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.
Helmed by a mother-daughter duo, All About You stands proudly as one of Tallahassee's few salons offering the oft-publicized, long-lasting shellac nail treatment. The 45-minute process starts off with a manicure (a $20 value), which includes hot towels, hot oil, and an optional heat pack for the neck, and is designed to make hands delicate enough to catch runoff when it's raining cats and dogs. Then the shellac treatment (a $10 value) seals the deal by pushing cuticles back, filing nails, and coating finger shells with the special finish. Postapplication, the shellac aids in the prevention of deterioration and chipping for two weeks.
Emilee’s Salon believes in beauty as an art form and constantly updates its technology to ensure that your look is cutting-edge. Get a simple all-over haircut ($40+ for women, $25 for men) or pamper and shape your bangs ($7–$12) while teaching the hairs on the back of your head a lesson about the value of hard work. Spruce things up with a complete facial wax ($40) or put your Groupon toward a gentle, formaldehyde-free Pravana keratin treatment (prices vary). Drop in for an express facial with cleansing, exfoliation, mask, and moisturizer ($30) or indulge in a full sea-salt body polish with optional fresh ground pepper ($65).
Signature Service: Complete hair care
Brands Used: Design Essentials, Paul Mitchell, Chi, Affirm, Redken
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Our goal is to ensure hair health and then style in a timely manner.
Sonja Bradwell, owner of Dymons Salon, believes the most important thing she can offer her clients is professional expertise. Her stylists regularly attend hair shows that cover the latest techniques in everything from popular coloring methods to new styling products. Then, they put their expertise to work, offering advice to clients on how to keep hair healthier while achieving the look they want. "The biggest mistake that clients tend to make is [causing] damage from the use of extensions, boxed perms, and color," Sonja says. When asked how to minimize such damage, she provides a list of simple, helpful advice: drink plenty of water, trim ends every eight weeks, and take vitamins A, B, C, and E.