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.
Services at The Ashiatsu Room focus on three types of massage: ashiatsu, Swedish, and volcanic-stone therapy. For ashiatsu deep-tissue massages, a therapist walks on the client's back to release chronic muscle tension in specific areas. Swedish massages, on the other hand, stimulate circulation with pressure applied by the hands, forearms, and elbows. Finally, for volcanic-stone therapy, a therapist uses warm stones and oils to relax different areas.
Makeup artist Jon Lieckfelt has devoted years of his life to the cosmetic industry, applying makeup to well-known celebrities and other women alike. After working for a number of salons, Jon decided to use his extensive knowledge to open his own makeup studio: Priss. At first, Jon was content to stay comfortably within the boundaries of the cosmetics industry. But eventually he decided to branch out, adding hairstyling, waxing, and eyelash and eyebrow tinting to the studio’s repertoire. Today, Priss is a one-stop beauty shop where clients can get their hair cut and styled with Davines products, have their eyebrows shaped, and get their makeup done all in one appointment.
On an extensive r?sum? 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.