At Organic Bliss, healthy and eco-friendly lifestyles are sponsored via a vast canopy of plant- and mineral-based products, all of which are free of toxic chemicals and synthetic ingredients. The proprietors only purchase products from manufacturers with their same environmentally friendly philosophy, complete aversion to animal testing, and knowledge of the secret double-knuckle handshake. From the field to family kitchen altars, the BPA-free Feeding Corn baby bowls, plates, and utensils ($7–$8) come preshucked. Choose from an entire forest of wooden cards, facilitating all-occasion celebrations with an ironed shaving of eco-friendly, sustainably harvested birch trees ($6). Unlike blistering fire-based nail polish, Organic Bliss's water-based nail polish leaves pointers smooth and gleaming as a set of 10 dolphins ($11). For natural souls still hoping to pass as not totally nude, a men's short-sleeve bamboo T-shirt simultaneously clothes torsos and endears passing panda bears.
Harnessing hair-nurturing products from Redken and White Sands, Drew McMillion and his fellow stylists at Salon Mac sculpt hair into individualized looks. Besides haircut services, the salon staff also highlights cheekbones with makeup applications, highlights hair with highlights, and discards unwanted body hair with waxing services.
Traditional red, white, and blue barber stripes accent each of Carson Coonce's three barber shops—from the old wooden sign outside the original 1955 Plymouth shop, to the scissor-shaped awning at the Livonia location—and the interior echoes the same classic barbershop feel. Amid a casual atmosphere, a friendly staff made up of Carson's children and grandchildren and unrelated, yet equally talented, barbers provides clients with a menu of affordable services that range from men's beard trims and hot shaves to haircuts for men, women, and children.
With services for men, women, and children, the beauty experts at Pure Platinum Salon use hair as a canvas to bring each client's fashion sense and personality into physical form. After consultations, they grab hold of scissors to snip split ends and sculpt looks that would make Chia Pet–mannequins crumble with envy. The stylists can also hone in on damaged hair and correct color or strengthen strands. Unlike lazy portrait painters, the team doesn't stop at the head; they can wax away unwanted body fuzz and spray skin with a golden tan so clients are ready for weddings or everyday events.
A lively energy fills The Stage Salon, where master stylists and barbers tend to all hair types but excel at working with African American tresses. Women can stop in for quick haircuts fortified by Redken and Clairol products, or unwind in the styling chair as stylist Ebony straightens curls with relaxers and Brazilian blowouts or creates length and volume with professional extensions. Gairyd and Silky Sam, the salon’s resident barbers, clip and trim men’s hair, topping them off with salon-quality gel or pomade. Beyond haircare, The Stage’s staff also outfits nails with eye-catching colors in OPI mani-pedis, waxes unwanted fuzz from entire bodies, and ornaments ears with piercings or gold staples.