Capricio begins by freshening the face with a 45-minute express facial ($41 value) that deep-cleans, smoothly exfoliates, and hyper-hydrates skin. Capricio's expert strand snippers then complement your newly glowing face's newly glowing glow by chopping and trimming your locks into a carefully crafted haircut. Careful use of Redken, Bodyography, and high-quality Dermalogica products will balance science with nature—weaponizing your head into a bombshell capable of taking out a block's worth of boys’ hearts.
Natural Beauty Group's jack of all trades, Kim, never stops learning. She started as a stylist and performed makeup applications and facial waxing before receiving advanced training in facials, keratin treatments, nailcare, full-body waxing, and airbrush tanning and becoming a certified aesthetician and nail technician. Now, Kim has honed her craft and reached an impressive level of professionalism and skill, whether she's infusing hair with rich color or delicately shaping eyebrows. However, she still stays on top of trends and frequently takes continuing-education courses.
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.
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.
The skin saviors at Q-ticles enlist natural oxygen and Bioelements products to revitalize dull or prematurely aging visages. As massages relax sore limbs and stressed faces, aestheticians launch into a one-hour process that includes a thorough skin analysis, deep cleanse, as-needed extractions, and a warm-up comedy routine. Enzyme-based exfoliants prep faces for a thorough scrubbing at the hands of a rotating brush, and Clarisonic’s Opal Sonic infuser carries anti-aging serum deep into pore’s recesses.
Exposed ductwork and an installation piece made of twigs hang over racks teeming with colorful OPI polish. It’s within this sleek, modern environment that aesthetician Alix quickly transforms patrons—not with polish, but with wax. She leads clients into private treatment rooms, where she deftly removes unwanted hair from the face and body.