Nostalgic signage. Blast-from-the-past hair-dryers. Lichtenstein-style comic-strip prints. Rockabetty's Salon and Spa's interior decor may be a nod to the 1950s, but that doesn't mean its menu is outdated. Owner Angie Schulz leads a team of stylists who draw on current trends and techniques as they cut men's, women's, and children's hair as well as highlight, color-gloss, and perm tendrils. Those opting for a pedicure can relax in new pedicure stations as their feet swim in a deep pedicure bowl. Nails are then filed before being treated with a durable Shellac polish. Armed with Pharmagel products, aestheticians perform the haven's signature facial, customizing the service to suit the client's skin type and preference to be called only by their alter ego's name.
At William Jon Salon, highly trained stylists?ranked in skill from junior designer to master architect and owner?work their magic on scalps and tresses with top-shelf Moroccanoil and Redken products. In the relaxing spa, massage therapists knead away stress with healing hands and aestheticians wax away unwanted hair.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
After suffering from chronic knee pain despite years of practicing tai chi and a decade of studying mind and body healing, (R)evolution Bodywork LLC's Chris Hayden stumbled upon the rolfing structural-integration body-realignment technique. As a certified rolfing therapist, Chris passes on his personal success with the technique to ease chronic pain and correct poor posture in his patients. Using his hands and arm edges, Chris applies slow, sustained pressure on the limbs and back, easing them toward postural soundness. The patient turned practitioner prides himself on his sensitivity and sense of humor, adjusting each session to the client's response to treatment and punch lines.
Velvet Waxing Studio's team of expert aestheticians de-fuzz ladies and gentlemen with a slew of services that employ high quality soft and hard waxes. A Velvet Rio treatment sculpts netherfuzz into seductive shapes, expunging more hair than a standard bikini wax by edging follicular forests an inch in from the panty line and down from the top. Alternatively, an eyebrow wax finalizes a hairy brow separation in which both parties split custody of the glabella. Clients can sip on cool refreshments while reclining on a burgundy velvet couch amid antique accents and pale walls. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Fully insured and licensed massage therapist Liang Jun spent her childhood in China, where she first learned the techniques of ancient Chinese medicine from her healer grandmother. Her youthful interest and aptitude in restoring balance to off-kilter energy channels soon led to her to pursue a degree in Chinese medicine and, later, to open her own healing practice in Madison’s Quarry Arts Building.
Jun's nimble fingers now lead the way through traditional massages designed to stimulate the body’s natural energy lines. By focusing on these meridians––also known as the "twelve rivers"––Jun can energize and rebalance the body's yin and yang. When not stabilizing mojos, Jun employs skills learned under a fifth-generation master to teach students tai chi, a Chinese martial art whose methodical movements can help one block out stress and escape undetected from heated political debates.