Brooke Van Wyk
About the Founder
Chelsea Salon & Spa was founded by Mary Fannin in 1979. Mary, a native of Melbourne, Florida, moved to Tallahassee in 1977 to begin her career as a hairstylist. Two years later, she became a partner in the Hairsmith Salon. In 1979, she introduced AVEDA to Tallahassee. She grew as a sole owner of three salons and founded Tallahassee's first Day Spa, Chelsea Salon and Spa. She is the proud mother of three wonderful children, Sarah Ted and Veronica.
Mary is proud to be the winner of Tallahassee Magazine's 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. Through this journey, Mary is also proud of all the hairdressers she has nurtured along the way.
I hope that my impact on this profession in Tallahassee has helped to make it a friendlier place to be a hairstylist and a more stylish place to be a client.