Massage therapist Jennifer Darensbourg's career has included a two-year stint at a physical therapy clinic and massage work to heal banged up players from the Lions and Pistons. She draws upon that therapeutic background at Celestial Healing Massage Therapy, where she and her staff schedule sports, prenatal, Swedish, and hot-stone massages, the latter of which uses warm balsamic stones to flatten tension into a piece of recyclable paper. Adding to the soothing experience, all massages include a choice of essential oil.
On Point Hair Designs is a professional salon with a classic beauty-shop feel. At this popular spot, clients walk across the black-and-white checkered floor before settling into one of the cushy hair station chairs, where a licensed stylist gives strands a stylish new look. Services include extensions, press and curls, and fanciful updos for special occasions. This laid-back salon also hosts handbag and accessory parties.
At An'Des New You Beauty Culture & Boutique, the staff pampers clients with a multitude of services, including mani-pedis, waxing, facials, and haircuts for women, men, and children. Swedish massages lull guests into tranquility with optional hot-stone application or deep-tissue treatment. Rejuvenating facials help enhance complexions with a skincare regimen tailored to individual skin types, whether dry, oily, or combination. The facials use high-quality skincare brands, such as Dermalogica and Repêchage..
After a beauty treatment, clients browse the boutique, which stocks wigs, skin and hair products, jewelry, and purses. The studio itself can be rented out for corporate events, birthday and bachelorette parties, and third-grade reunions.
Tip Toe Salon's techs help clients escape stress through an array of beautifying services. Their mani-pedis culminate in shimmering coats of OPI or Shellac polish for each knuckle. The latter polish dries quickly under a UV lamp and lasts for up to two weeks with a scratch- and chip-resistant finish. When techs aren't pampering paws, they shape brows with threading techniques and embellish lashes with extensions.
You can't cage Image Studio 3's savvy aestheticians: not only do they perform an extensive selection of spa services in the confines of their studio, but they also travel to beautify their clients on location anywhere in Oakland County. During their signature waxing treatments, a deft wax tech pulls away unwanted hair from faces, chests, backs, and dorsal fins. For a more relaxing session, the beauty-giver can dish out one of eight facials or six types of massage.
Dr. Sandra Brown has won several awards for her groundbreaking research in the treatment of hair loss and acne scars, including Michiganian of the Year in 1998. Her work is based in Ayurvedic medicine, a natural approach to health believed to restore the body's equilibrium.
Using a patented gel that she developed herself, Dr. Brown stimulates hair follicles to grow thicker and faster, reversing hair loss caused by alopecia, genetic thinning, and stress. A proprietary chemical peel helps eliminate acne and acne scars, and a facial peel treats darks spots, uneven tone, and other signs of aging, such as frown lines caused by thinking about that no-goodnik General Custer.
At some point or another, everyone needs a getaway, and A Way of Escape Massage offers just such a place. The spa’s therapists are knowledgeable in many types of bodywork, including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish massage. With these modalities, they help people escape the stress that comes with working, raising a family, or counting the number of stars in the sky in your head.