What brought you to Nashville?
Both of my parents were in the military, so I was born in Germany. My mom was born and raised in Nashville, so it is where I grew up.
What is the most surprising revelation about the area?
I love Nashville’s diversity and growth. It’s amazing to see where things are now verses 20 years ago. I never imagined Nashville would be that “it” city!
What is your favorite restaurant?
My favorite restaurant is Maggiano’s. I love Italian food and the atmosphere, food, and customer service is always great.
Why I love Nashville
I love Nashville because it is where my family is. I love being around loved ones, especially for holidays. Nashville has so much to offer all year round that keeps me entertained.
As a business owner impacted by state-mandated closures given Covid-19, what has surprised you most about your business clientele during this unprecedented time?
What has surprised me is that despite not physically being about to work on clients in the salon, I have still been able to provide hair care products, extensions, supplements, Indique Hair, and essential oils. I have had so many people continually support me, send me money, and as I am checking up on clients they are checking up on me as well. It’s been a blessing and I so appreciate the support and love! I couldn’t have done this without all of you!
Cherylline Israel -Jones is a hairstylist, salon operator, and owner of Divine Hair Boutique And Salon in Nashville’s Lenox Village Community.