In Domani Salon and Spa's foyer, a chandelier among earth tones exemplifies the feelings the staff wishes to inspire: lavish beauty mixed with a pure serenity. On the left, a café dispenses coffee, smoothies, juices, and sandwiches, and on the right, rows of beauty products stand at the ready. And directly in between, a front-desk coordinator awaits to lead clients to a styling chair or treatment room. Owner and master stylist Tricia Voigt—alongside her team of hairstylists and spa technicians— pampers women, men, and children alike with services including haircuts, coloring, massages, and facials. Domani also curates a variety of wedding packages so brides can focus on the moment instead of worrying about hair, makeup, or glitter stains.
At Enhancing Light Cosmetic Laser Centers, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dembny oversees a team of fully certified staffers who beautify physiques with laser-guided services. Using VelaShape, an FDA-approved procedure that fuses infrared light, bipolar radio frequencies, and mechanical massage, technicians can contour away cellulite. Photofacial skin rejuvenation, meanwhile, resurrects a youthful glow in faces marked by signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun spots, and mouths locked in place after blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Tattoo removal lifts unwanted ink, microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin, and skin tightening reduces wrinkles and saggy areas. A portion of the clinic?s profits go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds breast-cancer research and raises awareness of the disease.
Studio 106 Hair Design's experienced stylists beautify manes with a spectrum of artful techniques and luxurious services. Deft fingers treat scalps and strands to invigorating, sudsy shampoos with professional products, removing lingering pomades, oils, and stowaway scrunchies. As clients recline in black swivel chairs, Studio 106 Hair Design's staffers snip dashing new ’dos, blow-drying and styling for maximum impact. Monochromatic strands can enjoy vibrant shine and added dimension with a set of full foil highlights (a $60+ value).
Clients visiting Linda Racinowski of Waukesha Clinic of Electrolysis and Nails can kiss unwanted hair goodbye. A licensed health professional, Linda wields fine probes to both remove hair and prevent its regrowth. The treatment works on all skin types and can be performed virtually anywhere on the body. In addition to electrolysis, the clinic offers soothing mani-pedis and deeply exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments.
At Threading by Sonia, Sonia uses her experience as a licensed aesthetician to remove facial hair via the ancient art of threading. Using her fingers and a single loop of thread, she precisely shapes eyebrows by removing hair by the root. She completes the process without using harsh chemicals and without pulling on the skin beneath the hair, which can be gentler and last longer than other hair-removal methods such as shaving or poking the hair follicles with a rock.
Threading specialist Jagruti transforms disheveled brows into an elegant eye-top topiary and defleeces upper lips with a gentle, precise threading procedure. This five-minute process humanely ensnares unsuspecting furry eye- and lip-dwellers in the loop of a cotton thread, plucking mini manes at the follicle. The process is hygienic, with the thread never entering the specialist's mouth. Bypassing the irritating effects of waxing, threading is on par with tweezing in terms of discomfort and preens a larger area. After the follicular uprooting, hair grows back slower, finer, and with a deep-seated terror of sewing kits.