KM Nails' certified techs dole out total nail makeovers with Shellac products, acrylic nails, and French-style polishes. Their list of services, which is longer than most grocery lists but shorter than the list of Oscars that John Williams won through betting on piano duels, proffers manicures and pedicures of all types and colors.
Behind Alandre Salon & Day Spa's curved, marbled reception desk, internationally trained beauticians lavish guests with cosmetic, med-spa, and salon treatments. Almond-colored walls surround private treatment rooms, and thickly padded chairs cosset patrons as they receive pedicures. Within the Alandre fold is platform artist and salon partner Rajaei Haddad. Having been the ambassador and educator for L'Oreal Paris and Shwartscoff Germany for over a decade, and the owner of a prestigious Middle East salon, he performs artistry of formal styling, precision cutting, coloring and more. Haddad specializes in updos and makeup, especially for bridal arrangements.
Teal accents pop against a coral and red color palette in Litito's Nail Salon, whose bold hues are inspired by the salon's colorful nail technicians and unique treatments. Sinking into the apricot cushions of a massaging pedicure chair, spa goers unwind while foot baths and massages melt away tension. Shellac and gel polishes cloak nail beds in a tough, chip-free gloss.
At locations in Franklin, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, and most recently Birmingham, experienced aestheticians dissolve stress with soothing massages, facials, and nail treatments that utilize fruit-infused scrubs or oils from Sacred Earth Botanicals. Inside private treatment rooms, techs evict toxins with Dead Sea mud or seaweed body wraps and knead knots into untied shoelaces with aromatherapy massages or therapeutic stretches. Treatments, including a slate of mani-pedis, come in various packages for half-day pampering sessions, with tasty add-ons such as a spa lunch or bubbly sips of champagne. Alternatively, the spa's concierge services take the pampering out of the spa and into the shells of stressed turtles or homes of customers, who may also request assistance with errands, laundry, and grocery pick-up.
Inside Moda Salon, chairs spin toward full-length mirrors as roses, reeds, and bamboo rise from gleaming pots. Here, seasoned stylists make locks as lush and elegant as the foliage that trims the space. Instead of infusing manes with garden fertilizer, they cultivate strength and shine with top-shelf products by Redken, Aquage, and Mastey Paris. Built from masterful snips and a keen understanding of the client’s personal style, haircuts frame facial features with contemporary flair. Organic color treatments lavish tresses in vibrant reds, blonds, and chocolates, and keratin smoothing therapy leaves them straight and silky, like a highway lined with neckties. In addition to pampering manes, friendly staffers beautify nails with acrylic, gel, and Shellac manicures.
Top Models Salon & Boutique’s hairstyling room resembles a banquet hall: heavy drapes frame columned doors, ornate mirrors line high walls, and chandeliers sparkle overhead. In this regal setting, four nail techs, four hairstylists, and one permanent-makeup artist highlight clients' natural beauty with professional products and stadium floodlights. In addition to performing basic salon services, hairdressers can iron rhinestones to tresses or install feather extensions that withstand heat treatments about as well as natural hair. Jewelry and accessories with studs, rhinestones, and faux pearls populate the onsite boutique.