In her more than six years in the industry, aesthetician Lena Golden has earned a loyal customer following as well as an esteemed nickname: the Skin Guru. Since solidifying her reputation as one of Milwaukee's distinguished beauty experts, Lena has repurposed herself under the new name of Golden Vanity. Here, she and best friend and resident hair stylist, Janelle Bonus, form a creative and aesthetic partnership that beautifies their clients from the inside out. A seven-year shearing veteran, Janelle uses her deft scissors to shape hair into stylish new looks while transforming strands with all-over color and strategic foil placement. With Lena’s art adorning the walls, the seasoned aesthetician specializes in skincare treatments including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and a trio of specialty facials that she named after their intended spiritual target—heart, crown, and third eye. Lena can also customize each treatment with add-ons that enhance specific features such as anti-aging galvanic eye treatments, lip exfoliation, and clown noses.
Groom for Men is a 2007 Best of Citysearch Hair Salon guided by the expert eye and skilled hands of original owner Theri DeJoode, whose studies took her to Vidal Sassoon and back again. The salon's talented staff of barbettes take modern styles and apply them to classic men's heads with a detailed cut and styling (up to $46) compounded by the soothing treatment of deep shampooing and conditioning, scalp massage, a neck and shoulder rub, brow and ear trimming, and a smooth neck shave. Reinvention blossoms from the shoulders up as gentlemen's cranial silhouettes become eye-catchingly dapper and their cheeks become positively edible to the adoring kisses of household pets.
Vivid Hair Studio's talented team of stylists draws from a cache of high-quality products by brands such as Rusk, Abba, and TowelDry as they create face-flattering styles for men, women, and children or design elegant trial up-dos for brides and their backup dancers. Beyond hair services, Vivid Hair Studio is also fully equipped to handle total-body makeovers and offers everything from manicures to brow, lip, and chin waxing.
Ariel’s work has appeared on runways, theater stages, and TVs, but he seldom sets foot on stage or in front of a camera. The stylist, color specialist, and owner of Ariel Hair Studio has been tapped to style and color hair for fashion models, the cast of The Phantom of the Opera, and numerous television personalities. He also spent a decade in the Miami Financial District and mastered the art of crafting polished hairstyles that toe the line between professional and sexy. He’s brought his experience to his salon in Milwaukee, where he and his staff provide haircuts, coloring, and chemical services to clients and professional models prepping to strut down the runway or stand still on the airport's moving walkways.
Whether they're designing new hairstyles or clarifying skin, the team at Capricio Salon and Spa relies on top-shelf salon and spa products. Redken, Davines, Moroccanoil, and Brazilian Blowout are a few of the name-brand products staffers sprinkle over clients during their signature hair services, such as cuts, color treatments, and formal updos. When performing skin treatments, they use Dermalogica products, which omit common irritants, such as lanolin, alcohol, and artificial colors.