For Salon Dion's stylists, knowledge is power. From following trends around the globe to seeking out new training and techniques, their everlasting quest to expand their skills has resulted in work at New York Fashion Week and the Miss Michigan pageant, as well as various television appearances and photo shoots. But they primarily use their talents on clients seated at the salon’s BlowDry Bar. Here, they check scalp conditions, then address any problems with treatments tailored to each customer. The team's expertise also extends to chic haircuts, current color trends, customized facials, bridal services, and expert waxing designed to provide brows with the exact amount of arch needed to play a supervillain.
Signature Service: Relaxation, deep-tissue, and sports massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Arrive 5 minutes before scheduled appointment.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes, but massage is a beneficial mind, body, and soul experience. It helps improve both mental and physical conditions.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
People tend to have bad posture, poor flexibility, stress, and overworked muscles causing aches and pains. Massage helps to improve all of these important factors in living a healthy, stress-free life.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a Michigan State licensed massage therapist. My clients can choose from three different types of massages: Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage. Within these, there are various techniques used to tailor the massage to each client's health needs. Soothing music, a heated table, and a heating pack are also included.
A profusion of flowers frames the entrance to Salon Maison Rouge, hinting that the treatment rooms inside offer refuge from the hectic rituals of urban life. Their hints prove accurate—once inside, guests immediately take note of the wicker chairs, potted plants, and paintings arranged to promote relaxation. The salon’s stylists create music as they snip their shears, shaping new haircuts to complement the aestheticians’ makeovers. Before indulging in a moisturizing four-layer facial, help yourself to a complimentary snack or beverage and get dressed in the spa’s signature uniform: a soft robe and terrycloth top hat.
A person might look completely different walking out of Studio 58 than when they walked in. Treatments for men and women beautify and soothe bodies, nails, hair, and faces, and the salon's emphasis on relaxation means a client who sauntered in on foot might float out on a cloud of sighs. The folks who make these transformations possible do so with a warm brand of friendliness and a meticulous work ethic, diligently wrapping foils, filling nails, detoxifying with body wraps, and massaging with hot stones until clients are calm and confident.
When Andrew Bernard and Angela Marke chose to found a salon together in 2002, they combined more than their names. The duo shares a passion for continuing education and professional development, which ensures that their stylists and aestheticians routinely seek instruction from manufacturers, industry leaders, and Rosetta Stone etchings. This education helps the staff master the newest trends in spa and salon procedures.
Stylists can also use products for a variety of coloring, texturizing, or conditioning treatments that create dramatic new looks. A variety of hair and skincare products are available in their retail store. The aestheticians rejuvenate appearances with everything from custom facials to cutting-edge DermaSound treatments that can increase collagen production and restore youthful vigor to the skin.
Vixen Aesthetics arose from a passion for healing people and caring for skin. Medical director Dr. Jerry Greib developed an interest in aesthetics while treating patients in the emergency room. Leann Griffin, a registered nurse and the CEO of Vixen, fueled her passion for skin rejuvenation after caring for patients in the critical-care and burn-intensive-care units. Together, these two helm a staff that beautifies clients with medical and nonmedical aesthetic procedures. Wrinkles relax after injections of Botox or Dysport, and facial fillers such as Artefill, Restylane, and Juvéderm work to restore fullness. The staff rejuvenates complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasions as well as more advanced treatments, such as carboxytherapy—the practice of injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide into the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and lingering marker mustaches. With the assistance of versatile laser systems, they can also remove hair, resurface skin, remove tattoos, and eradicate nail fungus.