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.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Carla Manns hails from a family of stylists. After graduating from Martin's College of Cosmetology, she worked at two Appleton salons—Regis Salon and LaManz Hair Design—before opening Shear Images by Carla. Now a master stylist who specializes in ethnic hair, Carla molds manes with Redken, Sojourn, and KeraCare products.
The team at Roots Salon beautifies clients from head to toe with a full slate of services. Stylists revamp manes with trendy cuts and color, as well as add instant length with hair extensions. Inside private rooms, aestheticians tailor treatments to clients’ skin concerns—reducing sun damage with chemical peels and boosting collagen with phyto-stem technology. Soreness melts away beneath soothing massage kneads, and complexions are quickly enhanced with waxing treatments and makeup applications.
At Frankie's, empty stomachs fuel up on eclectic menu selections including hot dogs, sausages and sandwiches made to order using locally sourced ingredients. For hot dogs, teeth sink through Chicago-style fixings into an all-beef link kept from inflating into a life preserver by the constraints of a poppy-seed bun. Sandwich savants layer italian beef on top of fresh french bread, top the meat in a choice of mozzarella, sweet peppers, and hot giardiniera, and then deliver it to taste buds alongside a mild italian sausage. Patrons turn toward the restaurant's chalkboard menu to order up a Meatball Sammich and scribble out calculations for the gravitational pull of a Portabella Sammich, which lures mouths from their meat trance with a marinated mushroom cap topped in tomato and cucumber.
Organic skincare and haircare products populate the shelves at Onusara Salon and Spa, where staffers harness the power of these natural elixirs to customize treatments for each client. Their specialty services employ new-age methods, such as exploiting the energy in crystals and chakras, to enhance natural beauty and help relieve stress. This emphasis on relaxation extends to the massage studio, where therapist Carolyn Morrison Phillips collaborates with 100% organic essential oils to help heal and restore weary musculature. She also taps into modalities such as tui na to stimulate acupressure points and fire cupping to purge the body of pore-size Frankenstein's monsters.