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.
Jen draws on more than 15 years in the permanent-makeup industry to fill in sparse eyebrows, augment lash lines with permanent eyeliner, and strategically trace on lip liner to counterbalance lip asymmetries. The tattoo-like makeup applications streamline morning beauty routines, cutting out minutes spent distinguishing eyeliner from off-brand fountain pens. Jen offers free pretreatment consultations, as well as touchups for a modest fee.
Under the guidance of M. Azhar Ali, M.D., Âmae Plastic Surgery Center offers a broad array of cosmetic services. A wrinkle-repelling Botox injection can oust crow's-feet and minotaur hooves from around the eyes, decrease creases in the forehead, and smooth out pleats between the eyes, with results lasting up to four months. The DiamondTome microdermabrasion treatment exfoliates skin and stimulates collagen production for a younger, silkier look, with an Azu-Zinc soothing mask applied afterward to reduce the irritation and facial redness that often causes humans to unwittingly antagonize feisty bulls.
Touch of Europe Spa pampers clients with an invigorating selection of facials and body wraps that refresh skin, melt stress, and lift spirits. The spa's skin savants invoke transatlantic beautifying customs with the European facial. The 55-minute procedure begins with an exfoliation and a steam before a deep pore cleansing unclogs obstructions, both to the face's glow and to justice. Rejuvenated visages then receive nourishment from a custom mask, behind which patrons may comfortably snooze as a massage soothes sore muscles ranging from the clavicle to the top of the head.
Owner and director Dr. Dan McAleer founded Kingswood Chiropractic Center in the hope of guiding patients toward healthier lives. Along with fellow back-wrangler Dr. Alison Ramsden, Dr. McAleer aims to address problems before they start, identifying the root cause of discomfort and illness rather than merely treating the symptoms with medicine and candy bribes. The pair of doctors and their savvy staff instill comfort and well-being in patients through services such as exams, adjustments, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling. A free online membership supplements the custom wellness-and-treatment plans the team cooks up.
Pamela Wilson-Hulett is a Master Designer with more than 25 years of experience. She's also a graduate of J Beverly Hills Academy, a DiBiase-certified hair extension consultant, and a skilled dry cutter—a technique that texturizes and volumizes hair. At Exhale Salon & Spa, she and her staff put their experience to work during salon services such as haircuts, highlights, and mani-pedis. Clients who just want to relax, on the other hand, can sign up for a Swedish massage or color-coordinate all of the studio's bottles of nail polish.