The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning scrub enrobements and dispense their extensive knowledge to all customers. Get two pairs of pants ($12.50) and a sport coat ($6.95) cleaned, freshly dried, and folded, with services also available for household items ($10+). The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring garments return to customers soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Items dropped off by 10 a.m. Monday–Friday—and also on Saturday at the Lansing and Jackson locations—are eligible for same-day cleaning.
Owner Janae Frantz founded her pedicure studio on the belief that “individual and community healing can be achieved simultaneously." In private pedicure rooms, she uses eco-friendly materials and vegan, organic SpaRitual products, which help make her environmental footprints smaller than a moccasin-clad hummingbird’s. She spreads these same conscientious business practices to people in her community by donating 10% of her spa’s proceeds to a different charity each month.Massage and relaxation form the axis of Janae’s pedicures, and she folds her formal reflexology training into each session. Hot stones and warm, melted paraffin are also available to maximize patrons’ pampering. Stringent sanitation practices are a hallmark of her treatments, with disposable foot files, nail files, and bowl liners bidding adieu after only one use.
Rich Smith, the human calculator behind Spartan Tax Relief, draws on 20 years of tax-preparation experience and 6 years with a CPA firm to help clients consolidate their dues to Uncle Sam with professional, personal tax services inside his Michigan State–themed office. Unlike corporate giants, Rich takes pride in personal customer service and does not contract with a call center to prank call his customers in the middle of the night. Spartan Tax Relief further caters to clients' needs by offering individual appointments scheduled in the morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend.
For more than 20 years, the skilled staffers of Housekeeping Associates have tended to homes throughout Michigan with basic, advanced, and specialized cleaning services. The teams tailor plans of attack to the needs of each house, business, or phone booth, with carpet, gutter, window, and move-in/move-out cleaning also available. They also regularly take care of their community by partnering with Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit organization that provides maid and housekeeping services to women undergoing cancer treatment.
Professional shutterbug Jen Carlynn calls upon eight years of professional experience to capture love in bloom with two-hour engagement photo sessions and snaps shots of smiling duos during 30-minute in-studio shoots. During outdoor, on-location engagement shoots, Jen fosters a comfortable, welcoming environment for pre-newlyweds as they gaze adoringly into each other's eyes, hold hands, or finish each other's sneezes on film. Black-and-white photo shoots for couples celebrate paired-up patrons of all stripes, from young sweethearts to partners celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Parents may also partake in the in-studio shoot with a child, provided their progeny is older than the age of 12, can sit through a 30-minute session, and isn't a wooden puppet brought to life by energy drinks.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Juan Medina's commitment to comfort adds a personal touch to MiStar Massage, which he named after his daughters, Miya and Starla. As a military veteran, Medina approaches healing with compassion and diligence, personally consulting with clients to identify their individual treatment goals before kneading muscles with fully body, clinical, and trigger point massages. The private treatment room at MiStar exudes a vibrant personality, with bold crimson walls bedecked with a Spanish guitar, Russian nesting dolls, and other multicultural artwork. To personalize each treatment, Medina encourages guests to bring their own iPod or organ grinder monkey along to play their preferred music.