Jolie Nails' staff rewards deserving fingers and toes for their services with sturdy Shellac manicures and pedicures rendered extra soothing by hot-stone massages. Manicures upgrade the usual grooming and polishing with Shellac treatments that achieve the best digit flattery since the Muppets threw a party for the number 9. Shellac first slathers fingernails with separate layers of gel that harden under a special lamp, imbuing nails with super strength that lasts two weeks. Meanwhile, pedicures turn tattered foot eyesores into prettily polished desk ornaments. Jolie Nails’ hot-stone foot massages then mollify bipedal muscles, helping to restore healthy circulation denied by socks and house-arrest anklets. Shellac manicures typically last 15–20 minutes, and hot-stone pedicures take 30–40 minutes.
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.
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.
Kimberly and Robyn of Airbrush Artist Pro have honed their craft over the years by applying makeup for weddings as well as boudoir and fashion photo shoots. During makeovers, they use organic makeup that’s free of chemicals, gluten, and parabens and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential oils. The makeup is made from crushed minerals imported from Germany, making it both safe and nourishing for most skin types. Eager to pass on the secrets of their profession, Kimberly and Robyn lead 90-minute lessons that cover proper techniques, color selection, contouring, and highlighting.
At The Smokey Eye, owner Kimberly Williams and her staff of aestheticians and cosmetologists beautify clients with professional makeup, hairstyling, and eyelash extensions. The staff also hosts classes that teach women about many nuanced aspects of makeup application.
Since opening the doors of their first location in 1997, Club Soleil has bronzed more than 46,000 Detroiters. The staff constantly switches out the lamps in the salon's collection of seven levels of beds and stand-up booths to keep tan times quick and the sun on its toes. For a UV-free glow, automated misting booths distribute 5 ounces of Magic Tan solution through 36 individual jets that coat the body evenly from head to toe. Certified tanning associates educate clients on the risks and benefits of each system as well as products for moisturizing the skin and extending the life of the tan.
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.