At locations in Franklin, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, and most recently Birmingham, experienced aestheticians dissolve stress with soothing massages, facials, and nail treatments that utilize fruit-infused scrubs or oils from Sacred Earth Botanicals. Inside private treatment rooms, techs evict toxins with Dead Sea mud or seaweed body wraps and knead knots into untied shoelaces with aromatherapy massages or therapeutic stretches. Treatments, including a slate of mani-pedis, come in various packages for half-day pampering sessions, with tasty add-ons such as a spa lunch or bubbly sips of champagne. Alternatively, the spa's concierge services take the pampering out of the spa and into the shells of stressed turtles or homes of customers, who may also request assistance with errands, laundry, and grocery pick-up.
Royal Oak Tea Spa adds extra luxury to the concept of a tea party, pairing complimentary cups of tea with an array of beauty treatments. Their exfoliation treatments, for example, minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. Facials balance skin’s natural oil content and deeply clean rather than just removing surface dirt with a feather duster. To beautify extremities, nail technicians can paint nails with vibrant lacquers or hydrate hands with conditioning treatments.
Alex Emilio Salon, founded by friends Alex Lekocaj and Emilio Giglio in 2001, offers an inedible buffet of beautifying and body-bettering salon services. Metal-band roadies preparing to begin an accounting career can tidy up with a men's haircut ($25+), while female fugitives from justice can adjust their aliases with a haircut ($40+) and a tint ($40+). Hands hampered by too many midnight games of no-glove baseball can delight their digits with a manicure ($20+), and feet still scuffed up from last week's borderline-illegal April Fool's prank can achieve 10-toed tranquility with a spa pedicure ($50+).