Roxy’s Beauty Bar began as a popular Bay City tanning salon and has since expanded into a full-service salon, offering everything from trendy cuts to airbrush makeup. Stylists help heads adopt a new shade with coloring and highlighting services or add bling in the form of hair tinsel, hair crystals, and feather extensions. Nail artist Xaviera dresses fingertips with intricate designs, such as zebra stripes and Burberry-inspired plaid, and eyelash extensions pump up each wink’s flirt factor with semi-permanent strands by Reese Robert. Staying true to its tanning roots, Roxy’s also continues to bronze bodies with airbrush tans, which are sprayed on by a trained technician instead of by a machine or an artistically trained elephant.
Owners Debra and Craig have built up for a diverse repertoire of skills in the natural health field, which they channel into their business, Alternative Health & Wellness. Since 1993, the pair has worked in health food stores and chiropractic offices, studied naturopathic health and homeopathy, and spent time learning the nuances of practicing massage, including using essential oils, herbs, color, sound, and music during sessions. While the versatile duo helps heal plenty of clients with their own hands, the center also houses more independent therapies, such as an infrared sauna, hothouse, and pink Himalayan salt room where patrons can absorb natural minerals and season their chicken.
Shining Star Salon & Spa's checkerboard floors and star-themed decor give it a lively and stylish vibe. The staff offers a menu of haircuts, massages, facials, and citrus body polishes, as well as packages should clients want to enjoy them all together. The Gold Star treatment, for instance, includes a one-hour massage and mani-pedi, and the Super Star treatment adds on hairstyling, wine, and a light lunch.