Jennifer Allyn (Freeland), founder and CEO of ALLYN aesthetics & wellness and ALLYN aesthetics & wellness SALON SPA BOUTIQUE, is a dual board certified nurse practitioner with over fifteen years’ experience in the medical field. She grew up in Santa Barbara, California, the oldest of three in a predominantly medical family. As an undergraduate, Jen attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature. Despite a winding path to get there, Jen always knew she would follow in her parents’ medical footsteps; in 2004 she realized her dream and became a nurse. Jen then spent the next seven years in critical care, ending her bedside nursing career in the surgical intensive care and trauma unit at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, earning her Master of Science degree in Nursing Education along the way.
Jen moved to Nashville in 2011 to enter the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt University. She completed her post-master’s training in 2013 and is board certified in both adult-gerontological acute care and family practice with specialization in Emergency Medicine. In 2016, Jen received her doctorate from Vanderbilt, where she is now faculty with the school of nursing.
Jen has been an emergency department nurse practitioner since 2013 and, while she admittedly thrives in a high-stress, adrenaline-rich environment, Jen has long been interested in skin care, non-surgical aesthetic enhancements, and promoting health and wellness. She received the majority of her aesthetic medical education from Empire Medical Training, with certification in botox and dermal fillers, medical grade skin care and resurfacing techniques, use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) for aesthetics, sclerotherapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, sexual dysfunction, anti-aging therapies, and medical weight loss.
Jen loves practicing “happy medicine” and strives to use her training and expertise to bring a healthy balance of wellness and beauty to her beloved Mt. Juliet and middle Tennessee family, enhancing her clients' outer glow and boosting self confidence. Jen believes in conservative approaches to non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, seeking to make you look like the best version of yourself rather than the next over-enhanced celebrity icon.
Jen and her husband Dave, a cardiovascular intensive care nurse, live in Hermitage with their two dogs: Ellie and Sadie, and five cats: Dylan, Cash, Bocephus, Brooks McGraw, and Jennings. Jen and Dave love to travel and try to get away at least once a month to some of their favorite "local" spots such as Chattanooga, Asheville, and the North Georgia mountains in addition to flying "home" to California a few times a year. When they're not working or traveling, Jen and Dave spend their time renovating their home, kayaking, golfing, camping, and discovering some of Music City's great restaurants.