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, $175
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: 45 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 vellus 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., Suite 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, Suite 101, Nashville 37215
Phone: (615) 292-8606
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/private-edition
Woods Aesthetics’ Aesthetician’s Signature Facial: 60 minutes, $99
Formerly Zap Laser & Aesthetic, Woods Aesthertis provides facials that are medical in nature, yet still relaxing and customized to each client. 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 Woods Aesthetics does not accept gratuity, so that sometimes-awkward elephant is out of the room allowing for total ahhhhh.
Location: 4322 Harding Pike, Suite 329, Nashville 37205
Phone: (615) 630-6969
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/woods-aesthetics
Apropos’ Deep Cleansing Facial: 75 minutes, $90
Intensive and amazing, this facial promises to loosen pores and refine the skin’s texture, 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, Suite 104, Nashville 37205
Phone: (615) 297-0087
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/apropos-day-spa
The Organic Results 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, $140 (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., Suite 3, Nashville 37215
Phone: (615) 891-2881
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/skin-mb
The Clarify at FACE Nashville: $150
The FACE Nashville team believes that in a filtered and photoshopped world, it is time to create a space where the focus is on educating and empowering rather than perpetuating the false message that “manufactured beauty is REAL beauty.” They offer clients unprecedented service by first helping them achieve beautiful, healthy skin and then equipping them with the right tools to enhance and accentuate the results. This specific facial is detoxifying – specifically for those who struggle with acne. The LED Light Therapy serves to kill bacteria and heal skin with a high frequency to help with future product penetration and eliminate toxins!
Location: 2235 10th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 953-2474
The Signature Minkyti at Woodhouse Day Spa: 80 minutes, $175
A tranquil day spa with an expansive list of services, Woodhouse Day Spa is a destination for all things self-care. Their signature Minkyti facial uses seaweed in combination with other unique and original facial techniques to give you an age-defying facial with immediate results. Expect to leave feeling refreshed, hydrated and deeply relaxed (and ready to book your next appointment!)
Location: 1175 Meridian Blvd., Suite 100, Franklin, Tennessee 37067
Phone: (615) 764-0004
Cryoderm Trio at Ona Skincare: $150
Ona Skincare is a one-stop shop for all things skincare. From microdermabrasion to cryotherapy to waxing to Latisse to laser treatments, their informed staff will help you make the best decisions for your body and skin to achieve that glow we all pine for! The Cryoderm Trio facial targets fine lines and tightens skin. It starts with a peel that allows healthy cell to replenish your skin, then dermaplanes to remove cell buildup and peach fuzz, and finally ends with their signature cryo treatment. The cryo treatment treats acne, improves pore size and fine lines as well as overall skin complexion. You’ll leave with a glow!
Location: Belle Meade, 6592 Highway 100, Suite 1, Nashville, TN 37205; East Nashville, 1013 Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: Belle Meade, (615) 353-8444; East Nashville, (615) 810-8785
Signature Facial at REN Dermatology: $125
Give your skin the attention it deserves with a skin analysis, deep cleansing, exfoliation and mask. The treatment includes aromatherapy and a relaxing, detoxifying massage for the face, neck, décolleté, hands and arms. This facial will bring a new glow to your skin and leave you feeling soothed, refreshed and renewed. The luxurious facial is individually tailored to your skin’s needs, and you can add on chemical peels accordingly.
Location: 155 Covey Drive #200, Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 835-3220
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/ren-dermatology/
Revitalizing Facial at Rhapsody Spa: $149
Rhapsody Spa Director Rhonda Davis suggests investing in your skin with a good night treatment, exfoliant and monthly facials. The experienced estheticians at Rhapsody Spa can help you select the products that are right for your skin type. The Revitalizing Facial at Rhapsody instantly minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll leave with youth-infused skin with diminished pigmentation, redness and large pores.
Location: 807 Clark Place, Nashville TN 37203
Phone: (629) 800-5050
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/rhapsody-spa/
Therapy Systems Facial at Cosmetic Market: $95
At Cosmetic Market, you’ll find a wide range of options when it comes to facials. From Therapy Systems to Caudalie to SkinCeuticals to Tata Harper – they’ve got it all! We love the Therapy Systems Facial because it addresses many skin concerns targeting fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture and includes a glycolic peel to promote skin brightening and an even skin tone!
Locations: 4015 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 107, Nashville, TN, 37215; 218 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN, 37214; 545 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 158, Franklin, TN, 37067; 211 Franklin Road, Suite 115, Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: Green Hills (615) 298-7759; Opry Mills (615) 515-8444; Cool Springs (615) 778-9115; Brentwood (615) 915-4747
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/the-cosmetic-market/
Custom Facial at Woods Aesthetics
At Woods Aesthetics, Valerie will work with you and your skin to create a custom facial that is specific to your needs. She uses steam, aromatherapy, specialized products to make your experience both enjoyable and incredible effective. Dermaplaning, peels, waxing, tinting can be added to any facial to enhance your results.
Location: 4322 Harding Pike, Suite 329, Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 630-6969
SB Guide page: styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/woods-aesthetics/