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Elan Nashville Blog

Fashion, Style, Hair and Skin


Natural Cures for Hair Growth

by Adam Barnes on Nov 15, 2017

So many of my clients prefer natural products when possible now-a-days. I totally get this because I’m too seek nature first. But science really is here for a reason and advancements have happened. That’s why I’m grateful my salon treats our clients with lines made from nature - science combos.

Eyebrows Vs. GuyBrows

by Adam Barnes on Sep 20, 2017

I know what you’re thinking… "first you took away our cargo shorts, now you wanna pluck our brows. What’s next?! Makeup?" Well, calm down, Henry! We’re not getting crazy!

The Newest in Micro-Needling Technology

by Gwen Morgan on Jun 15, 2017

We are proud to be Nashville’s first practice to leverage the magic of radio frequency with the proven reliability of micro-needling. Last year we introduced ThermalActive Microneedling by Vivace, micro-needling that uses radio frequency and have quickly risen to become the top practice in the country utilizing this technology.

All The Buzz!

by Adam Barnes on May 31, 2017

There's a new trend liberating women and men across the country...again! ;) Maybe the best part of this gender neutral haircut is the easy style and low-maintenance. Imagine waking up in the mornings and having your hair all ready for the day. It also can make thinning hair look fuller.

Glow-in-the-Dark Hair

by Adam Barnes on Mar 13, 2017

Wow! The 80’s and 90’s just won’t stop giving us life again!

Volbella Lip Enhancement

by Keri Engels on Feb 17, 2017

Who thinks of lip enhancement without visualizing a Victoria's Secret model ... or dreams of pillow lips but fears trout mouth pout? Well ...  Now is the time to reconsider! There is a new injectable filler on the block and her name is Miss Juvederm Volbella. Launched by our friends at Allergan, you know who that is (Botox, Voluma, Latisse, Juvederm). In addition to that party Volbella is an injectable filler created specifically for the lips.

It's All Coming Undone!

by Adam Barnes on Oct 24, 2016

Well, that’s the new thing to work for anyway. Let me back up… We’ve all seen for years the distressed jeans and stretched sweaters. This need for wearing things out before we wear them started taking back its hold a few years ago. And now with 90’s angst and punk trending, you can bet it ain’t going anywhere anytime soon!

The Groom's Turn

by Adam Barnes on Aug 31, 2016

We just finished with our big wedding season and I had a lot of fun planning out and dolling up all that beauty for aisle walking! Beautiful Hair, beautiful makeup… Everyone knows weddings are for the bride … or lets be honest, sometimes more for the mother of the bride! ;) But there was one thing I kept thinking with my own wedding coming up; what about my guys?!

See Spot. See Spot Disappear!

by Beth Morrell on May 12, 2016

Time to discuss Hyperpigmentation. What is it? Where did it come from? And how can you get rid of it?

Layers Baby!

by Adam Barnes on May 12, 2016

So, here we are! It’s Spring already and Summer is knockin’ at the door. Most of us are swapping our wardrobes over and bronzing up the ol’ makeup palette. But what’s a lady to do with all her hair she’s been growing out?!

Bearded Ambition

by Adam Barnes & Beth Morrell on Feb 28, 2016

“Quite a strong statement?”, you say? Well then, why did so many influential men throughout history sport this style. You can start googling generals of war and emperors of nations and find everyone from Abraham Lincoln, to Sean Connery, even how we remember Jesus (although those blue eyes and highlights still crack me up!). If you’re all about joining this legendary league but don’t think you can make it, try these steps to growing your facial follicles faster. The biggest illusion out there is the belief that you can’t grow a beard at all, which is pretty improbable.


by Adam Barnes on Sep 15, 2015

Where have I been?! I love this! As an expressive hairdresser, I love painting with my words. And just to be honest, verbiage can be just as important as my skill level when assuring my client’s comfort with a new direction in the hair department.

New York Fashion Week: Men's

by Adam Barnes on Aug 25, 2015

For the first time, the fashion world celebrated menswear this July for the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's, held at Skylight Clarkson Square. As a lover of all things fashion, and fashion adjacent, I decided to profile the show and highlight some of the styles, both hair and fashion, that we are seeing in the post-production light.

Pastels: Not Just for Chicks Anymore

by Fiona McLeish on Jul 22, 2015

If you’ve been paying attention to pop culture as of late, you have probably noticed a trend. It started when platinum was not enough for some of us ‘blonderexics’, and we wished for silver or grey hair; which was the wanting of hair that had a slightly blue hue or maybe a purple metallic cast. The upkeep of this colour, for most of us, required either shampoos or conditioners to keep the pale yellow colour at bay. Now if any of you were like me, you’d rather have pale lilac or baby blue bits than any pale yellow. This is where pastels were born.

Grey is the New Black

by Adam Barnes on May 28, 2015

It’s time again to talk about those dreaded pigmentless pieces that start showing through our cosmetically colored hair. Yep, I’m talking about the greys! But probably not the way you think.

Making Waves This Spring/Summer

by Adam Barnes on Apr 23, 2015

Recently, I’ve had a lot of clients asking how to get this “new, beachy, care-free wave”. It’s all the rage for both women and men this Spring and Summer too! There are several ways to get a wavier look. Here, I’ll tell you that it’s all in your type of hair, the tools you use, and what products you’re styling with.

The Lowdown on Highlights

by ELAN Nashville on Oct 01, 2014

The difference between amazing highlights and bad highlights lies in the precision and skill of the stylist, and the quality of the product.

Let Down Your Hair

by ELAN Nashville on Sep 15, 2014

Get your locks in shape to be let down. Read on for our recommendations.

How Can I Fight Frizz During My Morning Routine?

by ELAN Nashville on Sep 01, 2014

For some of us, fighting frizz has been an epic battle for the ages.

Should Keratin Scare My Hair?

by ELAN Nashville on Aug 15, 2014

Wondering about an actually efficient hair straightening treatment? Keratin treatments do not chemically alter the makeup of the hair follicles.

What’s The Rule for Skin Tone & Hair Color

by ELAN Nashville on Aug 01, 2014

What’s the rule for skin tone and hair color? First, let us commend you on asking the right question before jumping in to a new hair color!

Wrinkle Fighters: How do they stack up?

by ELAN Nashville on Jul 15, 2014

If you’re considering options to get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, two major contenders are likely to be Juvederm and Botox.

Chemical Peel

by ELAN Nashville on Jul 01, 2014

Chemical Peels can be light, medium, or deep, and aren't as daunting as many people think.

There’s A Bun In My Oven…What Does That Mean For My Skin?

by ELAN Nashville on Jun 15, 2014

Wondering what products are safe to use during pregnancy? Look no further.

3 Essential Steps to Skincare

by ELAN Nashville on Jun 01, 2014

You’re busy. It’s the American way. That’s why few of us, save Bravo’s Real Housewives and royalty, have time for 10 skincare steps.

Microdermabrasion: Should I Do It Myself?

by ELAN Nashville on May 15, 2014

Microdermabrasion – it’s the procedure that revitalizes dull skin, reduces large pores, erases fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, reduces mild pigment irregularities (hyperpigmentation), stretch marks and age spots.

If You Could Turn Back Time

by ELAN Nashville on May 01, 2014

Growth factors regenerate skin cells and help them to behave the way younger skin cells do.

Cosmeceuticals: The Real Deal or Pseudo-Science?

by ELAN Nashville on Apr 15, 2014

Words with more than four syllables tend to sound pretty substantial. But are cosmeceuticals as impressive as they sound?

I Want Long Lashes...

by ELAN Nashville on Apr 01, 2014

So you want longer lashes and you’re considering Latisse, but you’re concerned about the side effects. Then you’re welcome to join the club of concerned others in want of luxurious lashes.

Botox at 25

by ELAN Nashville on Mar 15, 2014

Many young people are opting to use Botox as a longer-term tool in the fight to avoid wrinkles. Perhaps crow’s-feet aren’t so inevitable after-all.