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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.

1545 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

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.

925 E Ogden Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Physician-owned and operated, Healthy Image Physicians reverts visages to more youthful appearances using quick, noninvasive techniques. During a 10-minute Botox treatment, technicians inject a specially formulated serum to undo frown lines by blocking nerve impulses around wrinkled foreheads, smoothing between-brow mountain ranges into level, prairie-like skinscapes. The FDA-approved injection delivers results within a few days without the need for recovery or downtime, and its effects can last for up to four months. Juvéderm XC ($500–$575 per syringe, treatments usually require one to four syringes) fills in facial folds around the mouth and nose with a smooth, consistent gel treated with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which promotes a fresh, vibrant complexion and eschews the need to steam press stubborn crow’s feet. Visit Healthy Image Physicians' website for answers to frequently asked questions.

765 North Jackson Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

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.

765 N Jackson St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The staff at Natural Glo wants to provide a bronzed look without the harsh effects of UV rays. So tanning techs coat skin in a natural organic solution made with antioxidants and pure botanicals. They can also add a hydration treatment made with emollients, or an anti-aging treatment that rejuvenates skin with exotic plant extracts.

726 North Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Overseen by experienced, licensed instructors, students at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness flex their skills during a variety of services in hair, skin, nails, massage and Ayurveda. Aveda plant-based products are used exclusively which coincides with the brand's commitment to environmental sustainability.

327 E Saint Paul Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US