Wisconsin-born Dr. David Janssen began practicing medicine in the Fox Valley over twenty years ago. Since then, he’s dedicated more than two decades to helping his patients look and feel their best with innovative cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques. Together with fellow board-certified surgeon Dr. William Doubek and Dr. Marc Serret, Dr. Janssen creates custom treatment plans based on each patient’s needs and desires. In fact, patient input is an integral part of the process, whether the doctors are shrinking silhouettes with non-invasive CoolSculpting laser liposuction, or identifying and fighting the underlying causes of migraine headaches. They treat veins large and small with waves of thermal energy and localized laser beams, while Botox and Dysport touch-ups fight sagging skin and fine lines.
Like the palace of a Venetian doge, or the garage of an eccentric billionaire, the Renaissance Center is built in the image of a Renaissance-era Italian villa. Sporting a picturesque colonnade, peaked clay-tile rooftops, and a façade of sand-colored brick, the center greets patients with old-world charm as soon as they step out of their cars. Inside, parchment-colored walls, cozy furnishing, and potted plants sit in full view of the center’s most stunning feature: a recreation of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
The Hairport Salon’s stylist and owner, Maria, first splashed onto the hairstyling scene by winning first place in a men’s haircutting competition in Minneapolis. Twenty years later, she continues to snip locks at an award-worthy level, drawing on advanced training from the Aveda Institute and the Presage Company as she adds dimension to manes with precision cuts, expert coloring, and extensions. Her skills even attracted the notice of the Style Network, which invited her to assist on a 2009 promotional tour that provided complimentary makeovers and milk-mustache removal to patrons across the Dairy State.
At Maria’s side, stylist and nail technician Miranda helps people achieve their desired looks by giving them a new ’do or painting pretty designs on nails. She’s also passionate about educating her clients on It Works toning and firming body wraps. Joining them is skilled aesthetician Leah, who pampers skin with facials and body scrubs or employs wax to liberate bodies from unwanted hair.
At Sunseekers Tan, skin darkens beneath five types of tanning bed and in front of the nozzles of the Mystic Tan sunless spray system. Customers can augment their tanning experiences with an array of lotions to keep skin from drying out and flaking.
Erin has coined a new term for hair appointments with her clients: hair party. The amiable stylist blends a laid-back and goofy personality with a strong work ethic that finds clients with new hairstyles using Redken, Moroccanoil, and Alterna beauty products. She also completes new looks with mani-pedis and waxing services for the face, body, and shadow.
Sprawling across three sections of a centuries-old building, Salon Mode & Daydreams Spa welcomes guests into a homey, historic space with hardwood and tile floors, an etched tin ceiling, and a warm fireplace filled with flickering logs. Patrons relax in salon chairs while stylists refresh their hairdos using scissors, dye, and Aveda products based on pure flower and plant essences. In more-private settings, massage therapists aim to relax the mind, body, and soul. They glide their hands along tense musculature and incorporate aromatherapy to help clients calm their minds or hot stones to further soften knots. The beauty pros also focus their attention on smaller areas, such as tinting eyelashes or pampering faces with a selection of facials.