Our flagship facility is located in Okemos, a family-oriented suburb of Lansing, MI, and is known as the Douglas J Salon and Spa. We first opened our doors in 1967 in East Lansing in the basement of what is now Pinball Pete's arcade. Douglas Weaver opened this salon and spa with just four stylists, a nail technician and a receptionist. Weaver’s goal was to have an aesthetically beautiful, highly professional and “very well-run beauty salon” which would teach young people how to service the public. “Every year,” Weaver says, “there was a new set of goals, there was a new vision. There was another opportunity that I saw to help more young people.” In 1970, the salon moved from East Lansing to its current location in Okemos with eight employees, and was known as The Village Hair Shoppe. Soon, Weaver’s creative vision and continual drive to generate opportunity resulted in so much growth that the salon’s eighteen stylists were booked solid, and the salon was completely remodeled to its current structure to accommodate the expanding business.
Today, the Douglas J Salon and Spa is home to over a hundred employees, and continues Douglas Weaver’s tradition of vision and creativity while providing a personalized and cutting-edge Aveda experience. Our guests enjoy a range of amenities, from customized hair color and design, to soothing spa treatments, to our specialized in-house salon just for men. Your service begins with a thorough consultation which allows us to truly connect with your desired results and provide you with an outstanding experience. Complete your relaxation by taking advantage of Okemos’s inviting downtown area, with various dining and shopping options, nature trails, and parks, or take a short drive to neighboring East Lansing to enjoy all that Michigan State University’s campus has to offer. Our team at the spa and salon is passionate about continuing Douglas Weaver’s commitment to our guests, and we invite you to join us for an outstanding service today!