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Where There's Beauty: Amity Salon

It’s not often that typing a string of words into a Google search bar inspires the name of a business, but that was the case for longtime stylist and would-be entrepreneur Tonya DeRose as she planned to pursue her dream of opening her own salon. Now having come to fruition, Amity Salon is the very reflection of the words she typed: “love, friendship, and peace”—words that came to mind when she thought of her clients all embodied in one simple French expression now branding her business. “When the word popped up, I knew that was the name of my salon,” recalls DeRose, whose specialty lies in services for blondes—a specialization appropriate, given her own glowing golden locks.

A newcomer on the scene downtown, Amity is quickly proving that their specializations are more than simply those stated on their website as each of the six talented women who claim a chair within the walls of this beautiful little salon possesses a singular passion for their work and a desire to give their clients the very best. And as an Aveda exclusive salon, that best is indeed exceptional, shining through in all types of hair services ranging from VoMor hair extensions; Brazilian blowouts; facial waxing; makeup services; and, of course, cuts, styling, and color treatments. “I take extreme pride in the fact that we were granted the privilege of carrying the Aveda brand because they are extremely selective on giving that privilege to any salon,” DeRose explains.

Though DeRose bears the title role of owner, she gives great credit to her best friend and fellow stylist, Stacey Trinkle, as key to the story of Amity. Having worked together for years, the two women’s shared love of the business created a strong relationship that has served them well both personally and professionally, and so DeRose relates the history of the salon as intrinsically linked to that friendship. Now serving as manager, Trinkle brings her practiced hand as the wedding specialist, showing off her talents in giving brides a look that is truly breathtaking for their special day.

Brides, in fact, seem to be the salon’s very special VIPs, as Amity offers a wedding suite specifically designed to cater to brides and bridal parties. Creating a complete experience replete with tasty food catered in for noshing as everyone is readied for the walk down the aisle, the wedding suite is any bride’s dreams come true. And so, too, is this very salon a dream come true for DeRose, who now spends her days working alongside her best friend in what was once just a far-off “one day.” Now that “one day” has come, and Amity is ready and waiting to serve their clients with love, friendship, and peace—and that’s a beautiful thing, indeed.

Amity Salon is located at 55 North 1st Street, Suite 200, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040. For more information, call (931) 368-3033 or visit

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