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.
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 instructors. 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.
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.
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.
The beauty experts at Advanced Esthetics draw from more than 50 years of combined experience to deliver a gamut of beautifying services. After a complimentary consultation to determine the best approach for issues such as rosacea, fine lines, or skin laxity, a licensed aesthetician may recommend a rejuvenating, saline-based JetPeel or a noninvasive radio-frequency treatment to enhance both collagen growth and the ability to tune out infomercials. Advanced Esthetics' master skin technicians can also reduce spider veins and lift unwanted hair, and a team of licensed massage therapists eases tension and stress with long, gliding Swedish strokes.