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.
The technicians at Quickii Nails see the tip of each finger as an opportunity for a multimedia project. They might cover nails completely with one shade of shimmery polish, alternate between complementary colors, or draw the eye to spiraling designs, some of which sport rhinestones or polka dots to confuse your predators into thinking you?re actually a cheetah. From classic and Shellac manicures to applications of acrylics, each tiny example of artistry is unique to the client's tastes.
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 team at Miracle Browz has one objective in mind: to help clients enhance their beauty naturally. They specialize in eyebrow threading, but also provide treatments such as organic sugar waxing, traditional henna tattoos, and therapeutic facials that incorporate antioxidants, grape botanicals, and saffron. Facial treatments are customized to target each client's needs, treating skin ailments that range from acne and hyperpigmentation to signs of aging and stress-induced second noses.
Kristin Ashley Rogers knew she wanted to work in the medium of cosmetics since she was young. Fresh out of high school, she developed her talents by enrolling in LA's prestigious Make-Up Designory. Since then, her career as a professional makeup artist has been illustrious in both California and Michigan—she has designed special effects makeup for movie sets, flattered the faces of Miss America pageants, and inspired students with lessons in the make-up arts. Kristin is a master of her trade with a versatile range—she can emphasize intrinsic beauty for a photo shoot or wedding day, or she can transform faces into a spooky skeleton for a Halloween ball or secret society initiation.
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.