The team at European Spa Boutique administers a thoughtful blend of naturally derived and technologically advanced treatments. A less-irritating, antiseptic wax made from soybeans is used for hair removal, and heated lava stones warm achy muscles during body treatments. For the extensive selection of facials, aestheticians call upon both methods of treatment: botanical extracts calm acned skin, chemical peels are harvested from chocolate and berries, and microcurrent and LED-light therapies are designed to increase collagen production and dissipate fine lines.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2012, Styles Hair Studio enhances its clients' natural beauty with hair, nail, and waxing services doled out by an experienced team. Each stylist and colorist takes part in continuing education to stay ahead of current styling techniques and other contestants on Beauty Jeopardy! The TIGI Professional salon also holds an annual Cut-A-Thon to benefit local school and charities, including the American Cancer Society.
After Kim Russom graduated from the Capri College of Massage Therapy and received her state licensure and national certification in 2007, she began working professionally as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), ultimately establishing her own practice inside the quaint brick walls of The Chiropractic Well Being Center in 2011. Now, she and her team focuses on problematic pain areas inside a pacific blue treatment room reminiscent of a soothing night sky. Kim and fellow LMT Sheela Hart specialize in deep-tissue massage, and often target specific ailments—such as headaches and chronic pain—with a customized mixture of deep pressure, trigger-point therapy, scalp massages, and stretches. They'll soon be joined by a third LMT, whose own expertise and extra pair of hands will help them heal as many clients as possible. In addition to delivering massages, the team also provides clients with helpful information on how to best treat muscles, including assigning specific stretching exercises and posture-creating routines that can enhance the power of a massage.
Handworks’ owner and certified massage therapist Scott Stearns administers purposeful bodywork customized to help assuage physical and emotional stress or accelerate injury recovery. His 90-minute massages may incorporate multiple modalities to coax knotted muscles and bunched connective tissues into being more flexible and resuming their at-ease positions. During the treatment, interactive discussion gives clients insight into Scott’s holistic techniques and efforts to ease the body-wide taxation from activities such as sports training, professional labor, and giving a piggyback ride to an adorable 5-year-old SUV. Sessions forgo the scented candles and heavy oil bastings of traditional spas in favor of an athletically inspired space with massagee-chosen tunes, sparing applications of organic jojoba oil, and a table topped with an ergonomic bodyCushion for cloud-like comfort.
After 20 years working under the name Capelli Oggi, the team at the newly minted Encore Salon decided it was time to reinvent, rename, and remodel the entire space. The beauty experts continue to provide top-notch haircare, waxing, and nail services in their reimagined salon, using a consultative approach that facilitates a fruitful back-and-forth and allows them to craft styles based on each client’s vision and wig collection. In addition to the talented team of beautifiers, the facility houses an impressive array of salon products for purchase and also boasts a dedicated mani-pedi room for nail treatments.
The College Store stocks its scholarly shelves with a serious selection of Michigan State University apparel and merchandise. Prevent upper bodies from going naked into the world with a raspy-voiced Izzone T-shirt ($18) or prep yourself for an ivory-towered death match with a plush Spartan helmet ($19.99). Turn buckeyes green with envy with a 2010 Big Ten Championship hat or let your academically aggressive tween profess his or her loyalties with a stylish pair of kids' scrubs ($15.99). The College Store also carries an extensive gift section featuring pennants ($14.99), tailgating cups ($3.99), and MSU basketball backboard pins ($4.99) so neighborhood gym rats can run miniature post-up drills against your flexed bicep.
Specializing in tinting tresses with rich waves of hues and highlights, Twisted Scissors employs Redken hair products and services to meet the ’do designing demands of its clientele in bold, bright strokes. Stylists train under expert hairdressers from New York City's The Redken Exchange and Santa Monica's Goldwell Academy to culpably combine color know-how with crafty cutting abilities. Each women's shearing begins with a short style consultation, before head threads are trimmed, dried, and styled. Men curtail massive mane migrations with a wash, cut, and style to settle strands and clearly delineate back, head, and neck follicle communities. Advance appointments required.