The team at European Spa Boutique administers a thoughtful blend of naturally derived and technologically advanced treatments. A less-irritating, antiseptic wax made from soybeans is used for hair removal, and heated lava stones warm achy muscles during body treatments. For the extensive selection of facials, aestheticians call upon both methods of treatment: botanical extracts calm acned skin, chemical peels are harvested from chocolate and berries, and microcurrent and LED-light therapies are designed to increase collagen production and dissipate fine lines.
Styles Hair Studio’s talented stylists snip, shape, and wax hairs in various anatomical habitats with a full repertoire of salon services. A men's haircut ($25+) or a women’s cut and style ($35+) can transform a ho-hum hairdo into a follicular work of art, and a deep-conditioning treatment ($20+) infuses dehydrated locks with as much moisture as an upstream swim through a salmon's gene pool. In addition, every shampoo administered at Styles Hair Studio chases away tension and nesting robins with a relaxing scalp massage. Alternatively, aestheticians’ nimble fingers can stray from clients’ noggins to trim and polish nails during a pedicure ($50+) or upkeep bathing-suit etiquette with a bikini wax ($32). Before any salon service, a complimentary cup of coffee energizes clients’ neural search engines more effectively than receiving a photo of Waldo’s secret beach hideout.
Handworks Massage LLC owner and certified massage therapist Scott Stearns administers purposeful bodywork customized to help assuage physical and emotional stress or advance injury recovery. His 60-minute massages may incorporate multiple modalities to coax knotted muscles and bunched connective tissues into relaxing, being more flexible, and resuming their at-ease position. During the treatment, interactive discussion gives clients insight into Scott’s holistic techniques and efforts to ease the body-wide taxation from activities such as sports training, professional labor, and giving a piggyback ride to an adorable five-year-old SUV. Sessions forgo the scented candles and heavy oil bastings of traditional spas in favor of an athletically inspired space, with massagee-chosen tunes, sparing applications of organic jojoba oil, and a table topped with an ergonomic bodyCushion for cloud-like comfort.
After 20 years working under the name Capelli Oggi, the team at the newly minted Encore Salon decided it was time to reinvent, rename, and remodel the entire space. The beauty experts continue to provide top-notch haircare, waxing, and nail services in their reimagined salon, using a consultative approach that facilitates a fruitful back-and-forth and allows them to craft styles based on each client’s vision and wig collection. In addition to the talented team of beautifiers, the facility houses an impressive array of salon products for purchase and also boasts a dedicated mani-pedi room for nail treatments.
The College Store stocks its scholarly shelves with a serious selection of Michigan State University apparel and merchandise. Prevent upper bodies from going naked into the world with a raspy-voiced Izzone T-shirt ($18) or prep yourself for an ivory-towered death match with a plush Spartan helmet ($19.99). Turn buckeyes green with envy with a 2010 Big Ten Championship hat or let your academically aggressive tween profess his or her loyalties with a stylish pair of kids' scrubs ($15.99). The College Store also carries an extensive gift section featuring pennants ($14.99), tailgating cups ($3.99), and MSU basketball backboard pins ($4.99) so neighborhood gym rats can run miniature post-up drills against your flexed bicep.
Specializing in tinting tresses with rich waves of hues and highlights, Twisted Scissors employs Redken hair products and services to meet the ’do designing demands of its clientele in bold, bright strokes. Stylists train under expert hairdressers from New York City's The Redken Exchange and Santa Monica's Goldwell Academy to culpably combine color know-how with crafty cutting abilities. Each women's shearing begins with a short style consultation, before head threads are trimmed, dried, and styled. Men curtail massive mane migrations with a wash, cut, and style to settle strands and clearly delineate back, head, and neck follicle communities. Advance appointments required.