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 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.
At each of Tricho Salon and Spa’s four locations, trained stylists stand ready to refresh outdated hairstyles with products by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil. Dr. Sonya Friedman, an accomplished author, CNN talk-show host, and radio psychologist, teams up with dermatologist Dr. Scott Friedman to helm the spa side of the business, where clients can find eight types of facials, nine styles of massage, noninvasive micro treatments, and advice for mending a hairdryer’s broken heart. Fingertips and toes in need of some TLC can also be pampered inside this full-service beauty haven, as nail techs doll-up digits with OPI and Essie polishes as well as Shellac, acrylic, and fiberglass tips.
Since its founding in 1954, Dessange Paris has expanded from its original Champs Élysées location to more than 1,000 salons worldwide, including this Ann Arbor outpost. Employing a toolkit of signature house products, L’Oréal hair color, and hair balms from women’s magazine darling Kérastase, stylists indulge clients and refine their exterior appearances. Beautifying treatments run the gamut from regular mane maintenance to makeup application, waxing, and mani-pedis, which help patrons sport summer sandals and fingerless motorcycle gloves with pride.
Excelsior Massage Therapy, which was nominated for a 2010 CityVoter Best Massage award, specializes in combination deep-tissue and relaxation massages. Tell one of its experienced, certified therapists about your preferences, favorite massage technique, and back's individual bothers, and she'll use a myriad of masterful moves and organic sunflower oil to craft the knead to your specifications. The therapist will then run her magic fingers over your skeleton putty, helping to eliminate toxins, strengthen your immune system, improve your posture, and lower your blood pressure. The peacefulness of your stress-busting retreat is amplified by the tranquility of Excelsior's treatment rooms, where beds are made with 100% cotton sheets and pillows are stuffed with summer memories.