Since 1997, Salon East has been servicing clients with Aveda-approved looks and other beautifying services. The full-service salon specializes in haircuts for men, women, and children, along with coloring and nail services. An impressive team of aesthetic professionals bring their notable backgrounds to the floor, where they channel their talents to enhance their clients' nature beauty. Together, they render a full slate of hair services, from styles and color treatments to botanical therapy—and not the kind that involves a plant growing on a psychologist’s couch.
Studio 106 Hair Design's experienced stylists beautify manes with a spectrum of artful techniques and luxurious services. Deft fingers treat scalps and strands to invigorating, sudsy shampoos with professional products, removing lingering pomades, oils, and stowaway scrunchies. As clients recline in black swivel chairs, Studio 106 Hair Design's staffers snip dashing new ’dos, blow-drying and styling for maximum impact. Monochromatic strands can enjoy vibrant shine and added dimension with a set of full foil highlights (a $60+ value).
Long before modern medical conveniences—such as computers and robot doctors—the primary form of therapy was massage. And it's still going strong. Working out of Shade Tree Massage, licensed massage therapist Kristin Schlosser can sideline ailments ranging from achy muscles to sports injuries with a diverse array of healing techniques. Guests may request flowing Swedish strokes to ease tension or focus on lower-layer aches with Kristin's signature deep-tissue massage.
Licensed aesthetician Kelly Gish slathers faces with skin-smoothing botanical extracts and gently shapes brows using client-preferred methods. During each 50-minute facial, Kelly cleanses pores before applying a papaya enzyme polish, which digests dead skin cells and washes them down with a glass of milk. Next, the pumpkin-papaya mask retextures and hydrates visages. Post-facial, Kelly employs soft-touch and artistic techniques to shape linear lid frames with old-fashioned Photoshop tools such as waxing and tweezing. Earth tones and zebra prints adorn Kelly's private studio space, and textured walls bear gilded letters and small, wood framed mirrors.
From within The Red House's elegant, relaxing atmosphere, Creative Cut Hair Salon has been beautifying nails for 35 years. A mani-pedi emboldens phalanges by first trimming and filing the nails, then cutting cuticles into dazzling uniformity. Before finishing everything off with an expertly applied layer of nail polish, the talented staff dole out a light hand and foot massage, making the whole experience a great gift for Mother's Day or a gratifying lunch-break activity with dad during Bring Your Daughter to Work Day. Like 30 back-to-back rides through the Tunnel of Love, the whole service should last around 90 minutes.
TAN'R YOU was voted the Best Tanning in Milwaukee for 2008 and 2009 by CityVoters, who cited its accommodating facilities and fully air-conditioned tanning beds. A gold-colored floor ushers pale hides down a hallway of individual bronzing rooms stocked with top-of-the-line pigmentation machinery. The High Pressure MATRIX bed is an import from Italy that tans in 12 minutes while treating clients to music from its CD player / stereo and using high-pressure negotiating tactics to send paleness packing. For those who have already positioned their real sleeping bed directly under their bedroom's sunniest window, the Cabana Mist tanning booth provides a convenient vertical service while evenly painting the body with smooth shades of spring and summer.