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 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.
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.