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Conversations/Salon of the Month 2 ➊ The VIP styling area exudes glamour. ➋ The elegant makeup nook—clients receive a free touch-up with every hair service. 1 Country Glam At Parlour 3 just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, stylist to the country stars Melissa Schleicher attracts celebs and civilians alike to her hair and makeup mecca. —TRACY MORIN I n early 2012, Melissa Schleicher—a hair and makeup artist with 20 years of experience, plus a long list of country crooner clients—noticed there was something missing in her hometown of Brentwood, Tennessee: a top-notch salon. Though she’d originally planned to open a makeup store, she realized she knew a ton of hairstylists and decided to combine her two loves for Parlour 3. “I always loved hair and makeup—I was cutting neighborhood boys’ hair at 10 years old,” an Schleicher laughs. “I wanted a small, cool place that was private and Sc upscale, where you could get your hair and makeup done in one spot.” up With the makeup store upstairs and the salon in a private basement, the quaint 3,000-square-foot space hosts 12 stylists including Schleicher, th who (without any advertising) acknowledges that she could add another w 2,000 square feet for her growing clientele. The salon’s decor—Old 2 Hollywood meets modern glam—boasts royalty-worthy tufted velvet H couches, and indeed Schleicher strives to make everyone feel like a VIP. c “I “ want people to enjoy their time here, and I have the best stylists; I’m very picky about who’s going to work here,” Schleicher muses. “There v isn’t one stylist I wouldn’t send a client to.” Schleicher also loves life-changing products, so she’s always finding “fun little things” for her clients to fall in love with. She recently became a spokesperson for Zenagen after trying the products on her collegeage daughter, who experienced hair loss due to a thyroid problem (“It’s very rewarding to know I’m a spokesperson for something amazing,” she says), and she’s a major believer in the InStyler Professional (“We Parlour 3 Owner can’t keep them in stock!”). Schleicher juggles her in-salon stints with a Melissa Schleicher painted heap of road work—dolling up country stars such as Carrie Underwood, Carrie Underwood’s pout who’s been a client since her Idol days, Lisa Marie Presley and Brad a serious red for her Paisley for photo shoots and TV appearances. “I love being in the salon, performance at the 48th though, though because it’s so rewarding to style the normal, everyday lady,” she Academy of Country Music Awards in April. smiles. “I want people to feel good, and my clients become like family. That’s s what fills my heart up.” w 38 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | AUGUST 2013 “I wanted a small, cool place that was private and upscale, where you could get your hair and makeup done in one spot.” –MELISSA SCHLEICHER, OWNER OF PARLOUR 3 Details,Details Hair Care Oribe, Shu Uemura, Davines, Crack, Zenagen, Enjoy Furniture Minerva Beauty, Avant shampoo bowls The Space Makeup store upstairs, salon in the basement—a one-stop shop with privacy Color Lines Redken, Davines, L’Oréal Professionnel INOA Perks Complimentary makeup touchup and a 10 percent discount in the makeup store with every service PARLOUR 3 144 Franklin Road, Suite B Brentwood, TN 37027 615.942.9020 CARRIE: KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT; SALON: CAMERON PREMO

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty LaunchPad - August 2013

Beauty LaunchPad - August 2013
Log On
Editor’s Notebook
On The Cover
Salon of the Month
Head of the Class
Giving Back
Runway Report
Mood Board
In Sync
The Thick of It
Free Launch
Social Network
Advertiser Index
World View

Beauty LaunchPad - August 2013