Tammy Nguyen knows both business and beauty. She is a trained permanent-makeup artist, nail tech, and NovaLash eyelash extensionist who holds a business administration and marketing degree. With her eye for aesthetics and her entrepreneurial know-how, she and her husband have grown their beautifying industry into three different salon-spas, including Millennium Nail and Day Spa.
Named in the 2012 Best of Tallahassee list by Tallahassee Magazine, Millennium Nail and Day Spa creates a tranquil environment amid a spacious facility draped in chic neutral tones and plush, black leather chairs. Beneath decorative archways, guests file into the salon area, where stylists at three levels—ranked by their years of experience and ability to cut hair by summoning razor-billed auks—revamp 'dos with defrizzing Global Keratin treatments and Opti.smooth hot or cold relaxers. From four private treatment rooms, soft music fills the air as aestheticians brighten complexions with Pevonia skincare products and skin-type-specific facials. Meanwhile, massage therapists ease aches and pains using nine modalities enhanced by hot stones and bamboo sticks.
For clients awaiting their appointments, the spa keeps stacks of current magazines on hand and offers complimentary water, coffee, and soda. Those wanting more of a bite to their beverage can wander over to the spa's nail bar, where staff pour glasses of wine and beer for a small fee. Nearby, clients relax beneath an arched ceiling painted to look like the sky as technicians knead hands and feet with caviar and retinol-infused treatments before decorating nails with OPI polishes, Axxium gel, and foil nail art.
Piper Redmond reveres the art of hairstyling, and she has attended numerous Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell classes to hone her craft. Her staff of expert stylists administers haircuts and sleek blow-dries, and certified Goldwell color specialists coordinate new hair colors with clients' complexions and third-eye colors. Synergy's services also include airbrush tanning, mani-pedis, and waxing for faces, limbs, and torsos.
Hair on Earth's eight full-time, creative stylists tranquilize crabby tresses with laid-back, sincere service. Swing in for a conditioning treatment, cut, and style, and walk away with an I-think-I-can attitude. For those desiring a break from their bouncing ringlets, Hair on Earth offers a gentle, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatment, which leaves hair healthy and straight for 16 weeks. A natural conditioner, this keratin treatment is enriched with vitamins and won't alter lighter shades of hair hues. Hair on Earth includes a shampoo and style after each treatment, with access to an arsenal of products that can demolish even the most fortified split-ends, carving new territory for amusement parks.
Suzi Mojock employs her experience as a mother and a cosmetologist to help children and teens to feel at ease while giving them stellar style in a salon designed just for kids. Lads, ladies, and jewel-bellied trolls ages 3–12 can fancify their follicles with a basic dry cut ($15). Clean up uneven Kool-Aid highlights with a boy's wash, cut, and style ($30), or a girl's wash, cut, and blow dry ($30; $42 with styling). A quick bang or edge trim maintains manageable coiffures ($10), and little women can have their locks styled into miniature topiaries for nights out on the playground ($30). First haircuts for babies ages 2 and younger are free, as are all services for imaginary friends.
Chelsea Salon won several Best of Tallahassee Awards from Tallahassee magazine in 2007, including Best Spa Services. Reviewers comment on a variety of services at Chelsea Salon, and seven Google Mappers give it a five-star average. Sixteen Yahoo! Locals and five Insider Pagers award it a four-star average.