Lavender. Chocolate. Silk. At NY Nails, technicians put these luxurious items to an unexpected use: manicures and pedicures. Designed for both men and women—like glittery G.I. Joes—nail services work to groom appendages with relaxing add-ons, such as hand massages, essential-oil infusions, and snacks. The experienced salon team, which has been pampering clients for more than 10 years, also waxes limbs and specializes in NovaLash eyelash extensions, applied one at a time to eyelashes.
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.
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 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.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Purelic Nail Enhancement and Nu-Pedicure
Brands Used: Chanel, YSL, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Halographic Polishes, Nu-Skin, Purelic, Axios, and gel polishes
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.