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.
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.