Nestled inside of Sola Salon Studios, Infinique Skin & Spa gussies up gents and beautifies belles with a host of different spa and skin-based services, often with a twist. For instance, rather than turn to conventional hair removal methods like waxing, Infinque uses Nufree, a botanical product that produces less pain during treatments. They kick microdermabrasion up by one whole notch with Skinmaster technology. Skinmaster not only exfoliates like traditional microdermabrasion, but it also gives lift to the skin by adding machine and electrical energy. Infinique rounds off its menu of services with a full complement of customized facials, pain-controlled permanent cosmetics, brow and lash tinting, lash perming, and Brazilian waxes.
Helmed by certified physician Richard Parfitt, AestheticA Skin Health Center staffs a squad of experienced medical professionals all skilled at the art of hair eradication using the concentrated heat of a high-power Intense Pulsed Light laser. IPL is known to reduce hair in a virtually pain-free procedure that some have said is less painful than waxing or whittling with a dull stick. The included initial consultation (a $30 value) takes about 30 minutes, with the procedure itself lasting roughly 15 to 30 minutes per session. AestheticA's experienced, licensed staff will do its best to make customers feel comfortable in a relaxing spa-like environment. Laser therapy can ensure a relentlessly smooth surface that won't compromise times at the human-dolphin relay leg of the upcoming swim meet.
The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
TAN'R YOU was voted the Best Tanning in Milwaukee for 2008 and 2009 by CityVoters, who cited its accommodating facilities and fully air-conditioned tanning beds. A gold-colored floor ushers pale hides down a hallway of individual bronzing rooms stocked with top-of-the-line pigmentation machinery. The High Pressure MATRIX bed is an import from Italy that tans in 12 minutes while treating clients to music from its CD player / stereo and using high-pressure negotiating tactics to send paleness packing. For those who have already positioned their real sleeping bed directly under their bedroom's sunniest window, the Cabana Mist tanning booth provides a convenient vertical service while evenly painting the body with smooth shades of spring and summer.
The accommodating staff at The Cutting Edge Salon uses their talented hairstylists to snip away at overgrown coiffures and perform a variety of mane-manipulating services, including single-process color, texturing, and styling. Clients can continue beauty regimens at home with the salons' collection of Redken products available for purchase. Outside hair services, the salon furnishes both of its locations with 40 clean and thoroughly inspected private UV tanning beds, allowing the team to collectively bronze visitors one small army at a time. The four tiers of tanning beds each contain face and body light bulbs that vary in number and intensity, and grant tanners a luxuriously gold exterior without pushing them into King Tut's sarcophagus. Those eschewing UV rays step into the salons' automated Magic spray-tan booths, which engulf bodies in three shades of tanning solution for an even, streak-free tan with head-to-toe coverage.
By studying the research of Dr. James Fulton Jr.—the co-creator of Retin-A—and earning her Acne Specialist Certification, Beau Reve Skin Care owner and aesthetician Valarie Rathke has become a deft destroyer of blemishes and pimples. Valarie’s clinical and corrective treatments combat youth and adult acne with a combination of facials and home care regimens that tend to yield results in about 6–12 weeks. When she isn't busy clearing problem skin, she also helps to reverse signs of aging with chemical peels and enzyme treatments that wake up complexions better than a slap from a leather glove.