At each of Tricho Salon and Spa?s four locations, trained stylists stand ready to refresh outdated hairstyles with products by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil. Dr. Sonya Friedman, an accomplished author, CNN talk-show host, and radio psychologist, teams up with dermatologist Dr. Scott Friedman to helm the spa side of the business, where clients can find eight types of facials, nine styles of massage, noninvasive micro treatments, and advice for mending a hairdryer?s broken heart. Fingertips and toes in need of some TLC can also be pampered inside this full-service beauty haven, as nail techs doll-up digits with OPI and Essie polishes as well as Shellac, acrylic, and fiberglass tips.
Baby Greek’s artwork-bedecked walls inspire patrons with themes from classical antiquity, and its kitchen serves up made-to-order Greek and American dishes. After plopping down in a plush booth seat, starved stomachs torn between carnivorous craving and herbivorous hunger can tuck into a hearty gyro and greek salad with homemade dressing ($7.29). Those with a penchant for patty-shaped provisions may enjoy an old-fashioned cheeseburger ($4.39), and palates stuck on sticks will delight in a chicken-kebab dinner, served with rice and a savory sauce ($8.99). The eatery's seasonal outdoor seating lets guests enjoy meals while surveying the sky for cloud doppelgangers of one another.
At Margo's of Northville, proprietor Margo Kramar and her team of expert style saviors have been pampering patrons with a harvest of hair, nail, skin, and massage services for 25 years. Trim tresses (women, $35+; men, $25+), in the latest trends, add highlights to less-than-lustrous locks ($85+), or add some lovely new lobe holes with an ear piercing ($15). Cosmetic-curious clients can learn how to properly accent their aspects with a full-hour hands-on makeup lesson ($60), or just sit back and relax as the makeup artist applies an expert expanse of color to their dermal canvas ($35). Those already flaunting flawless faces can opt to boost the power of their point with a classic manicure ($20) or full set of acrylics ($35), leaving tips feeling as smooth and sexy as Kenny G's mousse-filled alto sax.
Once you have your Groupon, you can call to schedule an appointment at Agosta, where a master hair shaman will snip, fade, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and head-snakes. Your experienced stylist will sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then direct carefully wielded scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting creativity and practical solutions decorate your scalp for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out. Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent cut busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of careless coiffeurs.
Upon arrival at Agapé, guests are warmly welcomed with coffee, tea, and juice before the staff ushers you to chic treatment rooms for personalized pampering. After you talk to your aesthetician about your skin's individual issues and preferences, the 60-minute Elemental Nature facial will address them by using select Aveda products. Pores will be purged, fine lines will be fought, and complexions will be cleared, leaving your face glowing like the surface of a lake in moonlight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds frolicking in it. Then, during the brow design, Agapé's wax wielders put brows in more graceful arches or manageable swoops. Finally, facial landscape artists choose hues from their technicolor dream palette to highlight and shade visages into being with Aveda's eco-friendly makeup.
Though the hairstyles that emerge from Elle Studio’s doors are often described as cool, this salon’s interior emanates warmth. Here, guests can relax by a cozy fireplace or bask in the sheen of silver-framed mirrors and polished wooden floors. Talent also shines from stylists’ shears, which snip men’s, women’s, and children’s locks into custom ’dos. To turn brunettes into blonds and redheads into doves, the coiffing crew summons the transformative properties of Goldwell colors. Products by Kérastase, Kevin Murphy, and EVO fuel the hair-wrangling process, nourishing dry strands and catching flyaways. When they’re not painting lips and lashes for photo shoots, resident makeup artists lead lessons with their wands and brushes. The staff also specializes in NovaLash extensions, which make eyelashes as long and full as a dachshund after Thanksgiving dinner.