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.
Signature Service: Haircuts with blow-dry and color
Brands Used: Surface products
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Styles Hair Studio’s talented stylists snip, shape, and wax hairs in various anatomical habitats with a full repertoire of salon services. A men's haircut ($25+) or a women’s cut and style ($35+) can transform a ho-hum hairdo into a follicular work of art, and a deep-conditioning treatment ($20+) infuses dehydrated locks with as much moisture as an upstream swim through a salmon's gene pool. In addition, every shampoo administered at Styles Hair Studio chases away tension and nesting robins with a relaxing scalp massage. Alternatively, aestheticians’ nimble fingers can stray from clients’ noggins to trim and polish nails during a pedicure ($50+) or upkeep bathing-suit etiquette with a bikini wax ($32). Before any salon service, a complimentary cup of coffee energizes clients’ neural search engines more effectively than receiving a photo of Waldo’s secret beach hideout.
Renewed Spirit’s stylists and technicians stride across the salon’s open expanse to greet customers as they walk in the door, adding to the sense of warmth engendered by walls lined with charming artwork. The salon's experienced staff members—all of whom posses at least six years of industry experience—specialize in a vast spectrum of spa and beauty services. Inside private treatment rooms, massage therapists untie knots in backs with gliding Swedish strokes and deep-tissue kneads. Warm swathes of wax rid arms, legs, torsos, and complexions of unwanted follicular menaces, and the nail bar stocks CND Shellac polish to fend off chips from teething piranhas. While customers indulge in the spa experience, the staff pours complimentary cups of coffee and tea and ushers tikes over to a dedicated playroom.
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.