Licensed esthetician Sedoka loves to find natural solutions for her clients' skincare issues. She accomplishes this by creating customized facials that employ organic skincare products, and by eschewing harsh chemicals in favor of gentle steaming, moisturizing treatments, and soothing masques. To beautify faces even more, Sedoka can pair a facial with an add-on service, such as a plumping treatment for lips or a cool jade roller treatment designed to aid in sinus relief. She also caters to moms-to-be with facials that address changing hormones and their effect on skin, and to busy clients on-the-go with express facials that freshen skin in 30 minutes.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: MicroDermabrasions and Facials
Pro Tip: Located on the Lower Level of the Normandy Apartments
Your face is the first thing people notice about you, especially if it's imbedded in your chest. Wherever your face's location, licensed cosmetologist Jeri Michelle can employ her expert makeup skills to augment it in all the right places. Guests may also request Jeri's semipermanent lash extensions to cultivate a more voluminous look without messy mascara.
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.
There's a reason Chili Pepper's Tanning is a recurring favorite in Click On Detroit's Best Of polls: the salon offers clients a wide variety of tanning options, including high-pressure and low-pressure beds and UV-free Mystic Tan. People can even "double dip" by scheduling a bed tan and a spray tan in the same session. Lotions from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty help clients attain the deepest possible tan, while EyePro eyewear protects their vision. In fact, safety is a top priority at Chili Pepper's, as their staff attends a minimum of four training seminars a year to stay up to date on new equipment and regulations.
One might not think of makeup as having attitude, but Brazen Cosmetics aims to change that. The indie cosmetics company creates bold hues and trendy scents to draw attention on the street, amplify a stage presence, and?at one point?grace the faces of the Detroit Pistons cheerleaders. These eye shadows, blushes, brow powders, and foundations sport names bold enough to reflect their colors and the spirits of the divas living inside their containers. Women can wear their mood with flirtatious tints such as En Fuego, Frisky, and Surrender or play with more mysterious names such as End of the World, Idol, and WTF.
Yet intrepid looks aren't the only goal of Brazen Cosmetics. Each custom-blended color uses durable formulas anchored by natural minerals, oils, extracts, and vitamins to enhance and heal complexions. As a further eco-friendly measure, many of the company's products are made completely vegan and all the products are 100% vegetarian. In Brazen's Ferndale showroom and beauty lounge, customers can feel good about the lack of animal testing as they sample blends from the shelf or learn how to apply them during group and private classes spurred by wine. Their products can also be purchased at Whole Foods.