A day at the spa grants sweet respite from a fast-paced world of errands, deadlines, and books on tape read by auctioneers. Savor serenity without speediness with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a spa package at Eleven West Salon & Spa in Ypsilanti (up to a $147 value). The package includes the following:
- A 45-minute Swedish massage (a $45 value)
- A mini facial (a $20 value)
- A Shellac manicure (a $37 value)
- A deep-conditioning hair treatment (a $20 value)
- A blowout (up to a $25 value)<p>
From its cozy confines inside the historic Ainsworth Flour Mill building, Eleven West coddles clients from complexion to curl with a 2.5-hour escape that begins with a fresh cup of locally roasted coffee. During the 45-minute Swedish massage, gliding strokes converge with rhythmic tapping to build a treatment that, like falling asleep mid-sky dive, can be both invigorating and relaxing. A brief skin analysis helps aestheticians select the most beneficial products for the mini facial, which includes a cleanse, mask, toner, and moisturizer, and takes place at lounging shampoo stations. Once mugs are thoroughly refreshed, heads stay put as a deep-conditioning treatment seeps into stressed-out strands to infuse them with body and shine, before a professional blowout leaves them feeling soft, smooth, and able to fit back into their skinny hats. Making sure to leave no nail tip un-tidied, manicurists then cap the head-to-torso makeover with a Shellac manicure, which uses a system of UV-cured base, color, and topcoats to create flawless nails that resist chips for up to 14 days.
Eleven West Salon & Spa
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.
11 W Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197