When stylist Kristen Jones joined the team at Changes Hair Design, her enthusiasm for her work was palpable. "Keeping my clients looking effortlessly amazing is my goal,” she says. Educating clients on at-home maintenance is also a priority for the six-year veteran stylist—she’s always happy to give styling tips or product recommendations for keeping hair healthy and out of the jam jar.
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.
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.
Voted the best tanning salon in the Lansing area by readers of Lansing City Pulse in 2011 and 2012, Tanzmania Tanning bestows glows in a variety of ways. Level I tanning bed sessions blend UVA and UVB light to build base color while Level II enlist elevated levels of UVA as well as increased power to deliver a bronzer look. High pressure tanning beds amp up 15,000 watts per side, whereas spray tans that offer clients a UV-free tanning alternative.
After taking time off to nurture her new beautiful family, licensed nail technician Candice Tess has found herself freshly enthused to bring out the beauty in others. In her cozy chair, Candice decorates nail billboards with acrylic and shellac polishes, and rehabs cuticles with therapeutic paraffin wax treatments. Patrons can also solicit the salon's other dynamic services such as hair styling, waxing, massage, and rock-paper-scissor coaching.
Laurisa's Teeny Tiny Nail Shop remains true to its name, but what this quaint, charming shop lacks in size it makes up for in smiling faces and friendly service. Inside, Laurisa and her crew decorate digits with lavish manicures and pedicures of all varieties, including gels and acrylics. Floral arrangements decorate a teal-blue shop lit by vanity lights and chandeliers, beneath which Laurisa and company customize nails with fabulous glitters, adhesive decorative bows, and luxurious OPI polishes.
Hair whisperer Melyssa Rose transforms unruly strands with ease. Her scissors remove split ends and unwanted length, and freshly mixed hair dye colors locks. She can embellish strands with all-over hues or add golden highlights or ombre highlights in eye-catching shades such as violet. Her finished styles complement each client’s face shape or favorite mask.