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.
At La Moda International Hair Design, 20 professional stylists glamorize clients with customized haircuts and hair services, with a special focus on up-dos and wedding parties. In the salon, nail technicians also perform a variety of mani-pedi treatments, including French manicures, nail art, and polish changes. They can also supplement their services with special treatments such as massages for the forearms, lower legs, and feet.
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.
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.