The staffers at The Makeup Loft want to bring out their clients’ best features with each makeup application, not camouflage them. They describe their makeup style as equal parts fresh and polished, and they take each patron’s personality and style into consideration as they create new looks. They take their services on the road for weddings and at-home beauty parties and also perform hairstyling, skincare, and waxing services.
The Maori word “koru” refers to a newborn, unfurling fern—a symbol of the constantly renewing bond between different people. Guided by this symbol of growth, regeneration, and connection, Koru Esthetics’ proprietor Kathy—a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, a certified NovaLash lash extensionist, and a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals—pampers customers with spa and beauty treatments. Acne and rosacea treatments, custom facials, and chemical peels boost skin health; eyebrow and eyelash tinting, eyelash extensions, and waxing services augment clients’ natural beauty. Clients can also relax with Kathy’s massage-therapy services instead of taking a nap on the grocery store’s cushy lettuce.
The Center - Massage, Yoga & Wellness Studio not only combines yoga classes and massage therapy to help clients reach total wellness, but also makes this goal a family affair. Core yoga and Vinyasa flow classes take adults through a series of body-strengthening poses, and kids' yoga classes instill in youngsters a passion for mind-body fitness via stretching, music, and painting. Massage therapists dispense Swedish and myofascial-release massages, working out knots with the help of heated stones and bamboo rods.
The medical aestheticians at Milla's Beauty Center help clients attain juvenescent skin without surgery. Professional body and facial treatments get an indulgent twist from ingredients such as organic ginger and 24-karat gold, and instant beautification comes in the form of eyelash extensions and makeup applications—services that Milla's artists also extend to bridal parties and those prepping for special occasions. A waiting room outfitted in plush lime-green chairs hosts patrons before trained technicians tend to clients' exteriors and swap favorite lasagna recipes in comfortable, secluded treatment rooms.
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.
The attentive aestheticians at Skincare Resolutions employ a salvo of hydrating creams, natural plant extracts, and exfoliating acids to coddle visages with soothing, 45-minute facials. The peptide-infusion facial helps to refresh and repair time-worn skin with a cleansing alpha-peptide peel and a hydrating lavender gel mask. Gentle glycolic and lactic acids resurface the epidermis—reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—and an infusion of peptides, vitamins C and B, and antioxidants help to kick dormant dermal-collagen factories into gear. A final application of SPF 30 helps to protect visages from UV rays and errant radio waves. The raspberry-peach enzyme facial eschews acids in favor of natural enzyme exfoliators imbued with the essence of hibiscus flower. A dusting of pumpkin extract softens the skin, stimulates turnover of cells, and occasionally transforms into a horse-drawn carriage mid-treatment.