Skin Alive and its aesthetician school, Mequon Thiensville School of Esthetics, are devoted to the study and practice of skincare. Clients can choose to visit the hands-on student-learning center for aesthetic services performed by students under instructor supervision, or head to the Skin Alive spa for services performed by a licensed professional. Both offer basic beauty services, such as facials, peels, and waxing, but the licensed estheticians at Skin Alive can also slough off dead skin cells with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, rejuvenate skin with lasers, and vanquish unwelcome hair with laser hair-removal treatments that leave skin smoother than a cue ball smothered in olive oil.
Licensed aesthetician Sue Landowski calms problematic skin on both men and women. She customizes her facials and uses a diamond wand to exfoliate skin during microdermabrasion treatments. Specialty services, including paraffin hand treatments and lip treatments, further boost skin’s health and radiance.
Baja Tan provides a clean and upscale facility that’s fully stocked with multiple tanning devices and staffed by a team of friendly professionals. Earn your pigmentation permit by taking control of your color during a one-month test drive of Baja's tanning beds. If you opt for the monthlong membership, you'll not only be granted unlimited access to Baja's VIP beds, each outfitted with 32 100-watt lamps, but you'll also receive one free pass to try each of the sun spa's higher-level beds, a 50% discount on any additional desired bed upgrades, and 10% off tanning lotions.
The beauty advisors and aestheticians at Merle Norman Cosmetics and Spa work with popular brands including OPI, Footlogix, and an in-house line that has been featured in publications such as Town & Country. Part spa, part storefront, their space functions as a destination for everything from skincare products to facials and makeup applications for special events or breakfast dates.
Skin Deep Tanning, at first glance, looks more like an upscale boutique than a tanning salon. Leather chairs surround a flat-screen television in the lobby, and a brightly upholstered couch fits in amongst a selection of lotions for sale. Upon further exploration through the meticulously cleaned space, guests find a fleet of high-tech tanning equipment in private rooms in the back. Natural hardwood floors gleam in each room, reflecting light from the stand-up and traditional tanning beds that bronze skin for upcoming stints as a trophy designer’s model. Meanwhile, a VersaSpa booth automatically applies spray-on color that is UV-free. The knowledgeable staff can help clients devise a proper tanning schedule to get a healthy glow in time for special occasions.
The Parlor Salon and Spa serves as the official styling center for the Milwaukee Bucks Energee! dance team, administering tress-to-toe glamor with a talented team of aestheticians and a full line of Aveda products. Haircuts ($16+) combine a shampoo and styling to condition and manage manes before teleporting them to the lighter side of the spectrum with highlighting services ($65+). Enhance digit decorum with a spa manicure ($29+) and pedicure ($44+), or bring epidermal terrain to infant smoothness with facial ($11+) or body waxing ($18+). A full list of facials rounds out the beautification menu with airbrush tanning ($16+) available for bronzing backsides and counterfeit Grammys.