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.
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.
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.
Having undergone extensive training, the staff at Salon Nova knows that the art of eyelash extensions amounts to more than "stick and go." They meticulously affix lids with LiquiFan lashes, achieving lengthier looks that range from subtle to glam. They also offer fill options that include future appointments to prevent gaps.
Expanding their services beyond the boutique's namesake, cosmetologists also wax away unwanted hair or flatter faces with makeup applications. For medical-grade skincare, a registered nurse softens wrinkles with dermal fillers and medical-grade skin peels.
Located steps from Pewaukee Lake’s gently lapping shores, Tranquility Salon mirrors the calming nature of the beach with the comfort it provides its guests. The salon caters to clients with the hair, nail, and massage services each taking place within its walls. A team of stylists transform locks with cut and color services, and nail technicians release subjects' inner beauty by rendering manicures and applying shellac polishes. Licensed massage therapists, meanwhile, release inner tension through relaxing and therapeutic modalities. Therapists Amy and Bonnie perform Swedish, lymphatic, and craniosacral massages in a hushed heated room—designed to quiet jittery thoughts about why the car recently started speaking and calling itself “103.6, today's hippest jams.”