State-licensed and nationally certified massage therapist Rhonda C. Steger shares her gifts with clients at Solace Massage. During consultations, she discusses their personal needs and wellness goals before soothing muscles with deep-tissue kneads, gentle prenatal massage, and other modalities. For an additional cost, soothing hot stones and aromatherapy complete the relaxation experience.
A full-service salon that has been gussying up hair and nails for more than 30 years, Impressions of Mayville pampers and beautifies clients in its 10-chair, modern salon space. Men, women, and children can trim their hair without having to stick it in a ceiling fan thanks to a team of talented stylists. The facility also has a private treatment area for spa services such as waxing, whereas two comfortable pedicure stations sit at the ready for indulgent nail treatments. In addition to its standard salon treatments, Impressions offers unique services that include tanning, ear candling, and ear piercing.
Wisconsin-born Dr. David Janssen began practicing medicine in the Fox Valley over twenty years ago. Since then, he’s dedicated more than two decades to helping his patients look and feel their best with innovative cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques. Together with fellow board-certified surgeon Dr. William Doubek and Dr. Marc Serret, Dr. Janssen creates custom treatment plans based on each patient’s needs and desires. In fact, patient input is an integral part of the process, whether the doctors are shrinking silhouettes with non-invasive CoolSculpting laser liposuction, or identifying and fighting the underlying causes of migraine headaches. They treat veins large and small with waves of thermal energy and localized laser beams, while Botox and Dysport touch-ups fight sagging skin and fine lines.
Like the palace of a Venetian doge, or the garage of an eccentric billionaire, the Renaissance Center is built in the image of a Renaissance-era Italian villa. Sporting a picturesque colonnade, peaked clay-tile rooftops, and a façade of sand-colored brick, the center greets patients with old-world charm as soon as they step out of their cars. Inside, parchment-colored walls, cozy furnishing, and potted plants sit in full view of the center’s most stunning feature: a recreation of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
The Hairport Salon’s stylist and owner, Maria, first splashed onto the hairstyling scene by winning first place in a men’s haircutting competition in Minneapolis. Twenty years later, she continues to snip locks at an award-worthy level, drawing on advanced training from the Aveda Institute and the Presage Company as she adds dimension to manes with precision cuts, expert coloring, and extensions. Her skills even attracted the notice of the Style Network, which invited her to assist on a 2009 promotional tour that provided complimentary makeovers and milk-mustache removal to patrons across the Dairy State.
At Maria’s side, stylist and nail technician Miranda helps people achieve their desired looks by giving them a new ’do or painting pretty designs on nails. She’s also passionate about educating her clients on It Works toning and firming body wraps. Joining them is skilled aesthetician Leah, who pampers skin with facials and body scrubs or employs wax to liberate bodies from unwanted hair.
Erin has coined a new term for hair appointments with her clients: hair party. The amiable stylist blends a laid-back and goofy personality with a strong work ethic that finds clients with new hairstyles using Redken, Moroccanoil, and Alterna beauty products. She also completes new looks with mani-pedis and waxing services for the face, body, and shadow.
Absolute Transformations' trio of stylists, who are also the owners, use Refine skin-care products and Spa Ritual body products to boost beauty from forehead to toenails beneath the exposed-brick walls of the earth-tone-hued salon. The anti-aging facial begins with a gentle cleanse as patrons recline and light shimmers across the hardwood floor. A professional then paints small circles onto faces with a microdermabrasion-peel sugar scrub, which employs vitamin C and microcrystals designed to slough off dry skin and reveal firm, smooth skin, along with a much younger-looking self. During the up-to-60-minute treatment, specific facial pressure points let visages relax without pressing against the windows of a yogi's house.