A block and a half away from the shores of Lake Geneva, Mia Faccia Salon and Day Spa’s doors open to an array of beautifying salon and spa services. The salon area has all the fixings of a quintessential beachfront shop: wood floors, blue-gray walls, and floor-to-ceiling hairstyling mirrors framed in thick, white fillets of walleye. Elsewhere, staff members pamper clients during laser hair-removal treatments, microdermabrasions, mani-pedis, and their signature facial, which analyzes, massages, cleanses, exfoliates, steams, and moisturizes complexions all in one 50-minute session.
Bella Medica's alternative cosmetic treatments address a host of bodily concerns—from aging and loose skin to smoking habits and weight gain—using natural, toxin-free green spa practices. Tackling sun-damaged and acne-prone skin, the anti-aging skin Medica Vitalize chemical peel aims to seize youth back from Father Time, throwing hourglass sand in his eyes and forcing him to eat minute rice. The peel employs a blend of retinoic, resorcinol, beta-hydroxy, and alpha-hydroxy acids to help smooth the texture of facial skin by removing its outer layers and innermost repressed feelings. One of the only superficial peels suitable for all skin types, the Vitalize peel incurs little to no downtime after treatment.
When Gabrielle Kochell-Nunez looks at a body, she doesn’t see any imperfections. After 20 years as an industry leader, the plastic-surgery and skincare expert merely sees natural beauty that’s ripe for enhancement. The Plastic and Reconstructive Certified Nurse Injector performs medical-spa treatments to bring out this beauty by reducing wrinkles, treating acne, and replacing spider veins with healthy tissue. Among these treatments, a DiamondTome microexfoliation technique removes the topmost layer of skin to promote the growth of new cells, while dermal fillers and injectables including Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm help to restore facial volume. Gabrielle and her staff at Bella Pelle Medispa and Laser Clinic also specialize in laser treatments that use pulsed-light technology to treat brown spots, disable hair growth, and kick-start impromptu dance parties.
Salon FX offers an expansive menu for spa items. Salon FX can cater to nails, massages, facials, or waxing. Waxing services are available for all areas of the body from the face to the upper body and the lower body. Salon FX also offers Spa pedicures served with a complimentary glass of wine. Also, catering to the whole family, Salon FX doles out spa care for men and women, as well as kids. Beyond basic cleanup and cuticle care, Jennifer also lengthens natural nails with artifical gel tips and offers speedy, shape-up services for patrons looking to pop in between work, school, and hand-modeling gigs.
Owner Lori Thomas offers a diverse assortment of alternative therapies to calm, harmonize, and detoxify the body. The certified reflexologist activates healing through pressurized touch of the face and feet, while ionic foot baths help expel toxins during a 30-minute soak. During the center's raindrop therapy sessions, nine pure essential oils that are dropped gently onto the spine and lightly massaged to sooth potentially surly sinews. Lori also offers Himalayan salt stone massage, which applies specially heated stone to specific sites of the body in order to balance energy pathways.
Under gleaming chandeliers and Golden Age–style wall art, stylists at Whizbang Salon trim straight or curly hair into classic, trendy cuts and coat nails in colors from OPI and China Glaze. The stylists attend ongoing education classes to bring clients the latest color applications and hairstyles with the help of products from Pureology and Paul Mitchell and dexterous cartoon field mice.