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September 06, 1986 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-09-06

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facial begins in a reclining chair
with a towel wrapped around the
head. The aromatic creams used
to cleanse, tone, massage and
deep clean are applied with
sponges in slow, circular
motions. Cool compresses are
placed over the eyes.
At the suggestion of Mira
Linder, my facial included a
lip-waxing which is the removal of
the dark hair above the upper lip.
Sofia, an esthetician at the spa,
applied a mildly hot wax to my
upper lip and let it harden. My
apprehension was short-lived, for
gratefully, without notice or
hesitation, the wax was removed
swiftly with a motion similar to the
removal of a band-aid. Next Sofia
gave me an eyebrow arch. After a
refreshing neck and shoulder
massage, I was left for a few
moments to relax.
Susan Miarka of the Michel
Kazan Salon told me that she
looks at facials "More as a
treatment than just a beauty fad.
We're really trying to do
something for your skin to correct
dryness, oiliness or whatever
other than just to throw some
creams on because you could do
that at home. Salon facials should
be done once a month. After all,
your skin is your largest organ
and probably the most abused."
When a facial is completed, it is
good to let the skin rest and
breath, so it was on to the
pedicure. Anne Langbeen at
Michel Kazan Salon immersed
my feet in a footbath of warm,
sudsy water. After a soothing
soak, she dried them and used a
razor-like tool to exfoliate the
coarse, dead skin from the
bottom of the feet. My toenails
were trimmed, filed and the
cuticles were pushed back. Anne
then expertly massaged my feet
and legs. The pedicure ends with
the toenails being articulately
My fingernails were done much
the same way and the nail color
was coordinated to match my
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