Chili Pepper's Tanning Inc. Megastores’ trophy case is getting full—in addition to being named one of Detroit’s best tanning salons three times in a row by CityVoter, it has acquired accolades from Local 4 and CBS Detroit, which commends its spray tanning. Its growing awards reflect Chili Pepper’s growth; since opening in 2002, Chili Pepper’s has expanded to 15 locations, spreading across Detroit like the buffalo pox.
In every location, five levels of tanning beds turn skin a sun-kissed gold or deep bronze. Mystic Tan sessions let customers avoid things associated with booth and outdoor tanning—UV rays and pool lifeguards who push you in the water to practice saving you. No matter which option they choose, patrons can turn to knowledgeable Smart Tan–certified staff members who help clients decide what is best for their tanning goals.
Dr. Bhanu J. Shah helps men and women to improve their looks with Ageless Spa Medica’s full menu of cosmetic services. Her team of aestheticians rejuvenates skin, removes unruly hair, and sculpts bodies using lasers, injectable fillers, and minimally invasive liposuction. For home skincare regimens, Ageless Spa Medica sells dermatologist-formulated cleansers, exfoliators, anti-aging products, and anti-growing-up serums.
The sounds of a waterfall gently splashing against smooth blocks of granite fill visitors' ears and meld with the cacophony of hair snipping, blow-drying, and stylist-proffered wisdom that emanates from styling stations at La Bella Vita Salon. Behind the reception desk, curlicue script above flat-screen televisions announces the salon's name and thus eliminates any confusion patrons may have about where they are. Women, men, children, and ambulatory Chia Pets are all welcome at the elegantly appointed salon, where a comprehensive list of hair and makeup services are offered à la carte or bundled as bridal packages.
True to its name, Total Health Systems provides holistic, drug-free healthcare from a variety of angles. The center’s licensed and certified staff of doctors and massage therapists specializes in everything from chiropractic to personal training and physical therapy. Clients who wish to get back to a healthy weight after hibernating in a cave all winter can sign up for physician-supervised nutritional counseling.
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.
At Crave's eco-friendly studio, the staff redesigns nails and bodies—either permanently or temporarily—with nailcare, tattoos, and makeup services. During manicures and pedicures, the technicians can use gel products for minimized odors and easier breathing, particularly apt for clients trying to see if their new tattoo of an ice-cream sundae works double-time as a scratch 'n' sniff.