Hair & Nail

1) Don’t be afraid to ask for a Vandy student discount

2) Some salons have tiered service (different price for different levels of hairstylists). Unless you specifically ask, you might end up getting a very expensive haircut.

3) Lookout for Groupons, Living Social, and Scoutmob deals for a variety of salon services.

VMSII Favorites



Village Nails

Signature Nail Spa

Curly Hair

Haute Salon


Salon FX

Parlor and Juke


Salon FX

Haute Salon – ask for Maureen Davix

Madlen’s Aesthetics – ask for Jennifer

European Wax Center

Men's Hair

Oxford House Barbershop


Green Hills Barber

Best Discounts

Salon YaYa – free products and $20 off referrals

Salon FX – Vandy student discounts

Maureen @ Haute Salon – discounts on expensive services

Great Clips – $2 Vandy student discount

Village Nails – student discount

TrueBlue – 50% first time discount

Apex Nails

Close to campus and highly recommended by some students!

2817 West End Avenue

(615) 320-7140

Bishop’s Salon

Complimentary scalp massage with Aveda aromatherapy products. “Creative talent” (newer hairstylists) charge $21 for a nice cut. More seasoned professionals like owner Mitsy cost between $40-$90. Personal image consultations available. Talk to Rima or Rahul. Sharon is recommended for bikini waxing.

135 Bell Force Circle

Classic Hair Studio

Nashville’s exclusive hair extension studio. Excellent reviews. Ask for Denikka.

1413 Jefferson St. #203

The Edge of Belle Meade

Bill Vandiver. $45 and up cut for women, $25 and up for men. The hairstylists for the Tennessee Titans’ cheerleaders!

7028 Church St. East, Ste. 104, Brentwood


Featured in Vogue, Elle, and other magazines, the service can vary from snobby to warm. Elan also has a skin center, but the service is not always reliable. Women’s cuts start at $50 and a men’s cut is $30.

3756 Hillsboro Pk

Faith in You

Specializes in natural and relaxed hair care. Located in Madison, about 10 miles north of Nashville (small shop).

106 Harris St., Madison

(615) 612-6501

Fantastic Sam’s

Wet cuts are around $11, full service cuts are $15.

2101 Bandywood Dr.

(615) 298-1543

Glenn’s Hair Design

Men’s shampoo, cut, and blow dry is $22. Women get the same for $30. Perms are $60 and up. Hiding that medical school gray will cost $35.

2117 Elliston Place

(615) 327-4556

Great Clips

Full-priced, you’re out $9.99; with a coupon from the back of your Kroger’s receipt, the cost is only $6.99. For a simple trim, you can’t beat this place.

3710 Hillsboro Pike

(615) 298-1001

4311 Harding Rd

(615) 292-2291

54 White Bridge Rd.

(615) 352-8144

Heads Up Hair Cutting Salon

“Never the same barber twice.” Heads Up offers men’s haircuts for $11 with Vandy ID; women’s are a few dollars more. This place is reported to be good with black hair, though expensive: perms cost $55. Several VMS IIs recommend the salon in Green Hills for highlights that won’t cost so much that you can’t afford groceries for the next week. Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.

2313 Elliston Pl

2111 Green Hills Village Dr.

J. Bangs Hair Salon

This Paul Mitchell Salon is located near the Green Hills Mall. Voted Best of Citysearch 2009 for highlights, hair extensions, hair straightening, nails. Voted #2 best Nashville hair salon. Definitely a little pricey than other salons- women’s cut and style starts at $60, and men’s cut starts at $35.

4117 Hillsboro Pike

Me and My Hair

What you would call a “typical black beauty shop;” does relaxed and pressed hair.

1411 Jefferson Street

(615) 329-0969

Natural Oasis Day Spa & Salon

An Aveda salon that is located right off of West End Ave. Great customer service. They even offer a 10% student discount. Women’s cut is $51 and men’s is $34.

2214 Elliston Place, Suite 100

Naturally You Salon

“Ebonee specializes in natural hair care and braiding. I really like her services. This is good for girls who don’t process (i.e. relax or chemically straighten) our hair and can’t usually find people who deal with natural kinky/curly hair in regular salons. A lot of black girls who want to rock braids could benefit from her too.”

3926 Gallatin Road

Village Nails

Within walking distance of campus (in Hillsboro Village). Complimentary wine! They offer a 10% Vandy discount (with your ID), and their gel manicure is reasonably priced ($27 with discount).

2004 Belcourt Avenue

(615) 383-8070

Oxford Barber Shop

Men’s haircuts are $12. Don’t say “short” unless you mean it. Do get those shoes shined while you wait.

1313 21st Ave. South

(615) 327-4680

Rodney Mitchell Salon

Close to campus and offers a 20% for medical personnel, teachers, and students!

Hillsboro: 1816 21st Ave

Salon FX

Cuts start at $40 for women, $30 for men. 20% discount with student ID. Has very good service. Highly recommended by Vandy med students.

1915 Broadway

Salon Ya Ya

Close to campus, very relaxing atmosphere, open evenings. Stylists are friendly and good at their job. Offers a $20 discount for both you and a friend if you refer them to the salon. Also offers waxing services. Haircuts range from $33-60.

2200 21st Ave South

Serenity Nail Spa

Highly rated.

4326 Harding Pike #103 /p>

(615) 383-8344


Similar to Fantastic Sam’s. Wet cut is $9.95; shampoo and cut is $11.95. Present your student ID and get $1 off.

2059 Scarritt Place

(615) 341-0140


Cuts start at $40, with a drink and scalp massage included! Great results. Very trendy place that touts some celebrity clients!

2315 12th Ave. South

True Blue Salon

Conveniently located near Vandy (in the same shopping strip as Ham n’ Goody’s). Cut and blow dry is between $35 and $70 for women. Highly recommended by a current VMS II. An Aveda salon.

Park Place, 2nd Floor, 2817 West End Ave. #109

Trumps Salon

This is the place where all the country music superstars get their hair done. A bit expensive and the wait for appointments can be lengthy. However, you just might get a bit of gossip about the country music industry or even see a star! $50-62 for a shampoo, cut, and style.

3822 Bedford Ave.

(615) 385-9898

Vanderbilt Hair Salon

This is where the hospital employees, including physicians and professors, get their hair cut. Cuts are $9 for students. They are located on the 2nd floor of Medical Center North by the snack room. In addition to the cut, this is where you can find out what’s really going on at VUMC! Stop by this warm and friendly place.

(615) 322-3433

Venetian Nail Salon

“The BEST mani/pedi in town.” Free wine with services. Rarely have to wait for service. Rumor has it Nicole Kidman frequents this salon.

2114 Green Hills Village Dr.

(615) 292-7727

Young’s Hair Design

This place has two, nice Korean ladies who know how to cut Asian hair with clippers. Cuts run about $15 for guys. Although it may be a little more expensive than Supercuts, these ladies won’t butcher your hair.

6210 Charlotte Pike

(615) 356-0299

West End Nails

$35 for manicure + pedicure. Good service. Across the street from Piggly Wiggly, next to Ted’s Montana Grill.

2813 West End Ave.

(615) 321-8892