“It’s cheaper than therapy”
This week we have the opportunity to introduce Karen, co-owner of Poppy & Monroe - a natural skincare and salon located just three minutes from our storefront location in Nashville. Even from the outside, Poppy & Monroe stands out with it’s pink door and beautiful window display. Walking inside you get a glimpse of the custom made manicure tables, mirage of color options (all in natural nail polishes) and a wonderfully designed check in area surrounded by natural skincare products, jewelry designers and more. This salon is a must-visit. But make sure you book an appointment early! Chatting with Karen I realized just how busy niche market businesses are here in Nashville.
Karen and her business partner Sherri come from a background in hospitality and design doing hotel and restaurant work. Both of them were constantly traveling for jobs and it was starting to wear on them. Over a short break at a trade show in New York they connected over being from Nashville and their dream of cultivating a place in the city that was centered on natural products where they and their friends could go to unwind. And they have created just that.
What makes Karen passionate about her job are the people that walk through that door. She loves to greet them with “I’m so glad you’re here” and mean it, and then she watches their lives grow and change as her and her team teach them about healthier products and help them relax appointment after appointment.
* Wellness tip * Looking someone in the eye - stopping what you are doing or looking at and truly taking the time to tell someone you appreciate them will help you slow your day down.
Karen and Sherri both come from interior design backgrounds, and Karen, in particular, in textile design. Karen is constantly changing the color palette at Poppy & Monroe to reflect this design passion she carries. She loves to express design in the nail art options as well as the color blocking palette in the salon and online.
Outside of work Karen loves to treat herself by relaxing at the spa, read and travel.
* Wellness tip * taking time from work to enjoy and relax is healthy - that might be working out, reading or taking intentional travel days! And by managing your time while at work, these moments away will be all the more relaxing.
The last question I asked Karen was, what is your favorite wildflower? Karen responded with lavender - which is so appropriate as a salon owner. Lavender is used in so many of their incredible products including a soon-to-be calming body cream product from Poppy & Monroe’s own product line.
Don’t forget to sign up for our GIVEAWAY for a $750 Consider the Wldflwrs gift card, a Classic Manicure and Deluxe Pedicure from Poppy & Monroe and a Cookbook from Nutrition Stripped.
Check out Poppy & Monroe here. And you won’t regret it!