While moms and mother figures everywhere deserve to be pampered all year round, Mother's Day is the perfect chance to show the special women in your life just how much you appreciate them. What better way than taking advantage of one of the many wellness and beauty services found throughout West Michigan?
From hair and nails to a day at the spa, come along with us as we take a look at some "Mom and Me" opportunities around town.
Venture to Design 1 Salon Spa, where mom can enjoy a variety of aesthetic services right alongside the person who is celebrating them. From a Brightening Vitamin C Facial and energizing Margarita Manicure to a Signature Pedicure in a comfortable leather chair, there's plenty of opportunity to feel pampered and spend some quality time together. Simply mention when booking your appointments that you'd like to enjoy the experience side by side or in the same spa room.
Not sure what service or day and time works best for mom? No worries. Design 1 has Mother's Day gift cards available online and in store, as well as additional timely specials.
Stop in to LORDE Beauty and Cosmetics to enjoy some seriously elevated services in addition to doing some shopping for skincare, makeup and more. LORDE specializes in high-end facials that produce some significant results, such as the new Effervescent Facial (a sparkling, aromatic experience that breathes new life into your skin) and the Omorovicza Blue Diamond Facial (a firming, brightening treatment that revitalizes lackluster skin). In addition to facials, LORDE also offers makeup applications and lessons. The techniques developed by founder and esthetician Rachel Williams—paired with Ere Perez products—bring ease to those learning to apply makeup at home.
For the mom who's looking to truly relax and unwind on another level, a visit to Seraphina Spa at the JW Marriott is a must. Sip a glass of champagne or sparkling juice and soak in the serenity (or indoor pool) found at this new luxury spa offering holistic care and treatments of all kinds, from cupping massages and body wrap treatments to hair removal, customized facials and more.
From curls and beach waves to smooth and sleek, a blowout from the professionals at Primp and Blow Knapp's Crossing is sure to leave mom feeling ready to conquer the world. Stop in for signature service, "The Primp and Blow," a luxurious shampoo and conditioning with a salon-style blowout, as well as full makeup application utilizing Smashbox Cosmetics. Add on a scalp massage to really up mom's comfort level. Have a special event to go to? From a full face to eyes and lips only, Primp and Blow's makeup professionals can nail the perfect look for mom.
At eco-friendly Ethos Day Spa, mom has a wide range of choices for feeling like the star of the show. After being greeted with a complimentary mimosa, choose from services such as body work and skincare treatments to salon services like permanent makeup and lashes. Be sure mom doesn't forget her swimsuit! With any spa service, visitors have access to Ethos' sauna and steam rooms, in addition to a hot tub, two cold plunges and a fire pit in their outdoor area. Each lounge room also has a service button guests can press to request anything from hair ties and a toothbrush to another mimosa. Talk about relaxing!
Whether you decide to have a spa day all at one location or hop around town, West Michigan's many talented spa and aesthetics providers offer plenty of ways to show mom that she truly deserves a day all to herself.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Managing Editor for West Michigan Woman.
This article originally appeared in the Apr/May '23 issue of West Michigan Woman.