SUNNY BIRDSONGLead Aesthetician
The power of touch has always had an influence on Sunny Birdsong’s life and career choices. A Tennessee native, Sunny began her professional career in 1999 as a licensed massage therapist. She joined Latour Skin Care Center in 2001 and, intrigued by the cutting-edge skin care and medical aesthetics procedures she observed, she studied to receive her aesthetic license in 2002. Now with over a decade of clinical skin care experience, she combines her knowledge with the latest products and procedures the industry has to offer to help her patients “grow old gracefully.”
“I want my patients to look and feel more vibrant than they have in years,” she says. “Procedures and products are undeniably a big part of what I do. But I also teach my patients lifelong skin care principles that they can replicate at home. I’ve seen firsthand the difference this approach makes in the lives of my patients. It’s incredibly rewarding.”
Sunny specializes in clinical skin care products, Exilis skin tightening and body contouring, laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation, acne treatments, facials, superficial and deep chemical peels, and facial waxing. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Tim, and they live in Spring Hill with their two French Bulldogs, Piper and James Louis.
To book a consultation or make an appointment with Sunny, please call (615) 771-1881 x4.
CHARITY F. MCCONNELL, M.D., FAADOwner, Supervising Physician
Dr. Charity Foster McConnell joined Franklin Dermatology Group in August of 2001. She became the first full partner to join the founders of the practice, Drs. Dana and Paul Latour, in 2003. A native Tennessean, Dr. McConnell grew up in Lexington, a small town in western Tennessee. As an undergraduate, she attended Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1992 with a B.S. in Molecular Biology. She met her future husband, Bill McConnell, while in college at Vanderbilt and they married in 1995. She attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, graduating third in her class in 1996, and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She was an internal medicine resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for two years from 1996-1998, at which point she realized that her true “calling” was dermatology. In order to realize that “calling”, she and her husband moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for her to receive her dermatology residency training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Bowman Gray Campus) from 1998-2001.
Dr. McConnell enjoys all aspects of dermatology, including medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She prides herself on thorough, high-quality care for patients of all ages. In addition, her practice philosophy is to make every patient feel important and that their voices are being heard. She also enjoys being a member in several medical and professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Nashville Dermatology Society, Tennessee Women in Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the Tennessee Medical Association.
Dr. McConnell resides in Brentwood with her husband, Bill, and their son, Foster. Away from work, Dr. McConnell’s first priority has always been spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys interior design and travel.
From an early age Alexa was surrounded by the beauty world. Growing up in her mom’s beauty shop, she was able to experience the joy and gratitude her clients had first hand. This inspired Alexa to pursue a career that would bring that joy to others. After graduating high school in 2012 Alexa set out on a new adventure.
In 2013 Alexa stepped out of her comfort zone and auditioned for the Walt Disney World Company. Shortly after, she relocated from her small town in West Virginia to Orlando, FL. There she spent three years creating magic as a character performer. Throughout her time at Disney, Alexa began learning more about different makeup and skincare brands. She started researching all of the possibilities within the beauty industry and in 2015 decided to hang up her glass slippers and move to New York City.
After moving to New York, Alexa started school at Make-Up Designory for beauty and special effects makeup. Throughout her time in the program she worked with well known photographers to build her portfolio, and worked with Major Model Management and Wilhelmina Models. After she graduated from MUD, Alexa worked at Madame Tussauds painting and repairing wax figures.
Alexa moved to Tennessee in 2017 and attended the Aveda Institute for Aesthetics. After graduating valedictorian of her class, she decided to pursue a career in medical aesthetics. Since earning her license Alexa has continued her education, becoming certified in many advanced treatments.
“As an aesthetician I want to inspire people of all ages to embrace their natural beauty, help bring out self confidence, empower them, educate them, and help them age gracefully and enjoy the journey.“
Alexa specializes in clinical skin care products, facials, acne treatments, microdermabrasion, full body waxing, clinical grade chemical peels, and microneedling. In her free time Alexa loves to travel, vlog, and spend time with her family and friends. She lives in Nashville with her corgi, Arlo.
To book a consultation or make an appointment with Alexa, please call (615) 771-1881 x4.