Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, Michigan’s outposts of Paul Mitchell The School channel its storied doctrines of style and mane-manicuring techniques through a skilled squad of student coiffure-carvers and professional instructors. Under the close supervision of an experienced professor of pulchritude, Paul Mitchell student-stylists perform a wide array of services at their Sterling Heights and Port Huron locations, including cute cuts ($10–$14 at Sterling Heights; $7–$10 at Port Huron) and up-styles ($25–$30 at Sterling Heights; $20–$25 at Port Huron). A stylish steaming via iron work ($10–$14 at Sterling Heights) bestows locks with a luscious look while protecting domes during office dodgeball breaks. Clients can also undergo a body-pampering spa service at the Sterling Heights location, such as a facial ($6–$8), lip waxing ($6–$8), or makeup session ($8–$10) to bait more admiring looks than a baby wrapped in hundred dollar bills. Though not included with today's Groupon, high-quality products by the one-and-only Paul Mitchell are for sale to take home, providing a souvenir of your first date with your new ’do.
For Salon Dion's stylists, knowledge is power. From following trends around the globe to seeking out new training and techniques, their everlasting quest to expand their skills has resulted in work at New York Fashion Week and the Miss Michigan pageant, as well as various television appearances and photo shoots. But they primarily use their talents on clients seated at the salon’s BlowDry Bar. Here, they check scalp conditions, then address any problems with treatments tailored to each customer. The team's expertise also extends to chic haircuts, current color trends, customized facials, bridal services, and expert waxing designed to provide brows with the exact amount of arch needed to play a supervillain.
DSS Esthetic Laser School trains students with the laser-technician skills necessary to enter medical spa careers such as aestheticians, cosmetologists, medical assistants, nurses, nurses' assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians. Their one-day, eight-hour cosmetic laser-tech-certification course includes clinical hands-on training in laser hair removal, photofacials, skin tightening, as well as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, and does not require any prerequisites. With those new skills and certification earned, laser techs can expect to make up to $3,500 a month in their new careers.
Dr. Bhanu J. Shah helps men and women to improve their looks with Ageless Spa Medica’s full menu of cosmetic services. Her team of aestheticians rejuvenates skin, removes unruly hair, and sculpts bodies using lasers, injectable fillers, and minimally invasive liposuction. For home skincare regimens, Ageless Spa Medica sells dermatologist-formulated cleansers, exfoliators, anti-aging products, and anti-growing-up serums.
The sounds of a waterfall gently splashing against smooth blocks of granite fill visitors' ears and meld with the cacophony of hair snipping, blow-drying, and stylist-proffered wisdom that emanates from styling stations at La Bella Vita Salon. Behind the reception desk, curlicue script above flat-screen televisions announces the salon's name and thus eliminates any confusion patrons may have about where they are. Women, men, children, and ambulatory Chia Pets are all welcome at the elegantly appointed salon, where a comprehensive list of hair and makeup services are offered à la carte or bundled as bridal packages.
True to its name, Total Health Systems provides holistic, drug-free healthcare from a variety of angles. The center’s licensed and certified staff of doctors and massage therapists specializes in everything from chiropractic to personal training and physical therapy. Clients who wish to get back to a healthy weight after hibernating in a cave all winter can sign up for physician-supervised nutritional counseling.
At Rosewood Spa, clients relax as staffers tend to their skin, nails, and backs within a retrofitted home that was built in 1853 and retains its historical charm. With eyes closed during relaxing treatments, clients can imagine the opulent fashions and leaked Oscar Wilde spoilers that passed through the historical building's halls. A massage therapist pores over their muscles with fluid strokes or uses 100% organic, Michigan-made Woodsprite Organic Body products to exfoliate and moisturize during a custom facial. The staff also primps nails and performs waxing, and Rosewood Spa opens its doors for private spa parties, during which girls can congregate and indulge in the staff's pampering expertise.