Studio owner and operator Billyne Dowdy has over 20 years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist and is a member of the top–ranked Odyssey Nail Systems team in the NAILPRO Cup standings for outstanding beauticians. Get nails beautified and fortified with Dowdy’s gel manicure, a 15- to 30-minute session that bequeaths nails a shiny polish that can last three to four weeks with no chipping or fading and thereby safely increase the strength of the natural nail. The polish also dries nearly instantaneously, giving the digits immediate ability to grasp a quarter without smudging Paul Revere’s engraved face or cheerfully cheerlead at the day’s paper football matches.
Inside this Redken Ambassador salon?formerly Alano Salon?a team of beauty pros await to renovate appearances backed by 30 years of industry experience. Prismatic hues from Redken's Chromatics line add light-catching dimension to tresses without ammonia, while those looking for color, length, or volume sans commitment can opt for single strands or straight or wavy wefts from LOX extensions. Special occasion services include elegant updos or makeovers with custom-blended makeup by Motives, and are also available on-location to accommodate busy bridal parties or those still awaiting parole.
With a menu of more than 100 personal pampering services, M Spa is a serene one-stop shop for a massage, facial, wax, manicure, and hairstyle. Evict split ends and matted vegemite with a custom haircut ($37+ for women, $24+ for men), then retint freshly hewn tresses with a single-process coloring ($49+). The exfoliating full-body scrub ($45) brushes off epidermal dross while rendering skin cases soft and smooth for upcoming pillow rivalries. A detox-seaweed body wrap enhances the body's own detoxification efforts ($85), and a manicure ($25+) and paraffin wax dip ($10) shape and shine raggedy digits in time for upcoming shadow-puppet competitions.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Signature high performance facial
Brands Used: Image Skincare, Clarisonic
Pro Tip: Consultation with the esthetician is important to discuss overall skincare regimen and expectations.
Q&A with Renay Deering, Licensed Esthetician
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I have received Continous Education Certificates from IMAGE Skincare.
I attend weekly classes in Farmington Hills, MI to learn and work with other IMAGE skincare professionals.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
My clientele is made up of 50% Skincare and 50% Brazilian Wax customers.
Kind of top to bottom skincare.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
A facial isn't something that should be done once a year or for a special occasion. A skincare regimen is an on going process, that isn't diffcult or time consuming with excellent skincare products.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
[The] signature facial, which is both pampering and relaxing, but also client receives result driven skincare, treating the skin at the cellular level.
[The] end result is beautiful skin and the client thinking she should do this more often.
Skincare is something I am very passionate about.
I love seeing results of transformed, beautiful, and healthy looking skin.
The team at European Spa Boutique administers a blend of naturally derived and technologically advanced treatments. A less-irritating antiseptic wax made from soybeans is used for hair removal and heated lava stones warm achy muscles during body treatments. Hairstylists trim and shape tresses to create fashionable new looks. For the extensive selection of facials, aestheticians call upon botanical extracts to calm acned skin, chocolate and berries to concoct chemical peels, and microcurrent and LED-light therapies to increase collagen production and dissipate fine lines.