D’Lazo Hair Salon & Spa’s owner, Rachel Lazo, personally designed the business’s interior in 2006. The salon’s 14-foot walls give way to an exposed industrial ceiling that clings to dangling chandeliers and extra-long ponytails not ready to say goodbye. Learned stylists clip hair, add dimension with polychromatic highlights, and sculpt fanciful updos for weddings. Across the way, soothing music softly tickles ears throughout D’Lazo’s spa zone, where a roster of services banishes stress. Seasoned hands swoop across backs to deliver deep-tissue massages, and hot stones warmly loosen the spine with heat more effectively than a hula-hoop fresh from the microwave.
Trim Barber House caters to men of all ages, providing old-fashioned hair services complemented by modern amenities. Opt for a haircuts, and unruly tresses are lathered with sudsy shampoo before being expertly snipped into shipshape. After follicular landscaping is complete, those who choose the first option are expertly conducted into the past with a 30-minute straight-razor shave. Badger-bristle brushes are used to lather overgrown chins with warm, clove-scented shave oil. Next, a sharpened blade glides away stubble, leaving faces as smooth as a compliment from Barry White. Those electing to treat hardworking bodies may enjoy a stress-relieving massage to scare away anxiety masquerading as muscle tissue. The full-body massage spends 60 minutes kneading away worry, leaving frames revitalized and relaxed.
Pistons player Tayshaun Prince may have a few feet on Dr. Shuyun Xu, but when it comes to treating pain and walking through doorways without ducking, she’s the star. A photo of the towering NBA player and Dr. Xu on her website shows the pair beaming after a session, speaking to the adeptness of her skills and the warmth of her personality. Both her talent and joy stem from a life spent helping others. Dr. Xu’s quest toward holistic healing began when she was 5 and started learning traditional Chinese techniques from her mother and grandmother. She went on to study at some of China’s leading universities and hospitals before importing her skills to Troy Acupuncture Center. Here, her patients reap the benefits of her learning through acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion treatments.
All three traditional Chinese practices aim to unblock chi—energy that flows through the body along channels. Through the insertion of fine acupuncture needles, pressure from cupping, or the burning of moxibustion’s signature herb, Dr. Xu frees blocked chi and helps assuage a plethora of conditions ranging from insomnia and smoking addiction to infertility and hypertension.
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.
Dr. Jeff Allyn has been a practicing chiropractic physician for more than two decades. In 1994, he opened the doors to his own practice at Berkley Chiropractic Clinic. Here, Dr. Allyn and his staff manage issues with muscles and bones in an honest, ethical fashion, zeroing in on each individual's unique needs. The process typically starts with a free consultation, which enables Dr. Allyn to pinpoint problem areas and determine whether or not a patient is actually just two pranksters stacked on each other's shoulders. From there, the doc and his staff decide if chiropractic manipulative care is an option, and if other forms of therapy, such as massage, could also be helpful.
Behind the pink curtains that accent Salon Miracles’ storefront windows, proprietor Judy Moon has created a tranquil haven for beauty and spa services. Stylists perform haircuts, color, and texturing treatments as aestheticians manicure fingers and toes, wax away unwanted body hair, and administer high-tech anti-aging treatments and reviving facials. In addition to her work at Salon Miracles, Judy offers spiritual readings and organizes open-mic nights at her adjacent business, Angel Moon Café. Judy also creates handmade angel and cross jewelry.