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.
As an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, So-Pure Salon and Spa performs haircare and spa treatments with the essential oils and natural herbal ingredients found in Aveda products. Stylists accompany restorative conditioning treatments and color services with calming herbal tea and relaxing Aveda mind-body rituals. The team can enhance full-body massages with aromatherapy and deeply hydrating wraps or soften hands and feet with milk baths and sugar scrubs during Caribbean Therapy mani-pedis that, like a day in Carmen Miranda’s fruit hat, manifest the citrusy fragrances of the tropics.
The salon and spa's decor is as botanically based as its products. The earth-toned space boasts natural wood furniture and floors and pops of bright green from potted plants. The walls are a testament to the beauty experts' support of their community, displaying the work of local artists, including those of Pyramid Incorporated—a nonprofit organization dedicated to training adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in the visual and performing arts.
For more than 10 years, Sage Spa has been a haven for beautification and relaxation. At any given moment, massage therapists might be kneading away tension with deep-tissue massages as nail technicians start whirlpool baths for pedicure soaks. Aestheticians customize facials for each client’s skin type and reveal brighter, more youthful skin with four types of peels. Cirepil waxes safely remove excess hair to get clients ready for the beach or undercover dolphin stings.
Sage Spa’s spa-day packages combine diverse services—such as aromatherapy massages, seaweed wraps, and makeup applications—into luxurious experiences. And to continue pampering at home, clients can pick up renowned products including Image Skincare lotions and Fake Bake faux-tanning potions.
Firm believers that a healthy body and a healthy spirit are two halves of a whole, the experts at Body Wisdom imbue each of their services with a positive energy. Licensed therapists soothe stress and loosen muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages, along with TMJ therapy, which uses facial massage techniques to relax jaws stiff from chewing too much Ent jerky. An aesthetician who honed her skills at Paul Mitchell The School in Orlando uses classic combinations of steam cleansing and extractions to unclog pores in her facials, as well as high-frequency technology to help ward off wrinkles. CosMedix peels diminish blemishes with blueberry extracts and vitamin C, while a full-body peel extends the rejuvenation down to the longest toe. To complete their transformation, clients can enhance their features with brow and lash tinting and banish unwanted hair or tail feathers with waxing.
A practicing physician certified in internal medicine, Dr. Mignon Emenike promotes good health and aesthetics at her own wellness clinic. Her range of treatments includes simple non-invasive treatments for aesthetic issues – such as laser hair removal and microdermabrasion – as well as medical-grade solutions, including Botox and mesotherapy injections.
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After a back injury, it was chiropractic care that changed Dustin Bledsoe's life—and not just in the physical sense. His recovery inspired him to obtain a degree in chiropractic medicine, and today he goes by Dr. Bledsoe at Pathway Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, where he helps others recover from their own injuries.
But Dr. Bledsoe isn't alone in this task. The clinic is also home to Dr. Jeffrey Farrah, who draws on his knowledge to devise treatment plans that incorporate traditional chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, and a special technique known as Gastron therapy. This last technique uses precise instruments to help the chiropractor detect scar tissue, adhesions, and medieval armor that might be restricting the body's movement.