Wisconsin Vision’s crew screens eyes for aberrations and illnesses and presides over an extensive selection of designer frames and lenses. At each location, optometrists perform thorough exams, producing prescriptions that recommend single-vision or progressive lenses from Zeiss. Newly ground lenses can then be fitted into any number of designer frames from the likes of Ray-Ban, Coach, or Calvin Klein. Antiscratch coatings protect the glass panes, and Transitions lenses allow any set of specs to turn into sunglasses when one steps outside or auditions for a classic-rock band.
Bead Bin's staff furnishes jewelry boxes with a wide array of well-organized beads and stringing material and teaches the craft of creating jewelry by leading a variety of instructive classes. A smorgasbord of glass pearls and Swarovski crystals populate beading kits available in a galaxy of colors, outfitted with either base-metal or sterling-silver fasteners. After baubles in favorite colors or eye-matching hues have been chosen, guests receive an in-store tutorial on proper bead-slinging techniques to create bracelets that decorate delicate joints like a piñata decorates the interior of a lucky politician's limousine.
Pretzelmaker draws its inspiration from fifth-century German monks, who are credited with inventing the first pretzels to reward children’s good deeds. Today, freshly baked pretzels and pretzel bites, seasoned with flavors ranging from iced cinnamon-swirl to barbecue chipotle, along with the old standby salt, reward any craving. To enhance the scrumptious experience, Pretzelmaker offers a selection of dipping sauces, including cheddar and caramel.
Each mani-pedi includes an aromatherapy bath, trimming and shaping of the nails, and exfoliating and massaging of the hands and feet. Using high-quality products rather than cruelly extracted baby tears, the indulgent mani-pedi transforms unsightly knuckle stubs into softer, smoother, younger-looking phalanges. The signature Gelcaps nail-extension treatment applies attractive, artificial nails that rarely lift, peel, weep, crack, or break. The application process is simple and takes less time than other artificial-nail services, and Gelcaps typically provide two weeks of luxurious pointing, high-fiving, and table-drumming.
The expert staff at Tangles Salon & Spa attend ongoing workshops to keep their scissors sharp and their nail files rough. Armed with Aveda products, stylists shape locks, correct color, and repair dry strands with botanical therapies preceded by soothing scalp treatments. Nail technicians dip toes into ceramic pedicure bowls brimming with fresh water and the spectacles of ceramics teachers.
The staff at Hybrid Salon combines artistic sensibility with technical savvy, and the result is one dynamic salon. And folks have noticed. For three years running, Hybrid has taken home the Talk of the Town "Costumer Satisfaction Award". Along with their outsized dose of talent, the staff arms themselves with only high-end Redken coloring products in their services and treatments. Beyond basic cuts and colors, they offer Brazilian blowouts, waxing treatments, nail art, and a full blow-dry bar. No matter the treatment, stylists make a point to meet with new clients before every service to ensure a personal touch.