The stylists at Liquid Salon train extensively in L'oréal color techniques and wield Kerastase products to shape and style coifs. Each visit commences with a complimentary consultation, in which a tress-tamer recommends a style based on a client's specific features, lifestyle, and favorite decade. Shear off locks with a 45-minute women's haircut and style ($55+) or a 30-minute men's cut and style ($40+). A hairdresser can enliven lackluster strands with coloring ($55+) or highlights ($100+), or straighten out unruly frizz with a basic relaxer ($95+) and threats of tickling.
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.
In 1979, Carol Lewis began her business with nothing more than an aesthetician's license. Her client list swelled over time as area dermatologists began referring more and more of their patients to Carol and praising her signature facials, which incorporate everything from hydrating balms to microdermabrasion to create healthier-looking skin. To keep up with the steady influx of new clients, she started hiring people, including aestheticians, massage therapists, nail and waxing technicians, and a support staff to memorize each new visitor's middle name. Today, when she isn't overseeing the spa, Carol shares this story and others with professional women's groups, delivering inspirational keynote speeches on pursuing success and embracing potential.
The Socialite Beauty Bar’s owner, Arian Simone, is a multitasker. In addition to being the founder of Fearless magazine and a public-relations expert, Arian also provides the nail technicians at the salon with her own Arian Simone Beauty Products for use during spa services. Made of natural ingredients, the brown-sugar scrub, peppermint cream, and mango body butter nourish skin roughened from cold weather and gloves knit from steel wool. The technicians also employ OPI polish and chip-resistant CND Shellac, and soak feet with FootsieBaths, which employ disposable liners to ensure hygiene.
A glass of complimentary wine, sparkling cider, or tea enhances each visit, and free WiFi enables guests to check email or the status of the futures market for dragon tears as they wait amid the salon’s lavender walls and gleaming wood floor.
Even though she’s already reached professional heights as an Ayurvedic doctor of natural health, Aurore Adamkiewicz isn’t one to rest on her laurels. In addition to her holistic healing endeavors, she’s also written six books, received her aesthetician license, and trained with a licensed orgonomist psychologist. In total, her nearly 20 years of research and experience have helped her develop a natural approach to whole-body health—a system which she has dubbed “Body Mind Ayurveda.” At her wellness spa, this approach influences all of her services, which include such varied treatments as body waxing, craniosacral therapy, and noninvasive-facelift facials that employ color therapy, tuning-fork acupuncture, chemical peels, and Ayurvedic herbs and enzymes.
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.