to more than 200 items for cleansing, moisturizi…

                Still feeling a little pain from the Swan Ball? While there’s no true cure for a hangover, there are a couple of things you can do to get back to normal faster. Cryotherapy and IV Drip Therapy are two treatments that will speed up the process, and Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy in Bren…

                When it comes to beauty tips, fashion trends, diet crazes and miracle products, there’s an overload of options, each promising more remarkable results than the last. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. We’ve found that the best place to learn tried-and-true beauty secrets is fro…

                As an actor and model with AMAX Talent, Nina Thomas says, “I love to represent ‘women of a certain age’ in healthy lifestyle commercials — 60s are the new 40s!” When she’s not on set, Nina works as a business manager for Alizah Greenberg Jewelry and a mentor with the Nashville Fashion Allian…

                Mary Kathryn Yeiser Hudson’s extensive retail background includes stints at Harrods London, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, but she’s been at her current post at Therapy Systems for 12 years. She works as the regional sales manager for the company, which comprises three brands (Therapy …

                Raised in a small English fishing village, David Perry spent seven years in the Royal Navy as a missile engineer, which he says gave him “a hunger for travel and exotic places.” After owning a vintage clothing store for years and stints in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he now owns a fashion…

                Nashville born and raised, Sydney Chiyoko began her modeling career at the age of 15 when she entered the AMAX + Nashville Fashion Week Model Search. Beating out hundreds of contestants, she won the competition and soon signed with Next Models in Miami and Los Angeles and DNA Models in New Y…

                Karee Hays was in her late 30s when she started to notice that just cleansing and moisturizing her skin wasn’t cutting it anymore. “I knew I needed big-girl ingredients,” she says. That need sparked a search that then fueled a passion, and before Karee knew it, she was catapulted onto a new …

                An Emmy Award-winning TV host and radio personality, Kelly Sutton seems to never slow down. When she’s not hosting Today in Nashville on Channel 4, Country Roads on TuneIn and segments for OneCountry.com, she can be found hosting red-carpet events for CMA, ACM, CMT, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, Dove A…

                When it comes to all-natural beauty products, the market can be overwhelming and confusing. What products work? How well do they work? And which ones really are natural, organic and good for you? Beauty industry expert Laura Lemon is taking the guesswork out of all-natural beauty at Lemon La…

                To think you should only visit a hotel spa when on vacation is a thing of the past. With the recent opening of the Rhapsody Spa in The Westin Nashville, luxurious treatments once reserved for out-of-town indulgences are now meant to be enjoyed at home. Spa amenities include nine treatment ro…

                Pure Sweat + Float Studio brings a new way to think about health and wellness. With exclusive state-of-the-art equipment, it provides a dynamic combination of medical grade heat therapy and floatation therapy that cannot be found elsewhere in Nashville. Set in Westgate Center, the studio is …

                All you ladies who live or work in downtown Nashville, listen up! If you’re in need of some mid-day or post-work pampering, look no further than Poppy & Monroe, the chic new nail salon and spa in Germantown. With a highly trained and attentive staff of nail technicians and aestheticians,…

                  This spring is all about dewy, healthy looking skin without the glitter or obvious shimmer. Professional makeup artist Sylvia Fox pulled together her favorite products to help you achieve that gorgeous springtime glow. Check out her full list of recommendations here.

                  Looking for ways to eat healthier and live better? Nashville resident McKel Hill has created the perfect online destination for all of your health needs! An internationally known registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), McKel is the founder of Nutrition Stripped, one of the top websites devo…

                  Since opening earlier this year, Leigh, Edwards & Co. has established itself as the go-to salon for music industry and style-savvy clients. The salon’s owners, celebrity stylist Amanda Craig and beauty industry veteran Derek Reynolds, became close friends seven years ago because of their…

                    Reinvent yourself, freshen your look and update your wardrobe with new hues this summer. Nuhad Khoury, founder of Tiba Nu Spa and Specialty Boutique in Green Hills, provides recommendations for accessories and cosmetics to carry you into fall in the most fabulous way possible. Click here to …

                    As Nashville continues to grow and prosper, finding ways to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life can become difficult. But you can find a respite from all this noise at Ha.Lé (pronounced ha-lay), tucked away at the corner of 21st Avenue and Blair Boulevard.

                      If you’re a man who’s always wondered why the women in your life get all the pampering, you might want to make your way to The Boardroom Salon for Men. After opening salons all across Texas, the chain opened their first Tennessee location on Executive Center Drive in Brentwood, an appropriat…

                        There is a bevy of beauty products on the market right now that claim to be free of chemicals and toxins harmful to our health. What Nashville podiatric surgeon Cary Gannon found is that the same companies selling these so-called safe items were reluctant to share their ingredients with cons…

                          If you’re among the 92 million Americans who made a New Year’s resolution this January, statistics indicate you might be on the verge of breaking it (if you haven’t already). And if you’re in the majority, your annual goal is centered on weight loss, health and fitness. Whether you’re hoping…

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