Shannon Parrish-Simon spent several years operating a salon out of her home before deciding to expand and found a full-service salon in the historic Horner Mill complex, which was constructed in 1844. This former site of industry now houses a number of businesses dedicated to providing a more personal touch, including The Chop Shop Salon. Shannon and her team help clients look their best by helping to reshape and maintain an existing style or by building an entire new look from the ground up. For an even more dramatic difference, the stylists can incorporate foil highlights or all-over color to add an extra bit of depth and dimension to hairdos. The salon's self-styling station allows clients to learn a bit more about maintaining their look at home while also gleaning some useful insiders' tips from the staff, such as how to fashion an updo with a single bobby pin and a little bit of moxie.
Kids squeal in delight as they trace shapes in the air with twinkling sparklers. The crack of fireworks sound overhead as families ooh and ah over brilliant displays of colorful lights. Fireworks Factory supplies Michiganders with the goods to create these backyard memories without requiring them to learn any wizard spells. The locally owned shop carries everything from bottle rockets and noisemakers to roman candles and artillery shells, and even provides boxes for grand finales.
Lansing Party Limo ferries wedding, bachelorette, and birthday parties in the security and luxury of 17, 18, and 28-person buses. These aren't your average soccer wagons, though; these sleek stretch buses and party buses come loaded with neon lights, poles, and cushy leather seats. Professional drivers sit behind each wheel, ready to safely cart passengers on East Lansing and Lansing bar crawls or to Red Wings and Tigers games, corporate parties, and tailgating events.
Hair whisperer Melyssa Rose transforms unruly strands with ease. Her scissors remove split ends and unwanted length, and freshly mixed hair dye colors locks. She can embellish strands with all-over hues or add golden highlights or ombre highlights in eye-catching shades such as violet. Her finished styles complement each client’s face shape or favorite mask.
The certified aestheticians at Steven L Marvin Salon & Wellness Spa employ an array of Aveda oils and products to refresh skin and relax faces in one-hour facial treatments. In the signature facial, aestheticians' tension-seeking fingers massage sources of stress across the epidermis. Aromatic Aveda oils lull the most combative minds to a state of peace, soaking deep into skin, eliminating dryness, and drowning the dermal imps trying to steal your face. As in all massages offered, the spa's skin whisperers adjust their plans of attack to suit faces' most visible needs as well as the audible demands of their muttering pores.
Morgan’s Boutique satisfies the most discerning tot tastes with upscale consignment clothing for boys and girls from newborns through young teens. Consignment items ($3–$25), including everything from onesies to party dresses, allow parents to keep their cool when children do what they do best, such as scuba dive through mud puddles or experience an 8-inch growth spurt in the span of 20 minutes. Accessorize fashionable finds with hair adornments ($2–$6) or disguise failed attempts to shave a portrait of the dog onto junior’s head with one of many hats ($15 each). Patrons can also peruse locally handmade boutique items such as bibs, necklaces, and neckties ($20–$45). While parents plan back-to-school ensembles, kids can explore the miniature racks of handmade outfits for American Girl, Bitty Baby dolls, and finger puppets of Supreme Court justices.