Asian-inspired folding fans and hand-painted cherry blossoms adorn the walls of Options Salon & Spa, a destination for hair, body, and skin services available six days a week. To create silky smooth locks, the resident stylists reach for KeraCare and Paul Mitchell products as well as natural-looking extensions, which are intricately sewn, fused, or braided into the hair. During exfoliating body scrubs, aestheticians massage epidermises with a sea-salt or sugar mixture, which is blended with aromatic scents such as rose or cranberry pomegranate. The crew also caters to male clientele with personalized spa packages that include a men’s facial, an all-natural mani-pedi, a deep-tissue massage, and an optional celebratory chest bump.
Exquisite Threading's eyebrow-fashioning operation is led by a team of experienced threaders plying the ancient depilatory art in a soothing environment. Brow bearers seeking a refined look recline in the studio's comfy chairs as expert weavers adroitly lasso loitering hairs, expelling them at the root. A natural and chemical-free treatment, threading spares patrons much of the discomfort, swelling, and redness of waxing.
East Town Spa’s aesthetic teams regularly trek around the country to hone their beautifying expertise and study with experienced Bumble and Bumble and Aveda educators. They then tote their refreshed skills back to Milwaukee, where they set to work inside a historic mansion painted in classic rose tones. The team's hair services range from simple trims for beards and mustaches all the way to smoothing treatments for 4-D strand textures. Facials improve complexions with Aveda techniques, and natural baking-soda crystals provide gentle microdermabrasion. A tangerine-tinged pedicure lounge features a cushioned chaise and footbaths, and waxing sessions leave skin surfaces smooth from head to toe.
Laura at Luxe The Salon wields top-shelf products to beautify clients. The spa’s stylist, Laura Filip, blends organic color and styling products as she dolls up tresses with precision cuts and coloring treatments. She saves the most organic product—her own hands—for her best work, expertly crafting updos abundant with curls and twists. By using these natural formulations, Laura helps maintain the overall health of hair as well as follicles' integrity without subjecting them to an ethics lecture. This dedication to quality service and products extends to spa treatments as well, deploying Eminence skincare products to brighten complexions and NovaLash extensions to define lash lines.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Any color service and cut
Brands Used: All Nutrient hair color (organic color), and Pureology hair products (also organic)
Pro Tip: Before your appointment, grab a coffee or tea at the The City Market on the corner, three blocks from the lake.
Having undergone extensive training, the staff at Salon Nova knows that the art of eyelash extensions amounts to more than "stick and go." They meticulously affix lids with LiquiFan lashes, achieving lengthier looks that range from subtle to glam. They also offer fill options that include future appointments to prevent gaps.
Expanding their services beyond the boutique's namesake, cosmetologists also wax away unwanted hair or flatter faces with makeup applications. For medical-grade skincare, a registered nurse softens wrinkles with dermal fillers and medical-grade skin peels.