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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shelly Cook Swiatek, Nail Care Technician and Skin Care Specialist
Meet Shelly Swiatek! 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.
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.”
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!