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 sounds of laughter and lively chatter echo across Tony & Friends Salon and Spa’s expansive studio as stylists revivify scalps and aestheticians refresh skin with professional PCA products. If the stylists need any inspiration for their designs, they need only glance up at the geometric patterns that stretch across the walls or down at the smooth, sleek lines that run across the hardwood floors. The salon hosts girls' night out parties on Friday nights, inviting up to 10 ladies to enjoy complimentary appetizers as the staff applies cosmetics, massages sore muscles, and supplies cotton makeup pads for the gentlest of pillow fights.
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.
At Threading by Sonia, Sonia uses her experience as a licensed aesthetician to remove facial hair via the ancient art of threading. Using her fingers and a single loop of thread, she precisely shapes eyebrows by removing hair by the root. She completes the process without using harsh chemicals and without pulling on the skin beneath the hair, which can be gentler and last longer than other hair-removal methods such as shaving or poking the hair follicles with a rock.
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.