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.
Soft, earthen hues, such as bright robin’s egg, cool sea foam, and rich brown, backdrop the welcoming environs of The Willows Salon & Day Spa. There, whether administering haircuts, nail services, or relaxing body treatments, the staff consults with clients before dispensing any of the multitude of beautification treatments. Bolstered by a retinue of Redken products, stylists snip, shape, and color unruly hair and frayed extension cords. During spa services, patrons enjoy custom massages, spa mani-pedis, and a variety of facials. The Willows can also be booked for private events such as bridal showers, birthday parties, and tax-day anniversary celebrations.
Amid walls adorned with varicolored, spinal-themed prints, the trio of chiropractors at Tri-City Chiropractic—Drs. Jeff A. Kelly, Joe Chmielewski, and Guy Giordano—helps patients obtain healthy spinal cords and lifestyles with a two-pronged approach. First, they aim for pain relief; then, they teach patients how to stay well through continual chiropractic care. To accomplish this, they use an array of adjustment techniques, such as decompression, massage therapy, and trigger-point therapy. They also use the ProAdjuster, a nonforceful, computerized spinal-adjusting instrument that taps on each vertebra and listens as it regains healthy positioning or hits a high E.
The friendly stylists and aestheticians at Ana Luis Salon & Day Spa are as dedicated to making their clients feel welcome as they are to making them feel beautiful and pampered. Using professional products lines such as Bumble and bumble and Intelligent Nutrients, they create precision cuts, dramatic color treatments, and glamorous updos for weddings or black-tie fishing trips. Facials purge pores of dirt and minimize the signs of aging and body wraps rejuvenate skin from the neck down. Waxing and sugaring sessions banish unwanted hair, whereas schvitzes in the infrared sauna ferry away toxins from the body’s cells.
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.
Signature Service: Massage therapy
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Allow time for paperwork. Your hour starts at your appointment time.
Cortney Alvarez recognizes that people who need massages often need to fight stress as much as they need to fight physical pain and tension. So she opened Kneaded Thoughts Massage & Mental Health Counseling, a wellness center where people could take care of their stress and mental well-being through body treatments and counseling.
There, she and her fellow practitioners create custom wellness plans for each client, helping them with everything from therapeutic and pregnancy massages to Reiki treatments. They also lend an ear whenever the client needs to discuss a personal problem or rant about the latest book club book that everyone else seemed to enjoy.