We are Located at 1331 Lake Drive, in the trendy Eastown district; On the corner of Lake Drive and Carlton, across the hall from The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse!
Daniel is owner, creator, and master cutter of Tonic Salon. He draws from twenty-five years of experience as a color expert and licensed educator to help clients express how they want to be seen. Knowing beauty starts from the inside out… Daniel uses clear communication, precision cutting, and an eye for balance to create the look that is right for you.
Daniel strives to create a modern space that soothes the soul and uplifts the spirit. He does his best to bring to you products and services that are eco friendly, not tested on animals, and local first. Training himself and helping others to balance mind, body, and soul was at the heart of his decision to become a registered yoga teacher and massage therapist. Don’t hesitate to inquire about these services.
Born with a natural sense of style, creativity, and an eye for beauty…
Melody spans nearly 30 years in the salon business. Being creative director and owner of The Ritz Salon for over 25 years has cultivated and perfected a deep understanding of hair design, precision cutting, and color mastery.
As a valuable member of the Tonic team, Melody brings a unique vision and a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her enthusiasm for creating styles that are personal for the individual is a vital part of her edge.
She welcomes new clients and looks forward to continued success with current clients.
Raven is an artist who works with color and texture, shape and movement. Painting hair and skin, sculpting with fingers and scissors, he tailors his fine art background to each client's needs.
In his 25 years as a professional hairdresser and make-up artist, his experience includes: Wigs & prosthetic hair, theater hairstyling & make-up, editorial & fashion make-up & hairstyling.
He is honored to serve the needs of cancer patients & survivors, engaging each person with warmth, understanding, and individual attention.
"My lifelong goals of cultivating joy, peace, & love are attained through the discovery of beauty." ~ Raven Bassett
Beginning his career as an architect, James learned early on the importance of structure, color theory and balance. Fifteen years later, having worked in the beauty industry in Chicago as well as the east coast, he continues to expand his artistic and technical abilities. He specializes in precision cutting, curly hair and color tailored to each individual cut and client.
James strives to satisfy each and every client and give them a look that exceeds their expectations. He continues to see clients from Chicago here in Grand Rapids and is excited to expand his Grand Rapids client base.
You can book with him online here!
Sara Finan is inspired by you. A hairstylist by trade for over 17 years, and by passion since she cut her sister's bangs in the 7th grade. Though well-versed in her color, her ultimate love is cutting. "Nothing can replace the right cut, and color is there to show it off." In short, it’s all about creating the best outcome for you, her client, and seeing the potential for a make-over with every visit. Surrounded by loyal clientele. many who have followed her through the years, she cultivates strong relationships with her customers established and new. “It’s all about giving good service and developing those relationships,” says Sara. This is her creative outlet, and while she stays current on new trends and styles, she embraces the old-fashioned ideal of quality customer service. Former employers include Rubies Salon and AJ Pinder. She is excited to be at Tonic Salon and emphasize her artistic sensibilities and create something beautiful. Sara specializes in curly hair, but enjoys working with all types. While not at work, Sara is 'wife of the chef', a mother of two, impressive handy(wo)man, excellent cook, and therapist for her neighbors and friends.
If you think she'd be a good fit please
Kyle Van Port Fleet, LMT, CMT
Cell Phone: 616-570-8242
Kyle Van Port Fleet, a 2002 graduate of Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts and Sciences, comes to Tonic Salon by way of Chicago. Being clinically trained and a licensed Therapeutic Massage Therapist, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and ten years working in both spa and medical massage therapy, allows Kyle to offer a blend of both relaxation and results driven massage therapy.
Over the years of playing multiple sports like soccer, running, gymnastics, and dancing… Kyle discovered the power of massage therapy upon receiving bodywork after a personal injury. His belief and dedication in the healing arts expanded from those results.
Since then, Kyle’s training and specialties include: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, Myofascial Release, Active Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, and Craniosacral Massage. Years of experience based on his work in spas and along side Chiropractors, confirmed his belief that the combined therapies truly aid in the management of stress and pain free living.
Kyle continues to stay up-to-date and believes in increasing his knowledge by taking continuing education classes to exceed national board standards and patient expectations.