I love this nail salon. It's the best in Athens, hands down! I've been there five times, and the second time I walked in the door the manager, Tran, and the nail tech who did my nails the first time, Dong, both smiled and called out to me by name. It had been three weeks since I was there for my first visit. They are so professional yet so friendly! The manager is really on top of everything that goes on in the salon. She has a really good style of making sure she understands what the customer wants and that they get it. She does this without being pushy or micromanaging the nail techs--they just all seem to work together really well. Dong, who does my nails, is a really good artist. I can give her a general idea of the design I want--usually only on a couple of nails, for accent--and she always does something much prettier than what I had imagined. Even though the shop is right on Prince Avenue, there's usually no problem with parking, as there is a dedicated parking lot just down from the shop that serves Express Nails and several other businesses in that little complex. The last two times I was there, I got the newer gel nails--SNS--which I really like. It's strong, like regular gel, but not so thick looking, and doesn't require as much time under the ultra-violet light, These folks really try hard to please their customers without being pushy. They're all really genuine, caring individuals.
I've been going to Hair Theraphy Studio for a few years now, the hairstyle is exceptional, which is only made better by the exceptionally friendly service provided by James and Liz, the two hairstylists I see there almost every time. And though I am biased and prefer Liz as my stylist James' truly exceptional skills make him out to be every bit the Artist. You can't go wrong no matter who you choose!
Susan has been styling and coloring my hair since I moved to Athens. My husband and I do not let anyone else touch our hair. Susan is highly-skilled and qualified, yet she's not pretentious, so you'll feel comfortable there. Before moving to Athens, I've had my hair styled and colored in NY and LA, and Susan is equal or better, but with small-town prices. What a great secret Susan Miller is!