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.
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.
Whether they're designing new hairstyles or clarifying skin, the team at Capricio Salon and Spa relies on top-shelf salon and spa products. Redken, Davines, Moroccanoil, and Brazilian Blowout are a few of the name-brand products staffers sprinkle over clients during their signature hair services, such as cuts, color treatments, and formal updos. When performing skin treatments, they use Dermalogica products, which omit common irritants, such as lanolin, alcohol, and artificial colors.
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.
After an unfortunate car accident, Michael Vlahoulis suffered a debilitating spinal injury. Though he benefitted some from physical therapy, he noticed the most significant healing came from massage. As soon as his recovery was complete, he attended the Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. Today, this American Massage Therapy Association member massages muscles into relaxed states. Michael received training in craniosacral therapy and skillfully blends an array of modalities such as connective-tissue release and trigger-point therapy. He uses these techniques to soothe carpal-tunnel syndrome, loosen frozen shoulders, and relieve the pain resultant from hunching over a typewriter all day.
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.