As Core Physical Therapy’s sole physical therapist and a MAT-certified specialist, Matt Glenn spends a significant amount of time exploring muscular issues. When clients arrive at the office complaining of pain or tightness, he surveys the entire body until he identifies the culprit muscle. Using hands-on force or prescribing specific exercises, he helps clients restore their range of motion and improve their muscular function.
For Dr. M. Azhar Ali, becoming a plastic surgeon wasn’t about making people pretty. It was about boosting their confidence in a society that often judges people unfairly for their looks. Following medical school, Dr. Ali spent 11 years training and working at hospitals in Michigan, New York, and Toronto, refining his skills and developing a treatment style that involves educating patients throughout each step of their treatment. Today, at Âmae Plastic Surgery Center, he continues to help others to feel better about their bodies, whether fighting signs of aging with non-invasive skin treatments or helping patients through the physical and emotional trauma of reconstructive surgery following breast cancer. On a global scale, he has volunteered his surgical skills to earthquake-devastated areas in Pakistan and Haiti.
Chili Pepper's Tanning Inc. Megastores’ trophy case is getting full—in addition to being named one of Detroit’s best tanning salons three times in a row by CityVoter, it has acquired accolades from Local 4 and CBS Detroit, which commends its spray tanning. Its growing awards reflect Chili Pepper’s growth; since opening in 2002, Chili Pepper’s has expanded to 15 locations, spreading across Detroit like the buffalo pox.
In every location, five levels of tanning beds turn skin a sun-kissed gold or deep bronze. Mystic Tan sessions let customers avoid things associated with booth and outdoor tanning—UV rays and pool lifeguards who push you in the water to practice saving you. No matter which option they choose, patrons can turn to knowledgeable Smart Tan–certified staff members who help clients decide what is best for their tanning goals.
The stylists at The Color Room Salon have seen it all. Failed bleach jobs and uneven highlights are no match for these experts, who specialize in corrective color. They rely exclusively on naturally-derived Aveda products, whether they're cleaning up color mistakes, touching up roots, or camouflaging grays on men, women, or self-conscious koalas. Besides bathing strands in new hues, the team at The Color Room Salon adds rainbow bursts to fingers and toes with nail enhancements and durable shellac polish.
Working from inside Love Your Hair Salon's rustic, French-themed studio, technician Steffany LaBo uses her more than 15 years of experience to expertly enhance peepers and paws with salon services. Sidle up to a vintage wooden table as Steffany wrangles cuticles and intimidates nails into shape during a 45-minute Shellac manicure. Using a Shellac polish, Steffany coats digits in a vibrant coat of color that remains chip-free for up to 14 days or 450 extreme thumb-wrestling matches. Feet also receive TLC during the one-hour spa pedicure, which jets tootsies into a warm footbath and a gentle round of exfoliation to shed rough patches. After nails are buffed, shaped, and entered into beauty pageants, a layer of polish dresses them up in a client-selected hue.
The certified personal trainers at Achieve Fitness work to help their clients meet fitness goals. They strive to motivate their clients during one-on-one training sessions, nutritional counseling, and group fitness classes. In the spa, massage therapists help assuage guests' aches and pains. An aesthetician is scheduled to join the staff soon to beautify visitors with skin-smoothening services such as facials and eyebrow waxing.
Since 1996, the staff at The Sun Oasis Tanning Center has cultivated radiant skin through light therapy and a collection of skincare products. The team members have earned certifications from the American Tanning Institute, which enables them to offer visitors five levels of UV tanning and explain how different types of light can infuse tans with red, gold, or political undertones. Each staff member also bears a certification in Norvell spray tanning, and can reveal the chemical alchemy behind a sunless glow as they airbrush on bronzer. The center stocks lotions to develop and deepen color—such as paraben-free tonics from Swedish Beauty and the aloe-enriched Love DS line from Designer Skin—as well as makeup and products for general skin maintenance. During the winter, the staff welcomes guests to the center for an extra hour five days a week in response to shorter days and homes occupied by hibernating bears.