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.
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.
Licensed acupuncturist and certified yoga instructor Bethany Lauretano, founder and owner of Pathways to Wellness Center, LLC, blends her private teaching experience with her meditation studies in India, Japan, and America. At the integrated health-and-wellness center, she leads individuals on their own paths to well-being, with a focus on unity between body, mind, and heart. To this end, the center offers treatments in herbal medicine, acupuncture, and yoga, as well as a slew of pediatric treatments for youthful afflictions such as allergies or fear of babysitters.
Metallic angel wings and ornate mirrors create a luxe, royal setting at SoJoni Hair Studio. Here, the beauty experts perform a colorful spectrum of treatments for the hair and body. Stylists snip strands, weave twirling updos, and skillfully paint locks with ombre effects or vibrant stripes of pink and purple. Clients relax in massage chairs trained in cloud imitation. A skilled specialist leads bodywork sessions, and an aesthetician provides waxing services to keep skin smooth.
Escential Massage’s licensed and insured massage therapists customize each bodywork session to address each client's unique therapeutic needs using relaxation techniques and organic aromatherapy. A series of relaxing strokes spread almond oil across the body to soothe dry skin while kneading tension from several levels of muscle. Each massage incorporates aromatherapy to enliven the senses and hot stones to send soothing heat deep into connective tissue or create obstacle courses for racing frogs. Clients lay on massage beds covered with silky sheets made with 100% recycled microfibers.
Styles Salon & Spa staffers call themselves "beauty artisans." They're dedicated to creating beauty and making you feel comfortable becoming beautiful, and they'll pamper you like a penguin on vacation at an organic squid farm. Rather than calling ahead to schedule an appointment, Styles recommends calling ahead to schedule an "experience."