We get asked this question all the time: Who has the best facials in Nashville? Well, that’s hard to answer, as everyone has a different idea of what is best. It may be value — biggest bang for your buck; or environment — you want a total spa experience; or advice — you really just want someone to get your skin back on track; or results — you have some money to spend, a couple of hours to spare and you want some quick, noticeable results. Or perhaps you want a doctor on the premises in addition to a great facial. No matter what your needs — or wants — may be, there are plenty of skin-care places in town, so we used our own SB Guide to scout out the best. And while there are more aggressive skin-care treatments available, we’re highlighting ones that will allow you to go to dinner that night, or simply have a few days of light peeling following the procedure. Without further ado, amazing facials … in no particular order.
The HydraFacial at WOO Skincare + Cosmetics: 45 minutes, $200
No, the HydraFacial is not the enemy facial of the Agents of Shield (nerd humor … stay with me!). The HydraFacial, the newest facial at WOO, is also the newest nonlaser resurfacing treatment that we know of. It’s good for hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as oily, congested skin or skin with enlarged pores. The HydraFacial cleanses, exfoliates and extracts buildup. Afterwards, a mild acid peel and a collagen-boosting serum filled with antioxidants are applied. This facial is reparative and replenishes skin’s hydration. The best part is that there is no down time, and you will immediately notice softer, dewy skin. Expect skin to continue to improve over the following few days.
Location: 2154 Bandywood Dr., Nashville 37215
Phone: (615) 383-2170
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/woo-skincare/
Dermaplaning at Facial Rejuvenation Center: 30 minutes, $75
One of our favorite secrets for great skin, introduced to us first by FRC, is dermaplaning. It is safely performed using a number 10 blade, which is a sterile surgical blade. Yep, it’s basically like a luxurious, fabulous shave, but don’t worry! It is impossible for your vellous hairs (all that peach fuzz) to grow back thicker. Dermaplaning takes off two to three weeks of dead skin, and you’ll notice an immediate difference! Your products will penetrate your skin more easily, and your makeup will set more evenly. Wanting a more intense experience? Add a peel loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. FRC is located in the offices of Dr. Mark Houston.
Location: 4230 Harding Rd., Ste. 400, Nashville 37205
Phone: (615) 512-1481
Private Edition’s Budget Bailout Facial: 30 minutes, $45
Looking for quality on a budget of both time and money? This is your facial! At just 30 minutes and $45, you get all the niceties you would from Private Edition’s more luxurious facials, including steam, deep cleansing, skin analysis, extractions, massage and treatment (active ingredient customized for skin type), and then finish up with hydration and sun protection. There is no down time, and Private Edition can touch up your makeup as well, with Jane Ardale pharmaceutical-grade mineral makeup that is super gentle for just after a facial. Just let them know on the front end that you’ll want this, and you can be in and out — with a facial and light makeup touchup/application — in less than 45 minutes!
Location: 4009 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 101, Nashville 37215
Phone: (615) 292-8606
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/private-edition
Zap Laser & Aesthetics’ Aesthetician’s Signature Facial: 60 minutes, $99
For a facial that is medical in nature, yet still relaxing and customized to each client, consider this facial at Zap Laser & Aesthetics. It includes a custom skin analysis, followed by a deep steam cleanse with your choice of aromatherapy-scented steam towels, exfoliation and masque treatment. For total relaxation, you’ll also receive a face and décolleté massage, as well as your choice of a hand and foot or a scalp massage. And Zap Laser does not accept gratuity, so that sometimes-awkward elephant is out of the room allowing for total ahhhhh.
Location: 4322 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205
Phone: (615) 630-6969
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/zap-laser-and-aesthetics
Apropos’ Intensive Hydralift Facial: 90 minutes, $150
Intensive and amazing, this facial promises to increase circulation and improve lymphatic drainage, while deeply hydrating your skin and lifting facial muscles … all at once! You’ll receive a gentle exfoliation followed by a steam treatment and extractions with a lifting ampoule massaged into your skin. Finish with a lifting mask, which leaves you with beautiful, soft skin that is visibly tightened right away.
Location: 4525 Harding Pike, #104, Nashville 37205
Phone: (615) 297-0087
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/apropos-day-spa
The Organic Facial from ESCAPE: 60 minutes, $130
“Organic” can sometimes mean “natural but no results,” but that’s definitely NOT the case with this amazing facial at ESCAPE. Known for providing luxury experiences, ESCAPE pampers guests with effective and potent organic ingredients from Naturopathica (which mean “to heal with natural therapies”). Expect all the steps of a standard facial, but with products like goji berries for firming and ginseng to protect from free radicals. Additionally, a high-performance enzyme peel promises to repair broken-down skin and provide ample hydration. Your skin will love you for this one, and it will show in the results!
Location: 6000 Hwy. 100, Nashville 37205
Phone: (615) 352-3545
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/escape-day-spa-and-salon
Resurfacing Peel Facial at Skin MB: 60 minutes, $130 (includes free microderm)
Walk into Skin MB and get treated to a soothing facial that is guaranteed to make your skin glow, while leaving you relaxed and ready to face the world. Expect deep cleansing, extractions, a customized mask and massage with a skin type-specific peel. For an even bigger boost, consider adding a microderm for free. (Free … don’t you love that?!) And for a huge added convenience, make your appointment online. So next time you go to bed thinking you need a facial, jump online and book it!
Location: 2225 Bandywood Dr., Nashville 37215
Phone: (615) 891-2881
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/skin-mb