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.
Jessica Elkins's eponymous spa is a tribute to her love of plants, nature, and beauty. During her aesthetics training, Jessica worked in the bodycare department of a natural-foods market, assisting clients as they selected lotions, rinses, or cucumbers. She then turned her attention to biochemistry, a field of study that explores the chemical processes in living organisms. By learning how cellular components interact, Jessica broadened her ability to resolve or diminish skin conditions with specific products. At the spa, Jessica works alongside aestheticians who perform custom facials with natural ingredients from Europe or minerals from the mines of Moria. Wax technicians specialize in Brazilian and eyebrow services, and cosmetologists perform makeup applications with mineral pigments.
The team at Lumina Sanare Healing Center relieves stress and spurs the body's healing processes with holistic therapies inside a spacious, wood-floored center. The menu of services speaks to a penchant for both physical and mental healing. TMJ treatments relieve tender jaws, and respiratory steams coax congestion and unwholesome daydreams from sinus cavities. Lumina Sanare's wealth of therapies extends to acupuncture, facials, and a mastery of reiki, a technique that plies the body's electrical fields to alleviate pain and stress.
Brown & DeLine Salon offers top-notch follicle forming in a relaxing abode decorated with bold, striking colors and holograms of Fabio’s dreamy locks. A broad range of hair services, performed with high-quality hair products, is available for men, women, and animate mannequins. Opt for a women’s haircut ($25–$50), men’s haircut ($25–$35), tinting ($45+), perm ($65+), or a natural hair relaxer ($95). A full highlight ($70+) adds vibrant color to flowing lock canopies more effectively than a gaggle of hair-scaffolding fairies toting bleach buckets.
Mai Thai Yoga Massage offers massages ranging from Swedish to Thai with specialties like Thai Herbal Compress Massage for face and body. Your feet can be pampered with Paraffin wax treatments or Reflexology. Check out the extensive menu as there is sure to be something for everyone.
Erin Beatty studied at the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, Texas, where she fine-tuned such techniques as Swedish and prenatal massage, hydrotherapy, and advanced physiology. Her bodywork pilgrimage then brought her to Kailua, Hawaii, where she rounded out her expertise with lomi lomi and chi nei tsang, ideal for opening up tense muscles and under-ripe pineapples. These techniques also taught her to present a clear space for clients to release stress and negative energy, helping to unwind and heal the mind and body.