green pea salon

Your home for beautiful hair.

Green Pea Salon, home of beauty. We strive to make a wonderful experience and be the best at our craft in order to give our clients best in style.

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12South
2900 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 297-6878

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West Nashville
4105 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 292-8648

You are Beautiful: Shay Gibson

Shay Gibson is the Corporate Paralegal at Shearwater Health, Inc., a company that provides global healthcare solutions through clinical expertise in order to improve healthcare outcomes while lowering costs.  Shay also volunteers with Reading Is Fundamental, a non-profit children’s literacy organization through which volunteers promote reading access and opportunities to kids in low-income schools in the Nashville metro area. In October of 2017, Shay's wife, Kelli, survived a life-altering stroke, and so Shay selflessly took on the role as her primary caregiver. Throughout everything she’s been through, Shay continues to be a bright light in her community as well as when she visits the salon. Her resilience and strength inspires us, and both Shay and Kelli are truly beautiful inside and out. 

 SHAY GIBSON

SHAY GIBSON

On true beauty:

True beauty comes from within. This past year, my wife Kelli suffered a massive stroke. As she continues to work fiercely to learn to walk and talk again, she exhibits such beautiful strength, poise, and courage. Kelli is somehow able to smile through the pain and frustration and it's an amazing thing to behold. She is a shining example of the beauty of the human spirit.

On ‘unconventional’ beauty:

I've learned that pain can be beautiful. The resiliency and fortitude that emerge after something devastating can be breathtaking - like a beautiful sky after a storm.

On beauty in human beings:

Selflessness and kindness are the most beautiful qualities. Being kind to others, especially when it's hard or inconvenient, reveals a persons true beauty. And kindness never goes out of style.

On self-care:

In the wake of my wife's stroke, I learned the importance of taking care of myself. Putting effort into the way I looked helped assure Kelli that things would be okay and that I wasn't falling apart. Self-care was also helpful in putting on a brave face for the rest of the world. I've also learned that taking care of myself helps me be a better caregiver to my wife. Of course, my favorite outlet is a cut and color from Choyer.

On one particular beautiful moment:

I recently joined friends in New York for a girls' weekend. It would be the first time in a year that I had left Kelli's side since her stroke. I told her I was really going to miss her. Despite her inability to find her words most of the time, Kelli calmly looked at me and said "I'm always with you". It was spontaneous and genuine and such a beautiful moment that I will always cherish.

On insecurity:

I think it helps to realize that everyone feels insecure sometimes - we all have things about ourselves we'd like to change. I'm never going to be the most beautiful person in the room. But I will always be the only me in the room. So I think embracing your own beauty and your own style is empowering.

You are Beautiful: Angie Hester Cook

 ANGIE HESTER COOK

ANGIE HESTER COOK

Every body is beautiful, and for far too long, the definition of beauty has been painfully narrow. Green Pea Salon’s YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL campaign aims to expand the definition of beauty through storytelling from real women and men who may be clients, friends, or just everyday Nashvillians we admire.

Angie Hester Cook is the Creative Director of Hester & Cook Design Group, the company she founded along with her husband Robbie. Hester & Cook is known for their beautiful and authentic product designs, especially their paper products created for the table.  In addition to their wholesale division, the company has a rapidly growing retail division with two stores located in Nashville and one in Franklin. Angie is also the Executive Director of the Wonderful Life Foundation. The non-profit offers financial support for families that have children undergoing treatment for life-threatening illnesses. Angie and Robbie live in the heart of Nashville along with their three sons, Cole, Will and Calvin…and the family’s very large dog Sevi.

Green Pea Stylists: Jenna and Choyer

On true beauty:

True beauty is most evident for me in a person’s spirit.  It shows up in many ways… in their attitude towards life, how they embrace adversity and how they love people.


On unconventional beauty:

I am fascinated by old homes and buildings. I find a unique beauty in aged architecture and faded facades. I believe it’s the potential they hold, to be revived and brought to life again. We are beginning our second home renovation and I really love the entire process.

Finding beauty in others:

I mentioned earlier that I find beauty in how someone loves people.

Loving people well creates space for total freedom. Freedom to be honest and transparent without fear…that is beautiful.


Beauty in self-care:

Intentional rest is so key for me. This involves plenty of sleep and never underestimating the power of a nap! Also, finding time alone for reflecting and creative thinking provides a real balance in my life.


The most beautiful moments:

We have dealt with a great deal of cancer in our family. In addition to both of my parents, my husband and son are both cancer survivors. Will, my middle son, battled a brain tumor when he was just two. He has grown into a happy and healthy teenager today, but we have a periodic MRI to make sure the tumor is still in remission. Every single time we get through one of those moments and all is clear, we are so very grateful…it is a beautiful reminder that life is precious.

On battling insecurities:

I was a people pleaser for a big part of my life…I think that role is deeply rooted in insecurity. I found myself seeking the approval of others as a means to measure my own self-worth…a dangerous place to be. Growing in my faith has been the single greatest factor that has given me the courage to step out of that role.  Additionally, surrounding myself with people who have allowed me to grow in that direction has been key. I find myself in a place now where I am more confident and more often than not, I am not afraid of what others may think …but I am still a work in progress!

On Green Pea:

Well, first have to talk about my two favorite beautiful people at Green Pea. Jenna is an amazing colorist and stylist …and such a sweetheart.  I have wavy hair and she really gets it. Choyer is another… he is a dear friend of mine. He does and amazing job with my boys’ hair and keeps all three looking quite handsome.

I am a life-long Bumble & Bumble fan. My go to is their color minded shampoo and conditioner.