Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine

Announcing Institute Aesthetics

By Jeffrey R. Dell, MD, FACOG, FACS, IFPM Director

It is my privilege to announce the launching of Institute Aesthetics in response to the encouragement of many of our patients who have inquired about a variety of aesthetic procedures for both themselves and their family members. From non-invasive body contouring to dermal fillers and more, Institute Aesthetics, located within the Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine, offers both men and women the latest and most technologically advanced aesthetic services, all provided by the experienced, caring, and compassionate healthcare professionals you have come to trust for more than two decades.Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine

We have also added Melanie Williams, MA, to our staff. She has worked in the medical field for 20 years and is excited to assist in bringing these new technologies and services to our patients.

The latest procedure that I am excited to announce is our exclusive, non-invasive body contouring service called SculpSure. The following most commonly asked questions may help you decide if SculpSure is right for you. You are also encouraged to contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25-minute procedure destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells without surgery.

Is SculpSure right for me?

SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, some patients may wish to have additional treatments based on desired results. Ask your treatment provider about the best treatment plan for you.

What should I expect during the treatment?

Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment, which is generally well-tolerated.

When will I see results?

Many patients start to see results in as early as six weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.

How long will results last?

Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.

How long before I can resume normal activities?

There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.

What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss?

The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remain constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become smaller but typically do not decrease in number. Even with diet and exercise, many people have difficulty losing weight in these trouble areas.

The new standard in non-invasive body contouring, SculpSure can help you eliminate stubborn fat without surgery or downtime in as little as 25 minutes. FDA-approved, safe, and effective, discover what SculpSure can do for you today.

Institute Aesthetics
10133 Sherrill Boulevard, Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37932

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Knoxville Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery

The Princesses and The Plastic Surgeon

By Jason J. Hall, MD, FACS

Recently a colleague of mine told me that he does not want his daughter growing up with the label of “princess” because he thinks it causes girls to develop a sense of entitlement and an obsession with the superficial.  I disagreed.  I view it as a term of endearment and told him that not only am I raising princesses, but I’m raising princesses who can change a tire, shoot a gun, and bait a fish hook.

Photo courtesy of Everything Knoxville

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My response got a laugh, but also got me thinking: How do I raise two girls to have a healthy body image and be happy with who they are when I’m a Plastic Surgeon? 

Regardless of what I do day in and day out, Dr. 90210, a character created and perpetuated by the media, is the stereotype of the plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, my daughters will have to contend with that public perception of what their father does as they grow up and begin to define who they are.

Is it hypocritical for me to tell my girls to be happy in their own skin and ignore the messages about being “skinny” and “sexy” that they are bombarded with when I am in the beauty business? How do I teach them to be self-assured and confident in themselves? How do I teach them to be unselfish young women?

After some thought, these are the answers I came up with:
» The girls need to know they’re loved unconditionally.
» They need to develop a healthy lifestyle early.
» They need to develop a generous heart.
» They need to learn the value of hard work and a dollar.
» In trying to teach these lessons, my actions need to speak louder than my words.

Knowing they’re loved
The girls need to know that I love them.  I’m the first man in their life, and I will always hold a special place in their hearts.  I am the barometer against which every other male that comes into their lives will be measured.  They need to know that my love does not come with a fee. They need to know that I love them for who they are on the inside, and nothing can change that.  The only way they will know that is by experiencing that – at home, every day.

Developing a healthy lifestyle
Our girls need to see that living a healthy lifestyle is more important than a dress size. So much of the media’s portrayal of exercise and health is one of deprivation and starvation – frankly, none of it sounds like fun.  My wife and I strive to live a healthy life and to make sure the girls are included.  We plan meals together, we eat together most nights, and we play together.  Outside playtime is important, and we make time for that – we try and make running around and sweating FUN.

Limiting “screen time” is important to us in that it both forces us to DO something and limits the reach of so many of the damaging media messages.  Those things, I hope, will pay off in that we will have healthy, active girls who don’t see eating well and daily exercise as a chore but as a normal way of life.

Growing up with a generous heart
We do not want our girls to be self-absorbed children, so we try our best to NOT model being self-absorbed parents.  We try to model living a life of service and hope that by living the message we’re teaching, they will live it as well.  We hope that they will learn that the needs of others come before their own and that they will understand that a life of service isn’t about their job but is about who they are as a person.

Learning the value of work
Starting now, while they’re young, we do our best to make sure our children know that the material things they enjoy have come at the expense of hard work and sacrifice.  For our oldest, we’ve started a chore chart, and the money she earns every week goes equally into three separate boxes marked spend, save, and give.  We hope this will not only teach her the value of a dollar, but the importance of saving and giving.

A word about cosmetic surgery
I have no doubt that the cosmetic surgery discussion will happen in my house at some point.  I have insights into the topic that few other fathers have and want to share those with anyone considering cosmetic surgery, my own daughters included.  However, what they need to hear is the same message anyone considering cosmetic surgery needs to hear: Cosmetic surgery should not be an outward attempt to create inner beauty; surgery should only serve to enhance it.

I don’t profess to have all the answers to my own questions – my wife and I are just doing all that we can to raise healthy girls with a strong sense of themselves and to equip them as best we can to deal with the pressures of the outside world. All that being said, they’ll always be my princesses.

Knoxville Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery
9239 Park West Boulevard, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37923

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A Wise Business Owner Has Many Counselors

By Tom Irmen

So just who should a small business owner look to as a wise counselor? Free advice is seemingly available from a never ending chorus of people, including the well-intentioned but uninformed and those individuals who possess the requisite experience required to help you make thoughtful, well-informed decisions.

Whether you’re new to self-employment or a seasoned veteran, you’ve already discovered that there is no shortage of people willing to offer their opinions on your decision to enter into or navigate the entrepreneurial marketplace. The lack of knowledge or expertise on the part of well-meaning individuals offering their advice is no barrier. But, as you will soon discover, those in the best position to offer their advice are seemingly more reserved. They tend to listen more and ask questions before offering you their opinions drawn from their years of accumulated wisdom.

Those with the best intentions often doubt whether you can succeed, while others may outright criticize your decisions. Keep in mind that the advice they offer is usually based on their own personal feelings of whether they could succeed in the small business marketplace that you have chosen for yourself.

Experienced or inexperienced, people are only sharing their opinions with you. They are neither right nor wrong. Sift through the information that you’ve received, separating the pearls of wisdom that can be helpful, and then ignore all the rest. Armed with the best information available, a well-thought out business model, dedication, and perseverance, let the voice in your head for your dream be louder than the sea of voices from everyone else.

However, avoid the pitfall of totally ignoring the advice of wise counselors. Believing that you have it “dialed-in” and that you’re the center of the universe is just as dangerous as accepting the advice of the uninformed.

Believe in what you’re doing, and pursue your dreams on your terms.

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Dermatology Associates of Knoxville

Dermatology Associates of Knoxville Expands into New Location

Dermatology Associates of Knoxville is proud to announce the opening of their newest location at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in March. Their newest location joins three others: 939 E. Emerald Avenue, 11416 Grigsby Chapel Road, and 7557 Dannaher Way.

Committed to the dermatology and Mohs (cancer surgery) needs of their neighbors for more than 30 years, Dermatology Associates’ compassionate and caring healthcare professionals have earned the trust of their patients. Now, with their newest location set to open next month, Dermatology Associates will be more convenient than ever.

Offering state-of-the-art specialized procedures in laser surgery, aesthetic skin care, and general dermatology, Dermatology Associates of Knoxville and the SkinCare Center provide patients with the finest quality treatments in a warm, caring, and compassionate environment. Whatever your skin care needs – from addressing tell-tale signs of aging, to preventing and treating skin cancer, to removing unsightly markings – they will help you create a complete, customized program using the most advanced technologies available.

For the highest level of treatment for all of your skin related issues, including hair and nails, skin cancers, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and other conditions, contact Dermatology Associates of Knoxville. For an appointment at any of their locations or questions about the SkinCare services, call 865-524-2547.

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Elle Boutique

V-Day Ready

Oh, Valentine’s Day. The fun day of romance, or the in-your-face singles awareness day. Whatever your day may bring, we are here to help you be prepared. We have a great selection of gifts for those who are celebrating with significant others but also some great gifts for your bestie, daughter, or sibling in order to avoid those single awareness day breakdowns.

For the hard-working wife or mother, we highly recommend buying her the gift of Eberjey. This is the ultimate comfort – make you feel good – brand full of gorgeous intimates, super soft sleepwear, and cozy robes that any woman is sure to love. We have a special Eberjey Valentine’s collection that just arrived with romantic red colors, heart prints, lace details, and more.

As the saying goes, “I have too much jewelry” – said no woman EVER. The gift of jewelry is always a good idea. We have a wide range of jewelry collections at all different price points appropriate for sibling gifts, girlfriend gifts, or gifts for your besties. From delicate TAI stud earrings, to motivational Mantraband bracelets that are all under $100, to the more special sterling silver MIANSAI cuffs and Melody Vintage necklaces for your significant others.

As always, we have date night outfits ready for you! Whether you need a casual dinner outfit, fancier dress, or fun heart tee for a cozy dinner at home, we’ve got you covered. Tons of new arrivals have just come in, and our staff is here to help you pick out a perfect look for your night.

Shop with us Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

5508 Kingston Pike, Suite 130
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Fancy Vents

The 15-Minute Remodel: Transform Any Room into a Work of Art

Air return vents are in all our homes; however, little is done to hide these necessary items. Those white vents aren’t things of beauty. You can’t cover them up or bury them behind furniture. Many homeowners resign themselves to the fact that they’ll just have to live with those eyesores.

Well, there’s a better way with Fancy Vents, who manufactures cast iron and steel cold air return vents. Cindy Moore co-founded the business with her late husband, Earl, a skilled metal artisan. He created the first “Fancy Vent” for their home in his basement shop. The decorative iron return air grill quickly became a popular conversation piece for visitors, and some suggested they sell the pieces. So, Cindy created flyers and placed them on mailboxes near her home. They began discussing the possibility of a real business opportunity when at least three months of orders poured in. By mid-2008, Fancy Vents, Inc. was born.

With more than 100 designs, there is a Fancy Vent to fit any décor. Choose from traditional designs such as the “Glory” panel and the “Gothic” or select a more contemporary piece such as the “Valenti” or the “Modern.” Also, iron wall covers and ceiling vent covers are available in six finishes and almost any size.

“We’ve created vents in standard and odd sizes,” said Cindy. “You can choose from existing designs, and we also build themed designs such as beach scenes for homes in Florida, Western themes for homes in Montana, and the Texas star for homes in Texas. If we can cast it, we can make it.”

It’s not just the quality workmanship that makes Fancy Vents shine. Their commitment and dedication to a high level of customer service from the design phase and beyond installation sets them apart. Keeping things personal and “made to order” is part of their business model.

The best part is the vents’ functionality. The vents are easy to clean, and you can open them with one finger so you don’t break your fingernails. All designs have been tested to ensure functionality and that they meet or exceed HVAC airflow specifications.

It seems that something that adds so much character to a home would be hard to install, but almost anyone can complete a DIY installation by watching the “15-Minute Remodel” video at

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The Skin Spa + Laser Studio

What’s in a Name?

By Jason Crippen, Owner of The Skin Spa + Laser Studio

Simply put: Everything! That’s why we have renamed Svelte Body Contouring to The Skin Spa + Laser Studio. Largely in response to your suggestions and recommendations and the growing demand for additional services and treatments, a name change was in order to more accurately describe our expanded menu of services and products.

While our name may have changed, our level of customer service, designed to exceed your expectations, has not. At The Skin Spa + Laser Studio, expect to experience the very same commitment from our staff of experienced and dedicated associates that you experienced at Svelte Body Contouring.

If your personal goal is to look and feel your best for an upcoming wedding, that dream vacation, class reunion, or other special event, you will discover that The Skin Spa + Laser Studio can help you achieve your goal. Our newly expanded menu of services includes:

» Emerge Laser Skin RejuvinationThe Skin Spa + Laser Studio
» Strawberry Laser Lipo Treatments
» LED Teeth Whitening
» Vectus Hair Removal
» One-hour Spa Facial
» 30-minute Express Facial
» Waxing
» Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting

With the combination of our non-surgical body contouring, laser skin renewal, and menu of other services, we can now create a personalized spa experience designed to meet your unique goals.

“Our new facial offerings are a great complement to our Emerge laser treatments, because it’s very important to routinely exfoliate and nourish your skin,” said Rebecca, Laser Technician.

We are also excited to offer two new skin care products – SkinCeuticals and Rodan + Fields – which, when combined with our state-of-the-art laser skin services, can help you reduce the natural signs of aging.

If one of your resolutions for 2016 is to discover a new you that looks and feels better, why not let the professionals at The Skin Spa + Laser Studio in Bearden show you how?

The Skin Spa + Laser Studio
6006 Walden Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Don’t Make Your Company’s First Impression Your Very Last Impression

By Bethany Belice, Co-Owner of Image360

The fact is most entrepreneurs and business owners are understandably more preoccupied with day-to-day business responsibilities than the image their business projects. But that same image they project on a daily basis helps to further propel them forward or acts as a barrier to future success. Image360

A first encounter creates a mental image of your business that can greatly influence buying habits of a prospective customer. Unfortunately, the ability to project a positive first impression is often overlooked by entrepreneurs and business owners alike. This could be because of the lack of time or expertise necessary to create the positive, high-impact impression that will open up new opportunities for both you and your clients.

Joining the Alliance Franchise Brand family in late 2015, my husband, Shawn, and I are proud to bring Image360 to Knoxville! Image360 is your visual communications team of experts who can help create, design, and implement customized graphics and displays to support your company’s expansion, re-branding, special event, new product, or service launch – you name it. Image360 can help you transform an ordinary marketing plan into an extraordinary and successful strategy that will help further differentiate your company from your competitors.

Whether you’re a startup or an existing business or organization seeking to freshen up your image, Image360’s custom design team can help you every step of the way, from imagination through installation, including logo creation and specification of brand colors to the development of marketing materials of collateral.

Our products and services include:
» Architectural & company signage
» Custom banners, displays, and graphics
» Engraving
» Illuminated signage
» Soft signage
» Trade show displays
» Vehicle and transit graphics

If you’re ready to create a first impression that will result in a successful and lasting relationship with your existing customers and prospective clients, call us today to discover how the Image360 team can partner with you as visual communication experts.

6700 Baum Drive, Suite 15
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Knox Essential Oils

Knox Essential Oils

By Amanda Keller and Amber Keirn, Owners of Knox Essential Oils

Many of you have come to know Hemp Monkeys, that cool little shop that features eclectic jewelry, hemp clothing, hemp oil body care products, custom graphics and printing as one of Knoxville’s most unique shops. There is a growing number of folks that have also discovered that we are a trusted source for essential oils and resources. We have chosen to focus on just a few things and have changed our name to Knox Essential Oils. We will also be keeping the graphics end of the business as Hemp Monkey Graphics.

We have moved to a new location (just four doors down from our previous location). We are still available to assist you with your graphic design and printing needs, in addition to our custom t-shirts, fraternity/sorority jerseys, signs, banners, decals, business cards, and promotional products. We’re just offering you the best of two worlds!

Discovered somewhat by accident, we learned about the use of essential oils with the hope that they could help us overcome several health related issues we were both experiencing. To our total surprise, these essential oils provided the much-needed relief we were seeking.

That was three years ago, and during that time, we conducted a great deal of research on essential oils to include their purity and safe use. Because we shared our personal experiences with so many of you, we discovered that you had the same natural curiosity about the potential health benefits of essential oils. Three years later, Knox Essential Oils has become a reality as a result of your growing requests for both essential oils and learning resources. Everyone can benefit from essential oils, and we are dedicated to sharing our knowledge. We feel this is our higher calling and certainly a passion.

Today our new retail space is located at 4928 Homberg Drive in Suite A-5 in Bearden. Our new location features the highest quality Doterra certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Doterra is renowned worldwide for adhering to the strictest industry standards in sourcing and producing the highest quality essential oils available anywhere. We also offer educational materials, classes, and individual consultations. In addition, Knox Essential Oils will continue the endeavor to become the area’s most responsible and knowledgeable source of the highest quality essential oils and information.

Knox Essential Oils also offers locally made organic teas, body care products, and our popular Himalayan salt lamps.

Stop in and see the new digs, and experience for yourself the power of essential oils!

Knox Essential Oils
4928 Homberg Drive, Suite A-5
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa

Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa
In 2016, celebrate the New Year by discovering a new YOU!

Imagine your very own private sanctuary – a relaxing retreat, a place to be pampered – where you can be comfortable, rejuvenated, and transformed from the tensions of everyday life. Welcome to Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa, East Tennessee’s premier salon, spa, and medspa.

After Pure Luxe founder and local area entrepreneur, Rusty Bittle, visited several of the world’s finest resorts and destination spas, he envisioned recreating the experiences he had discovered right here in East Tennessee. Today Pure Luxe, in its 9,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, offers visitors an experience unlike any other they’ll find in the Greater Knoxville area. Immense your entire being into an ambiance of relaxation, peace, and serenity. Pamper yourself with Pure Luxe’s diverse array of services, including the freshest trends in hair, nails, medical aesthetics, and the latest techniques in spa therapy – all in a world-class atmosphere and all delivered by their knowledgeable and professional associates that are caring, confident, and committed to providing you with a purely luxurious experience. Pure Luxe

In our January 2016 New Year’s issue, Everything Knoxville is delighted to feature East Tennessee’s Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa.

EK: Pure Luxe is often described as the Knoxville area’s only full-service salon, spa, and medspa. Why is this so important to your clients?

Lynn Bibee, Spa Director: With our lives getting busier, convenience and efficiency is crucial for many people, and as a mom, I know convenience is huge for me. Since we offer such a wide variety of services under one roof, we truly are a “one-stop shop.” You can come receive a manicure and pedicure, have your hair cut, colored, and styled, have a relaxing massage, and receive BOTOX® all in one place without having to schedule all those appointments at different locations. It truly is a unique, and convenient, experience at Pure Luxe.

EK: In addition to offering a unique salon and spa experience that offers hair, nail, and massage services, tell our readers about the special aesthetic services you offer Pure Luxe clients.

Natalie Malicote, Licensed Aesthetician: At Pure Luxe, we love what we do and can provide many services, including facials, eyelash extensions, body wraps and scrubs, and facial peel services. All of our aestheticians can also knowledgably speak of our skincare lines, and we are more than happy to help and advise guests on the best regimen for their skin type, whether that’s a microdermabrasion, a peel, or a combination of the two.

EK: Our readers will be delightfully surprised to discover the extensive selection of medspa services that Pure Luxe offers. Let’s start with the injectables. Tell us what injectables you offer and how our readers can benefit from them.

Inara Gadzhiyeva, RN: We offer BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM® XC, and JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC fillers. BOTOX® is used to improve facial lines and wrinkles and helps to visibly smooth them in just a short amount of time. JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC are designed to smooth aging lines, add volume in the cheek area, and can also be used to add volume to lips. All of our injectables help our clients feel younger and more radiant!

EK: Quickly tell us about your BOTOX® – CLUB 90 TEN.

Inara: CLUB 90 TEN is an exclusive BOTOX® cosmetic program that rewards our clients for maintaining a regular treatment schedule. CLUB 90 TEN members have access to preferred benefits and events, including $10 per unit pricing and the Refer a Friend program. You can sign up at anytime by filling out a simple form and paying the $90 annual enrollment fee, and, of course, Chelsea and I are always available to answer any questions about BOTOX® or CLUB 90 TEN.

EK: Pure Luxe offers a wide variety of body contouring and weight loss services, including CoolSculpting and HCG weight loss programs. Tell us about both of these programs.

Chelsea Knight, RN: CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical body contouring treatment that reduces fat areas by targeting and freezing the fat cells to permanently remove them from the body. The best part is this treatment has minimal to no downtime. The HCG weight loss program is a science-based diet program for guests seeking a healthy way to lose weight and maintain overall health and wellness. Each program is geared specifically for each individual and can last 14, 21, or 42 days. Inara and I are always willing to help each guest figure out what programs and services will work best for them.

EK: You also offer an extensive array of laser services. How do your clients benefit from these services?

Chelsea: Lasers can be used to treat wrinkles and sun damage, as well as improve skin tone and tighten the skin. They can also be used to treat veins and remove hair. Looking to treat your fine lines and wrinkles? Our Pearl Fusion laser would be a good fit for you. Looking to improve your skin tone and surface imperfections? The Limelight would work best. Inara and I consult guests first to determine which laser treatment would be best. We want our clients to feel comfortable in the process and love their results!

EK: Pure Luxe recently introduced an FDA-cleared procedure called miraDry®. Explain what this procedure does.

Inara: We are the only facility in the region to offer this service. It provides a lasting reduction of underarm sweat in a completely non-invasive way. You can experience dramatic sweat, odor, and hair reduction in your underarms in as little as one treatment, without harsh chemicals, toxins, or surgery. Both Chelsea and I have been extensively trained on this procedure. One of the things we love most about it is that there’s little to no downtime. You can go right back to work after having it done!

EK: Describe some of the many skincare services offered at Pure Luxe.

Autumn Nease, Licensed Aesthetician: We offer five different types of facials and offer both IMAGE and SkinMedica peels. We also offer microdermabrasions and dermaplaning. If you’re looking for a relaxing facial experience, try our Pure Luxe Signature Facial. We even have a facial specifically geared towards our male clients, the Executive Facial. As aestheticians, we can consult on what services will be perfect for each guest, including which skincare line is best based on their concerns, goals, and skin type.

EK: Would you like to extend a special invitation to our readers to visit your salon, spa, and medspa to discover how they too can enjoy the Pure Luxe Experience?

Lynn: Of course! For all first time Pure Luxe guests, we will offer 25% off your first salon or spa service. During the month of January, we will also be offering 30% off all laser service packages to help our guests prepare to look their best for the quickly approaching spring and summer. We also will have additional offers this month that can be found on our social media pages and website.

EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add?

Lynn: We know that in the New Year, people set goals to feel and look their best, and we have the means to help people achieve these goals. Whether it’s weight loss, better skin, laser hair removal, or even less stress, Pure Luxe has the talent and heart to help our guests achieve what they’re hoping for. Each of our team members are well-trained, experienced, and excited to serve Knoxville and the surrounding communities. We hope that we can help our guests escape the stresses of life while providing an enjoyable Pure Luxe experience.

Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa
10780 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37932

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