Sarah Gordon believes in the mind-body connection. To that end, the licensed aesthetician and reiki master uses both Eastern and Western techniques to help clients look and feel better at Wauwatosa Wellness Spa. She also draws on her medical background, including her training under a prestigious plastic surgeon. Sarah and her staff offer facials and more advanced aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peels and exfoliating dermaplaning treatments. Reiki and massage therapy are available here, too?a testament to Sarah's belief that inner and outer beauty are connected, much like daily naps and happiness.
Lynn Duncan is a proud perfectionist. “In this business, I’d have it no other way,” she says. At Lynn Duncan Permanent Cosmetics, the multicertified practitioner makes sure her clients' makeup is flawless—and permanent. She also offers microdermabrasion, teeth whitening, and eyelash extensions.
Top Styles Salon owner Mary Steffan is a licensed cosmetologist and medical aesthetician. She freshens up women’s looks with haircuts and highlights, and keeps men looking dapper with eyebrow trims and mustache and beard shaping. Skin gets some face time with Mary during 10-minute glycolic peels that remove the damaged outer layers, as well as during makeup applications for weddings and shopping trips to the fancy grocery store in town.
Experienced and licensed skin professionals at Bare Beauty Skin, LLC lavish skin with treatments ranging from wrinkle-reducing Botox and Juvaderm injections to exfoliating chemical peels and dermaplaning. Specialists ply their trade with specific training in every procedure, from Brazilian waxing and threading to lash tinting.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
Located in Moda's Salon, Serenity Facials is an establishment that lives up to its name with every treatment offered. Your skin will rejoice in the calming effects that one of Serenity's signature facials will have on it, whether you opt for the 75-minute custom facial, tailored to your skin's specific needs, or the half-hour refresher facial that you can fit in on your lunch break. Serenity also offers unique facials tailored specifically to meet the needs of cancer patients with its oncology esthetics facials. The services at Serenity are performed by Jane L. Rice, licensed esthetician and nurse, so you can be assured you are getting quality care when you come for a treatment.