Lori Baumann, owner of Tangerine Hair Salon, and her experienced staff mold manes with products by Alterna, Redken, and Sojourn. The spacious salon achieves a trendy, urban feel with slate-blue walls, black polished floors, and track lighting. When guests arrive, plush zebra-print chairs greet their backsides while a coffee pot cheerfully percolates beneath an orange and gold floral painting. Stylists craft new 'dos at stations equipped with full-length mirrors and topped with exotic flowers. When they aren't performing haircuts, adding highlights, or curling locks, they subdue frizzy tresses with smoothing treatments and commands shouted in German.
At Jomaji Salon and Spa, customers are greeted by an attentive, professional, and warmhearted staff of strand charmers that relies on continuing education to keep its skills and sheers on the cutting edge. Brazilian-blowout treatments offer solace to hair ravaged by time, harmful chemicals, and proximity to Tesla coils and can restore elasticity and softness to even the most stressed-out strands. Each 90-minute session swathes damaged strands in a protein-rich potion containing nutrients and conditioning polymers to smooth and protect cuticles. Where a wrathful head octopus once suction-cupped stray scissors and cotton candy, a waterfall of must-be-touched feminine allure will cascade into place. With your new, pulchritudinous mane, you'll be able put silky lioness manes to shame at the zoo or become an instant celebrity for hosting the first nesting pair of endangered Beauty Eagles, which only rear their young in the most gorgeous of 'dos.
Despite refining her skills in major metropolises like Chicago and New York, fourth-generation Sheboygan resident Lisa Schnell has always returned home to practice her craft. Along with occasional gigs at pageants and on MTV's Made, Lisa runs Groove Salon, which was named "salon of the year" by Salon Today in 2003. Lisa and her team sculpt hair into whatever style best suits each client's look, be it perms or updos, as well as artfully brighten strands with coloring treatments. While Groove's stylists focus on the tops of heads, the salon's resident licensed esthetician concentrates on everything else, from manicuring nails to waxing away unwanted hair or ill-advised glue-on mustaches.
Youthful Endeavors' staff, licensed aestheticians, and board-certified surgeon drive away and aesthetician drive away signs of aging with a menu of cosmetic services and advanced skincare analyses. The team emphasizes open communication and education, working with each client to form an individualized treatment plan that achieves and surpasses his or her goals for revitalized, healthy skin.
Permanent hair-removal with lasers, IPL, or electrolysis leaves fuzzy areas silky smooth. While grey and white hair is best treated with electrolysis, Asian and African-American or dark skin types are best treated with YAG laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the best choice for lighter skin types.
Absolute Relaxation Massage and Bodywork's licensed aesthetician, Nikki, brightens dull epidermal layers with a docket of spa services. Nikki resurfaces façades with refreshing facials, deeply exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments, and rejuvenating peels. Body wraps lure toxins away with seaweed extract and a carrot-shaped magnet, and massage sessions drive away tension with hot stones and apt hands. Hours in the evening and every other Saturday ensure convenient appointment times for people who work during the day or spend their nights scanning the skies, helping Orion find his belt.
Named a Top Salon by Milwaukee Magazine in 2006, Bella Lei gives clients an upscale spa experience in an intimate setting. Take advantage of these environs and spend 60 minutes the Swedish way ($70 value), as trained massage therapists use firm pressure and complicated kneading techniques to untie knots and burst stress bubbles. Twitching muscles frequently relax after these sessions and show a marked improvement in standardized testing scores. For clients looking for a fresher front, the Vivo Facial ($70 value) uses a marine mask to create an even tone, while a full hand, arm, face, and décolleté massage carries the glow up through your neck and down to your fingertips like a carrier pigeon on a Fantastic Voyage.