The stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Identities the Salon make sure clients look fabulous and feel relaxed from the top of their heads to the bottom of their feet. During hair services, the staff expertly crafts new looks with precision cuts, color, and texturizing services, which use products such as Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Pureology. Custom facials slough away dead skin cells, and hot-stone massages melt tension with radiating waves of warmth. Pedicure recipients can confidently display their pampered toes, which wear coats of durable Shellac or OPI gel polish.
Excentrix Salon & Spa’s team of aesthetic adjustors work with each client to create a personalized look with an array of hair and waxing services. Basic haircuts ($30+) keep noggins well shaped in case they need to pose for an impromptu yearbook photo. A lock-lustering keratin treatment ($60+) increases hair strength and shine in preparation for performances of Rapunzel, while organic ammonia-free color treatments ($35+) can help bright-blond spies more effectively hide in dark alleyways. Alternatively, clear-cut facial fuzz with a lip, brow, or chin wax ($10 each).
Inspiring Hands helps battered bodies return to tip-top shape with a range of wellness services, such as hot-stone massages, ashiatsu foot therapy, and detoxification. The pomegranate pampering treatment harnesses the therapeutic power of its namesake fruit, a superfood that helps increase the body's natural skin-protecting antioxidant glutathione, for a luscious 60 minutes of warm, moisturizing skin rehabilitation. Dehydrated dermises start their healing with a deep exfoliation that scrubs away lollygagging dead cells and unveils a cleaner, fresher layer of skin. The body's natural envelope is then enveloped in a lush hydrating wrap, which provides intense hydration through a rich balm made from wheat germ, shea butter, and avocado that, like the heart of a lonely snowman, instantly melts when it touches skin.
The aesthetically savvy staff of Sheri's Fine Salon & Spa practices myriad forms of beautification with an extensive menu of salon and spa services, dusting off people statues with meticulous treatments and high-end products from cosmetic gurus such as Ling, Redken, and DermOrganic. Manes are tamed, trimmed, and sculpted with a haircut and style ($23 and up), and a shampoo and style ($15 and up) washes away follicular dirt and tentacled toupees.
After years of working in stressful managerial jobs, Rebecca Brancheau took a step back and decided to pursue a career that allowed her to take better care of herself?and others. In 2007, she enrolled in Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts and learned myriad ways to manipulate the muscles, including Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial-release, and reflexology massage techniques. She also learned to keep her internal battery fully charged through tai chi, yoga, and good nutrition.
Although Claudia Sosulski's memories of lavender fields in France inspired her latest spa, Lavender Garden Day Spa—as reported by MLive—it has been her more than seven years as a massage therapist that inspired her to offer a range of healing spa services. This includes deep-cleansing facials with Elina Organics, handmade skincare products, infrared sauna sessions to naturally detoxify bodies, and custom massage sessions in an ashiatsu therapy room.