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.
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.
Once you pass Salon Savvy?s pristine hairstyling stations and black-leather mani-pedi chairs, you reach a private room surrounded by blue-grey walls and illuminated by flickering candles. This room is Ashley Kosloski?s home away from home, where her clients visit so she can fix their skin problems. In doing so, Ashley customizes her facials to ensure any skin type or issue is correctly addressed. She extracts acne-causing dirt and bacteria from pores and imbues dry patches with moisturizer. A special microdermabrasion wand tackles fine lines and blemishes by exfoliating the topmost layer of skin on faces, revealing a visage that looks millions of seconds younger.
The Tin Can isn't a bar where you go to impress someone. It's just where you go to have a great time and celebrate in a beloved dive bar scene. The staff fully embrace an unpretentious aesthetic, opting for a wide selection of Michigan craft brews and fridges brimming with cans of Hamms, PBR, and Natty Light. Bar-goers can play darts to a soundtrack of tunes from the internet jukebox and sate appetites with chili-cheese dogs and spicy buffalo chicken dip during rounds of trivia. For the adventurous or those on dessert-only diets, the bar serves up not only Jell-O shots, but frozen pudding shots and Faygo bombs made with a range of candy-flavored sodas.
The central hub of The First Tee of Mid-Michigan, Sycamore Driving Range & Learning Center gives players the resources they need to build all elements of the golf game. At the driving range, range balls take flight from hitting bays before collecting around targets stationed throughout the landing zone. A putting green and short-game area invite golfers to work on finesse techniques, such as chipping or cleaning their balls with a feather duster.
For nearly a decade, the stylists of Rubie's Paradise Salon have been tending to the hair of loyal clients, whether they need a basic trim or head-turning all-over color. Wielding products from Redken, Paul Mitchell, and Matrix, stylist Liz Winowiecki shampoos locks, adds multidimensional highlights, and styles hair into updos for special occasions and nights on the town book-club hopping.