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.
The helpful staff of professionals at The Tennis & Golf Company line their 19,000-square-foot store with top-brand sports gear and apparel, harnessing their expertise and customer-minded service skills to pair club and racket wielders with the perfect athletic accouterments. Stock up on Noodle + Long & Soft or Noodle + Easy golf balls ($25/24) to disperse on driving ranges or use as space fillers in half-eaten cornucopias. Slingers of spheroids can volley in style with sleek threads, such as Brooks Podium wicking performance tees ($13–$15), women's EP Pro performance polos ($20), or Men's Gear For Sports long-sleeve wind shirts ($29). This sizable depot for recreational goods also serves up additional accessories, including sunglasses and gym bags, as well as the necessary tools for running, training, racquetball, squash, pickleball, and the always delicious pickled squashball.
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.
Pure NRG founder Robyn Milewski liberates healthful snackers from the tyranny of overprocessed pastries by baking tasty treats using only organic, vegan ingredients and no gluten or added sugar. Log onto the online patisserie to arrange for the pickup or delivery of bars and cupcakes assembled from brown-rice and tapioca flours, chia seeds, hemp protein, and free-range icing. Blueberry bars swathe tongues in a new hue as they energize insides with a high-fiber, antioxidant-rich pump, and half-pint mason jars ensure vanilla cupcakes arrive to any birthday or Shriner block party with their gooey dollops of chocolate-coconut frosting intact. The mocha-java protein bar makes for a tastier morning alternative to a toasted alarm clock, and a cinnamon-coffee-cake bar provides a heart-healthier alternative to the classic, crumbly day starter.