Melissa
Licensed Esthetician
"I became an Licensed Aesthetician and Acne Specialist as a result of dealing with my own acne. I became a client at Acne Specialists of Oakland in 2012, and I was so happy with my results that I changed careers and started working for Julie at ASO. I relocated to Nashville in 2018, and Julie and I made it our mission to bring our services here. I'm so grateful for all our amazing clients who have trusted us with their skin. It brings me so much joy to see our clients regain confidence and stop stressing about their skin!"
Rachel
Licensed Esthetician
"Hi I’m Rachel Hinson, and I'm a Nashville native. I developed acne in college and suffered with it for over 10 years. During that time I tried everything I could get my hands on to clear it, but nothing helped. Finally I discovered a routine that worked, and within months my skin was clear! Once I graduated from esthetics school I immediately became certified in acne treatment. My dream has always been to work as an acne specialist, so when I stumbled across ASN, I reached out immediately. Nashville has always had a great need for acne specialists, and I'm thrilled to be part of the ASN team!"
Ana
Licensed Esthetician
“Hi, I’m Ana (pronounced like the Disney princess from Frozen). I am a Nashville native. Struggling with acne since I was a teenager, I always knew I wanted to be an esthetician and help others! I became a licensed esthetician over 10 years ago, and started my esthetics career on the cosmetics side of the industry. After years of being a makeup artist, I decided I wanted to dedicate my time to helping my clients treat their skin concerns. I have been a medical esthetician since 2016, helping my clients with their skincare goals, but mainly focusing on clearing acne.
When I discovered ASN, I reached out to Melissa immediately. I am thrilled to be a part of the ASN team!”

We can help clear your acne

We offer a comprehensive approach which includes looking at all factors that may be contributing to your acne. We will do skin treatments in addition to education, coaching, and ongoing support. We can get you clear without the use of prescriptions. We are always available for questions or concerns as you move through the clearing process.

Hi, I'm Melissa.

I became an Licensed Aesthetician and Acne Specialist as a result of dealing with my own acne. I spent a decade trying to control my breakouts before I sought out professional help. I became a client at Acne Specialists of Oakland in 2012, and I was so happy with my results that I changed careers and started working for Julie at ASO. I relocated to Nashville in 2018, and Julie and I made it our mission to bring our services here. My goal is to educate my clients and offer a comprehensive approach to clearing your skin. At your appointments we will go through the cause of acne, common lifestyle triggers, comedogenic ingredients and other factors that may be triggering acne. We will also get you on a custom homecare treatment plan that changes as your skin begins to respond. I want my clients to feel empowered, educated, and in control of their skin. I’m here to support you and guide you through this journey to clear skin, and I'm looking forward to working with you!

Hi, I'm Melissa.

I became an Licensed Aesthetician and Acne Specialist as a result of dealing with my own acne. I spent a decade trying to control my breakouts before I sought out professional help. I became a client at Acne Specialists of Oakland in 2012, and I was so happy with my results that I changed careers and started working for Julie at ASO. I relocated to Nashville in 2018, and Julie and I made it our mission to bring our services here. My goal is to educate my clients and offer a comprehensive approach to clearing your skin. At your appointments we will go through the cause of acne, common lifestyle triggers, comedogenic ingredients and other factors that may be triggering acne. We will also get you on a custom homecare treatment plan that changes as your skin begins to respond. I want my clients to feel empowered, educated, and in control of their skin. I’m here to support you and guide you through this journey to clear skin, and I'm looking forward to working with you!

Our founder, Julie

Hi, I am Julie Pruitt and I started Acne Specialists of Oakland in 2012. I suffered with horrible acne from 13 to 30. I became an esthetician in 2006 so I could help myself and others from this debilitating disease. Luckily, I met Dr. Fulton who wrote the book on acne and learned from him how to effectively perform acne treatments and provide effective acne products. After starting his program, I had my acne under control in 3 months. It was the first time in 17 years that I did not have one pimple on my face and it felt amazing. It brings me so much joy to help others achieve clear skin. Melissa was a client of mine and after she graduated esthetician school she treated clients at our Oakland location. She was with me for years until her husband's job brought her to Nashville where we teamed up to open Acne Specialists of Nashville.

Our founder, Julie

Hi, I am Julie Pruitt and I started Acne Specialists of Oakland in 2012. I suffered with horrible acne from 13 to 30. I became an esthetician in 2006 so I could help myself and others from this debilitating disease. Luckily, I met Dr. Fulton who wrote the book on acne and learned from him how to effectively perform acne treatments and provide effective acne products. After starting his program, I had my acne under control in 3 months. It was the first time in 17 years that I did not have one pimple on my face and it felt amazing. It brings me so much joy to help others achieve clear skin. Melissa was a client of mine and after she graduated esthetician school she treated clients at our Oakland location. She was with me for years until her husband's job brought her to Nashville where we teamed up to open Acne Specialists of Nashville.

Our Story

"Melissa and I met in 2012 when she became a client of mine at Acne Specialists of Oakland. We immediately hit it off. Her skin cleared up very quickly which inspired her to go back to school to become an esthetician and ultimately the manager at Acne Specialists of Nashville. She mentioned to me that I wasn't judgmental about her acne or what she was using on her skin before seeing me. I'm so happy to know that I made her comfortable - we strive to make sure everyone who comes in our office feels welcome and supported. Melissa also mentioned that I wasn't pushy with my protocol or products, but was more of an educator. I hope together we can make you feel that same way at Acne Specialists of Nashville."
-Julie Pruitt, owner & founder