Gauzy curtains line the path to the cream-colored room where licensed massage therapist Chelsea Oglesby kneads skin and soothes aches. During her Signature massage, Oglesby applies organic lotions and essential oils, calibrating the depth of the massage to suit the pains that her client reports. Hot stones and steaming towels send warmth into muscles, encouraging knots to untie themselves without enlisting the help of a rugged mariner. Clients can also soothe stressed feet with the Sweet Treat, which includes a hot soak and a salt-and-sugar scrub.
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.
Basic Human Kneads is a pampering boutique run by owner Kate Ninneman. She brings experience and a personable nature to her massage and waxing services, customizing each treatment to match her clients' preferences. Her knowledge of bodywork includes therapeutic massage with myofascial release, gentle lymphatic drainage, and firm yet playful noogies. Also specializing in a waxing technique that is swift but gentle, services are available on the face, arms, legs, back, and bikini areas. She leaves both men's and women's skin smooth with a full menu of depilatory services performed with a swift hand.
Longtime stylist Elizabeth D'Acquisto opened Salone with her mother Penny and has since expanded it twice to accommodate a 14-person staff and shelves of Aveda products. The salon's staff draw on backgrounds in individual styling and aesthetics as they pamper the coiffures, skin, and nails of clients with Aveda products made from earth-culled botanicals. Whether trimming tresses, massaging away muscle aches, or waxing eyebrows to match favorite Flash Gordon villains, stylists produce sleek, professional results.
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.
At Rx Massage Company, certified therapist Simeon Dieterle knows about athletics and the sore muscles that come along with them. In addition to graduating from the Lakeside School of Massage Therapy, Simeon has played collegiate soccer, wrestled for more than 13 years, and completed a 1,300-mile bicycle tour through Canada and California. In his practice, he specializes in customized massages tailored to each client’s specific needs. He also performs chair massages and hot-stone massages that use smooth, warm basalt stones to help melt away stress.