Seasoned aestheticians, makeup technicians, and licensed massage therapists can be found throughout the tranquil halls of L'Aryola Salon and European Spa. The building's simple earth tones and abstract artwork melt into the background as clients slip into a state of calm brought on by customized facials, some including serums with natural vitamins and plants. Massages and body wraps soothe exteriors in rooms that are illuminated by candlelight and full of intriguing aromas, much like an apothecary who has been set on fire. Permanent-makeup sessions add pigments that can augment natural features for years to come.
Within geometric architecture shot through with accents of white, gray, and pink, Fiaz' stylists Aly, Tess, and Amanda focus their talents on restoring health and style to clients' manes, earning the title of Best New Spa 2011 from Real Detroit Weekly. At double styling stations sequestered by white walls, stylists trim hair while clients invent new facial expressions in square mirrors. Kérastase conditioner smoothes strands right down to the cuticle, leaving threads soft and shiny, and coloring services imbue tresses with full color, tints, or highlights. Haircut and conditioning services take 45–60 minutes; coloring packages take 2– 2.5 hours.
Luba Ayrapetyan isn't just making small talk when she asks her clients what they ate for dinner last night. Rather, she's gathering personal information to build customized skincare plans that help combat her clients’ specific issues, whether it’s acne, dehydration, or the signs of aging. With this information in hand, she doles out facials, chemical peels, and pampering massages that seek to polish the appearance and revive the body, much like a trip through a bowling ball–return mechanism.
In more than a decade of experience as an aesthetician in both Russia and Detroit, Luba’s constant search for effective skincare regimens has materialized in the addition of a new technology to her practice. For many treatments, she now incorporates TriActive LaserDermology, which helps massage cellulite and lax skin into toned submission.
Stepping into Nadwa Hair Spa is almost like stepping onto a movie set for a futuristic film: bright overhead lights shine across metallic accents and row upon row of high-tech hair-dryers and styling gadgets. Inside this innovative space, owner and master stylist Nadwa Yono puts forth her training from the renowned Trevor Sorbie of London to pamper and style both men and women. The stylist and her crew sling products from Pureology, Aquage, and Morrocan Oil as they snip and color locks or weave extensions, wigs, or second faces into hair. Aestheticians and massage therapists set up camp in secluded mint-hued rooms, where they wax away unwanted fuzz, tailor facials to treat acne, aging, or sun-damaged skin, and tenderize sore muscles with deep-tissue and hot-stone massages.
Embracing the tradition of a classic barber shop, Mike's Hair Studio is a place for guys to go for a great haircut, color, or even a hot shave. Guests can take a seat in one of the traditional barber's chairs after a thorough shampooing in preparation for shears, clippers, and the feeling of an exhilarating breeze kissing a shorn head. Barbers also offer classic hot shaves, reclining visitors in a chair before trimming beards or leaving faces cleanly shaven.
Bright yellow decorative accents and large windows letting in natural light put visitors in a sunny mood at Salon Rush. In the cheerful setting, stylists snip hair into custom shapes, brighten locks with all-over color, and single out their favorite strands with natural-looking highlights. The team can also lengthen hair with extensions and straighten out curly, disobedient locks with keratin treatments or barks from a boot camp drill sergeant.