With more than 10 years of body-beautifying experience, Courtney's Place Salon’s Courtney Bradley leads her fellow stylists into battle against errant flyaways and sneaky stressors. During the Girls’ Night Out spa package, hair tamers shape mopey mops into flattering ‘dos, nail specialists file away ragged edges and slather talons in chromatic shades from OPI and Essie, and makeup artists prep features for nights on the town or mornings at kabuki auditions.
Kami Woodbury, an alum of the Douglas J Aveda Institute, keeps her passion for beauty burning at the recently renovated Modern Concepts Salon & Spa. She first opened in 2002 and moved in 2011 to a new space, where she surrounds herself with a staff of equally dedicated stylists, nail techs, and massage therapists. They foster a tranquil and upbeat environment in which they snip new ‘dos, pamper extremities with Shellac mani-pedis, and banish unwanted fuzz with waxing treatments. Luxuriating guests with complete makeovers, the skincare experts nourish expression palettes with facials and peels and render muscles free of stress with a variety of massage modalities and sweetly cooed lullabies.
As the owner of Bridge Street Hair Company, Lindsey Buckner doesn’t just sit back and let her staff have all the fun. A stylist in her own right, Buckner cuts, colors, and treats strands alongside a skilled team who also keeps busy with facials, massages, and nail treatments. To aid in these treatments and transform salon capes into impromptu slip ’n’ slides, they stock a range of products from top brands such as Bed Head, Dermalogica, Redken, and OPI.
Modern white salon chairs and chandeliers dripping in strands of faux diamonds provide a stark contrast to weathered wood floors. But the dichotomy works, and it plays into the menu of services as well. Stylists offer classic and modern haircuts, all-over color or a touch of highlights, and perms or straightening treatments to undo your perm because it doesn't match your collection of tiny hats.
Behind her station at Glo Studio, stylist Daelynn Terrell revamps manes with cuts, color, and Kevin Murphy styling products. Meanwhile, clients can sip a complimentary beverage or browse the wireless internet streaming through the bright, airy space.
The colors black and maroon frame Bella Rio Salon?s prominent storefront windows, which reveal aestheticians and stylists scurrying to and fro inside the Old Town establishment. Dangling from a high-vaulted ceiling, contemporary lighting fixtures illuminate the historical building?s exposed-brick walls, sleek haircutting stations, and a jumble of Bumble and bumble and Pureology haircare products perched on glass shelves. Before starting a new chapter of styling at Bella Rio Salon, colorist and stylist, Jillian worked as a colorist at Douglas J Salon in East Lansing for six years. In addition to doing updos, she also primps faces for the spotlight with facial waxing services. Owner Faith Waugh is a Douglas J Aveda Institute graduate, as are several of the other beauticians all of whom excel at endowing patrons with lustrous hair, glimmering eyes, and cheeks rosier than the Queen of Hearts' roses.