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.
At Impressions by Trena, owner Trena Giddens and her team dole out haircare, nailcare, and skincare tips and treatments. Stylists expertly cut, color, and style various tress types and are sure to customize each service. For example, they use DevaCurl products to tend to ringlets, Pravana Perfection's SmoothOut treatment to leave frizzy locks smooth and silky, and Pureology products to preserve color-treated hair. Massage therapists are happy to help clients determine which massage modality best suits their needs. In addition, waxing experts offer prewaxing and postwaxing tips, whether clients are receiving brow shapings or the studio's speciality, Brazilian waxes.
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.
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.
At Exclusives Salon, Inc, licensed specialist Pamela Peltier welcomes world-weary extremities to relax in a pampered privacy during a luxurious, 80-minute pedicure. Upon arrival, feet are immersed in a soothing mineral footbath that helps soften craggy arches, deflate inflamed muscles, and boost sock nutrition. Feral cuticles receive a controlled trim as nails are cut and filed with polish precision, and dead, dry skin cells are whisked into a watery grave with help from an exfoliating, natural beach-sand sea scrub. Patrons then decide between a foot mask or paraffin-wax foot treatment to coddle and condition skin before a foot massage relieves paw pressure. A new layer of colored toe polish is sandwiched betwixt protective base and topcoats, and outfitted with a teeny, tiny rain slicker. To keep fingers from getting bored, the spa pedicure package also includes a paraffin-wax hand treatment, ensuring patrons leave with upper appendages that are soft, soothed, and more appealing to handsome candle makers.
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.