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.
La Dolce Vita Spa fills its ranks with beauty specialists that combine their specialized expertise to devise a full-body menu of beautifying treatments. Hands and feet find renewal with a variety of therapies, from cooling dollops of spearmint scrub to the ache-melting warmth of hot stones. Ten facials cater to different complexions, with regimes that encourage elasticity with seaweed extract or calm active blemishes with sulfur masks. Meanwhile, stylists untangle tresses with shampoos and cuts, and spa therapists loosen muscles' fancy half-windsors with half- or full-hour massages.
"Always believe in miracles," urges Believe Spa Salon's website. And with the salon nestled on a quiet residential street, with ferns, wildflowers, and sun catchers overtaking the porch, Believe looks like something out of a fairy tale where miracles do happen. Inside the eclectically decorated salon, stylists perform these mini miracles: curly hair become straight, dark hair becomes light, long hair becomes short.
But it can't all be chalked up to hocus-pocus. Believe's stylists are highly trained and specialize in different facets of beauty, including owner Sherri Sullivan. Sherri's dedicated nearly 30 years to hairstyling, with extra training in Alfaparf Milano coloring and making red and brunet color last longer. Her understanding of facial shapes and color techniques, along with client consultations, means customers walk out of the salon with hairstyles tailored to their individual looks and needs.
In addition to hair services, Believe staffers also apply makeup for special occasions, such as weddings or trips to upscale grocery stores. And in a little cottage out back of the salon, licensed massage therapist Amy Rose Boren performs relaxing massages that soothe and de-stress aching bodies.
Doctors Todd Saniszewski and Nora Clancy leverage a combined 38+ years of professional experience at Advanced Eye Care of Michigan, which is both a high-end store and an optometrist's office. They see their patients in onsite private offices, offering them guidance and information on any conditions or issues they may be facing. For clients in need of glasses or another prescription, Advanced Eye Care boasts a vast selection of brand-name frames in the front of the shop, and the staff equips them with custom-made lenses. The doctors' eye examinations can discover eye illnesses as well as test for the need for glasses or a third eye. Doctors Todd and Nora also have extensive training in the co-management of LASIK and cataract surgery. They take great pride in their staff, which works to make every visit to their office a simple one, instead of a convoluted symposium on insurance minutiae.
True to its name, Belle Visage Laser Medical Spa’s team specializes in laser aesthetics, wielding therapeutic beams to beautify faces and bodies. Led by two board-certified doctors, staff members target abdominal fat deposits with ultrasound energy during Liposonix treatments, which can help contour waists without surgery. The team can also revitalize faces with Clear and Brilliant or Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments, or permanently reduce the growth of unwanted hair with an arsenal of Candela hair-removal lasers. Some spa offerings also utilize natural remedies, such as facials with nourishing Skinceuticals products or therapeutic mud wraps that detoxify bodies without the hassle of moving to a swamp.
Massage therapist Danielle Ball received her certification from the Clarkston Institute of Massage Therapy in 2009, and has since partnered with Believe Salon & Spa to start her own practice, Pure Relaxation Massage. To pair with her specialty Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork, Danielle utilizes the Young Living brand of essential body oils with soothing essences of lavender, lemon, and peppermint. After shoulders melt under the sultry heat of a hot-stone massage, guests can question Danielle about her travel bodywork services to enjoy massages on-the-go without the hassle of stowing a massage therapist in a carry-on bag before flights.
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