“I definitely love natural and organic products, [but] in my first couple of jobs, they used a bunch of products with chemicals and things, and I was unhappy with putting those chemicals—not only on the clients, but it was all going in to my body, too,” Lisa said. “So when we knew we wanted to venture out and do our own thing, it was very important to me to have all-natural and organic products.”
To help fill that void, Shearer and her husband, Paul, started working to create their own spa in Nashville in 2017 before they decided to make the move to Franklin. In February 2020, they opened their shop, Milk & Honey Facial and Wax Parlor, which was rebranded as Bloom & Branch Organic Spa earlier this year.
The spa offers dermaplaning, tinting, peels, lash lifts, waxing and a variety of signature facials which Lisa said can help with a number of skin conditions using ingredients with natural enzymes, such as blueberries to help with fine lines, coconut to hydrate and pumpkin to exfoliate and brighten.
“Our approach to skin care and the other services we do here is really more about the actual client as a whole, a more holistic approach, and the natural and organic skincare is just one element of that,” Paul said. “Lisa—when she’s with a client, it’s a very healing thing. It’s a restorative thing, and clients can sense that, and a lot of them come back specifically for that reason.”
Bloom & Branch also carries a number of skin care products for purchase from Ann Webb and One Love as well as facial oils and scrubs developed by the Shearers themselves. In the future, the owners said they hope to expand their in-house products and to provide massage services.
While the Shearers said opening at the start of a pandemic and undergoing a name change was not ideal, the support they have received from old and new clients in the Franklin community has helped them to survive their first year.
“It’s been a very uphill climb, but we have die-hard [clients] who drive all the way down to see us, and my new Franklin clients are very good about word-of-mouth. We’ve gotten a lot of support down here,” Lisa said. “A lot of people are happy that we’ve weathered the storm and we’re still open and want to support us, and it’s definitely growing.”
Bloom & Branch Organic Spa
330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. D2, Franklin
Hours: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.