In the 1980s, Preston Jackson Sr. and his wife Anna had a vision to equip women from all walks of life with the tools and skills necessary for a career in cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetics. In the spirit of that inclusive philosophy, Preston and Anna didn't just open a beauty school here in the United States?they also opened the first ever beauty school in the West African nation of Togo. Two decades after that illustrious beginning, the institution known today as P&A Scholars is not just a certified beauty school, it's also a place where clients can get professional-level hair, nail, or skin treatments from supervised senior students before they graduate to work their magic in high-end salons or the wig rooms of the rich and famous.
When you're served your complimentary cup of herbal tea upon entering Beauty Spa Lounge, think of it as a sort of prelude. The purpose of the tea is to facilitate relaxation, to help clients surrender whatever stresses, worries, or children might still be clinging to them from the outside world, and ease into the more easygoing pace that governs the spa. Once guests are feeling aligned and in tune with their new environment, the treatments begin?a cleansing facial, for instance, that helps relax and tone the skin, or an orange mango peel mani-pedi, which pampers tired hands and feet with cuticle treatments, head, shoulder, and back massages, and a hot stone calf treatment. Throughout its entire service menu, Beauty Spa Lounge incorporates natural and organic salts and sugars and essential oils, plus signature herbal formulas that the skin care experts mix by hand before each treatment in order to tailor the formula to meet each client's unique needs. While not as relaxing as its other treatments, the spa also offers eyelash extensions in a variety of shapes and styles, plus waxing services for brows, chins, underarms, kiwi fruits, and Brazilian bikini areas.
For more than 20 years, the stylists at Lamiria's Salon have been beautifying and styling the hair of women in Metro Detroit. Owner Lamiria Huddleston has served as a mentor and trainer for burgeoning stylists, ensuring that every woman who takes a seat in a styling chair at her salon will get top-notch haircare. From cuts, colors, and blowouts, to virgin relaxers and conditioning treatments, the stylists handle a variety of hair needs, and send clients home with the tools and knowledge to re-create salon-made looks on their own. They emphasize treatments that don't damage hair or cause frizziness, unlike Medusa's stylist. And beyond haircare, the staff also provides waxing and makeup services.
Spa-a-Peel’s sign says it’s “the look fabulous studio,” though the offerings within its peaceful confines go much deeper. Upon entering, clients are greeted by a smiling staff member who stands ready to help clients transform their day with a massage, a facial, or a mani-pedi. On top of that, treatments at Spa-a-Peel transport guests away from the daily grind and into a place of relaxation and bliss that feels like home, but with a far more talented staff.
At some point or another, everyone needs a getaway, and A Way of Escape Massage offers just such a place. The spa’s therapists are knowledgeable in many types of bodywork, including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish massage. With these modalities, they help people escape the stress that comes with working, raising a family, or counting the number of stars in the sky in your head.
You may visit Holistic House because of a sore back, a migraine, or a sleep disorder, but you won’t be defined by what ails you. Abiding by the principles of integrative medicine, the staff here sees every client as a whole person, a network of physical, mental, and spiritual elements that require equal amounts of focus and care.
The staff practices five categories of alternative medicine to help foster this balance. One example is a mind-body intervention, which includes yoga and meditation. Another, the body-based method, uses massage therapy and chiropractic care to ease muscle soreness and funny bone nihilism. In addition to life-coaching, dietary interventions, and homeopathic medicine, Holistic House also offers deep cleansing facials and full-body waxing.