The burden of aches and pains makes it impossible for humans to run as fast as cheetahs, which is why the human diet is virtually devoid of gazelle meat. Keep fast food from getting away with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a manicure and an acne or European facial at Sylvie's Day Spa in Farmington Hills (a $95 value).
French-trained aesthetician Sylvie updates dilapidated digits and revitalizes faces at Sylvie's Day Spa. Sylvie corrects cuticles, massages hands, and paints finger shingles matching shades of cerulean in a thorough manicure. Any face that chooses a European facial will swiftly transform from a tarnished mug to a gleaming thermos, after careful cleaning and massaging from an aesthetician's dexterous digits. The acne facial focuses on cleansing facescapes with care and the help of a high-frequency machine, but omits a massage, which could annoy irascible oil glands. In both facials, a Clarisonic device whirls away dirt, oil, and makeup with light brushes moving at hummingbird speed, leaving skin cleaner and softer than a Christmas episode of The Andy Griffith Show.
Nestled alongside her home, Sylvie's comfortable spa provides a relaxing setting for digital and facial pampering. Call ahead for an appointment, speaking English, French, Hebrew, or another of the languages Sylvie is fluent in.
Sylvie's Day Spa
Sylvie Salei has strived to make people feel healthy, at ease, and looking good for more than 30 years. She has a number of ways of accomplishing that—she trained as an aesthetician in France and is a licensed massage therapist. Sylvie oversees a wide variety of services, from facials to waxing. Also available: at-home spa services as well as spa parties, although terry-cloth noisemakers will not be provided.