Aesthetician Sara Bohlmann has many tools at her disposal for making skin look its best, from the Image skincare products she uses to create custom facials to the cosmetics she applies during special-occasion makeup sessions. Sara often follows facials with advice on maintaining a proper skincare routine, a practice that helps clients get the most out of Sara's services and stops them from removing their makeup with paint thinner. Sara's successful practices have been noticed by Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2012 as she was nominated "Best Aesthetician" in the online publication's medical category.
The team at Roots Salon beautifies clients from head to toe with a full slate of services. Stylists revamp manes with trendy cuts and color, as well as add instant length with hair extensions. Inside private rooms, aestheticians tailor treatments to clients’ skin concerns—reducing sun damage with chemical peels and boosting collagen with phyto-stem technology. Soreness melts away beneath soothing massage kneads, and complexions are quickly enhanced with waxing treatments and makeup applications.
The seasoned stylists at Charlie?s East Coast Hair Designs keep skin radiant and strands carefully arranged with haircuts, facials, and massages. Inside Charlie's, a black leather couch hosts visitors, and the granite-topped color bar holds varied shades of hair for customer perusal. Plants provide a backdrop to the tile-floored beauty palace where aestheticians spruce up visages with facials or makeup, coating skinscapes with elegant coloring or neon-green in-house chlorophyll.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers. Highly trained hair tamers tame wild wigs and also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering clients' questions about hair trends and maintenance. The stylish snipping ($13) gets started after a warm shampoo and rinse ($5) cleans scalps and washes away the melodies of musical comedies stuck in hair. Walk-ins are welcome.
Three-time salon owner Beth Sadowski immersed herself in the art of hairstyling at Universal Academy Beauty School and while training with Bumble and bumble. This experience enabled her to open the doors to Wild Side Salon in 1996. There, she welcomes entrepreneurial stylists to join her by snipping locks and shaping nails at stations that they own themselves, creating a full-service salon where each team member is entirely invested in his or her practice. This opportunity has drawn stylists with an average of two decades of experience, including experts who have trained with Vidal Sassoon and Aveda before landing at Wild Side, where they perm manes and add depth with highlights. The salon’s aestheticians take over where the coiffeurs leave off. They treat nails to polish, hands to paraffin treatments, and visages to custom facials and glycolic peels, which combat signs of aging such as fine lines and leave skin as smooth as a cube of jello.