At De Riah Boutique Salon, exposed brick stands behind large mirrors reflecting stylists as they beautify their charges. Their salon services straighten, curl, and color hair, and they also embellish features with extensions, makeup applications, and ear piercing. Along with standard salon work, they perform luxury nail services and facials.
Named a Top Salon by Milwaukee Magazine in 2006, Bella Lei gives clients an upscale spa experience in an intimate setting. Take advantage of these environs and spend 60 minutes the Swedish way ($70 value), as trained massage therapists use firm pressure and complicated kneading techniques to untie knots and burst stress bubbles. Twitching muscles frequently relax after these sessions and show a marked improvement in standardized testing scores. For clients looking for a fresher front, the Vivo Facial ($70 value) uses a marine mask to create an even tone, while a full hand, arm, face, and décolleté massage carries the glow up through your neck and down to your fingertips like a carrier pigeon on a Fantastic Voyage.
Since becoming a certified stylist in 1997, Frances has been an educator for Global Keratin and has worked international beauty shows and New York?s Fashion Week as well as hair styling academies in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami. Committed to continued education, she has also pursued advanced training with both the Aveda Institute and the Redken Exchange in Manhattan.
Frances continues to propel standards at her own salon, Belleza, where she specializes in an array of services including keratin, extensions, and as a color specialist. For clients with thinning or fine hair, she offers solutions geared toward busy lifestyles. The Evolve Volumizer system is a unique non-surgical and semi-permanent hair replacement system that enhances volume, texture, and color without glue, chemicals, adhesives. Those seeking more traditional hair services can enlist Frances' skills for an edgy razor cut or lengthen their follicular beauty with strand-by-strand or MicroTip micro-extensions.
At The Colour Bowl Salon, licensed cosmetologists tend hair gardens with a variety of grooming services, including cutting, styling, and coloring. Customers can opt for a formal finishing treatment ($45) to increase strands’ health, shine, and empathy for Russian czars. A Brazilian Blowout (price varies) leaves follicles glossy and frizz-free, and a half ($70) or full ($78) head of beam-deflecting highlights can protect bikers on their nightly commutes. A one-step hair coloring ($52) turns blond heads into red heads and bald heads into Easter eggs, and most follicles can feast on nutritious products from Alterna, Enjoy, Simply Organic, and Moroccanoil during their treatments.
The Parlor Salon and Spa serves as the official styling center for the Milwaukee Bucks Energee! dance team, administering tress-to-toe glamor with a talented team of aestheticians and a full line of Aveda products. Haircuts ($16+) combine a shampoo and styling to condition and manage manes before teleporting them to the lighter side of the spectrum with highlighting services ($65+). Enhance digit decorum with a spa manicure ($29+) and pedicure ($44+), or bring epidermal terrain to infant smoothness with facial ($11+) or body waxing ($18+). A full list of facials rounds out the beautification menu with airbrush tanning ($16+) available for bronzing backsides and counterfeit Grammys.
Stylist and certified color specialist Deanna believes color treatments should do more than change the hair?s appearance; they should improve hair overall. After 12 years and multiple color classes, she has become certified in Scruples hair-color techniques, which are designed to get hair glowing with vibrant reds, brunettes, and blondes while infusing strands with silicone conditioners and safeguarding hair against sunlight by absorbing UV rays. In addition to her high-end hair services, Deanna also primps nails with mani-pedis and artificial nail applications.