A few years ago, I wanted to get my girlfriend (now Wife) the gift of relaxation and pampering, so I checked out Douglas J salon. I ended up not getting a gift certificate (for other reasons), but I found out that this is a great place.
The salon is rather expensive, but you can go to the learning center, where salon-students work on you at a highly discounted price. And apparently the work they do is fantastic.
So, all in all, if you're looking for a high quality salon at barber shop prices, check out the learning center at Douglas J in East Lansing.