Natural Altern. Salon | Spa

about us

Connecting Beauty and Wellness since 1992.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve our customers in a positive, creative, professional environment, to better their lives with exceptional service and products that emphasize wellness, beauty, and environmental awareness in relaxing, heathly surroundings.

Our Story

In 1992 Natural Alternatives Salon opened for business in the historic Bearden area of Knoxville. Founding partners Sandy Hampton and daughter Nica Hampton chose a 700 sq ft studio in Homberg and set up shop. Motivated by a desire to service clients from a holistic and sustainable point of view, we opened up as the first and only Aveda Concept salon in Knoxville.

Sandy Hampton, a hairdresser, entrepreneur, trainer, and the first Aveda Purefessional in Knoxville has worked to assemble a team of technical experts and trend artists who share our company’s philosophy of servicing clients from a holistic and sustainable point of view.

Angela (Nica) Hampton, our Operations Manager, has been immersed in quality management classes as well as intensively studying and implementing salon/spa systems to deliver the quality of service that our clients and employees deserve and desire.

We love the beauty industry and servicing clients can be performed as a “healing art” while giving clients the newest look in hair and makeup.

Spafinders day spa guide listed Natural Alternatives as one of twelve “best holistic spas” in the southeast. Most recently Natural Alternatives was voted by Knoxville News-Sentinel reader’s poll as one of the “Best Salons.'

Our way of saying thanks and giving back to the community is to actively support local charities. Our favorite local organization is the Florence Crittenden Agency. This agency provides great service to the community. They are devoted to providing an effective and efficient array of services that enable young people to achieve their highest potential. This is a residential treatment facility for children and pregnant young women as well as outreach programs to counsel families in crisis. The entire staff of Natural Alternatives totally embraces, supports, and is inspired by the work of this phenomenal organization. After all, children are the greatest natural resource in the world.

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