La Sorelle Salon’s stylists beautify hair with cuts and coloring treatments, along with performing Brazilian blowouts and argan-oil treatments. They've been at it for 20 years, and today they use Macadamia Natural Oil’s reviving curl cream to lock in moisture for soft, frizz-free curls. They also offer facial waxing services to keep visages silky and smooth.
NY Nails harnesses the ultimate guilty pleasure treat into a chocolate-infused nail treatment that leaves appendages looking and smelling magnificent. Patrons nibble and sip on chocolate bites and drinks while staffers file and shape nails, evicting calluses and cuticles for well-groomed limbs as smooth as a Slip 'N Slide on a first date. Sitting in the salon’s state-of-the-art pedicure chair, guests soak their feet in a warm sea-rock bath while nail technicians scrub away rough outer layers with a chocolate scrub. A chocolate mask then coats each appendage, sealing in moisture before staffers knead arms and legs with a lotiony massage until they surrender all their tension and ideal cartwheel destinations. Nail artists then bedeck finger and toe palettes in the polish of choice, adorning tensomes with a choice of regular polish or French tips.
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.
Earning a trifecta of accolades in Tallahassee magazine's Tallahassee's Best of 2008, Chelsea Salon reshingles world-worn bone abodes with rejuvenating hair and skin services performed by a trained team of professional beautifiers. The botanical hair-therapy treatment intensely repairs frazzled follicles with 12 aromatherapeutic essential oils basking in Aveda's petrochemical-free products. Stylists give circulation a surge with a stress-banishing massage along the scalp, neck, and shoulders and rhythmically compress pressure points to release tension and realign lazy third eyes. Style-seekers can coat manes in their choice of the moisture immersion, which hydrates and silkifies strands, or the strengthening infusion, which ups hair's resistance to combing breakage and machete-induced split ends. Sullied senses will be revitalized with a complementing hot peppermint towel aromatherapy.
While sipping complimentary beverages or surfing free WiFi, clients can submit their hands and feet to the skilled nail techs at at Kiersten & Company. To launch the 30-minute spa manicure, a digit doctor scrubs away dull skin and trims nails into soft curves. An anti-aging treatment soaks deep into pelt to deliver moisture and dissolve Matlock addictions, and then the technician lightly massages hands to prevent them from spasming as they receive fresh paint. Staffers shift attention to sore tootsies for each 60-minute spa pedicure, which feature a foot bath, exfoliating treatment, and leg massage. Dry, cracked feet soften like a stick of butter in a pillow case during a mask and hot-towel wrap, and before toe tips return to the outside world, they slip into glossy coats and scarves of nail polish. Clients who visit the salon on Saturday mornings can partake in continental breakfast fare.
Impressions by Trena boosts bodily morale with its skin, hair, and nail services. Keep a countenance in flattering form with an express facial (a $35 value), a 30-minute customizable treatment administered by level 7 dermal masters who expunge cell-sitting dirt and debris to reveal a more flawless face. After a thorough skin scrubbing, clients will unleash their finger and toe talons for a standard mani-pedi (a $54 value), which buffs, scrubs, and polishes nails to interstellar sheens. Those in search of more appealing strand shrubbery can put their hair in the hands of an experienced stylist who will tame wiry head bristles with a face-flattering cut, style, and softly sung lullaby. Impressions’ relaxing décor invigorates long after the last coat of polish or rolling hairdryer purr, with arched entry ways, warm-toned walls, and Mediterranean tile floors.
Sheer curtains cascading down a doorway inside Nails La La evoke an ethereal atmosphere. People relax in oversized pedicure chairs while technicians clip, file, and buff nails. A kaleidoscope of nail polishes are available, including long-lasting gel polish that protects against chipping and scrapes.