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, Extension Specialist
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.
Shelly Cook Swiatek, Licensed Aesthetician, Nail Care Technician
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
Meet Mandy! Originally from Albany, OR, Mandy has called Nashville home for over 30 years. As a graduate of The Mind Body Institute of Nashville, and a true veteran in the wellness industry, Mandy has been practicing massage for over a decade. She is passionate about massage therapy and the life-altering benefits it can bring to those who suffer from chronic pain and stress. Mandy is extensively trained in a wide variety of modalities including cupping, deep-tissue work, and reflexology, In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, her dog Sally, and her cat Little Bit. Mandy also enjoys gaming, and Jui Jitsu. She is currently a one-stripe purple belt!
“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.”
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.
Hannah Castle, Professional Hair Stylist, Extension Specialist
Meet Hannah! A true local, Hannah was born and raised right here in Mount Juliet. She currently lives in Springfield with her husband Alan of 5 years, her beautiful daughter, Ensley-Kate, and pup, Danica. Hannah has been a familiar face around the salon for over 8 years, as she began her career at Aqua Bella working with guests at the front desk. No stranger to hard work, she then worked her way through our assistant program, while simultaneously earning her degree from Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Hannah’s passion is giving her clients the hair they’ve always wanted. She does this by creating custom color for each guest, and works as one of our Hair Extension Specialists.
When she’s not behind the chair, you can find her reading, hanging with friends, or at one of her favorite places: the race track. Hannah is an avid racing fan, something she learned from watching her dad at a young age. She’s even been known to get behind the wheel herself, and hopes to again someday soon.
Tabatha Austin, Professional Hairstylist, Nail Technician
Meet Tabatha! Originally from North Carolina; Tabatha has called TN home for the last 10 years. A true veteran in the beauty industry, Tabatha has over 35 years of experience in cosmetology, as well as aesthetics, and provides an invaluable wealth of knowledge to our new and emerging talent. Dubbed the “hair-ninja” by her coworkers, Tabatha has a true talent for molding and shaping hair to achieve any look her clients desire. She specializes in cutting, as well as, creating texture with permeant waves for all guests regardless of age or gender.
Tabatha and her husband Andy of 23 years have three beautiful children, Ashby, Cole, and Drew. She is also the fur mama to her puppy Darcy, and an 11 year old Holland Lop rabbit Tony. A fun fact about Tabatha, she enjoys scuba diving!
Blaike White, Professional Hairsylist
Molly Piper, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Molly Piper! Originally from the Nashville area, Molly has over 5 years in the beauty industry. She currently lives in Wilson County with her two pups, Niki and Blue. As a graduate of Genesis Career College, Molly has dedicated hundreds of hours to perfecting her skills. She specializes in hair cutting, and you’ll often find her taking care of her coworkers with a quick trim.
In her spare time, Molly loves to hang out with friends and go to concerts. A few fun facts about Molly, She played hockey for 12 years, and co-worker Tara Thomas was actually her teacher for a short time in 8th grade!
Tricia Smith, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Tricia Smith, a middle Tennessee native. Tricia is originally from Pulaski, TN. After completing her cosmetology degree at Genesis Career College, she then began the associate program here at Aqua Bella. For over 5 years Tricia has continued to meet and exceed salon expectations, while serving her guests with impeccable 5 star service. She excels in many areas, especially blonding, and creating vivid fashion colors! She and her husband, Brandon have two beautiful children, as well as, two cats. When she’s not hard at work, you can find her on the water, fishing with family, or enjoying some retail therapy.
Aly Hopper, Professional Hairstylist, Extension Specialist
Meet Aly Hopper! Born and raised here in Mount Juliet, Aly has been a hairdresser for over 3 years. After graduating with her cosmetology degree from Genesis Career College, Aly entered the associate program here at Aqua Bella. With a passion for continually growing her craft, you can usually find Aly immersed in some form of continuing education. Her love of learning is evident as she has accomplished all of her trainings to become an Extension Specialists here at Aqua Bella. When she’s not serving clients or learning something new, you can find her hanging out with her two sisters, enjoying the outdoors, or shopping. Some fun facts about Aly: She loves to dance, is newly married, and she and her husband just purchased their first home!
Gracie Ray, Professional Hairstylist
Meet Gracie! Although she moved from North Carolina at a young age, Gracie calls Tennessee home! After completing her cosmetology degree in Lebanon at Genesis Career College, Gracie began the associate program here at Aqua Bella. While she has only been behind the chair for 2 years professionally, she has over a decade of experience in hair styling and makeup artistry. Gracie continues to far exceed salon standards and expectations for growth, and we are beyond blessed to have her talents both personally and professionally. Gracie excels in a wide variety of services, but some of her favorites are corrective color, vivid fashion colors, and curly cuts. In her free time, you can find Gracie hanging with her boyfriend, Cole, and her two pups Honey and Izzy, creating all forms of art, weight lifting, and watching scary movies.
Shaquiria Curtis Aesthetician, Nail Technician, Makeup Artist
Meet Shaqueria! Originally from Greenville, Mississippi Shaquiria is an expert in all things beauty.
While her skill set ranges from nail services to aesthetics, and all areas in between, her true passion is makeup artistry. Shaquiria specializes in both special event makeup, as well as, helping clients find the perfect look for their everyday makeup routine.
When she’s not making her clients feel beautiful, you can find her exploring Nashville, or using her experience in the pageant world to help others find formal wear for special events.
Beth Esch, Professional Nail Technician
Meet Beth! Beth comes to Aqua Bella all the way from New Jersey! While she has only been in Tennessee for a short time, Beth is true veteran in the beauty industry, and has quickly become a client favorite! She has over 40 years of experience as both a business owner and professional nail technician. Beth specializes in all things nails, as well as full-body waxing. She is a proud mother of 4 and grandmother of 3! In her free time she enjoys kayaking, photography, painting, and listening to music. She also loves animals, and the occasional hot fudge sundae!
Ashley Jackson, Licensed Massage Therapist
Meet Ashley! A true TN native, Ashley is from right here in Mount Juliet! Ashley graduated from The Mind Body Institute, and has been serving others through massage for over 7 years. She is trained in many modalities including cupping, deep tissue work, as well as the ancient energy healing practice of Reiki. Some of her favorite services are hot stone massage, and helping her guests through medical massage work. When she’s not working with guests; guiding them on their wellness journey, she loves spending time with family, going to haunted houses, tattoos, and needle crafting!
Anna Campbell, Licensed Aesthetician
Meet Anna! A true local, Anna was born and raised here in Mount Juliet! Anna is a graduate of the Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute of Nashville, where she learned the beauty of utilizing superior professional products that are ethically and responsibly made. Anna enjoys encouraging her guests to put their “best face forward” while helping them address skin concerns, relax and rejuvenate, and find balance in mind and body. She offers a multitude of aesthetic services including facials, dermaplaning, and full body and facial waxing. When she’s not serving guests, Anna enjoys spending time with family, as well as her dog and two cats!
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!