Allure likened the hairdo-renovating experience at Ginger Group for Hair to speed dating. Referring to the salon’s creative director, David Hockney, the magazine writes, “He fired off questions about our likes, dislikes, and profession.” Using the information he acquired, Hockney crafted a face-flattering, personalized hairstyle that the contributor described as “love at first sight.”
Putting clients in the hot seat is common practice at Ginger Group for Hair. The stylists take personalized services very seriously; individuality, after all, is half of their philosophy. The other half? Education. Trained in European techniques, each stylist has obtained advanced education in time-honored cutting, coloring, and snake-taming techniques. Yet, the learning never stops. The team stays hungry for knowledge about the salon industry’s latest innovations and always seeks new ways to develop and build on its practices.
As a result of the team's dedication, its haircare services have earned acclaim from clients and multiple shout-outs from Allure. Ginger Group for Hair’s success can also be attributed to the quality of its hairstyling products. Every service enlists help from environmentally conscious Texturizze products, which are enriched with natural, sustainably sourced ingredients that are friendly to Mother Nature’s receding hairline.
Before beginning any session, Metroglo Sunless Tanning’s certified technicians whip up custom bronzing formulas to complement each client’s individual skin tone. Once the darkening serum has been perfected, they move into a private room equipped with breezy ventilation and in about 30 minutes swathe patrons and beach-longing marble busts in their tailored color, which contains no alcohol or artificial fragrances and brims with vitamins and sugar-cane-derived ingredients. Metroglo’s website hosts a list of tips to prepare clients for their session, including exfoliating dead skin and eschewing lotions, deodorant, and makeup. Following the appointment, technicians recommend waiting 8–12 hours before showering, therein assuring maximum darkening effects on torsos, extremities, and lackluster Scream masks.
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.
At locations in Franklin, Royal Oak, and most recently Birmingham, experienced aestheticians dissolve stress with soothing massages, facials, and nail treatments that utilize fruit-infused scrubs or oils from Sacred Earth Botanicals. Inside private treatment rooms, techs evict toxins with Dead Sea mud or seaweed body wraps and knead knots into untied shoelaces with aromatherapy massages or therapeutic stretches. Treatments, including a slate of mani-pedis, come in various packages for half-day pampering sessions, with tasty add-ons such as a spa lunch or bubbly sips of champagne. Alternatively, the spa's concierge services take the pampering out of the spa and into the shells of stressed turtles or homes of customers, who may also request assistance with errands, laundry, and grocery pick-up.
Truth Beauty & Wellness Spa's green-minded staff of estheticians and therapists beckons passersby to escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world and mellow out to a menu of eco-friendly treatments powered by all-natural, organic products. Sips from chakra-balancing teas and wafts of aromatherapy scents drift achy physiques toward tranquility during the spa's tension-releasing massages, which include Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue modalities. Rather than waiting for adult swim at the local tar pit, guests can shed unwanted bodily fuzz with hair-removal services using plant-based wax. Truth Beauty's manicurists adds aesthetic allure to natural backscratchers with a variety of vegan nail treatments that completely eschew animal byproducts.
Exuding an Asian-inspired ambiance, Revitalize Health and Beauty's 2,000-square-foot facility features slate floors decorated with oriental rugs, plants, and fountains. Framed prints of Asian characters line the clay walls housing eight treatment rooms, where guests enjoy services ranging from massages to facials to manicures and pedicures. Before or after treatments, guests may head to the relaxation room and melt their worries away with a warm cup of tea, refreshing glass of water, or quick nap under the coffee table. Staffers exclusively use Bioelements skincare products and the spa's own line of organic bodycare products, Revitalize Organics, during each treatment.