Lisia Tucker, Owner and Professional Hairstylist
Lisia takes pride in her salon and in her staff. She lives in Hermitage with her husband Ron and her toy poodle Rosie. Lisia is originally from Flushing NY but calls Nashville her home since 1981. She became a license hairdresser in 1982 and has loved every minute of her wonderful career. When not behind the chair she is very involved in the community. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce as well as Leadership Wilson, Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter and Eastern Middle TN Association of Realtors. She also loves selling real estate for Parks Realty, reading and listening to podcast.
Ashlie Templeton, Professional Hairstylist
Introducing Ashlie Templeton! One of the first smiling faces you’ll encounter when you enter the salon, her smile is sure to brighten your day. Ashlie, a Wilson County native, was born and raised in nearby Lebanon, TN, where she attended Lebanon High School. Following high school, Ashlie graduated from Madison University of Beauty, of Madison, TN. Ashlie’s sought-after talent, and genuine care for her customers has helped her create a loyal clientele for over 16 years. She excels in creating a color and style that fit any lifestyle, and helping others to feel beautiful. Ashlie loves being a mom to her handsome little boy, Hudson, and in her spare time, she enjoys exercise and spending time with her extended family.
Kristen Wilson, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Kristen Wilson! One of our veteran stylists, Kristen has been at Aqua Bella since 2007. Kristen began her studies at Tennessee Center of Applied Technology, receiving her degree in cosmology, and is continually learning and expanding her craft. Kristen loves working with her hands. She excels in color application, correction, and blonding of all types, including both foil work and free-hand painting. She also enjoys working with brides, helping to create the perfect style for their big day. Kristen believes in building lasting relationships with her clients, and her clients will agree her genuine heart, caring nature along with her creative talent keep them coming back for years to come. Kristen loves spending time with her family including her husband Shane, and two beautiful children Tye, and Eden. She also enjoys traveling, exploring different cultures, and playing with her precious puppies.
Katie-Anne Mires, Professional Hairstylist
Katie-Anne was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently lives in Mount Juliet where she spends time on the lake and with her husband, Luke, and her daughter.
She attended Paul Mitchell the School where she received advanced training in cutting, color, and styling. Katie-Anne has always had a passion for making everyone beautiful by suggesting hairstyles and colors that are favorable for your facial structure and skin tone.
“I moved to Nashville about 3 years ago and have not found a salon that I have trusted and enjoyed. Well the search is over, Aqua Bella is going to be my new salon. Katie-Anne was wonderful! It was my first time to the salon and with Katie-Anne. This will not be my last because of the awesome service. She listened to what I wanted, gave advice to me on what I should do, what is best for my face shape, recommended products, and made me feel SO comfortable. The rest of the staff seemed to make everyone feel comfortable as well. I notices another client walking out just smiling after she was finished! Thanks for making my salon experience comfortable. P.S. is was so easy to make the appointment online, too! Loved it all!”
Toni Riley, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Toni Riley! Toni is a veteran of the hair business, proudly serving her devoted clientele since 2002. She received her education from Stylemasters Beauty Academy of Lebanon Tennessee. Toni specializes in precision cutting including men’s grooming and razor cutting, blonding services, coloring, and waxing. When she’s not hard at work making her clients look and feel their best, you can find her spending time with her husband Will and their four children, hiking with her dog Sierra, boating, and going off roading in their RZR.
Brittany Willis, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Brittany! She is a native of Mount Juliet and has been with Aqua Bella since 2009. After starting her career at Aqua Bella as a front desk manager, she developed a passion for hair and beauty and from there received her license in 2013.
Brittany believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of the new products and services available in order to provide excellent service to her clientele. She specializes in foil highlights and lowlights, color correction, styling, and special occasion hair dressing. She stays updated on all the latest trends so that she can give you the look you want! She, also, places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs and respecting their hair….and she strives for unlimited creativity!
In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, traveling and spending time with her husband, Michael, and her boys, Beau and Colt. Book your appointment with her today!
Kelsey Sneed, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Kelsey Sneed!
A Mount Juliet native, born and raised, Kelsey is a familiar face too many. She is a graduate of Wilson Central High School, continuing on to receive her Cosmetology degree from esteemed Paul Mitchell School of Nashville. Kelsey has spent more than a decade behind the chair delivering flawless style to all of her clients. Her favorite part of everyday is helping women feel their absolute best. Kelsey credits her business sense and love of the service industry to her mother, owner of the former Taylormade Coffee Café, here in Mount Juliet. When she’s not hard at work, Kelsey loves spending time with her husband Zak, and two beautiful children, Wyatt and Harper. A fun fact about Kelsey, she is a pro when it comes to DIY home improvements, and loves exploring the breakfast scene at Nashville’s hottest new restaurants.
Heather Berry, Professional Hairstylist
Introducing Heather Berry! Heather is a native of Crown Point Indiana; while Brighton Michigan was home for much of her adult life. She found her way to the Nashville area in 2013. Heather is a veteran in the beauty industry after entering the business in 2005, studying both esthetics and cosmetology. She is extensively trained and highly skilled in both areas having received her Esthetics degree from Brighton Cosmetology School, and her Cosmetology degree from esteem Paul Mitchel School of Nashville. Heather excels in creative coloring, color correction, blonding, precision cuts, and connecting with her clientele in order to create styles that accentuate their personality, and reflect their lifestyle. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband Randy, step daughter Samantha, and their two pups Lucy Lu, and rescued German Shepard Xander. Heather is always ready for adventure! She loves to travel, hike, and snowboard.
Tara Thomas, Professional Hairstylist
With a passion for education and beauty alike, Tara Thomas has spent over a decade devoted to developing her craft. She began her career learning cutting edge techniques, and classical styling from top hair and makeup professionals on Nashville’s own, Music Row. Through continued education, and many blessings, Tara’s career has allowed her opportunities to work with celebrities such as, American Picker Lauren Wray Grisham, Project Runway’s Johnathan Kayne, American Idol’s Janelle Arthur, Karen Hendrix Couture, The Fashion Office, and News Channel 5 Nashville. Tara’s work can be found in both national and local publications like, Southern Weddings Magazine and NFocus Magazine, and she is a featured beauty and style contributor for Wilson County’s East of the City Magazine. Tara divides her time between continuing her own education, educating future stylists, and working full-time behind the chair as she proudly serves her clientele.
Ashlee Thompson, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Ashlee Thompson! Ashlee is a hair veteran, having been in the business for over a decade. A Wilson County Native, Ashlee is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Mark, and has two beautiful girls, Emilynn and Ruby. Aside from her love of being a mom, Ashlee loves to travel, and is always up for learning new things. She completed her studies at the highly acclaimed Redken Exchange in New York City. There she received hands on training from celebrity artist Sam Villa, as well as, many other top stylists in the business. Ashlee gives an amazing blow out! She loves helping her clients achieve a look that will stand up to the busiest lifestyle, as well as helping them keep their color looking fresh and feeling great.
Shelby Shelton, Professional Hairstylist
Introducing Shelby Shelton. Shelby, originally from Hendersonville, TN, lives with her husband Evan in nearby Lebanon. There she attended and received her cosmetology degree from Genesis Career College. Shelby continued her education as an apprentice stylist at Aqua Bella, where she honed her craft, taking her skills to the next level in order to become an extremely talented stylist. Shelby excels in many areas including blonding, cutting, and styling. She is also trained and certified in several different extension methods, and currently offers tape-in extension services for her clients. Shelby loves working with long hair, layers, and creating the perfect blonde. In her free time Shelby loves studying current trends, cultivating stylish looks, and spending time with her husband and two puppies Jasper and Kya.
Blaike White, Professional Hairsylist
Katie Ervin, Professional Hairtstylist and Nail Care Technician
Introducing Katie Ervin. Katie, originally from Smithville, TN, attended Georgia Career Institute of Murfreesboro, TN, where she graduated with a degree in Cosmetology. Serving her clients at Aqua Bella since 2015, Katie loves to make people smile and enjoys the transformation after each service. Her positive attitude and compassionate heart make time spent in her chair an uplifting experience sure to brighten anyone’s day. Katie excels in special event styling, manicures, pedicures, and both formal and educational makeup application. Married to husband Hayden since 2016, Katie and Hayden are both active members of New Home Missionary Baptist Church in Smithville, TN. There she serves as Mission Leader, and is regularly raising awareness and support for several different mission efforts both at home and abroad. Her hobbies include staying up to date on current trends, photography, and working in her home workshop.
Leslie Morris, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Leslie Morris! As a former Miss Ohio, Leslie is a true veteran in the beauty business. With over 20 years of experience providing both hair and makeup for some of the nation’s largest Beauty Pageants, her work in the pageant circuit has enabled her to perfect her craft. Leslie was destined for success in the beauty world. Prior to graduating from Genesis career College with a degree in cosmetology, Leslie grew up learning and working in her own mother’s Ohio salon space. Leslie is a true artist in every sense of the word. As a former recording artist, Leslie enjoys expressing her creativity through all areas of her work. Specializing in freehand painting, balayage, ombré, and blonding, Leslie will create the perfect custom color to meet your needs. When she’s not hard at work in the salon, you can find Leslie watching her two beautiful daughters Giulianna (Jewels) and Gia dance competitively, or singing on stage in downtown Nashville.
Shelly Cook, Nail Care Technician and Skin Care Specialist
Meet Shelly Cook! Shelly, the oldest of three girls, was born in Springfield Missouri, but has called Tennessee home since 1990. With degrees from Stylemaster’s Beauty Academy, as well as Jon Nave University, she Proudly serves her faithful clientele as an esthetician, as well as, a nail technician. Shelly has worked for the owner of Aqua Bella since 1998. Shelly absolutely loves working with people, while helping them to feel pampered and improving their skin and nails. Her attention to detail, care and concern for others, and keen ability to customize services to meet clients needs, will surely make your time at Aquabella an amazing spa experience. In her free time, Shelly enjoys hiking, camping, spending time with family, and attending Christian Concerts.
Kelsey Collins, Skin Care Specialist
Introducing Kelsey Collins! An Aesthetician since 2014, Kelsey comes to Mount Juliet by way of Jackson TN. She began her undergraduate studies at Belmont University, and later received her degree in Aesthetics from Genesis Career College. Kelsey loves helping her clients to feel relaxed and stress free amidst a crazy world, all the while, aiding them in identifying their skin concerns and creating the perfect regimen to fit their needs. Kelsey is highly trained in all areas of Eminence Organic Skincare, and loves being able to offer a safer, more natural approach to beauty without sacrificing results. Aside from her knowledge of all things skincare, she also offers a multitude of waxing services. She currently lives in East Nashville, where she enjoys adding to her record collection and hanging out with her boxer Sadie.
Mandy McAlexander, Licensed Massage Therapist
Mandy graduated from the Mind Body Institute in June of 2013. She is passionate about massage therapy and the life altering benefits it can bring to those who suffer from chronic pain and stress. “I know that no single modality of massage is right for every individual. I find out what my clients wants and needs are then tailor the massage to them.”
Karen Stevens, License Massage Therapist
Karen Stevens is licensed esthetician and massage therapist with certifications in Ace MediCuppingTM Therapy, Himalayan Sound Therapy, Reiki energy work and Sampoorna Yoga instruction. She has advanced training in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and numerous skin care product lines including Eminence Organics. Karen’s experience spans both the medical and luxury spa environments. She continues to work with a plastic surgeon’s office where she performs medical grade skin care services and lymphatic drainage for pre / post cosmetic surgery and liposuction. Prior to joining Aqua Bella, Karen worked as a dual therapist and trainer at a luxury hotel spa in downtown Nashville where her massage work was featured in “Nashville Lifestyles.” She was named “Nashville Edit” Magazine’s 2019 Master Masseuse. Karen strives to create a relaxing respite from day-to-day environmental stressors by using massage and skin care techniques that effectively coax rather than aggressively conquer.
Karen brings some exciting new services to Aqua Bella including the special occasion Oxygen- Lift facial, Vibradermabrasion, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Himalayan Heated Stone Massage, MediCuppingTM Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Contour Cupping with Body Cocoon.
Kristy Gabriel, Licensed Massage Therapist
Kristi Gabriel is a holistic bodyworker utilizing her skills as a licensed massage therapist, registered yoga teacher, registered herbalist, and reiki master to facilitate healing in her clients. She has over 13 years of experience and education. This combined with her intuitive, empathic nature helps her to pinpoint root issues of distress in her clients. She combines integrative massage techniques in a therapeutic flow, seeking the perfect combination for each of her clients. She says, “Together we commit to your best-feeling self…for good!
Jennifer Van De Wal, Front Desk Manager
Meet front desk manager Jennifer Van De Wal. Jennifer has been part of the Aqua Bella family since 2015. With a true heart for service, she loves her daily interactions with clients both on the phone and in person, and truly enjoys getting to know them while helping to meet their needs. Jennifer has many years of experience in both retail and office management, along with an eye for style and a passion for beauty. Her dedication to excellence, professionalism, and attention to detail plays a vital role in the salon and spa experience. Jennifer, together with her husband Jon, has 6 beautiful children, 2 precious grandchildren, and loves to relax with her family whenever possible. A fun fact about Jennifer: While living in California, she was the lead singer of Christian rock band SoulKry!