Tucked inside Unik Beauty Salon and Cafe, Specialties by Shannon allows nail artist Shannon Ridley to tend to the nails and surrounding fingers of her clients. Armed with files, orange sticks, lotion, and other essentials, she shapes nail beds, trims cuticles, and deftly applies vividly hued polish.
Friends Hair & Nails, a sister salon to Andrew Marke, treats noodle nest, nail beds, and soul sacks with a range of services. Guests can opt to primp and pamper puppet-show starlets with a mani-pedi. An experienced nail nurturer cleans, clips, and contours before adding a fresh coat of polish.
At Aretée, owner Olga Tecos and her staff remedy skin ailments and muscular maladies with a full line of massages and facials for men, women, and teens. The spa's aestheticians help improve skin complexion with botanical-based Aveda skincare products, which use no animal byproducts, pore-clogging oils, or tails of newt. The spa also offers spa parties and the services of a wedding planner and professional photographer, and beauty products and diverse skincare lines address skincare issues with moisturizers, cleansers, and masks.
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.
New Life Fitness World motivates calories crusaders with personal trainers and more than 140 hours of group classes. Launch fitness plans in a one-on-one training session before bounding into any of the four locations' exercise courses, such as cycling, Zumba, and Piyo, a combination of yoga, Pilates, and trick yo-yoing. After land-based laps around the indoor tracks, or the aquatic equivalent in the indoor heated pools, fit fiddles can indulge in a sauna steam, a hot-tub soak, or a tanning session. Towel service and locker rooms facilitate transitions out of the gym, while childcare frees parents from the stress of pushing strollers while jogging on the treadmill.