Hair Salon & Mani/Pedi
Neroli Salon & Spa
Whether it’s balayage or hair therapy add-ons like a scalpe balancing treatment, Neroli has you covered up top. And for the extremities, Neroli’s manicure and pedicure services can come with a mask tailored to the client’s needs.
Multiple locations; nerolisalonspa.com
Well Spa + Salon
Well’s seven types of massages – from hot stones to Hammam steam shower to a special prenatal massage – are “about affecting people oneon- one from the outside in,” says salon director Elizabeth Walsh-Zimmermann.
424 E. Wisconsin Ave.; pfisterwellspa.com
High Brow Boutique
Starting with a smile and champagne cocktail, High Brow treats its clients like family. The spa uses three types of wax based on skin and hair type – and it has just doubled its space.
5630 N. Lake Dr., Whitefish Bay; highbrowboutique.com
Bastien puts her clients at the center of her thorough and prepared approach to find the best home, with a personal treatment that makes her stand out.
Tosa Yoga Center
Comfortable, welcoming and positive, Tosa Yoga offers a variety of skill-level courses including restorative, gentle, prenatal and family flows.
6734 W. North. Ave., Wauwatosa; tosayoga.com
Sur la Table
This store catering to cooking enthusiasts offers loads of hands-on classes and workshops in many interests, from “Date Night: New York Steakhouse” to autumn comfort food to baking French croissants.
Bayshore Town Center, Glendale; bit.ly/surmke
Groom for Men
Of course there’s a welcoming environment and a talented staff. But, c’mon, how about that beer! Groom offers a changing lineup of craft beer to clients.
330 E. St. Paul Ave.; 3575 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood; groomformen.com
The Barre Code
The community feeling of women supporting women, coupled with the variety of “kick-ass classes,” make this a special workout studio.
225 N. Water St.; bit.ly/barrecodemke
Karen Berenson, RunFit MKE
Cancer diagnoses throughout Berenson’s immediate family led her to run marathons to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
326 N. Water St.; runfitmke.com
McCall’s former patients highlight how her surgeries improved their lives. “We appreciated your honesty and compassion,” one family writes.
Landscaper / Lawn Service
For owner Joe Kresl, the best part of designing for a client is the final walk-through. “It’s fun to put smiles on people’s faces,” he says. “That’s what we do.”
The efficient and easy-to-workwith crews of “the potentate of totin’ freight” have been a Milwaukee moving staple since it was founded in 1975.
Photos Courtesy of: Neroli; Jen O’Hara
Best New Idea
Think of this local startup as Uber for library books. You use Helium’s website to choose which books you want, and the service checks them out from a network of local libraries, delivers them to you and even picks them up when you’re done reading – free of charge, for now at least. Founder Ian Buchanan is aiming for a launch early this month.
Readers’ Choice Winners & Runners-up
Mani / Pedi
★ Erik of Norway
★ Anthony Vince’
★ Well Spa + Salon
★ Massage Envy
★ High Brow Boutique
★ Lash Boutique
★ The Nobleman
★ Tosa Yoga Center
★ Milwaukee Power Yoga
★ Helium Hot Yoga
★ The Barre Code
★ Brew Fitness
★ Karen Berenson, RunFit MKE
★ Tony Becker, Toned Body Fitness
★ Joshua Shafer, Anytime Fitness Menomonee Falls
★ Pam Bastien
★ Shar Borg
★ Dan Mickelsen
★ Tracy McCall
★ Andrew Campbell
★ Daniel Butz
★ Peabody’s Interior
★ Amy Carman Design
★ Megan Brakefield Interior
★ Hernia Movers
★ Five-Star Moving Crew
★ Eagle Moving
Landscaper / Lawn Service
★ Hawks Landscape
★ Hoppe Tree Service
★ La Rosa Landscape
★ Sur La Table (Cooking)
★ Danceworks MKE (Variety of Dance)
★ Sharon Lynne, Wilson Center for the Arts (Visual and Performance Art)
More Best of Milwaukee 2019
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