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.
Nestled in Lansing's Old Town shopping district, Matthew Ryan Salon welcomes visitors in for a relaxing day at the spa with luxurious hair and bodywork treatments. Massage therapist Chelsea treats feet to soothing reflexology treatments, which can help to not only ease tension, but correct bodily imbalances. Soothing scalp and hand massages help clients relax while heated neck wraps provide comfort by easing aches and reminding clients that their heads are still attached.
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.
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.
The stylists at SS Hair Designers think outside of the box when it comes to creating new 'dos. Special occasions?from weddings to annual eye exams?are bolstered with curls galore, strategically placed hair jewels, and chic bouffants. Even boys? haircuts gain a little edge with shaved zigzag designs. The staff also offers relaxing massages to complete each trip to the salon.
Large picture windows fill the space with a natural glow, highlighting City Salon’s exposed rafters, leather furniture, and sheer brown curtains tied off like ponytails. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists manipulate hair into flattering new styles and color with bold highlights. Clients may also request a frizz-reducing keratin treatment or revamp the complexion with a one-on-one makeup consultation.