Stylists at Salon Epiphany shear, color, and spruce up noggin ribbons under hanging chandeliers in a blue-walled studio space, earning the crown of First Place Best Hair Color in 2011 by CityVoter's Detroit A-List. Amid leather furniture and floral accents, the artistic team imbues locks with a new hue, bringing out a blond's inner brunette and a brunette's inner skittle flavors.
House Of G.E.M.S is a colorful, sparkly spa where girls—and sometimes their mothers—can bask in age-appropriate spa treatments. Little nails brighten beneath mini manicures and pedicures, while chocolate facials and glittery face painting enhance young ladies' natural glows. And because girls, to the detriment of the foundering unfriendship-bracelet industry, love to stick together, G.E.M.S also hosts group spa parties. Girls in grade school through high school can hang out in tiaras, feather boas, and spa robes as spa experts doll them up with light makeup applications and spray-in hair color.
Licensed cosmetologist Mrs. Ursula brings more than 20 years of beauty experience to her salon chair at Heavenly Hair Showcase at The House of G.E.M.S. Giving each client her undivided attention, Mrs. Ursula ushers outmoded coiffures into the 21st century with plentiful knowledge on emerging trends and a menu of services that includes brilliant coloring treatments, weave installation, and hair extensions made of USB cords. She specializes specifically in short hair, and maintains a happy environment with her scissor-wielding skills and bubbly personality.
Exo's talented staffers beautify clients from head to toe with a full menu of grooming services. During the shellac manicure (a $35 value), nail technicians buff finger shingles to a dazzling sparkle before brushing on CND shellac color. The high-tech lacquer lasts up to two weeks with a glistening mirror finish, which dries instantly under the onslaught of British knock-knock jokes. This option also grants wrist mitts a thorough mollycoddling with a moisturizing paraffin dip treatment, which also includes exfoliation to force has-been skin cells into retirement.
Sakora Salon & Day Spa carefully cleanses hair with the plants, flowers, and other natural ingredients hiding deep inside Aveda products. After conferring with customers to determine the perfect plan of action, the expert stylists treat weary necks and scalps to a massage, wash hair, and blow-dry strands, then start sculpting and styling each lock to breathe new life into the empty shell of an old hairdo. Sakora's bold red and pale yellow walls create a pleasant contrast that inspires hair to gracefully accept its new style, and the salon's interior presentation of tropical plants, candles, and sleek furniture keeps jittery follicles calm throughout the haircare procedure.
Straight locks or lush ringlets can both come from different genetics. The styling team at Salon 360 draws on skills accrued in continuing education courses and an arsenal of products from Moroccan Oil and Redken to recreate the looks naturally bestowed by Mother Nature. Aestheticians there are also well equipped. Their shelves brim with seaweed and mineral-rich elixirs as well as Botox and Juvederm products designed to let patrons seem young without carrying fistfuls of gummy candy everywhere. As patrons sigh happily, the soft purr of emery boards drifts from chairs amid shelves of traditional polishes and long-lasting shellac.