by TJ AndersonLennon Stella's home, photo via People.comI was already impressed by Lennon Stella, who, by starring in TV drama Nashville, managed to build a double-threat career as an actress and
Get To Know Stylish The Nations Salon Penningtons On 51st
by TJ Anderson
I made a talented Nashville entrepreneur friend not too long ago, and I’ve been massively impressed with the launch of her new business: Pennington’s on 51st, a stylish full-service salon in The Nations.
Interior design inspires me, so owner/stylist Tiffany Lanham really caught my attention with her space: crisp, bright and inviting, with eye-grabbing statement light fixtures and plenty of shiplap.
Hair is maybe a little less my area of expertise, but even people who don’t own any art can recognize beauty when they see it in a gallery. And Lanham’s skills are obvious — she’s helping lots of Nashvillians fine-tune and amplify their style, from cuts and color to full wedding-day hair and makeup.
I’m thrilled to see her business bloom, and I love introducing Nashville to local businesses that’ll help them (or their home) look their best. So here’s more on Pennington’s on 51st, directly from Nashville-via-Georgia/Kentucky stylist Lanham. (Be easy with me about writing about hair — what I lack in experience I make up for in enthusiasm.)
Hair and style with Pennington’s on 51st’s Tiffany Lanham
What made you choose Nashville as a home, and The Nations, specifically, for your salon?
Tiffany Lanham: “I chose Nashville because my family was here, and I wanted my son to grow up close to them. I chose the Nations because it’s such an up-and-coming area. I love how everyone supports each other, and it has such a cool vibe.”
Since you specialize in blonde coloring: What would you say are key things to know before someone decides to lighten up?
“I’m most concerned with the integrity of the hair, so it will be a process. But we will work together and map out the best road to take for each guest and have an at-home regimen to keep the hair in good condition.”
You’ve worked in Georgia, Kentucky and elsewhere — what stands out to you about Nashville style? Do you find that people ask for different things here than other cities you’ve worked in?
“Nashville style feels somewhat similar to Savannah’s: hipster and artistic.”
Since wedding styling is a part of what you do: Any tips for soon-to-be newlyweds to communicate to a stylist to make sure they get exactly what they want on their wedding day?
“Brides: Be patient, open and honest. Work closely with your stylist to achieve the exact look you’re wanting. If you ever feel like you aren’t on the same page, speak up. We can always recommend someone else that might work better for you. And that’s OK!”
What inspired the design of your salon space?
“We wanted light, bright, airy, cozy and comfortable and relaxing. I’ve worked in a lot of salons that are loud, obnoxious, dark, and full of tension. I wanted to offer the opposite.”
For more on Pennington’s on 51st, including services and booking appointments, visit penningtonson51st.com.
And if you fall in love with The Nations, or have already fallen in love with the neighborhood: Check out some homes for sale in The Nations here, and call or email TJ Anderson Homes if you’d like to start scheduling some home tours!
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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