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.
An opulent glass chandelier hovers above Ecology's modern white space, where artfully arranged cube shelves display natural cosmetic and skincare lines. At spotless makeup stations, cosmetologists draw from palettes of paraben-free NVEY ECO and Pure SKN products to glamorize their clients' faces. Their level of cosmetic artistry is evidenced by a loyal client base, including anchorwomen from Fox 2 News, whose features need to be flawless while being filmed at the station or reporting from the trenches of a squirt-gun war. Alongside the facial festoonery, jewelry trees and scarf racks flaunt tasteful accessories that add flair to the rest of visitors' appearances.
The Barber Pole cuts the fluff by offering local men traditional barber services in a quintessential barbershop atmosphere. Much like its bitter enemy, baldness, the shop is hereditary, passing through the owning family for three generations. Its men's cuts ($18) craft a combination technique of clippers and scissors-over-comb, approaching cowlicks and mane planes with equal dexterity. The site blabs its tuft-tamers' hours online, making it easy for regulars and unoccupied paparazzi to know when they are on duty.
On an extensive résumé that boasts more than 25 years of experience, what stands out is Dr. Haitham Masri's distinction as Michigan's first board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He and other doctors helm his namesake clinic, each one wielding his or her own specialized expertise to focus on different parts of the body. Before beginning any surgery, they take as much time as necessary to answer questions and explain procedures with detailed brochures, slideshows, and diagrams.
Alongside the center’s cosmetic surgery specialty is the nonsurgical branch, where minimally invasive procedures geared toward enhancing outer appearances require less downtime. Aestheticians resurface faces with chemical peels, smooth wrinkles with dermal fillers, and man lasers to remove unwanted hair and leave bodies smooth.
Avalon Salon and Spa, a full-service Aveda concept establishment, employs expert skin specialists to pamper patrons with environmentally safe Aveda products. Skin specialists commence a one-hour Enbrightenment skin-brightening facial with a consultation and skin analysis, wherein dilapidated epidermises can begin to address painful memories of abrasive washcloths and sleeping-mask dependencies. An aesthetician uses plant-derived products to give skin a thorough cleansing and purge pores of impurities resulting from environmental factors and separation-anxiety-ridden toddlers. Healing hands will also massage the upper body for maximum relaxation. The skin-brightening facial can hydrate Sahara-like body paper and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone caused by hormones, stress, acne, or exposure to UV rays.