Men, women, and children all get a chance to sit in stylist Shannon Davison’s chair. She cuts, colors, and curls hair, and even twists strands into updos for special occasions at Hello Beautiful Salon. Additionally, Shannon rewards clients with the occasional raffle giveaway of iPad minis.
Amanda spends her time at Hi-Lites Salon & Spa beautifying clients' hair and complexions. She snips strands into stylish coifs and paints manes new hues with all-over color or highlights and uses Redken products to amplify the effects of her haircare services. In addition, she also creates hair and makeup looks for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, or talent shows for the salon aquarium's wide-eyed audience.
Rumor has it that stylist Kory Baker can french-braid hair with one finger. Rumor or not, she's that good. Amid the wood floors and marshmallow-white walls of Hello Beautiful Salon, Kory flawlessly sculpts layers and rewires hair circuit boards with L'anza color products. Guests also can request the salon's other beautifying services, which range from waxing and nailcare to specialty-makeup applications.
Accent on Beauty looks like a peaceful Spanish home at first glance. A terra-cotta roof shades rounded rust-and-cream archways, and tropical flowers perch below a rounded window. But inside is a flurry of activity. Here, stylists such as Ronda Knight create flattering face-framing layers, paint strands with highlights, and completely transform looks with all-over color.
Jeffery James Salon's staff uses a variety of tools to craft clients' custom looks. The stylists specialize in altering hairs' hues with Schwarzkopf Professional products. Meanwhile, the nail technician decorates digits with custom nail art to match locks' new colors. Waxing services are also available to sculpt brows, remove unwanted fuzz, or eradicate milk mustaches.
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.