hy feel guilty when dropping some extra coin for yourself? The holidays are the perfect time to make that dollar stretch – for you, that is. There’s no shame in some much-deserved me time. At BLAC we love to play devil’s advocate at times, and we are more than happy to be the Donna, Tom or Ben in your life to show you how to #TreatYoSelf2016. (Wait, are we the only ones still watching Parks and Recreation?) We took it upon ourselves to scope out some Treat Yo Self-worthy spots across metro Detroit, offering all of the pleasure and none of the guilt.
Kids, husband, friends, holidays stressing you out? Lose your inhibitions and throw back a cocktail or two – on your face, not down the hatch. Specializing in affordable all-natural skin care, Skinphorea offers decadent facial cocktails that keep your skin right, tight and bright.
Try: The Margarita On The Rocks, $49
621 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
Breathe Beauty Bar
Tie up your hair and get a breath of fresh air at Breathe Beauty Bar. With services as calming as the name, the bar is home to ladies waiting to cater to you.
Try: NexGenNails full set, $35
420 Washington Blvd., Detroit
The Woodhouse Day Spa
Take a moment to relax and lift the weight of the day off your back. Renew mind, body and soul with massage therapy and waxing services, skin care and body, foot, and hand treatments. It’s important to stay healthy so you can remain wealthy.
Try: the "Mellow Mama" package, $90
1447 Woodward Ave., Detroit
TEN Nail Bar
There’s no better win than experiencing the TEN. Detroit’s first modern nail bar is the epitome of pampering right in the heart of the city. Duck away from the kitchen and hang with some women who specialize in cutting-edge nail care.
Try: Manicure and pedicure combo, $55
1215 Griswold St., Detroit
The Lip Bar
Slay every day in your own way with bold, edgy lip shots from The Lip Bar. The shop’s owners first won our hearts on hit TV show Shark Tank and are still serving up daring bright pinks, purples, blues and countless other hues. Whether you’re feeling Savage or like a Man Eater, your lips and pocket will thank you for this affordable delicacy.
Try: Savage, $11.90