SM Aug FeatProd ColorWow 2016

SM Aug FeatProd ColorWow 2016NOW AVAILABLE! Color Wow is an easy-to-apply, temporary solution to grey roots, or noticeable outgrowth.  This professionally developed emollient-based mineral powder binds to hair without being sticky, oily, or dulling.  Dye, wax, and paraben free.  Available in platinum/light blonde, blonde, red, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and black.

SM 3 for 99 2016

SM 3 for 99 2016Your favorite SUMMER SPECIAL is back!  Choose any 3 services from the following list, and receive all 3 FOR ONLY $99.00!!!

  • Mini Facial
  • 25 Minute Massage
  • Makeup Application
  • Paraffin Spa Manicure
  • Mini Pedicure
  • Shampoo & Style with Conditioning Treatment
Valid Monday – Thursday only.  Three services must be received on the same day.  Services may not be divided between clients.  Not valid with any other offer or discount.  May not use SpaFinder/SpaWish/SpaWeek certificates as payment with this promotion.  Not valid on any bridal related services.
Aura 2016 ST TROPEZ WEB Promo

2016 St.Tropez WEB Promo SignEndless Summer….deepen and maintain your summer tan with our gradual system.  15% OFF all ST. TROPEZ through August!

SM Bamboo Massage 2016

SM Bamboo Massage 2016Bamboo Fusion is a technique which incorporates warm bamboo sticks of varying shapes & sizes to provide relaxing and healing results.  The warmth from the bamboo sticks, in combination with rolling movements by the Massage Therapist, work deep into the muscle to melt tension away.  Equally wonderful for clients wanting a deeper pressure, as for those who enjoy a lighter touch, Bamboo Fusion leaves you feeling revitalized and renewed.

65 Minute Bamboo Massage: $110.00

Add Bamboo Massage onto a:

  • 25 Minute Massage: $15 upgrade
  • 50 Minute Massage: $20 upgrade
  • 80 Minute Massage: $25 upgrade

Stylist Kenzie at Design 1 South shows 4 simple styles perfect for short hair!

SM Margarita Combo 2016

SM Margarita Combo 2016Schedule an appointment for our Margarita Pedicure/Manicure Combo – both services together on the same day – and receive $10.00 OFF!

Please mention offer COMBO10 when scheduling to receive your discount!


The 4 Design 1 Salon Spa locations and Aura Skincare & Cosmetics teamed up to create a look book of hair & makeup trends.

We are so excited to showcase our talented stylists with the newest trends in cut, color and styles!

Photos by: Alex Missad
Video by: Jessie Belanger

Alisha at Design 1 South shows her technique for an adorable beach wave style!

Balayage Pic

Balayage PicLike most of our recent clients, you might be wondering the exact same thing…”What’s with the saran wrap on her head over there?”:)  Well…Balayage is making its comeback ladies and let me tell you why.

All across the fashion world, from celebrities on the red carpet to runways, we are seeing soft, natural, and beautiful hair.  Balayage, the french word for: to sweep or paint, can give you just that….a soft hand-painted look.  Many Stylists around Grand Rapids and around the globe have stopped their 3,000 foil marathons and switched to Balayage.  We at Design 1 Salon Spa decided if this is something we were going to transition ourselves and our clients to, we wanted the very best.  Our search lead us to Candy Shaw whose nicknames “the Balaylama”.

Candy Shaw has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years.  She describes Balayage as “the little black dress’.  It isn’t going away any time soon!  It’s a revolution in the hair industry.  Candy Shaw along with her very very own, amazing Balayage hair lightener, called Sunlights, had all the answers to the “why’s” of Balayage that we had been searching for.  It gives each Stylist the artistic ability to create something customized for each client.  It is also more gentle on the hair because of its clay based formula that sits on top of the hair, not actually penetrating through.  It can lift rapidly while leaving your hair smooth, silky, and conditioned.  One of our very own Stylists at Design 1 South had the privilege of going and training with “the Balaylama” herself, becoming an educator for Sunlights.  Since then, each of the Design 1 locations have had hands on, true original French Balayage, training.

As Stylists, we have been loving the free reign we have to create a signature look for each of our clients.  The possibilities to your next color are endless!  So…if you are ready to get your very own “Victoria’s Secret Model”, sunkissed hair today, please visit one of our Stylists at one of our four locations.  You will fall in love with this customized technique just for you, just as much as we have!

~Anna May, Stylist at Design 1 South


SM Invisibobble 2015Introducing…Invisibobble the traceless hair ring!