Lisa Rowe Glickoff's more than 20-year career is just as diverse as the pictures of fantasy, special effects, and beauty makeup in her portfolio. When she is not busy prepping faces for fashion, film, and high-profile events— such as dolling up celebs for the 2006 Academy Awards— the makeup-industry veteran spends time on the product side of the industry. In addition to serving as a beauty rep for brands such as Paula Dorf Cosmetics, she also has created Astute, her own line of makeup. But even with all of these accomplishments, the one that’s closest to her heart remains the founding of Astute Artistry, her makeup-training boutique and beauty studio. From within the 8,000 square foot space—decorated with modern Paris-themed decor—she teaches aspiring make-up artists how to create Hollywood-approved special effects and beauty makeup during hands-on classes that range from beginner level to advanced professional.
When not teaching others the tricks of the beauty trade, Lisa puts her aesthetician license and chic boutique to use by shaping brows with threading, enhancing eyes with lash extensions, and rejuvenating mature, teen, and dehydrated skin during facials. Lisa and her team also provide traditional makeup applications for brides and those attending special events.
Lisa is also committed to helping those in need, which is why she founded Astute Artistry II, a nonprofit makeup studio catering to women affected by skin and hair conditions, which was featured in Hour Detroit magazine.
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.
Dr. Jeff Allyn has been a practicing chiropractic physician for more than two decades. In 1994, he opened the doors to his own practice at Berkley Chiropractic Clinic. Here, Dr. Allyn and his staff manage issues with muscles and bones in an honest, ethical fashion, zeroing in on each individual's unique needs. The process typically starts with a free consultation, which enables Dr. Allyn to pinpoint problem areas and determine whether or not a patient is actually just two pranksters stacked on each other's shoulders. From there, the doc and his staff decide if chiropractic manipulative care is an option, and if other forms of therapy, such as massage, could also be helpful.
Behind the pink curtains that accent Salon Miracles’ storefront windows, proprietor Judy Moon has created a tranquil haven for beauty and spa services. Stylists perform haircuts, color, and texturing treatments as aestheticians manicure fingers and toes, wax away unwanted body hair, and administer high-tech anti-aging treatments and reviving facials. In addition to her work at Salon Miracles, Judy offers spiritual readings and organizes open-mic nights at her adjacent business, Angel Moon Café. Judy also creates handmade angel and cross jewelry.
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.
The licensed massage therapists at The Balance Clinical & Holistic Massage refer to themselves as "Massage Lifestyle Coaches" because they believe that massage should be an important part of everyone's path to health and wellness. Clients are encouraged to spend time unwinding in the post-treatment relaxation area, sipping tea and reflecting after getting a massage or energy healing service. The myofascial release massage helps improve range of motion, the clinical massage helps improve circulation of the blood and lymph, while Reiki healing sessions help balance life force energy throughout the body. With friendly therapists determined to help clients find relief from chronic pain and stress, The Balance Clinical & Holistic Massage is a place to begin or continue a healing journey.