From within The Red House's elegant, relaxing atmosphere, Creative Cut Hair Salon has been beautifying nails for 35 years. A mani-pedi emboldens phalanges by first trimming and filing the nails, then cutting cuticles into dazzling uniformity. Before finishing everything off with an expertly applied layer of nail polish, the talented staff dole out a light hand and foot massage, making the whole experience a great gift for Mother's Day or a gratifying lunch-break activity with dad during Bring Your Daughter to Work Day. Like 30 back-to-back rides through the Tunnel of Love, the whole service should last around 90 minutes.
TAN'R YOU was voted the Best Tanning in Milwaukee for 2008 and 2009 by CityVoters, who cited its accommodating facilities and fully air-conditioned tanning beds. A gold-colored floor ushers pale hides down a hallway of individual bronzing rooms stocked with top-of-the-line pigmentation machinery. The High Pressure MATRIX bed is an import from Italy that tans in 12 minutes while treating clients to music from its CD player / stereo and using high-pressure negotiating tactics to send paleness packing. For those who have already positioned their real sleeping bed directly under their bedroom's sunniest window, the Cabana Mist tanning booth provides a convenient vertical service while evenly painting the body with smooth shades of spring and summer.
At Northern Lights Tan Spa, technicians prevent autumnal pallidness with a bevy of sunless and sun-simulating options. Bask in the warming glow of the UV beds and booths or dance a jig in front of a spray-on My Myst Mystic Tan booth, thwarting the efforts of pale, petty clouds jealous of human melanin. My Myst allows customizable copperfication, and the oscillating spray ensures a dark, even coating. UV tanning comes in an all-brown kaleidoscope of options, from the longer-lasting tans provided by the contoured platinum-level beds ($25 plus tax) to the economical three-session packages of the silver-level beds ($22.50 plus tax).
Skin Deep Tanning, at first glance, looks more like an upscale boutique than a tanning salon. Leather chairs surround a flat-screen television in the lobby, and a brightly upholstered couch fits in amongst a selection of lotions for sale. Upon further exploration through the meticulously cleaned space, guests find a fleet of high-tech tanning equipment in private rooms in the back. Natural hardwood floors gleam in each room, reflecting light from the stand-up and traditional tanning beds that bronze skin for upcoming stints as a trophy designer’s model. Meanwhile, a VersaSpa booth automatically applies spray-on color that is UV-free. The knowledgeable staff can help clients devise a proper tanning schedule to get a healthy glow in time for special occasions.
Within Stephanie Horne Boutique's spacious interior, with its exposed-brick walls and hardwood floors, shiny racks beckon to fashionistas with a plethora of stylish women's attire from such reputable brands as Hale Bob, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Lolly. Window displays at the Brookfield and brand-new Third Ward location show off colorful dresses from Analili and Glam, and mannequins allow customers to imagine how they'd look like wearing a pair of Domino jeggings or a silvery robot street-performer costume. Chunky bracelets and jangly necklaces add a touch of glittery grace to outfits, and wedge shoes and high-heeled boots from Cynthia Vincent clothe feet in runway-strolling style.