Ransom Eli Olds was certainly one of Lansing's most prolific citizens. The inventor, entrepreneur, and financier helped revolutionize the automobile industry, specifically through the two companies he founded in the area: Olds Motor Works in 1897 and REO Motor Car Company in 1904.
Bella Rio Salon's Michelle puts her Aveda Institute studies to use when she cuts and styles hair and performs Brazilian blow outs. But she didn't discard her emphasis on profession development after graduating from Aveda. Michelle still attends classes through Wella and Rusk Professional, and Brazilian Blowout Original & Zero. This training comes to life when she cuts hair and styles it, colors tresses, adorns clients with feather extensions, and leads personal styling classes. Her stomping grounds is the upscale Bella Rio Salon, a multi-layered, exposed-brick hair haven full of light fixtures that glow the way stars glow—which means the staff has to show up 30 million years early to turn the lights on every day.
Impression 5 Science Center provides future Galileos and budding Copernicuses with a vast assortment of hands-on learning opportunities and participatory exhibits. The newly installed Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body will remain displayed until May 15, so young scientists can examine the ins and outs of bodies while learning anatomical trivia, including that Einstein's brain was 10 times bigger than the average mustache. After winding their way through a bevy of exhibits⎯including Throwing Things, which examines energy transference without tranquilizing textbooks⎯explorers can duck into a slime-making workshop to create their own gelatinous blobs. A member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Impression 5 Science Center strives to give guests a chance to learn by doing, acting, and creating, and its enthustiastic staff works to ensure a productive visit for all visitors.
Stepping into Coterie Purlieu is almost like stepping into another world, and not just because of the foreign-sounding name. After a customs officer confiscates your stress and tension at the door, dip your hands into a bath of warm water or recline as the spa’s massage therapists untie your knots. Soothing facials wipe skin clean of dirt and grime, tanning booths bestow skin with golden color no matter the season, and waxing services swiftly remove hair and bumper stickers from the last election cycle.
Though The Barberrettes sounds like a long-lost doo-wop group, it's actually home to a team of talented stylists, such as Sebastian "Sabu" Windsong. Catered to each client, Sebastian and his colleagues' services include cutting meticulous, custom styles; hand-braiding hair; and brightening female locks with highlights and color. Along with reshaping hair, The Barberrettes team can remove it altogether with facial waxing for women or hot-towel shaves for men.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.