"Always believe in miracles," urges Believe Spa Salon's website. And with the salon nestled on a quiet residential street, with ferns, wildflowers, and sun catchers overtaking the porch, Believe looks like something out of a fairy tale where miracles do happen. Inside the eclectically decorated salon, stylists perform these mini miracles: curly hair become straight, dark hair becomes light, long hair becomes short.
But it can't all be chalked up to hocus-pocus. Believe's stylists are highly trained and specialize in different facets of beauty, including owner Sherri Sullivan. Sherri's dedicated nearly 30 years to hairstyling, with extra training in Alfaparf Milano coloring and making red and brunet color last longer. Her understanding of facial shapes and color techniques, along with client consultations, means customers walk out of the salon with hairstyles tailored to their individual looks and needs.
In addition to hair services, Believe staffers also apply makeup for special occasions, such as weddings or trips to upscale grocery stores. And in a little cottage out back of the salon, licensed massage therapist Amy Rose Boren performs relaxing massages that soothe and de-stress aching bodies.
Massage therapist Danielle Ball received her certification from the Clarkston Institute of Massage Therapy in 2009, and has since partnered with Believe Salon & Spa to start her own practice, Pure Relaxation Massage. To pair with her specialty Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork, Danielle utilizes the Young Living brand of essential body oils with soothing essences of lavender, lemon, and peppermint. After shoulders melt under the sultry heat of a hot-stone massage, guests can question Danielle about her travel bodywork services to enjoy massages on-the-go without the hassle of stowing a massage therapist in a carry-on bag before flights.
Jen draws on more than 15 years in the permanent-makeup industry to fill in sparse eyebrows, augment lash lines with permanent eyeliner, and strategically trace on lip liner to counterbalance lip asymmetries. The tattoo-like makeup applications streamline morning beauty routines, cutting out minutes spent distinguishing eyeliner from off-brand fountain pens. Jen offers free pretreatment consultations, as well as touchups for a modest fee.
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Xclusive Tan’s epidermal artists transform physiques into heavenly bodies with a host of skin-rejuvenation and tanning services. During three RenuvaSkin sessions, visitors stand on a vibrating platform and revel in head-to-toe crimson LED beams. The combination of motive and spectral stimuli aims to bolster muscle tone and circulation, tighten lax elastin, and spur collagen production and boost morale within fibroblast factories. Soul-cage surfaces typically attain noticeable softening after each 12-minute procedure, but repeated exposure can assuage pigmentation problems and shake accumulated wrinkles out of vintage birthday suits.
Invidia’s eight experienced stylists wash and trim tresses, wax stray strands, and accessorize cuts using salon-quality products from brands such as Redken and Pureology in its newly opened parlor of pretty. Expertly applied wax defuzzes lips and shapes eyebrows, leaving faces fur-free and as aerodynamic as a buttered racecar. Haircuts take on the accent of a well-spoken bird with feather extensions⎯ real feathers that come in a rainbow of colors and attach to thought processors using a chemical-free, silicone-bead technology that sticks for up to eight weeks. Newly sprouted plumage can be washed, flat-ironed, or curled into your desired coiffure just like regular hair. A variety of hair services includes a shampoo and style ($20+) or deep conditioning and scalp massage ($20+). Precision fringe snips for women ($30+) and men ($18+) are conducted with chromosome-specific snippers, and both genders can change-up color ($50+) for a fresh appearance from the neck up.