At the first rock 'n' roll–themed salon in Saginaw, stylists infuse the passion, edge, and authenticity of rock music into every spa and beauty service they perform. In the spacious salon, stylists and aestheticians beautify from the shoulders up by trimming locks into innovative styles, applying bold color and highlight treatments, and accenting faces with basic and airbrush makeup services. Rock Your Locks Salon offers on-location wedding beauty packages, and stylists will stay with wedding parties until the reception to apply last-minute touchups or give awkward, rambling toasts. In a dedicated massage room, clients melt into heated massage beds as therapists—who are certified in advanced medical and soothing Swedish massage—knead away aches and pains.
Owners Debra and Craig have built up for a diverse repertoire of skills in the natural health field, which they channel into their business, Alternative Health & Wellness. Since 1993, the pair has worked in health food stores and chiropractic offices, studied naturopathic health and homeopathy, and spent time learning the nuances of practicing massage, including using essential oils, herbs, color, sound, and music during sessions. While the versatile duo helps heal plenty of clients with their own hands, the center also houses more independent therapies, such as an infrared sauna, hothouse, and pink Himalayan salt room where patrons can absorb natural minerals and season their chicken.
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries are welltrained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essential frames, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY, or high-end frames from Versace. Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, whereas specialty PearleThin complete lenses are lightweight heavyweights.
Tara Swan, aesthetician at Wyndemyres Too!, offers soothing facial treatments that hydrate or attempt to combat acne or the signs of aging. Customers can also find a variety of nail, skincare, and wellness services—such as cuts, manicures, and massages—at the full-service salon and spa.
HealthQuest's nonsurgical treatments have raised many eyebrows in the sports world, especially around the locker rooms at Ford Field. The center often finds itself the temporary home to some of Detroit's gridiron greats, who take advantage of the staff's non-invasive chiropractic treatments—which combine the power of pulsed laser light and traditional chiropractic care to alleviate knots and aches—to stay in Sunday shape. Non-football clients also find relief, consulting with HealthQuest's doctors on treatments to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing.
With a variety of massage methods at her disposal, nationally certified therapist Christine Ecklesdafer glides her dexterous hands over aching muscles as guests float away on a cloud of relaxation. Using Thai massage techniques, Christine compresses muscles, moves joints, and applies acupressure therapy as she nudges patrons into sinew-softening positions. Alternatively, hot-stone massages incorporate heated stones with kneads along the body's acupressure points to melt away muscle tension like crayons in the microwave. The 50- or 60-minute kneading sessions can yield a number of health benefits, including increased circulation and an improved range of motion.