Katie Meyer's scissors are very well travelled. After taking classes in New York City the Redken Exchange, she set her sites on Madison, Wisconsin, and in early 2008, kicked up new salon turf with her own Studio 608. While relaxing in a cozy styling chair, clients can solicit a face-flattering cut, subtle color highlights, or tame frizz with a keratin smoothing treatment. Studio 608's skilled aestheticians can also exile unflattering fuzz from brow outskirts with their signature waxing services.
Helmed by a pair of passionate framers, Middleton Art & Framing takes pride in carefully protecting artwork from the ravages of time and sunlight through in-house constructed frames and glass that protects against UV damage. Local artwork adorns the walls of the cozy store, where guests confer with the knowledgeable staff to find the ideal frame to accent and protect any outlandish item, such as Turkish rugs, racing suits, or frame collections.
The expert staff at Tangles Salon & Spa attend ongoing workshops to keep their scissors sharp and their nail files rough. Armed with Aveda products, stylists shape locks, correct color, and repair dry strands with botanical therapies preceded by soothing scalp treatments. Nail technicians dip toes into ceramic pedicure bowls brimming with fresh water and the spectacles of ceramics teachers.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk-off, and a steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Luxe Salon's talented scalp dressers artfully fashion head-threads into stunning, stylish hairdos. Backed by frequent continuing-education sessions that arm them with edgy new techniques, stylists snip men’s or women’s locks into flattering styles. Adding partial foil highlights brings out subtle texture and guards against the prying minds of passing telepaths. Luxe’s mane magicians counsel each client on appropriate product and styling recommendations to preserve the salon-fresh look of their new ‘do without casting the entire thing in bronze.