Client comfort and hygiene are top priorities at Pure Nails and Spa. The former is achieved through mani-pedis, aromatherapy footbaths, and massages, as clients are offered free vitamin shakes to sip on and the staff plays meditation music to keep the mind from busying itself by firing synapses at random brain cells. The staff is trained and certified in hygienic practices, making each treatment a clean, safe, and rewarding experience that results in a new look and renewed state of mind.
From the outside, Craig Berns Salon Spa’s broad porch, white façade, and quaint chimneystack give the impression that the large historical house is someone’s welcoming home. Stepping inside, guests are greeted by a friendly receptionist in an elegant waiting area, replete with rich, wood floors and wainscoting, luminous candelabras, and walls lined with Aveda’s all-natural products. As the co-owners of the Aveda Concept salon and spa, Craig and Mary Beth Berns, along with their staff, treat clients with Aveda’s pure plant- and flower-infused essences. While team members receive consistant training on the latest cutting techniques, men and women alike luxuriate in a slew of services that span facials, massages, and haircuts. The salon and spa has been voted one of the best salons by Milwaukee Magazine in 2010, and one of the Top 200 fastest-growing salons six times by Salon Today, which has taken note of their ever-expanding list of services and lack of training wheels.
Warm chandelier lighting, golden-hued walls, and cherry-wood flooring surround patrons as they settle in the mocha salon chairs at Chris & Co. Salon. Stylists impart their expertise in haircuts and coloring, displaying skill lauded in issues of Milwaukee Magazine's Top Salons 2006 and Best Salons 2010. After appointments, clients can opt to purchase beauty products displayed on an extravagant ebony shelving unit amid colorful flowers and red velvety tapestries.
Beneath vaulted ceilings and chandeliers, Aqua Nail Studio's resident nail pro toils over talons, shaping digits and treating paws to hydrating paraffin waxes. During manicures and pedicures, she softens skin with aloe vera and coats nails in chip-resistant polish. A pair of neighboring spa pedicure stations allow friends or rival concert pianists to be polished in tandem.
In Domani Salon and Spa's foyer, a chandelier among earth tones exemplifies the feelings the staff wishes to inspire: lavish beauty mixed with a pure serenity. On the left, a café dispenses coffee, smoothies, juices, and sandwiches, and on the right, rows of beauty products stand at the ready. And directly in between, a front-desk coordinator awaits to lead clients to a styling chair or treatment room. Owner and master stylist Tricia Voigt—alongside her team of hairstylists and spa technicians— pampers women, men, and children alike with services including haircuts, coloring, massages, and facials. Domani also curates a variety of wedding packages so brides can focus on the moment instead of worrying about hair, makeup, or glitter stains.
Though Perfect Ten Nail Salon’s technicians have no problem looking guests in the eye and greeting them with a warm smile, their attention quickly wanders to hands and feet as they set to work trimming, primping, and polishing nails. The experienced technicians keep acrylic and Shellac polishes close by their manicure stations, making use of the colorful bottles when the time comes to embellish nails with colorful portraits of their wearers. Manicures and pedicures also tend to skincare needs with flourishes such as oil rinses, foot massages, and soothing paraffin treatments.