The expert fingers of bliss’s stylists each graduate from the salon's extensive apprenticeship program before they style hair or massage extremities in Aveda-product-centric services. The Caribbean Therapy Retreat manicure ($40) or pedicure ($60) infuses limb-ends with Caribbean plant aromas during a soothing massage, using a warm seaweed mask to exfoliate skin cells and revive toes still groggy after hitting sandbars too hard the previous night. Perk up downtrodden locks with the haircut and style ($35+ for women, $25+ for men), which slathers hair in botanical-based shampoo, massages skulls, and trims back nests of hair serpents. Hair-color treatments ($45+) restore faded locks to Technicolor glory, and the Damage Remedy treatment ($55+) uses Aveda's plant-based ingredients to repair strands splintered by the karate chops of passing zephyrs.
The mother-daughter team behind Rochester Esthetics Body Spa adheres to the motto, “We don’t have clients…we have friends.” They keep their cozy spa as inviting as possible, taking a warm, personal approach when arranging appointments instead of asking clients to weld scheduling requests into a cold piece of steel. Inside treatment rooms, facials counteract oily complexions and stubborn acne, and massages soothe tense and sore muscles. Clients can also clear away unwanted facial and body hair with waxing services and top off treatments with a pedicure or makeup application.
The much-lauded Studio One Salon offers a plethora of salon and spa services dedicated to de-stressing patrons as well as bettering appearances. Place a face in the care of Studio One Salon for a one-hour basic spa facial that begins with a thorough skin analysis, allowing the aesthetician in charge to tailor a specific treatment for each epidermis. Using Dermalogica products, each visage is cleansed, exfoliated, extracted, masked, hydrated, and, finally, fortified against the everyday onslaught of solar rays and glove-slapping duel challenges. An eyebrow arch eliminates overgrown or out-of-place bristles, tidying up forehead mustaches into two separate, symmetrical features while increasing one’s ability to communicate emotions such as surprise, anger, or “I’ve just been pied by a clown!”
Each of the stylists and nail techs on Salon Monaco Detroit's staff has at least a decade of experience. It's no wonder, then, that guests trust them to provide services ranging from brazilian keratin treatments and hair extensions to shellac manicures and paraffin hand treatments. On the skincare side, clients undergo treatments such as acne facials, microdermabrasion, and sea salt body exfoliation.
There's more than one way to color hair. The stylists at Tralise have a number of methods up their sleeves, transforming locks with all-over color, highlights, glazes, and more. They carefully fold select sections of hair into foils, creating full, partial, or flash highlights that add dimension to manes. After bleaching hair, they deftly apply a color glaze, resulting in shimmering golden locks. They even tint eyebrows, helping to make a new hair color look natural or to enhance one's Groucho Marx impression.
Outside the realm of color, the team performs salon services they've perfected over their 10+ years in business. Cuts for men, women, and kids flatter faces and encourage ears to come out of hiding, allowing the salon's ear-piercing services to add sparkle to lobes. Texturizing and conditioning treatments work to create soft, smooth waterfalls of hair, while perms and spiral treatments fashion springy curls.