Dena Marie’s Salon & Spa’s hairstylists specialize in formal updos. Augmented by Lox extensions—crafted from 100% human hair—or held in place by hair balms from Bed Head and Matrix, the formal looks prepare patrons for glitzy events from proms to the salon’s second specialty—weddings.
Their team, which also consists of manicurists, regularly attends continuing-education courses to keep their services up-to-date with the latest beauty trends. Fresh out of the workshops, they turn their shears and dyes toward shaping and coloring manes, and drape frazzled locks with shine during keratin smoothing treatments. They also provide spa treatments that include waxing and paraffin dips that remove dry skin from bodies more effectively than attempting to drive them out by playing annoying music over loudspeakers throughout the night.
At Mattar Chiropractic, doctors dissolve pain and tension with tried-and-true techniques as well as advanced technologies. They measure the degree of stress on the spine and its surrounding muscles with digital software, and they reveal vertebral imbalances with x-rays. Then, they correct spinal quirks with manual adjustments or orthotic inserts that can be slipped into shoes or wedged into diving fins. To deliver relaxation, in-house bodywork specialists perform customized massages.
Amid rose- and evergreen-hued décor, aesthetician Tracy Winn supervises five specialty facials, each of which addresses a different skincare concern, using all-natural products. One treatment focuses on moisturizing dry skin, and others reduce the appearance of age spots or acne. The carefully calibrated glycolic-acid or pumpkin-extract solutions of the chemical peels lift away dead skin to reveal younger cells playing Red Rover underneath. Victorian-style lamps and an oversize clock face give the lobby a sense of vintage charm, and shelves support glass curiosities in private treatment rooms.
At Elwart Family Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Derek Elwart relies on an arsenal of noninvasive chiropractic services to alleviate spinal ailments without the use of surgery or drugs. Rather than limiting his focus to specific problem areas, Dr. Elwart adopts a holistic approach that accounts for the body’s overall health before determining the proper course of treatment. First visitations commence with a consultation, during which the doctor identifies chronic ailments and discusses treatment options. Even the slightest of abnormalities stands little chance of escaping Dr. Elwart’s eye as he peruses spinalscapes in search of bulging discs, pockets of tension, and unturned wind-up keys. Treatments for back injuries and other maladies may involve any combination of corrective exercise, adjustments, massage, and a Zamboni that rolls across shoulders to resurface ragged musculature.
A profusion of flowers frames the entrance to Salon Maison Rouge, hinting that the treatment rooms inside offer refuge from the hectic rituals of urban life. Their hints prove accurate—once inside, guests immediately take note of the wicker chairs, potted plants, and paintings arranged to promote relaxation. The salon’s stylists create music as they snip their shears, shaping new haircuts to complement the aestheticians’ makeovers. Before indulging in a moisturizing four-layer facial, help yourself to a complimentary snack or beverage and get dressed in the spa’s signature uniform: a soft robe and terrycloth top hat.
For Salon Dion's stylists, knowledge is power. From following trends around the globe to seeking out new training and techniques, their everlasting quest to expand their skills has resulted in work at New York Fashion Week and the Miss Michigan pageant, as well as various television appearances and photo shoots. But they primarily use their talents on clients seated at the salon’s BlowDry Bar. Here, they check scalp conditions, then address any problems with treatments tailored to each customer. The team's expertise also extends to chic haircuts, current color trends, customized facials, bridal services, and expert waxing designed to provide brows with the exact amount of arch needed to play a supervillain.
True to its name, Total Health Systems provides holistic, drug-free healthcare from a variety of angles. The center’s licensed and certified staff of doctors and massage therapists specializes in everything from chiropractic to personal training and physical therapy. Clients who wish to get back to a healthy weight after hibernating in a cave all winter can sign up for physician-supervised nutritional counseling.