The stylists, colorists, and aestheticians at Monolo Hair Studio render customized hair and skin services, from Schwarzkopf conditioning treatments to feather hair extensions. Stylists rely on products from Chi and American Crew to nourish tresses, whereas their blow-driers shape and set new 'dos and blast away any tiny plastic Barbie blow-driers that were previously stuck in your hair. The attentive technicians also perform men's hot-towel shaves, chip-resistant Shellac mani-pedis, and 30-minute deep pore-cleansing facials, which are performed as caped clients sit upright in styling chairs like dapper superheroes. At the front of the salon, a glass case showcases sparkling jewelry and shelves of beauty products.
Free of parabens, dyes, and other chemicals, Pure SKN's cosmetics and skincare products are as unadulterated as fresh snowfall. That's because the company's line of blushes, lipsticks, eye shadows, and moisturizers are made exclusively from natural ingredients, such as red rooibos tea from South Africa and crushed minerals imported from Germany (though the products are actually manufactured in Michigan).
The organic nature of the products has been appealing; the line is available at retailers throughout the Midwest, and it has attracted customers to the company's services, which range from spray tanning to makeup and eyelash-extension applications. For aspiring models and people who want to produce illegal stamps with their faces on them, there's even a headshot package that includes makeup and hairstyling.
Luna Calley knows how to create that rockstar look. Before she opened Thru Luna's Eyes Hair Studio, she co-owned a salon that catered to bands. Her immersion in rock-and-roll culture over the past 20 years—not to mention her training at David Presley’s School of Cosmetology—inspires her as she lengthens locks with SoCap and Donna Bella hair extensions. Calley and her skilled staff glam up clients with services ranging from dreadlocks and haircuts to individual eyelashes. When Calley isn't creating two-toned bangs or purple mohawks, she moonlights as a certified photographer and kundalini yoga instructor.
At Ferndale Relaxation Spa, massage therapists employ a holistic approach twice over, soothing the entire body with techniques from around the world. Beyond the traditional Western modalities, such as Swedish and hot stone, the indian head and neck massage calls upon ayurvedic-healing principles, and Chinese reflexology methods aim to boost the immune system during foot massages. Amid a bubbling fountain and soft music, the spa promotes relaxation with optional experiences such as rose petals scattered in candlelight or side-by-side massages for couples or presidential running mates.
Within the red-and-black-themed Dye Hair Salon, stylists transform patrons' looks with precise cuts and coloring services. They utilize Redken products and the sulfate-free Pureology line, which includes a 100% vegan collection and formulas with an AntiFadeComplex to extend the life of color treatments. The salon's reception area greets guests with a curvy, red-cushioned sofa that looks like it was harvested from a trendy nightclub or Buck Rogers' foyer.