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.
Since becoming a certified stylist in 1997, Frances has been an educator for Matrix International and has worked international beauty shows and New York’s Fashion Week. 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, particularly with her signature Brazilian blowout treatments. In an attempt to reduce clients’ contact with formaldehyde, she has modified her treatments in two ways—first, she offers clients the option of using Zero+ or lite formulas. The Zero+ solution is formaldehyde-free, and lite treatments are applied in an express time frame that minimizes exposure to the product. Secondly, Frances has invested in two modern technologies that reduce airborne pollutants: Izunami fume irons, whose built-in suction components draw fumes from the air, and the Pure Air chemical-fume extraction system, featuring a 16-inch hood that is positioned above a client’s head to oxidize chemicals while also suffusing her brain with new vocab words.
At Lora's Skin Touch, meticulous skin analyses and consultations pave the way for custom treatments. Facials swaddle skin in exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acid, rejuvenating ocean-sourced ingredients and, in the case of microdermabrasion, diamonds. Combined with european facial massages and marine based products, these treatments restore exteriors and dispel stress.
Located steps from Pewaukee Lake’s gently lapping shores, Tranquility Salon mirrors the calming nature of the beach with the comfort it provides its guests. The salon caters to clients with the hair, nail, and massage services each taking place within its walls. A team of stylists transform locks with cut and color services, and nail technicians release subjects' inner beauty by rendering manicures and applying shellac polishes. Licensed massage therapists, meanwhile, release inner tension through relaxing and therapeutic modalities. Therapists Amy and Bonnie perform Swedish, lymphatic, and craniosacral massages in a hushed heated room—designed to quiet jittery thoughts about why the car recently started speaking and calling itself “103.6, today's hippest jams.”
Most popular service: Shellac Manicure and Pedicure
Brands Used: CND Shellac and OPI gel polish
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Let me know when scheduling if you currently have gel polish on their nails.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
I do acrylic nails mixed with glitters of all shapes and sizes to add a lot of sparkle. I call these confetti nails.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Coffee and magazines.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
[I decorate using] modern blues, teals and neutrals.
Inside an arty Bayview studio space, nine-year styling veteran Janelle Bonus partners with distinguished beauty expert Lena Golden (aka The Skin Guru) to beautify clients from the inside out. Janelle's deft scissors shape hair into stylish new looks, and she's skilled at transforming strands with all-over color and strategic foil placement. She also offers body-waxing services that include Brazilian waxes and full-body services that transform surfaces into dolphin-like smoothness. With more than six years of industry experience, Lena specializes in skincare treatments including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and a trio of specialty facials that she named after their intended spiritual target?heart, crown, and third eye. Together, the duo showers clients with in head-to-toe vanity.