The colors black and maroon frame Bella Rio Salon?s prominent storefront windows, which reveal aestheticians and stylists scurrying to and fro inside the Old Town establishment. Dangling from a high-vaulted ceiling, contemporary lighting fixtures illuminate the historical building?s exposed-brick walls, sleek haircutting stations, and a jumble of Bumble and bumble and Pureology haircare products perched on glass shelves. Before starting a new chapter of styling at Bella Rio Salon, colorist and stylist, Jillian worked as a colorist at Douglas J Salon in East Lansing for six years. In addition to doing updos, she also primps faces for the spotlight with facial waxing services. Owner Faith Waugh is a Douglas J Aveda Institute graduate, as are several of the other beauticians all of whom excel at endowing patrons with lustrous hair, glimmering eyes, and cheeks rosier than the Queen of Hearts' roses.
Voted the best tanning salon in the Lansing area by readers of Lansing City Pulse in 2011 and 2012, Tanzmania Tanning bestows glows in a variety of ways. Level I tanning bed sessions blend UVA and UVB light to build base color while Level II enlist elevated levels of UVA as well as increased power to deliver a bronzer look. High pressure tanning beds amp up 15,000 watts per side, whereas spray tans that offer clients a UV-free tanning alternative.
The beauty and relaxation experts at Guys & Dolls rejuvenate hair, skin, and physiques with an extensive menu of services. Hair makeovers start at the shampoo station before moving to the salon chair where stylists, clients, and their ventriloquism dummies work together to design the perfect look using face-flattering enhancements such as highlights or permanent waves. Elsewhere, aestheticians treat specific skin concerns with specialty facials, applying a lactic peel to even skin tone or a Glo acne-clearing facial to prevent future breakouts. For a relaxing escape, men and women can stick around for multihour spa packages, which combine soothing treatments such as full-body massages and mani-pedis, including acrylic and shellac.
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.
Over the course of a two-hour appointment, Andrea Loveless of The Head Room Salon trims, hydrates, and lightens feminine manes with artillery from high-end brands such as Aveda, Redken, and Enjoy. Clients sip on complimentary beverages as Andrea susses out their likes and dislikes, current haircare regimen, and favorite congressional hairstyle during an initial consultation. Armed with a patron-approved plan of action, the skilled stylist shapes and sculpts head threads into a comely configuration, and douses strands in a soothing deep-conditioning treatment to leave locks hydrated and silky smooth. Finally, partial highlights dress tresses in a sun-kissed glow without the hassle of taking Apollo on a dinner date. Andrea doles out her mane-maintenance services within the chic confines of The Head Room Salon, located in a modern rehabilitated space equipped with distressed hardwood floors, sleek counters, and foot rests at every shampoo bowl and dryer chair.
The Head Room Salon resembles a spacious artist's loft with tall brick walls, dark hardwood floors, and high vaulted ceilings of shiny pressed tin. Despite the room's mammoth size, the individual styling areas are incredibly cozy, separated by calming robin's-egg-blue partitions. Here, skilled stylists such as Mariah Horne can carve out voluminous layers, or make over stands with a new seasonal color. Specialty straightening treatments are also available to wrangle unruly frizz and fortify hair.