Con’s Organic Spa owner Con Ciecko isn't just an expert in the beauty industry. She's also a reiki master and a medical tattoo technician. These specialties, along with her education and training at Michigan and California institutes, have prepared her to execute services that both beautify and relax her clients. Besides kneading muscles with several massage modalities, she cleanses skin with organic facials, bronzes limbs with airbrush tanning, and administers makeup applications for weddings or black-tie viewings of TV weddings. Joined by a skilled staff that includes her daughter Kiya, a massage therapist and nail technician, Ciecko infuses her new spa confines with a welcoming and personable vibe as she helps her clients develop their own signature looks.
You might call Primpt & Polished Hair and Nail Boutique the "Cheers" of salons. The trio of owners––who have a combined 30 years of salon experience amongst them––strive to make their boutique the type of place where "everybody knows your name", combining small-salon charm with large-salon professionalism. That winning combination also translates to their use of products––brands like OPI and Schwarzkopf mingle with custom lotions and potions blended in-house. Inside the relaxed and welcoming space, staff exchange friendly chatter and swap chili recipes with clients as they color hair, thread eyebrows, and polish nails with long-lasting Shellac. And, for special occasions, they even doll up customers with specialty treatments such as eyelash extensions, makeup, and Balayage highlights.
Salon Cardon owners Donetta Behen and Carrie German view their salon as a stage. Being an All Nutrient education salon, they perform custom haircuts and coloring treatments with an all-star cast of products from Moroccan Oil. Keratin Express, and Wella. Behind their sleek black styling stations topped with stone counters, stylists spotlight clients' new looks ranging from rich single-process color to creative pink and purple hues. Away from the salon floor, nail technicians audition new OPI polishes on fingers and toes or add coats of long-lasting shellac that keeps nails more chip-free than cartoon chipmunk Dale after that labrador attack.
From his small village in central Greece, Tom Goulas brought a piece of his heritage across the pond to share: the cuisine. In 1975 he first founded Honey Tree Grille with the intent of sharing the rich, flavorful food of his native country. Since then, his business has grown three-fold, but Goulas aims to maintain the old-school attention to both the dishes the kitchen sends out and the service. These days, the menu can be found across seven different locations. There, diners will find a handful of familiar American classics alongside Greek staples such as fresh-sliced gyro sandwiches, layered mousaka, and golden, flaky spanikopita.
Amid her self-named salon’s buttery-yellow walls, Quenlyn Watkins leads a staff savvy in hair, spa, and skincare services. Their specialties include:
The technicians at Naturally Yours Nail Spa draw from 19 years of experience to help bring damaged or faded nails back to brilliance. During treatment, you’re free to watch TV and talk out confusing soap opera plotlines as the nail techs pamper each of your fingers and toes. In services such as hydrating moisture manicures and spa rejuvenating pedicures, the specialist will then examine the client’s skin, apply a cooling masque, and massage the hands and feet before rekindling digits with polishes. The spa also carries sculpture acrylic nails and offers nail rebalancing services.