Stylist and certified color specialist Deanna believes color treatments should do more than change the hair’s appearance; they should improve hair overall. After 12 years and multiple color classes, she has become certified in Scruples hair-color techniques, which are designed to get hair glowing with vibrant reds, brunettes, and blondes while infusing strands with silicone conditioners and safeguarding hair against sunlight by absorbing UV rays. In addition to her high-end hair services, Deanna also primps nails with mani-pedis and artificial nail applications.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers. Highly trained hair tamers tame wild wigs and also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering clients' questions about hair trends and maintenance. The stylish snipping ($13) gets started after a warm shampoo and rinse ($5) cleans scalps and washes away the melodies of musical comedies stuck in hair. Walk-ins are welcome.
Under the direction of board-certified physician Kathleen Blocher, Crossings provides a wide range of skin-rejuvenating and aesthetic-enhancing services. Opt for laser hair reduction to zap stubborn fuzz on the lip ($240 value), chin ($240 value), cheek ($300 value), underarms ($300 value), or bikini line ($375 value). The trio of sessions takes place over three visits, and all sessions must target the same area. An intense pulsed light is used to heat follicles, a method designed to disable hair-growing cells, significantly reduce hair growth over time, and curb the unwanted attention of amorous gorillas. Crossings recommends between four and six treatments for optimal results.
Hints of nature bloom inside Bellezza by Rali's welcoming interior, where hardwood floors and eggplant-hued walls surround shelves of plants and styling products. Here, resident stylist and color specialist Oralia Schultz siphons 20 years of salon experience as she wrestles weed-like tangles into stylish coifs. When crafting hairdos for men, women, or style-conscious chia pets, she performs thorough consultations to build a look that matches the patron's personality. For a full makeover, she lops off loose ends, adds a splash of vibrant Goldwell color, and styles remaining tendrils with a blow dryer. An experienced manicurist, Oralia also lavishes nails with manicures, pedicures, and polish changes.
Though the vibrant crimson walls and the flat screens in the bar area fight for it, it's the rich red and green enchilada sauces at Salsa Cafe and Cantina's that steal diners' attention. The sense parade continues into the more subdued dining room, where freshly made guacamole with a secret blend of seasonings builds excitement for the meal ahead. The menu features traditional favorites, such as the slow-cooked and seasoned Mexican-style carnitas, but it also weaves creative Latin flavors into dishes such as the Venezuelan hot dog with cabbage and crushed potato chips, and embellishes American tastes with a trio of burgers. Meal encores take the form of red velvet cake, cinnamon crispies, and Chocolate Rage cake, the only known cure for Hulk rampages. Such innovative fare has not gone unnoticed in the community—Carol Deptola from the Journal Sentinel raves about the dishes in her three-star review.
Waking up to a new outbreak of acne can put a real damper on a day. That’s why the aestheticians at Rachel’s Skin Suite specialize in both treating and preventing breakouts. Their anti-inflammatory salicylic-acid mask minimizes breakouts immediately, and their six-session treatment series gradually works on complexions using a blend of acne facials, chemical exfoliations, and stress relief, for long-lasting results. Once skin is in balance, the staff offers supplementary facials that maintain skin’s overall health using advanced ingredients such as collagen, vitamin C, and resurfacing agents. All treatments are customized with a combination of high-powered ingredients, antioxidants, and relaxation techniques, allowing the staff to help clients keep their skin healthy without resorting to face pushups.