At Hip City Hair Studio, a savvy stylist revives dull and lifeless locks with a professional cut, moisturizing treatment, and shrewd styling. The 30–60 minute appointment begins with a thorough sudsing that washes strands as clean as a stack of freshly laundered dollar bills, then snips off their ends as cleanly as art collectors cut the ugliest figures out of their paintings. Bring in photos of inspirational hairstyles or wedding cakes that feature the layers and frosting you'd like added to your hairdo, then see them emerge resplendent in a final styling. A far-reaching conditioning treatment penetrates deep within each head follicle, locking in moisture and leaving hair smooth.
Modern Skate & Surf’s alternative-sports shop was founded in 1979 and has since hosted events frequented by Olympic and professional athletes—including superstar Tony Hawk—as well as earned a feature as Best Snowboard Shop in 2012 from Real Detroit Weekly. In Modern Skate Park's world-class, 60,000-square-foot Royal Oak skate park—one of the largest facilities of its kind in the US—skateboards grind across rails or glide over jumps, and inline skaters whiz over obstacles and BMX bikes hang in midair. Customers can build on their extreme-sports skills in clinics and lessons or rent out the facility for parties or high-speed chases. Committed to supporting the next generation of extreme athletes, Modern Skate Park offers discounts to students who bring in report cards sporting A’s and B’s.
In addition to the skate park, Modern Skate & Surf also maintains a East Lansing store that stocks snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, skating, and protective gear to facilitate exciting adventures.
Founded in 1995 by a back-pain sufferer who discovered the difference footwear inserts can make, Good Feet comprises more than 120 store locations across the globe everywhere arches are out of alignment. Good Feet crafts orthotics endorsed by football legend Emmitt Smith that are tailored to individual foot contours via a three-step process meant to accommodate the various activities dominated by feet such as aerobic exercise and tube-sock modeling.
In 1977, David Schwartz had to get his tennis racquet re-strung. Disappointed to find that the service would take three days at the local sporting goods shop, David did what anyone would do: he opened his own place to stock high-quality tennis gear and offer same-day racquet re-stringing.
That original 750-square-foot shop has since turned into the 19,000-square-foot sporting goods emporium that is The Tennis & Golf Company. Over the years, David has expanded his store's inventory beyond just tennis goods—these days it includes golf gear, running shoes, and general fitness apparel from the industry's top brands. The store also features demo areas, where customers can try out new racquets and clubs to make sure they feel comfortable and are not made of plutonium.
Recognized as the best local gift-wrapping service by Hour Detroit, Lisa's Gift Wrappers keeps surprises secure and stylish. More than 700 kinds of ribbon and 175 styles of wrapping paper wait to do their obfuscatory duty, aided by boxes, tags, and anti-snooping ink packs. Conceal a shirt-sized box ($12–$14) to astonish your favorite torso, or fill a coat box with untold wonders or a coat ($6 for box, $18–$22 for wrapping). In addition to a plethora of holiday-specific packages, the renegade wrappers take on corporate projects, such as eye-catching proposal envelopes. All project prices vary based on the present's proportions and materials used.