A regal entrance reminiscent of a Roman bath welcomes patrons into Gjeto’s Salon and Day Spa, where painted ceilings and arched entryways carry on the lavish theme. The luxury isn’t just in appearances, either. Upon arrival, a friendly consultant greets each guest, handing off a plush robe, slippers, and keys to a private locker for stashing away belongings or a long workday's bad vibes. From there, guests can head into the day spa, where zen-like spa rituals aim to soothe both body and mind. For instance, licensed massage therapists can dispel stress and muscular tension with an aromatherapeutic massage before patrons sink into a cozy pedicure couch for an indulgent foot and nail treatment topped off with vegan polish. While women enjoy Jane Iredale makeup applications, men can head to the gentlemen's oasis for a facial specially tailored to freshly shaven skin. Flanked by vibrant golden walls, the hair salon welcomes both men and women to take a seat at a mahogany station, where they can admire their freshly snipped locks in a small rectangular mirror.
Delicate pink walls line the interior of American Beauty Tan, where a skilled team of stylists and technicians bolsters beauty regimens with traditional and UV-free tanning, hair services, manicures, and pedicures. A sunless Mystic Tan booth swathes skin in customized bronzing solutions alongside five levels of horizontal and stand-up tanning beds lined with lamps that emit up to 160 watts of colorizing rays. The hue-imbuing chambers reside in private tanning suites, where tanners can undress without being seen and perform dramatic monologues from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure without being scouted for its Broadway adaptation. Sleek haircuts, meticulously trimmed nails, and waxing services for faces, legs, and arms are on hand to complement the tanning treatments.
At each of Tricho Salon and Spa?s four locations, trained stylists stand ready to refresh outdated hairstyles with products by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil.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.
Bubblegum pink. Sugary treats. Rhinestones and glitter. Sweet & Sassy?s stylists pamper moppets during shrunken-down spa treatments spun with these elements. As tots lounge on tangerine pillows, kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures bejewel their keratin shields with sparkly nail art and adorn their favorite digits with rings and toe rings. Facials slather visages with gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions, and ear-piercing services add appropriate glint to kids' facial regions so that they can stop lodging beads in their nostrils. For birthday parties, celebrants can arrive in the spa?s pink limousine before strutting down the runway in Sweet & Sassy?s glittery gowns.
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.