A child covered in an ice-cream sundae is usually headed straight for a bath and a time-out. At CupCakes & IceCream Kids Spa and Party Room, however, they're pampered. At the spa, girls are encouraged to soak in soothing ice-cream baths made with their choice of sundae flavors. At spa stations decorated with cheerfully bright pinks and blues, kids can exfoliate their pores with a fruity facial made from natural ingredients or conclude manicures and pedicures with nontoxic Piggy Paint and sprinkles. Makeup sessions further pamper youngsters with beautifying touches such as lipstick, blushes, and facial gems.
Along with pampering children at the spa, CupCakes & IceCream Kids Spa and Party Room hosts soirees that treat girls like royalty. Built around such themes as Diva Bash and Pajama Jam, two-hour parties include decadent options such as Candy Coated polished nails, facials, or updos. Runway fashion shows and karaoke sessions fill the rest of the time, as can add-ons such as a craft station or lessons in boxing out during bouquet tosses.
The relaxation squad at This Is It Salon and Spa believe just as strongly in cosmetic trends as they do in the medical benefits of massage. Though the salon’s service menu may seem polarized at first glance, the staff manages to pull it all together by creating proper pairings powered by high-end products from Aveda, Essential, and It&ly.
In the spa’s private rooms, therapists perform facials and body treatments, as well as 10 types of massages, each of which aids in the release of muscular tension and pain. Massage modalities range from deep-tissue and hot-stone varieties to carpal-tunnel or pre- and post-natal massage. The therapists also perform therapeutic massages to ease pain caused by chronic illnesses. The spa has been approved to accept insurance and physician referrals for medical massages. Regardless of the selected modality, the spa staff happily executes both in-studio and on-location sessions, traveling throughout the area to perform makeup and nail services for events ranging from weddings to stuffed-animal tea parties.
Chili Pepper's Tanning Inc. Megastores’ trophy case is getting full—in addition to being named one of Detroit’s best tanning salons three times in a row by CityVoter, it has acquired accolades from Local 4 and CBS Detroit, which commends its spray tanning. Its growing awards reflect Chili Pepper’s growth; since opening in 2002, Chili Pepper’s has expanded to 15 locations, spreading across Detroit like the buffalo pox.
In every location, five levels of tanning beds turn skin a sun-kissed gold or deep bronze. Mystic Tan sessions let customers avoid things associated with booth and outdoor tanning—UV rays and pool lifeguards who push you in the water to practice saving you. No matter which option they choose, patrons can turn to knowledgeable Smart Tan–certified staff members who help clients decide what is best for their tanning goals.
Relaxation is both a concept and a destination at Soma Health & Fitness, where sleek wooden floors are bathed in the sunbeams streaming in from symmetrical skylights. Here, visitors steep selves in soothing services such as massage therapy and physiotherapy, which pairs clients with certified professionals for one-on-one treatments that tackle movement difficulties with postural correction, muscle stimulation, and ultrasound treatments to seek out cursive injury reports spelled out in knotted tendons. Rehabilitative kinesiology combined with yoga and cardio fitness classes in the fully-equipped gym boost clients' cardiovascular health and muscle tone while providing an outlet for emotional renewal.
The stylists at Exhale Beauty Salon & Spa wield Paul Mitchell products as they style natural hair with finger waves and wet sets and as they coat manes with chemical treatments such as Brazilian straightening serums, relaxers, and perms. In addition to hairstyling, the staff members sculpt brows, perform European facials, and add light massages.
The techs at She's Nailin It take pride in delivering a healthy mani-pedi experience that's free from germs and strong smells. That's why they practice hospital-grade sterilization techniques on their equipment, and why the salon uses a ventilation system that propels harsh odors outdoors, where pigs live. Once conditions are in order they begin their services, trimming and shaping nails before applying name-brand polishes from OPI, Essie, and more.