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.
Having spent time as an apprentice and, later, supervisor at Irene's Myomassology Institute, Melissa Wingett gained experience in various massage modalities, which she taught to students during couple's massage classes and beginner massage lessons. In a similar vein, she recently established Reach for the Stars Massage Therapy inside Massage Mechanics, offering couple's classes to help partners become better attuned to caring for and nurturing each other.
Angela Gorman has amassed a formidable list of certifications in the holistic-health industry after 14 years. She has been trained to soothe physiques with 28 different bodywork modalities, aided by her experience as a personal trainer and an anatomy and physiology instructor at Florida Metropolitan University, now known as Everest University. With such a broad wellness background, Angela was in prime position to develop Sacred Body's credo of customer care, which focuses a menu of treatments on restoring each individual's mental and physical balance.
Angela's team of massage therapists, yoga instructors, and life coaches subdue stressors by customizing their services to accommodate every client. The massage menu splits its offerings into corporal treatments—such as deep-tissue work—and energy therapy, such as reiki or kneadings with hot batteries. Faith in organic health has inspired the center's signature facial, which combines honey and fruits with herbal infusions brewed onsite to bring out the skin's radiance.
For over nine years, Natural Body Health & Wellness's team of health gurus has shepherded passersby onto the path to physical harmony with its healing therapies, collection of advanced workout equipment, and all-natural products. The team is further guided by the experience that comes with seeing 50 to 70 customers a day and seven years in business. Troublesome aches recede into the distance as the center's aqua-massage beds knead away pains with a dry-water system, while Sunlighten full-spectrum infrared saunas purge bodies of toxins acquired from misguided diets and watching too much reality television. The TurboSonic whole-body vibration machine tends to a range of wellness factors, helping clients increase circulation, stimulate cellular fluids, and accelerate the body's overall healing response. Refreshing sips of Tyent alkaline?ionized water from the center's shop help visitors cool down after vigorous workouts, and it thoroughly rehydrates bodies.
Like the sun, Unique Mills visits the East and West each day, but not by rising and setting. Instead, her fingers channel therapeutic strokes from around the globe to melt pent-up tension and stress. At her eponymous studio, Unique Massage, she makes bodies work like new with techniques honed at The Swedish Institute of Health Sciences. Filled with rolling, kneading, and tapping motions, her calming Swedish massages can dissolve scar tissue, reduce swelling, and send secret recipes to pastry chefs via Morse code. During Japanese shiatsu, her fingers, palms, and elbows liberate blocked energy and stimulate circulation by pressing the body’s acupuncture points. Unique brushes the skin with olive oil and herbs before Chinese gua sha, then scrapes it with a clean, flat tool to oust toxins and promote lymph flow. In addition to easing the aches of pregnancy, scoliosis, and fibromyalgia, she enjoys helping athletes, dancers, and actors loosen up before important performances.