Look Your Best This Summer With Beauty Tips from Local Experts

Meet Milwaukee’s beauty professionals as they share how to look and feel great this beach season.

Shawna Enright; Photo courtesy of Shawna Enright

Shawna Enright

Shawna Enright is the owner of Kalon Salon + Extension Bar. Kalon, meaning beauty that’s more than skin deep, has been a driving force behind her brand. She specializes in giving people of all ages renewed confidence with different hair extension methods. 

Kalon Salon

Memo Thao; Photo courtesy of Memo Thao

Memo Thao

Six years ago, Memo had her first nail experience, and it inspired her to launch a career in the nail industry. She proudly expresses her passion through nail art and provides exceptional services to everyone who sits
in her chair.

Gloss Nail Spa

Yackeline Gonzalez; Photo courtesy of Yackeline

Yackeline Gonzalez

Yackie has a welcoming attitude and prides herself in upholding a high standard of quality work with attention to detail. She earned two certificates by international master instructor Leon Cabriales and nail educator Lily Nguyen alongside celebrity nail artist Jenny Bui.

Gloss Nail Spa

Cheyenne Overboe; Photo by Cheyenne Overboe

Cheyenne Overboe

Cheyenne combines her love of brows and Brazilian waxes with her five years of experience to High Brow. Her confident yet conservative approach to skin and brows is the reason she has become one of Milwaukee’s most sought-after brow specialists!

High Brow Boutique

Katelyn Jones; Photo courtesy of Katelyn Jones

Katelyn Jones

Katelyn comes with a big heart and an even bigger desire to perfect her craft of esthetics! Her passion has made her a rapidly rising star in Milwaukee, specializing in Brazilian waxes and facials. Her facials are otherworldly, delivering a five-star experience from start to finish.

High Brow Boutique

Angelica Aria; Photo courtesy Angelica Arias

Angelica Arias

Angelica is one of the newest stars at High Brow and is quickly becoming one of the most requested for her DMK Enzyme facials, a service showing unmatched results for anyone struggling with hyperpigmentation or acne. Book an appointment today to experience DMK for yourself!

High Brow Boutique

Shannon Seidl; Photo courtesy of Shannon Seidl

Shannon Seidl

Shannon, an esthetics veteran with over 25 years experience, is passionate about beautiful brows and creating and maintaining radiant, luminous, youthful skin. She is known for her incredibly soothing facials that produce top-notch results. See for yourself what three decades of experience feels like!

High Brow Boutique

Stefanie Corbett; Photo courtesy of Sefanie Corbett

Stefanie Corbett

Owner, High Brow Boutique

What’s your secret to 12 years of business, and making it through COVID?

Passion has always been the driving force behind High Brow. Our team is passionate about our clients, our skill set and service offerings, and embracing the latest technology. We’re passionate about providing the best services using the best products. From holistic treatments to medical-grade products and services, High Brow offers something for everyone, whether it is visit number one or visit number 100. 

Making it through COVID was tough on all of us, but we never wavered from our values. Staying safe, connected and passionate allowed us to continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients. We used the downtime to rethink our services and business model and ultimately, we came out of COVID stronger than ever.

What do you think sets you apart from the competition?

We offer an unmatched degree of education with each service, regardless of price or complexity. Each client we meet is provided with a comprehensive treatment plan unique to their skin, lifestyle and budget. Another benefit that really sets us apart from the competition is our willingness to partner with other providers in the area to ensure our clients receive the best possible results!

What new treatment or product is a “must-have?”

We’re so excited to offer two new cutting-edge treatments.

  1. DMK Enzyme Treatment offers unrivaled results for anyone struggling with cystic acne or hyperpigmentation. Using reverse osmosis, these enzymes treat and strengthen the structural integrity of the skin to create your healthiest skin possible. The best part is there’s no downtime whatsoever!
  2. Dr. Lara Devgan Gold Microinfusion Treatment stimulates collagen production and improves texture by needling the skin with tiny gold-plated needles that deliver a customized blend of powerhouse ingredients. Some of these ingredients include a mixed-molecular weight hyaluronic acid, rosehip, moringa and more! A total game-changer for anyone seeking firmer, younger looking skin! 

As far as hot new products, I’m currently obsessed with the Dr. Lara Devgan Vitamin C + E + Ergothioneine Serum. It’s loaded with 20% vitamin C and combined with ergothioneine, a wildly potent antioxidant naturally found in mushrooms. This combo has been found to rapidly repair cell health, leading to brighter, younger-looking skin in just weeks! A must-have for all my clients!

High Brow Boutique

Bella Menore; Photo courtesy of Bella Menore

Bella Menore

Two years ago, Milwaukee native Bella Menore opened VitaBella Salon in Walker’s Point. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, Menore specializes in color, blonding, handtied extensions and curly hair. She emphasizes hair health and integrity, with a great attention to detail.

Vitabella Salon

Amanda Gawrysz; Photo courtesy of Amanda Gawrysz

Amanda Gawrysz

Amanda’s traditional Chinese medicine-based service softens fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production, increasing circulation, reducing inflammation and addressing imbalances. Services include facial and body acupuncture, facial cupping, guasha and reflexology.

MKE Mindbody Wellness

Photo courtesy of WELL Spa + Salon

WELL Spa + Salon

Elizabeth Walsh-Zimmermann, Spa Director

What makes the WELL Spa + Salon at The Pfister so special?

Our technicians are well-educated and incredibly talented. They are artists who care about the sincere well-being of our guests and ensure that every guest has a unique, therapeutic and nurturing experience. Guests enjoy our curated services with myriad upgrade options, specially created for healing, anti-aging, relaxation and rejuvenation. Most of our spa services offer complimentary amenities, including a two-room treatment suite with a private walk-in shower and restroom, organic essential oils, heated floors, a warm robe, an adjustable hydraulic treatment table, personalized music and more. We are open seven days a week and offer complimentary self-parking (when available).

What do you think sets you apart from the competition?

At WELL Spa + Salon, we take our time. All callus removal is done by hand, without the use of shavers or razors, which is safer and lessens grow-back. We use medical-grade disinfectant, and all buffers, files and sloughing pads are only used once. Our vegan nail care line is the best of the best, as well as our luxurious Pure Fiji Coconut-based seasonal and signature pedicures. They’re truly skin restoring and so, so relaxing.

What new treatment or product is a “must have”?

Our anti-aging 60- or 90-minute massage includes a full body manual dry brush, which helps to stimulate cell turnover on the skin, increase blood and lymphatic circulation, and awaken the nervous system. It also includes sugar scrub exfoliation and the application of skin-quenching body butter. You get the best of both worlds: relaxation or deep tissue massage and renewed, glowing skin.

WELL Spa + Salon

Layla Shadman; Photo courtesy of Layla Shadman

Layla Shadman

PA-C, Visage Facial Plastic Surgery

Why do patients come to see you? 

My patients want to look and feel better without anyone knowing exactly what was done. They don’t want to look too frozen, puffy or unnatural. I focus on subtle enhancements that will leave patients feeling confident. I provide realistic goals and expectations, so that when patients come to see me, they know that they are getting a customized treatment plan for them. I love educating on simple ways to improve skin health with skincare, while using facial injectables to smooth wrinkles or enhance areas of the face suffering from age-related volume loss.

What is a common concern that you see? 

As patients find themselves in front of the screen more frequently with Zoom meetings and FaceTime calls, they are becoming more bothered by subtle inherent facial asymmetries they see on the camera. A touch of Botox/Dysport can help correct subtle eyebrow asymmetries, while a small amount of filler can improve an asymmetry in the lip or laugh line.

Visage Facial Plastic Surgery


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