The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
Kristy Adams uses her skills as an aesthetician to help her clients break free of acne, sun spots, scars, and other stubborn skin problems. Her European facials and dermafile microdermabrasions sweep away dead skin cells, and doses of LED light shrink pores and evict bacteria that blossoms into acne. She also administers a microcurrent treatment using a wand that firms skin and retrains muscles to rapidly smile and frown to the beat of “Another One Bites the Dust.” This treatment can be used on faces, hips, thighs, buttocks, stomachs, backs, and upper arms to firm and tone skin, retain muscle, and help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
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.
Southern Exposure's eclectic selection of merchandise embodies both literal and figurative interpretations of the term "bling." Glittering pieces of jewelry by brands such as John Wind and La Hola decorate wrists and earlobes with both modern and vintage accessories. Rhinestoned patterns coat iPhone and iPad cases to personalize personal electronics, and the colorful shapes and designs on loaves of Primal Elements soap bring interior decorating themes into bathroom territory. Patrons can also gild their physical forms with spray-tanning or teeth-whitening treatments at Southern Exposure's in-house beauty salon. The boutique also plays host to events such as tailgate parties and meet and greets with Santa Claus, where children can put in requests or lodge complaints about last year's gifts.
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.
Using high-end skincare products from brands such as Pevonia Botanica, Emilee's Salon rejuvenates world-weary flesh emoticons with expert facials. With the 60-minute European facial, muddled mugs are first treated to a deep cleansing and exfoliation that unpacks pores of dermagunk and banishes dead skin cells to Crocodile Island. The salon's seasoned skin shamans then apply a moisturizer as muscles are mollified with massages for your hands and arms and legs and feet to keep idle extremities from growing restless and knocking over mailboxes on the way home.