713 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton; 810-629-5995; gerychsflowers.com
April showers bring May flowers. Or you can get your floral fix any time of year at Gerych's, where they create centerpieces and personalized bouquets for every event and occasion. Helping you stop and smell the flowers since 1975, Gerych's arrangements can bring color into any household and banquet hall.
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Bianchi's highly trained stylists provide quality hair care and form trusting relationships with their clients. Services include men and women's haircuts, as well as styling, extensions, makeup, manicures, pedicures, waxing, color and highlights, and conditioning. Facial treatments, massages, and other body therapy services are another draw at Bianchi's. A spa day at one of Bianchi's four Michigan locations can be tailored to offer the best mix of treatments and experiences for any customer, pampering the body and relieving stress.
89 Monroe Ave., Detroit; 313-965-3710;
Identifying as the salon for busy, working professionals, Ezelli salon strives to provide stylish 'dos for those always on the move. Under the direction and supervision of international award-winning stylist Francis Bolis, Ezelli salon promises quick service to those with busy schedules as well as pampering for those just passing by.
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Douglas J in Ann Arbor maintains its title as the Best Salon in Washtenaw County for the third year in a row. One of many Douglas J Institutes in Michigan, the company doubles as a great salon and a school for aspiring stylists. With an extensive and inexpensive service menu, Douglas J provides customers styling, makeup services, and more.
45318 Market St., Shelby Twp.; 586-566-7700; theblosalon.com
The elegantly designed, modern Blo Salon draws inspiration "from the love of hair and the desire to create something truly special for our clients." Blo offers women's and men's cutting and styling, as well as color and texture, lashes and waxing, makeup, and hair products. This Shelby Township salon is known for cutting-edge, quality work and draws clients from far beyond its zip code for a reason.
31225 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-855-1415; floydsbarbershop.com
Owning the title as the original rock 'n' roll barbershop for men and women, Floyd's 99 barbershops are decked out with posters of musical artists and bands. Get a haircut and shoulder massage, color or shave with great music playing in the background. Customers can book appointments with their favorite stylist or walk-in for a cut, shave or color.
949 S. Military St., Dearborn; 313-565-8300; gentlemenfirst.creativejones.com
Sorry, ladies, but in this case, it's Gentlemen First: a place where can get their beards trimmed or shaved and their hair cut and styled. There's TV, awesome magazines and kitschy paraphernalia to keep customers entertained while expert hairdressers work their magic. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.
40 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti; 734-483-6300
This small barbershop is a local gem: With only two stylists, Paula and SinDerElla, the barbershop only accepts walk-ins, but offers high quality cuts and styles at affordable prices. Both Paula and SinDerElla ensure customers are satisfied with their new hairdos, which likely helped put them over the top in their category.
2127 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 314 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-565-8786; blackthesalon.com
The owner and master artist of Black the Salon, Jeph Wright has been working in the hair industry for almost a decade. He opened Black the Salon in 2009, promising customers complete dedication and great haircuts. As the owner and head artist, Wright considers the individuality and personal style of each of his clients, which keeps them coming back and bringing new customers in the door.
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It's almost flip-flop season, and you know what that means. Time to hit the salon and treat yourself to a mani-pedi. LUV Manicures and Pedicures offers customers the best, cleanest, and most personalized experience. The salon also gives back to the community, sponsoring various charities throughout metro Detroit. Treat your hands and feet with some TLC and help spread the LUV in your community. Schedule an appointment at LUV Manicures and Pedicures for the best mani-pedi, as voted by fellow readers, in Metro Detroit.