The stylists, nail technicians, and massage therapists at Anew Salon and Day Spa—some of whom have more than a decade of experience—combine forces to polish every inch of their clients' appearances. The salon's stylists remain abreast of hair trends so they can offer the latest treatments, such as Babe hair extensions, tinsel applications, and ombre highlights, which fade naturally from dark to light for a sun-kissed look. Alongside facials and waxing services, nail technicians scrub, massage, and refine hands and feet before coating them in standard or Gelish polish, and a massage therapist works through muscular knots in hopes of easing stress.
Named for the Hawaiian word meaning "the beautiful one," Kanani Salon strives to prettify clients with sundry salon services. The hairstylists apply products from Schwarzkopf and Neuma while trimming, coloring, and styling locks. Nail technicians, meanwhile, prink fingers and use OPI lacquer to paint tiny likenesses of the always-colorful cafeteria from Saved by the Bell across all 10 nails.
"In old black-and-white pictures, Saugatuck looks just as it does now," says Bella Vita owner, describing the vintage ambiance that makes Saugatuck one of Budget Travel magazine's Coolest Small Towns in America. Formerly a lumber town situated where the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan meet, Saugatuck blossomed in the late 19th century with its surging art scene. Today, Saugatuck still fosters a strong artistic community of galleries, studios, and museums—joining the neighboring town of Douglas to form what locals refer to as the "Art Coast of Michigan."About 5 miles north, the Saugatuck Dunes State Park runs nearly 3 miles along the shore with dunes more than 200 feet tall. Snow transforms this area into prime cross-country skiing and sledding territory. The 50,000-acre Allegan State Game Area’s groomed trails range from 2 to 14 miles in length, with arrows indicating changes in direction and to the closest place to find a fresh-knit Bill Cosby sweater.
Seasoned stylist and owner Benito Barron oversees Soho's team of tress trimmers as they primp tousled manes with the latest L'Oreal Professional Concept products and styling techniques. A full, ammonia-free coloring enlivens head plumage with vibrant tones, and a European-inspired haircut keeps follicles at a manageable length so they're unable to reach into strangers' pockets for loose change. As an added boon, a hair-humanitarian nurtures famished coifs with a deep-conditioning treatment that reinforces and protects hair. Hair services can be completed in a few hours time, which eyes can spend getting lost in Soho's chic, floral wall designs and decorative foliage.
There are some sure warning signs that hair is poorly maintained, such as split ends, dandruff, or your bangs leaving passive-aggressive Post-it notes on your forehead. Whatever the case, the skilled stylists at Beauty Lounge East can improve hair to human interaction with specialty styling services. Guests can request layers to flatter features or a new custom color to fit the season. The salon also offers microdermabrasion treatments to help nix wrinkles and other fine lines.