You’ll Be Blown Away by the Upper Level Salon and Fine Jewelry

Get sparkly jewels and shiny hair at this Tennessee salonBridal bands and blow-dryers may seem like strange bedfellows, but Teresa ­Kaczmarek has been operating The Upper Level Salon and Fine Jewelry—a joint hair salon and fine jewelry boutique in Collierville, Tenn.—since 2002. “I’d always dreamed of being a hairdresser, and I’ve loved jewelry all my life,” says the 57-year-old proprietor. Before tackling either career, she spent 16 years working for IBM, where a jewelry-savvy sales rep taught her “all about diamonds and ­jewelry.” Kaczmarek started selling jewelry, piece by piece, while at the tech company, and when her job was moved to Atlanta, she decided to stay in Tennessee to attend beauty school. But her passion for gems never dulled. “I carried my little black bag full of fine jewelry to every salon I worked in,” she recalls. “I was always buying and sell

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