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Antonino Salon and Spa is pleased to introduce another new treatment from our Spa expert, Jackie Ingham; “Hydra Peeling”. You’ll be thrilled at the spectacular results. So start off the new year with a radiant new complexion!

For more information or to schedule an appointment at the introductory price of $100, call us today at 248-258-5990.




Antonino Salon and Spa, already the leading purveyor and stylists of exclusive, couture patented human hair enhancements by Sherri Renee, is continuing to stay on the cutting edge of restoring confidence lost due to hair loss by now offering the most advanced alternative treatment for hair loss:  Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

Scalp Microprigmentation (SMP) is the ultimate in non-surgical male and female follicle replication; an incredible life changing treatment where natural pigments are applied at the epidermal level of the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of hair follicles.

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?  It is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles that help thicken and restore the look of fuller hair.  Micropigmentation refers to medical tattooing of the scalp used for camouflaging purposes.  The SMP treatment can restore receded hairlines, thicken remaining hair, camouflage transplant scarring, and create the look of close-cropped hair.

When a woman loses her hair, she usually experiences diffuse thinning. This means she loses hair fairly evenly across her entire scalp, but is unlikely to go totally bald, and her frontal hairline will almost certainly remain intact. Since the contrast between the scalp and the hair makes the thinning more apparent, this enables SMP to be used very effectively in her favor.  SMP treatments provide the look of more follicles, adding density to the scalp.  SMP can be used to camouflage the thinning either as a standalone procedure for someone who chooses not to wear a hair enhancement or it can be combined with a hair enhancement to create the illusion of density when the enhancement is not being worn or can’t be worn such as in the water.

When a man loses his hair, generally he goes bald in a set pattern that includes recession of his frontal hairline, and thinning of the crown, followed by the gradual onset of total baldness.  SMP can be used to camouflage baldness either as a standalone procedure for someone who doesn’t want to undergo a hair transplant or it can be combined with a hair transplant (afterward as needed or desired) to enhance a surgical result.  At other times, SMP can be used to camouflage all scars, whether they are FUE/FUT, Strip, Plug, or a linear donor scar.

For men and women who suffer hair loss from Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, chemotherapy, or radiation, SMP offers a cutting edge, natural looking alternative. For men, SMP can produce a natural buzz cut or edged up look. For women, SMP can simulate hair follicles beneath thinning hair, resulting in fuller looking hair with a far less patchy appearance.  SMP can also be used as to bridge the time period of regrowth for chemotherapy or radiation patients.

When a man receives SMP, the purpose is to replicate individual shaven hair follicles. However, when a woman is treated, the primary goal is to reduce the contrast between the hair and the bare scalp. This difference is important, because it totally changes the technicians approach.

SMP is as much an art as it is a science and our certified and licensed SMP technician Reagan Hart has extensive experience performing micropigmentation.  As an artist, she utilizes skill and trained judgment in knowing which hairline style fits a person’s head as well as getting the tonality right to produce the correct shading effect.  She recognizes that your natural hair follicles don’t always naturally grow in the same direction.  She will replicate the natural ebbing and idiosyncrasies of your hair pattern.  She also understands that your hair follicles are not all the same shade and frequently uses 2-3 shades of pigment to create the most realistic finish- giving a younger more confident 3D hairline.

Call today, 248-258-5990 to schedule your confidential free consultation with Reagan to begin your life changing transformation!  During the consultation we will go over everything involved in the SMP process, discuss your specific case and goals, receive a treatment quote and answer any questions you may have.  Phone or email consultations are available if time or distance makes it hard to stop in for an in-person consult, simply email a few images of your hair loss or scarring to ReaganHart@Yahoo.com with any questions and Reagan will get back to you within 24 hours to assist and provide a quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it detectable?

SMP has become such an effective hair loss solution because of its consistently natural and undetectable results. Reagan prides herself on the ability to seamlessly replicate each individual hair follicle to create a perfect match for each client.

How many treatments should I expect?

SMP should never be considered a one treatment process.  Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring.  These treatments are usually spaced about 10-20 days apart.  Each session takes approximately 3-5 hours dependent on each individual case and scope of surface area to be covered.  On average there are 2,000 hair follicles per square inch on the human head so this is a very tedious procedure that requires time, expertise and patience.  There is a Smart TV in the procedure room equipped with Netflix for our client’s relaxation and enjoyment during their treatment.

How long do the results last?

After completion of your treatment (2-4 sessions) a client should expect the strength of the color to last for 3-5 years.  Over a longer term, a client will very gradually begin to notice slight lightening (not discolor) of the treatment.  When this occurs they can undergo a brief “touch up” session to restore any fading and secure many more years of their style.

Will it change color like tattoos?

No.  The pigments we use are 100% organic with no color additives and are formulated specifically for SMP and the scalp; they are not traditional tattoo inks or permanent makeup pigments which are made up of blue, green and purple constituent colors.  The pigments we use cannot break down into other colors because they contain NO CONSTITUENT COLORS.  This is critical.  The pigment will only lighten, not discolor over an extended time.

SMP also utilizes different equipment than traditional tattooing, ensuring the needle and machine are designed specifically for micropigmentation of the scalp.

What equipment is used for a SMP procedure?

The machine we use is specifically made for Scalp Micropigmentation and includes a digital power source, a hand-piece, and disposable micro needles for the insertion of pigment.  The micro needles we use are 75% smaller than commercially available tattoo needles, resulting in smaller follicle replications and more realistic results.  Most technicians of SMP use different equipment than standard tattoo artists to ensure the deposits are delicately placed at the appropriate depth in the skin.

Do I need to take time off work?

SMP is non-invasive and requires no down time. In most cases, you will not need to take any extended time away from work, school, or other functions.  After treatment it is common to notice slight redness on the scalp for 2-3 days post session.  This redness subsides quickly and most clients return to work either right away or within a couple days.  Clients are also allowed to wear hats or headwear should they feel the need.

How do I choose a hairline?

If you are unsure of what style or type of hairline will work for you, Reagan will be there to help. With artistic experience on how to fit a hairline to head shape and age, she can help recommend what’s best.  Over the course of your sessions you can also tweak and adjust the hairline for a perfect result.

(MEN) If I have hair left, can I leave it long?

Depending upon the pattern and extent of the thinning hair, some clients are able to maintain a longer length of hair.  SMP can help thicken areas so that less of the scalp is seen showing through.  However, if there is a strong pattern of hair loss or just not a lot of hair density left, the client is recommended to crop it shorter.

Can SMP camouflage my transplant scar?

Yes!  By replicating tiny hair follicles inside the scarring and blending the color around the scarring area, transplant and surgical scars can see massive improvement in concealment.

Does the procedure hurt?

For most clients, the pain minimal and it’s consistently less painful than traditional tattoos. After your session, you won’t experience any further discomfort.

Will SMP work with gray hair?

Yes, those with gray hair can still benefit from the SMP procedure. First, most clients are recommended to cut their hair to a short buzzed length.  When this is done, gray hair does not appear as gray because the hair root itself is darker.  Hair only shows gray as it gets longer. Second, we use a gray-scale pigment that can be adjusted in shade to blend with lighter hair tones.  We simply create a lighter dilution for blending into the existing gray hairs.

If I am lighter skin tone will this treatment still look good?

Yes!  We are able to match the shade of our pigment to a wide range of skin tones.  Whether you are caucasian, black, hispanic, asian, or pacific islander SMP can work for you.

Can I still use Propecia and/or Rogaine after my treatment?

Clients can continue using Propecia during and after their scalp pigmentation procedure.  Rogaine (topical minoxidil) should be suspended during the course of treatment and for 30 days post your final session.  This is to ensure the proper healing and settling of pigment without interference of the chemicals found in Rogaine foam.

Can I wear a hat after treatment?

Yes.  The scalp may be a bit reddish for 2-3 days post session, so we recommend wearing a hat after treatment if you wish to conceal the redness.

Can you help with FUE/FUT scaring?

Yes!  We use our specialized SMP technique to deposit color matched pigment into the scar to reduce visibility.

What is the cost?

The cost is dependent on each individual case and scope of surface area to be covered.  The cost can range anywhere from a small scar treatment starting approximately at $600 to a full head approximately at $5,000.  The exact cost will be quoted during the consultation and will cover the 2-4 sessions required for the treatment.  Annual touch-ups are available for an additional charge.


Antonino Salon, voted “best salon” in 2015, 2016 & 2017. Visit us to see why at Antonino Salon there are “no bad hair days ever”.

191 Townsend, Birmingham, Mi. (across from the Townsend Hotel).



It’s that time of year again….

Time to save big at Antonino Salon and Spa.

Be sure to stop in sometime during the week of December 18 through December 23, 2017 and receive an additional 10% value added to your gift card purchases.

Antonino Gift cards are available in any denomination, do not expire and are transferable. If you’re unable to make it in, just give us a call at 248-258-5990 and we’ll be happy to process it over the phone. Gift Cards purchased on-line are not eligible for the special promotion.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Antonino Salon voted “Best Salon in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and there are “no bad hair days…ever”.

191 Townsend (across from the Townsend Hotel) in downtown Birmingham, Mi.


Being the best is more than a title, it means walking the talk.

Antonino Salon and Spa takes pride in setting ourselves apart from the rest. With our constant commitment to excellent customer service and our continued desire to learn, we feel confident that we will always provide our guests with unforgettable experiences and the highest quality and most current hair and spa services.

It is because of that desire and commitment that we actually closed the salon for two days to host an in-salon educational event.

On November 13 & 14, 2017, all our stylists were successfully trained by one of Wella’s top Educators, Galin Hristov in an innovative hair-cutting system called Cut Craft. Galin, winner of numerous Wella awards,  successfully shared his passion, creativity, discipline and vast knowledge and experience from two continents with our stylists.

Cut Craft, designed by Wella, is a four-day event that stylists from around the world can attend in Chicago or New York. Anthony Marsalese, owner of Antonino Salon along with the salon’s two Education Directors, Cassie Karawan and Catherine Wallis attended the event in April, 2017. Upon returning, the trio immediately began the process of bringing the experience back home so all the stylists at the salon could be treated to the training.

With an intense two-day version, the seminar focused on the cause and effect of hair-cutting techniques and shapes. Everyone was taught how to achieve the absolute, most perfect looks for their guests, while discovering how to create infinite possibilities showcasing their talent.

By being educated on how to determine the best technique and shapes for their guests, everyone learned how to create with purpose by understanding how to back up their internal instincts with professional methods. Of course, all this while keeping their guests personal style in mind.

The Antonino family has members who just recently graduated beauty school to people with over thirty years of experience, but everyone worked together as a team and learned from one another” said Anthony, adding “this is only the beginning of what we expect to be a long relationship with Wella and Cut Craft”.

Antonino Salon-where there are no bad hair days…ever

Voted “Best Salon” three years in a row by Hour Detroit

Antonino Salon is located at 191 Townsend in downtown Birmingham (directly across from the Townsend Hotel). 

More images from the workshop…


Antonino Salon and Spa is please to announce the arrival of our new product line-The Detroit Grooming Company. Along with offering the finest handcrafted beard oils and men’s grooming products, The Detroit Grooming Company also has a fine selection of beard butters, soaps and a full line of men’s hair care. And not to be left out, although these products are marketed to men, women will love them too.

With an eye on quality and the environment, The Detroit Grooming Company promise to bring our guests the best available ingredients without further endangering rare flora or fauna, all the while giving a man what he deserves, a superb product.

As always, we promise no bad hair days…ever.

Antonino Salon-voted best salon by Hour Detroit three years in a row.

191 Townsend, Birmingham, Mi. 48009 (across from the Townsend Hotel).