The skin saviors at Q-ticles enlist natural oxygen and Bioelements products to revitalize dull or prematurely aging visages. As massages relax sore limbs and stressed faces, aestheticians launch into a one-hour process that includes a thorough skin analysis, deep cleanse, as-needed extractions, and a warm-up comedy routine. Enzyme-based exfoliants prep faces for a thorough scrubbing at the hands of a rotating brush, and Clarisonic’s Opal Sonic infuser carries anti-aging serum deep into pore’s recesses.
When Caroline Kreitlow opened Luxe the Salon, she made a conscious decision to use only all-natural and organic products so that her customers could leave looking good and feeling good knowing their new look didn't come at the environment's expense. Social consciousness isn't the only benefit, though––the chemical-free products are also safer for her clients, including expectant mothers and people with allergies and other skin conditions. Pureology, Moroccanoil, and All-Nutrient are just some of the brand names the salon professionals reach for as they create new haircuts for women, men, and teens, which are made all the more relaxing with the addition of a soothing scalp and neck massage. Sacred Nature products are organic and range from eye cream gel to protective face masks.
Nestled amid the shops and café's lining Shorewood's Capitol Drive, Scenario Hair Design’s contemporary confines invite customers to take a break from retail therapy and seek relief for stressed strands. The salon's rich purple walls, sleek black furnishings, and sleek pendant lamps create an atmosphere that is both modern and timeless, matching the hairstyles that spring to life under the hands of stylists who undergo regular ongoing training. High-quality styling products from Pureology and Redken help seal in each new style, and each appointment ends with stylists sharing their best tips, tricks, and secret mousse recipes to help clients re-create their style at home.
Even when the cold winds howl across icy winter streets, clients who emerge from Sun Seekers By Rosie look as though they've just returned from a tropical vacation or a long nap on an overpass in Florida. Guests stock up on glow in the salon's five levels of professional tanning beds, each equipped with powerful UV bulbs. Others credit their bronzed bodies to the salon's Mystic Tanning booth, which uses a UV-free spray solution to cast a natural-looking tan. To help clients care for their newly tanned skin, the salon peddles a variety of advanced lotions from top brands such as Ed Hardy and Devoted Creations.
Be U Barber Shop’s team of enthusiastic, talented stylists transforms the unruliest of hairdos into well-behaved coiffures, wielding top-shelf products including Paul Mitchell, Redken, and American Crew. A two-pack of haircuts helps customers keep their heads well groomed for any occasion, from a relaxing jog in the park to a ceremonial head butting. Whether gents walk in on a whim for a quick clipping or touch-up or reserve a full hairdo renovation in advance, the barbers' tender-loving snips ensure that fellows depart with fashionably sheared follicles.
The brilliant bronzers at Ultimate Sun assist customers in achieving their color goals with a variety of tanning techniques. Choose two UV-free Mystic Tans, which cast a healthy, even glow without the added weight of burdensome halos. Indoor sun-kissers can also multiply melatonin levels with a duo of the salon's highest intensity S-Class tanning sessions, which provide a month's worth of color in two to three visits, or ramp up vitamin D production with one month of level two tan-a-thons in a Catalina bed. Tête-à-têtes with the bed last 12 minutes at most and include three high-pressure facial bulbs to ensure that mugs match their lower body counterparts. Ultimate Sun greets its patrons with a refreshingly upscale ambiance bedecked with exposed brick walls and 21 private tanning rooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art color-casting chambers. Like a Roman sculptor who gets paid per statue, Ultimate Sun bronzes bodies seven days a week.