Oscar Giovanni Salon & Spa's prettifying professionals cosset hard-working countenances within the sage and chocolate trappings of their newly opened second location. The visage invigoration begins with a pore cleansing to gently wash away accumulated dirt and ink from squid-diaper-changing mishaps. Next, a face-saving aesthetician blends a tailor-made cream concoction, designed to optimally balance and nourish skin based on skin type. The staff recommends this facial as a perfect first date with skincare for spa newbies, and Oscar Giovanni Salon & Spa's wrought-iron chandeliers and ballad-singing candles set a romantic atmosphere for adoring newly radiant skin.
A cozy salon in the heart of Madison, Norma’s Hair Styling caters to all things beauty related with space for haircuts, mani-pedis, and waxing. Men, women, and children can settle into one of the salon’s six styling chairs for a chic haircut, deep-conditioning treatment, or foil highlights sponsored by John Amico Italian hair color. Overgrown cuticles and hangnails meet their demise in the mani-pedi corner, where skilled technicians buff and shape nails as meticulously as a ship captain buffs his glass eye every night. A layer of colorful OPI polish or chip-resistant gel—the latter of which lasts for up to two weeks without chipping—leaves nails glimmering and clients feeling confident enough to high-five themselves in public.
If a true friend can complete your sentences, then it stands to reason that a true artist can complete your creative visions. This is the case for Lori Stoneman, a nail technician who specializes in hand-painted nail designs. “Most of my clients let me use my imagination,” said Stoneman. “They come in with a little something in mind and walk out with something spectacular.”
In addition to embellishing nails with seasonally appropriate designs such as autumn trees and winter three-car pileups, Stoneman lengthens natural nails with acrylics and moisturizes skin with paraffin. After a seven-step deluxe mani-pedi, “you will feel calm and refreshed,” according to Stoneman.
Raun's extensive staff of mane mavens bedecks headscapes with accentuating styles inside a chic, expansive studio. A noodle-nest re-invigoration begins when tress-tamers apply a single-process color to fading locks, bolstering folicles with the reinvented radiance of an LED light bulb. Then a partial highlight brightens mop-tops and adds extra accentuation to bring out natural beauty. Raun's boasts a broad roster of experienced colorists who lead patrons through customizing a color combination, much like a sherpa guiding a lost traveler through the intricacies of high-school chemistry
Kim Rogers believes that loving others begins with loving and nurturing oneself. As the owner of OneIIOne Studio Spa, she helps her clients accomplish this through pampering and relaxation services. Rosemary-mint wraps exfoliate and hydrate skin as the natural essences help guests relax, whereas peppermint wraps firm and soothe skin. She also pampers guests with hot-stone facials and massages, along with waxing services and spa packages.
Inside the U.S. Bank Building sits Europa by Sasha Salon & Spa, bedecked in marble fixtures and vivid paintings that glow under soothing spa lighting. Aestheticians help faces slough off dead skin cells through exfoliation and imbue cheeks with moisture and the motivation to finally finish their novels. Massage therapists knead sore tissues, and expert colorists enhance mop tops with color treatments, allowing hair tones to match a new outfit or freshly reupholstered couches. Other services include manicures, formal updos, makeup applications, and sauna sessions.