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.
Blow Dry Divas owner Kimberly Williams built her salon to be a fun place to hang out. In addition to a full menu of hair services—which range from cuts to blowouts—the salon throws parties where teens can primp for prom or girlfriends can get together for drinks before a night out. Williams even hosts photo shoots at her onsite boudoir studio, where you can get "pinup" shots and re-create your favorite Sears-catalogue covers.
Abby Marie has been styling hair for 6 years, though she's just recently taken up a chair inside of Luminaries Salon & Spa. Here, her styling chair joins others set against black walls that add a sophisticated feel to the salon. From classic cuts to more avant-garde styling, coloring, and blowouts, Abby helps clients take on new looks that are both an extension of their personalities and the trends of the day.
From the wrap-around porch to the mahogany crown molding inside the Victorian building, Aura Salon has a homey feeling. Especially for owner Chris Nadjarian, who actually grew up in the very home that now houses his salon, according to a Patch.com article. These days, he shepherds a staff armed with gleaming scissors and hair dye as they mold manes into trendy styles.
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.
In 1989, Glitz Salons' founder decided to open a salon with a philosophy rooted in working with others to make clients feel good. Twenty years later, the staff at Glitz Salons still mans their stations and lives out that goal. When not performing services such as haircuts and waxing, the crew at Glitz Salons gives back to its community by helping local high schools put on prom fashion shows and hosting fundraising events. A cohesive, supportive unit, the salons' stylists and aestheticians receive continuous encouragement to express their own creativity and implement innovative ideas into their workday. This freedom allows customers to reap the benefits of a staff that thinks outside the box, paints the box, then folds it into a mesmerizing mobile sculpture.