In David Raccuglia's "Modern Man Portrait Series," impeccably dressed models of masculinity such as Jack Nicholson, Gary Oldman, and Iggy Pop pose in stark black-and-white photographs. The series hangs on the wall of the MensDept. as a reminder of the significant difference proper grooming can make to a man's appearance. It's a difference founder Kurt Kueffner spent 15 years showcasing for salon owners as he toured the country demonstrating men's haircutting techniques to fellow stylists.
When he decided it was time to put that teaching into practice, he opened MensDept., an upscale salon staffed only by stylists who have received at least 60 hours of hands-on, one-on-one training from Kurt himself. They base each cut on the client's hair type and head shape, rather than on meeting the daily mohawk quota mandated by local law. Beyond blending grays naturally into darker strands, the team can rejuvenate hair with customized color or conduct cuts at the client's office on weekdays until 3 p.m.
Inside a boutique-like studio, The Glow Lounge’s certified airbrush artists conjure sunless shades of bronze with customized and vitamin-enriched tanning solutions. The Evolv Sidekick machine is designed to keep skin toasty with an applicator that triggers the heat-activated bronzing solution and a stream of hot air recycled from political speeches. After the consultation, the technician formulates the client's custom color. The solution mimics a natural tan, nourishing cells with tea-tree and grape-seed oil as well as erythrulose and DHA, which encourage color to last longer. Shades last for up to eight days, depending on the type and amount of solution applied as well as proper prep and aftercare.
For more than 20 years, the experienced naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, aestheticians, and colon hydrotherapists at Calhoun Natural Medicine & Aesthetics have rebalanced minds and bodies with holistic treatments and alternative med-spa services. The staff invites clients to the sleek minimalistic office, tucked away in the Lake Calhoun Executive Center on the shore of Lake Calhoun, a white oasis where professionals foster optimal body well being through life coaching, food-allergy testing, and detoxification treatments. A trained tech couples the power of a BBL BroadBand light system with the ancient art of death-metal screaming to permanently remove unwanted body hair.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Jenkins channels his appearance-enhancing expertise into noninvasive treatments and aesthetic services. Under his guidance, a team of specialists aim advanced laser systems at unwanted hairs, rough complexions, and patches of cellulite, or they spread on a coat of skincare products by Vitality Institute, gloProfessional, Theraderm, and Lélexo to treat blemishes. Dr. Jenkins and his team also boost countenances with minimally invasive injections of Botox and Dysport, each designed to temporarily relax the facial muscles responsible for making frown lines and freezing eyebrows into constantly suspicious arches.
At KDD Aesthetics, professional aesthetician Kathy Dutton Davis employs more than 10 years of experience and the latest skincare technologies to help bring natural beauty to the surface. Davis specializes in crystal-free microdermabrasion and has worked to educate other aestheticians, doctors, and vain magicians in the procedure’s ability to make pore-clogging impurities disappear. Facials and chemical peels are among some of the other treatments Davis employs to revitalize complexions, while laser treatments set their sights on acne, spots, sagging skin, and unwanted hair on the face or other parts of the body.
Denny Kemp began his styling career as one of the first students under Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda. This student has since become the master to his own protegés, passing on what he has learned within his own salon's walls, decorated with carefully selected artwork, some of it being the product of Denny’s own genius. Denny's brigade of innovative and artistic stylists spritzes clients with professional-grade products from Shu Uemura, Kérastase, Bumble and bumble, and Eminence, as well as the Dermalogica skincare line. They're also versed in smoothing frizz with keratin formulas and performing balayage and micro-foiling.