“C’est la vie” is a French phrase typically used to describe an unfortunate, yet inevitable outcome. The stylists at C'est La Vie Salon flip that phrase on its head, cutting and coloring hair to ensure that their clients never accept lackluster style as just another part of life. In addition to conditioning hair with MoroccanOil treatments and products from Kaaral, Abba, and Silis, the salon’s staff coats nails with chip-resistant CND Shellac polish and brightens skin with 90-minute Eve Taylor facials.
Delicate braids pinned up with pearls. Elegantly cascading curls. 1920s-inspired waves. Brides that head to Hair by Joni are sure to leave looking picture perfect. Their updos range from classic to modern to somewhere inbetween. But that doesn't mean clients have to wait until a special event in order to make an appointment. Stylist Joni Corrigan runs Hair by Joni out of Allure Hair and Nail Salon, which also provides blowouts, facial waxing, and coloring treatments.
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.
Katie Starns, a graduate of the Vici Capilli Beauty Institute, worked at multiple salons before starting to practice her face-rejuvenating techniques at Harmony Salon and Spa. Each treatment deploys Dermalogica products, a set of cleansers and masks that can be adjusted to personalize facials. Katie takes particular pride in her ability to help clients overcome skin troubles, whether they stem from acne, rosacea, or an unfortunate tattoo of a favorite vice president.
Bored with a corporate job pushing paper, KC Mecklenburg opted to pamper guests with the warm, personal touch of custom spa services. The trained and certified aesthetician holds court at Salon a Bella, where she greets visitors with tailored skincare services. Along with sugar scrubs and enzyme masks, KC's facials include a gentle massage and the warming touch of a heated treatment table. She also administers chemical peels and waxing services, and is always ready to gush about her English bulldog, Jackson, and his never-ending doctoral thesis.
At Hot Heads Salon, “Keep It Up!” isn’t a motivational phrase. It’s the name of the root re-touch treatment, a title that’s exemplary of Hot Heads’ Salon cheeky service menu. Stylists, including the mother-daughter duo that runs the salon, cut locks but do not blow-dry them during “Shape Up…Ship Out!” sessions and straighten ringlets with “I Hate Curl” straightening treatments. Aside from hair services—which also include highlights, Brazilian blowouts, perms, and conditioning treatments—they also perform waxing and manicures.