A manicurist with 14 years of nailcare experience pampers paws at her salon in Plymouth's Old Village. A salon state-certified for its sterilization standards, Robin’s Tips N Toes Nail Salon’s eponymous technician deploys new files and buffers on each mission to beautify her clients' nails in a bright studio kept peacefully quiet by the stern stares of a librarian minotaur. A vast lineup of pedicures, manicures, and soothing treatments awaits upper and lower appendages, and Robin welcomes appointment setters from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday.
Experienced staff and a contemporary atmosphere make this salon and spa the perfect place to prettify pouty pouts. Chic, hairless leather couches in the waiting area offer a comfortable place to drape sleepy bodies, while flat screens entertain those on deck without imposing on personal space. When your name is up, opt for a salon service, such as tress reduction ($35+ for women, $20+ for men) or partial highlights ($65+). Lucky's spa, added in 2009, can still transfer some of its own freshness to your face with a green-apple facial, which employs a light fruit-enzyme peel to brighten and firm skull slipcovers ($60+). Or, match your patch to the spa's exposed brick walls with a Brazilian bikini wax ($50–65). See the website for a full spa menu.
Serving Dearborn Heights for 30 years, Bruno Salon bolsters beauty by tending to hair, skin, nails, and makeup needs. Inside the recently remodeled salon, beauty professionals remove split ends, add vibrant color, and infuse hair with moisture. In spacious private treatment rooms, they also groom nails and remove unwanted hair from the face, underarms, and near the nether regions.
Lisa Rowe Glickoff's more than 20-year career is just as diverse as the pictures of fantasy, special effects, and beauty makeup in her portfolio. When she is not busy prepping faces for fashion, film, and high-profile events— such as dolling up celebs for the 2006 Academy Awards— the makeup-industry veteran spends time on the product side of the industry. In addition to serving as a beauty rep for brands such as Paula Dorf Cosmetics, she also has created Astute, her own line of makeup. But even with all of these accomplishments, the one that’s closest to her heart remains the founding of Astute Artistry, her makeup-training boutique and beauty studio. From within the 8,000 square foot space—decorated with modern Paris-themed decor—she teaches aspiring make-up artists how to create Hollywood-approved special effects and beauty makeup during hands-on classes that range from beginner level to advanced professional.
When not teaching others the tricks of the beauty trade, Lisa puts her aesthetician license and chic boutique to use by shaping brows with threading, enhancing eyes with lash extensions, and rejuvenating mature, teen, and dehydrated skin during facials. Lisa and her team also provide traditional makeup applications for brides and those attending special events.
Lisa is also committed to helping those in need, which is why she founded Astute Artistry II, a nonprofit makeup studio catering to women affected by skin and hair conditions, which was featured in Hour Detroit magazine.
At Beyond Nails, owner Sandi Tomlinson leans on her 27 years of beautifying experience to lead a duo of technicians versed in nail art and skincare. The range of beauty-enhancing services includes facials, bikini waxes, and manicures with OPI Colorgel or CND Shellac polish that lasts up to two weeks, or the time it takes a tadpole to grow into his older brother’s jeans. Emery boards rasp gently, and tenor sighs drift from heated massage chairs in Beyond Nails' new, larger location.