The styling crew at Eleven West Salon & Spa—winner of two Best Hair Color awards from Click On Detroit—beautifies clients with advanced haircare skills kept sharp by ongoing education. Tucked away in the historic downtown Ainsworth Flour Mill building, the beauty haven couples homey accents, such as 200-year-old wooden beams, with modern amenities including a complimentary WiFi bar and free locally roasted coffee. Tan armrests sprout like wooden beanstalks from black haircutting chairs in the salon area, where three levels of stylists refresh manes with cuts and colors founded on haircare products such as Biolage. Clients indulging in spa treatments can peruse the generous list of massages, facials, and waxing services, or sidle up to a contemporary nail station where techs wait to outfit fingers and toes with OPI polish and miniature laser pointers during classic manis and Shellac pedis.
A salon and day spa, Belleza Spa & Tanning invites its guests to take a load off, grab a glass of complimentary wine, and relax. Its slate of classic services includes hair maintenance such as highlights, perms, and updos. Meanwhile, facials revitalize faces—or arms, if that's your thing—as hot waxes remove unwanted hair. Additionally, the salon offers children's princess parties, complete with rooms, punch, and pizza.
Creation Station Hair Salon doesn’t resemble your typical salon. For one, the cozy space houses just two styling stations. Bigger isn't always better, though, and the salon’s intimate size allows its stylists to lavish their clients with personal attention. They specialize in haircuts and color services for men and women, but they can also give young children a sharp look to impress their next playdate.
The students at Chinese Acupressure Massage School learn the art of Asian bodywork in a hands-on environment, practicing each knead and stretch under the guidance of experienced teachers. They tackle ailments such as headaches, stiff shoulders, tennis elbow, and badminton elbow with a relaxing and therapeutic touch. Their holistic, drug-free treatments promote health and overall wellness by stimulating circulation and improving the body's range of motion.
In a gold-walled studio, Dreamscapes Salon & Tanning’s stylists tease and trim tresses to uncover radiant looks customized to each client, whether they're coming in for a routine cut or a bridal updo. The team also crafts complete spa days with pampering mani-pedis, lush lash extensions, and bronzing tanning treatments.
Sunlight pours through the large windows of Aarie Styles. Inside, the stylists are busy at their stations, beautifying men, women, and kids' locks with haircuts. They also upgrade hair with color, perms, and feather extensions—or go the opposite route and just get rid of it with waxing services.