Since 1963, this full-service salon located inside the Madison Area Technical College has been helping future hairstylists hone their skills under the supervision of licensed instructors. At 1,200 square feet, the salon is well equipped to handle all manner of salon services, from basic haircuts and permanent waves to facials, waxing, and nailcare, all performed by enthusiastic students eager to show off their talents on real customers instead of reluctant teacher's aides. Customers can rest assured that all services are backed by a guarantee and can be redone to satisfaction within five days, and a range of high-quality styling products available at 10%–30% below their normal retail price helps ensure any new style can be easily sustained at home.
Though Gene Pletzer boasts nearly a half century of working with hair restoration, today his salon team puts their talents into a full array of hair, skin, and nail services. Whether clients seek a new style, highlights, or help getting over a fear of blow dryers, the majority of Gene’s stylists bring more than a decade of expertise to each careful snip. As early adopters of keratin treatments, stylists are also thoroughly trained in using Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, a semipermanent formula that combats frizz and curls to ease daily styling. Elsewhere in the salon, Gene’s nail technicians groom digits with spa manicures and pedicures and aestheticians remove unwanted facial and body hair with waxing treatments.
Nostalgic signage. Blast-from-the-past hair-dryers. Lichtenstein-style comic-strip prints. Rockabetty's Salon and Spa's interior decor may be a nod to the 1950s, but that doesn't mean its menu is outdated. Owner Angie Schulz leads a team of stylists who draw on current trends and techniques as they cut men's, women's, and children's hair as well as highlight, color-gloss, and perm tendrils. Those opting for a pedicure can relax in new pedicure stations as their feet swim in a deep pedicure bowl. Nails are then filed before being treated with a durable Shellac polish. Armed with Pharmagel products, aestheticians perform the haven's signature facial, customizing the service to suit the client's skin type and preference to be called only by their alter ego's name.
Angelina Kim of Serenity Wellness Spa is a woman with many talents. She is a licensed acupuncture professional, massage therapist, and aesthetician who treats clients with a menu of relaxing and wellness-inducing treatments. Angelina uses acupuncture to treat ailments such as headaches, depression, and severe pain. With an arsenal of nine different massage modalities, she can knead away tension and stress with Swedish, shiatsu, sports, and hot-stone massages. She also offers professional skincare treatments and waxing services to remove unwanted hair or shape the unsightly, inexplicable mustaches that grow above the eyes.
Tami Suess does with nails, what Dr. Seuss did with words. 13 years as a nail technician have given her an acute sense of detail and aesthetics, a combination that's on display in each of her recent posted photos on Facebook. Clients may solicit her expertise for nail shaping, cuticles care, and add-ons including French tips or shellac polish. Her salon also offers hair styling and facial waxing to nix unwanted fuzz.
Before you even get to Elevation Salon and Spa, you can figure out exactly which practitioner you should be working with. Just take a look at the staff's bios, which include not only their experience levels, but also their specialties. You can find a good match whether you're looking for a fresh new bob, a prenatal massage, or just a stylist with your favorite vowel in their name.
The service menu is just as diverse as the staff. In the salon, stylists use Redken and Bumble and bumble products during cut and color treatments, and nail technicians massage hands and feet with MoroccanOil bodycare products before coating nails with OPI and Shellac polishes. In the spa, massage therapists can treat tension with services that range from hot-stone massage to reiki. For their part, aestheticians set to work removing dirt and oil with custom facials and excess fuzz with waxing.
Across four floors in the same building, Capital Fitness promotes further wellness with 35,000 sq. ft. of weights, top-end cardio equipment, and more than 80 classes per week. Several varieties of yoga and pilates populate the schedule, as do TRX, spin, and zumba classes. After workouts, patrons can grab a protein drink from the juice bar or relax in the sauna.