Antonino Signature BlowDry

Bigger is Better

Big hair is on the rise (forgive the pun) and by using the best products and styling techniques, it’s easier than ever to achieve.

It begins with the right products

“Using the appropriate products is the foundation for creating big, glamorous looks", says Anthony Marsalese, owner of Antonino Salon and Spa in Birmingham, Michigan. "When a guest comes in for a special event, we consult with them about their desired hairstyle, and then we analyze their hair texture and type to determine which products are best to achieve that look”.

Anthony continues by saying “Antonino Salon offers many products for achieving full, bouncy and beautiful hair. Oribe’s ‘Imperial Blowout’, ‘Maximista’, ‘Volumista’ and ‘Grandiose Mousse’ are all excellent choices and as is Moroccan Oil’s newest addition ‘Thickening Lotion’. It’s all just a matter of where you’re starting from and where you want to go”.

Then comes the technique

The Antonino Signature BlowDry was derived from a French technique called the French Blow Dry which was created for women who want body, shine and glamorous hair.

“We begin the process by drying sections at the top of the head in the opposite direction of where we’d like the hair to fall” says Anthony. “We then either put a roller in that section or lay it in an over directed position as it cools as we continue onto the next section. When we are through blow-drying the entire head in the same manner, we gently shake the hair into the desired style. The result is beautiful, full hair that is ready for the red carpet”.

All of the stylists at Antonino Salon have been extensively trained in the Antonino Signature BlowDry and are educated on how to teach this method to their guests so they can replicate it at home.

Visit soon to see why Antonino Salon was voted “Best Salon” by Hour Detroit. Call 248-258-5990 or click here to reserve an appointment today for your special event or just to make you feel good.

And be sure to inquire about the special $20 BlowDry pricing on Mondays and the popular  BlowDry Bundles.

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Antonino Stylists Backstage at NCJW

Antonino stylists, Jenny Taylor, Catherine Wallis and Janel Asmar were recently workd backstage creating beautiful hair and makeup at a fashion show benefiting NCJW.

NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideas into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

The show on September 3, 2015 took place at Shaarey Zedik and featured clothing from Tender, Max Mara, Eileen Fisher and Milieu.

Making a difference in the community; just another reason why Antonino Salon is the best salon in town.



Antonino Salon and Fash Bash

Fash Bash 2015, was held on August 13, 2015 at the DIA and Antonino Salon and Spa was one of the proud sponsors.

Presented by the DIA’s Founders Junior Council, an auxiliary committed to inspire a new generation of art lovers to show their support, Fash Bash is the DIA’s second largest fundraiser of the year.

An exciting runway show was presented by Neiman Marcus, and gave us a taste of what to expect in fashion for fall and winter, 2015.

“There will definitely be a lot of plaid patterns, jewel tones and hem lines that bounce as you move”, said Anthony Marsalese, owner of Antonino Salon and Spa, adding, “gray tones and a Victorian influence will also be making a huge comeback”. As far as accessories are concerned, look for dress gloves, large cuffs and skinny scarves.

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Antonino Visits Detroit

2015 has been a good year for Antonino Salon and Spa. Along with celebrating 30 years in business, the salon was named Best Salon in Hour Detroit's Best of 2015 issue. So, on July 20, the staff of Antonino Salon and Spa celebrated by going on a "surprise" field trip. Beginning in Birmingham, everyone loaded a bus from The Detroit Bus Company and headed to one of Detroit’s best lunch places; Mudgies. Located in Detroit’s historic Corktown district, Mudgies is an authentic artisan deli that has been voted best deli for six consecutive years.


After a delicious lunch of various sandwiches and appetizers, everyone boarded the bus and began a tour of the city of Detroit.

“We wanted to educate our younger stylists to the history of Detroit, and expose everyone to the new and exciting things happening in the city”, says Jeff Davison, co-owner of Antonino Salon, adding "as hairdressers, it's important to know about all the happenings in our great city so we can share them with our guests".

With stops at Lincoln Street Art Park and Rivard Plaza and drive-by tours of Michigan Central Station, the Boston Edison district, the Ford Piquette Plant, the D.I.A., Cass Corridor, the Dequindre Cut and Lafayette Park, the staff learned many interesting facts about the city that they never knew before.


After the tour, everyone was treated to a private tour of one of Detroit’s newest hot spots, The Red Bull House of Art; a gallery that breaks down the barriers between artists and their next greatest body of work by removing financial and institutional constraints and presenting the tools, space and wings necessary to unleash their utmost creative side to the world.

The fun day was capped off at Detroit City Distillery where everyone was treated to one of their signature cocktails, created with small batch artisanal whiskey, gin and vodka using only the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms nearby and tasting rooms located in Detroit's famed Eastern Market.




Hour Detroit Best of 2015 Party

Antonino Salon and Spa was thrilled to be voted best salon in Hour Detroit Magazine’s Best of 2015 reader’s poll. And to celebrate, the stylists celebrated all night at The Hour Detroit Best of 2015 party.

The event on June 19, 2015 was held at The Motor City Casino and featured entertainment by Detroit’s own Ben Sharkey and food prepared by various Detroit area restaurants that were also voted “Best of 2015.

Antonino Salon and Spa gives a huge THANK YOU to everyone that voted for them and making them the best.