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.
Urvashi MediSpa's Dr. Deepthi Lingam and Dr. Jasmin Ghuznavi assuage cosmetic concerns by offering traditional spa services alongside contemporary med-spa treatments. To successfully smooth and refine skin, the center's technicians arm themselves with such recently declassified technology as a crystal-free microdermabrasion system. Urvashi MediSpa also boasts an arsenal of beautifying products, including fruit- and enzyme-infused facial balms and an antibacterial sugar-waxing formula, which is harvested from rogue beehives and used to uproot unsightly follicles with less discomfort than traditional waxes or resins.
With 10 years of experience under their belt, the board-certified aestheticians at Aesthetic Art focus on three kinds of advanced beauty services: vein therapy, hair removal, and facial skincare. Their Cutera Excel lasers noninvasively tackle unsightly veins, from superficial facial anomalies to buried blue leg veins, and laser hair removal sidesteps the more painful follicular deactivation of waxing, shaving, or sandpapering. Aesthetic Art extends its forward-thinking approach to facial treatments, including microdermabrasion and specially formulated peels.
Mapleview Medical Aesthetics' certified medical professionals brandish medical-grade Obagi products to treat a variety of skin ailments. Radiance chemical peels combine the exfoliating powers of salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids to drive dead skin cells and dandelions off facial homesteads, leaving them smooth, soft, and tightened. A certified physician's assistant begins the process by washing the client's visage with a pH-balanced cleansing solution and applying a degreaser to ensure maximum effectiveness. The aesthetic expert then applies the peel solution, which remains on the face for anywhere between 5 to 12 minutes. The solution is then neutralized and a layer of sunscreen is slathered on, ensuring the sun can't exact revenge out of envy for the skin's glow. The entire process takes 20–30 minutes and carries no downtime, with results visible immediately after peeling. The Radiance peel is effective for any skin type, and patients who return for multiple peels can expect to also see a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin tone over time.
A trip to the spa is all about relaxation, and nobody is more relaxed than when they are at their most beautiful. That's the philosophy behind Serene Beauty, a Sterling Heights spa that delivers advanced beauty treatments in a setting that can only be described as, well, serene. Here, plush beds and dim candlelight set the tone for a range of services that include chemical peels, hair threading, facial waxing, body wraps, henna tattoos, eyebrow tinting, and ear candling. There's even an entirely separate menu of Ayurvedic therapies that rejuvenate the body with medicated leaves and oils.
Though true perfection is unattainable, the technicians at Beauty Kingdom take pride in helping clients get as close as possible to their aesthetic ideal. Staffers target unwanted hair with the LightSheer Duet, a vacuum-assisted laser system whose capability to treat large body areas, shortens the duration of hair-removal treatments. Aestheticians tend to complexions during facials that target dead skin, blackheads, and acne, and permanent-makeup artists line lips and fill eyebrows with a variety of colors that won?t smear, smudge, or melt in the spring.