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We are The Establishment

“Best Salon in Milwaukee” – Shepherd Express 2017

“One of the Top 100 Salons in America” – Elle Magazine

We are The Establishment – Milwaukee.

Founded in 2004. A full-service Aveda salon delivering high-end, quality services, from haircuts and color to waxing, makeup and skin care. Our Mission is to rock your world of beauty. To cut and color, buzz and wax, protect and serve. To be lean, mean and green.

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Hair Care

hair cut from $38
shampoo & style from $40
formal styling from $60
hair extensions consultation required

botanical hair & scalp therapy from $60
add on to existing service from $20

tint (new growth only) from $65
color balance (new growth to ends) from $75
highlights from $70
enhancements or olaplex treatment (toner, gloss or color balance between foils) from $25
color cleanse from $30
ombre or balayage from $150
custom & corrective color consultation required

Skin Care

make up application $35
one-on-one make up lesson $60

eyebrows $18
lip or chin $15
underarms from $20
arms from $25
back or chest from $50
half leg $45
full leg $60
bikini from $40
brazilian from $70

eyebrow tint $15
eyelash tint $35

The Team


Assistant Manager + Hairstylist – $50 Haircuts

Salon Lead Stylist since 2009. Studied at Vici School in Hales Corners, WI. Strengths include hair extensions, color and cuts all hair types and styles, funky, traditional and precision razor cuts. Also specializes in The Aveda Smooth Infusion Retexturizing Straightening Treatment as well as advanced techniques like Color melting / Ombre. Community work includes stylist at Shorewood HS Buzz Cuts for Cancer. On location styling work includes lead stylist for The Establishment at The DRINKS Hair Fashion Show at Hyde Bar. Aveda Certified for Bayalage and Advanced Hair Color.


Hairstylist – $50 Haircuts

Graduate of the VICI Aveda Institute in 2010. Steph loves doing both cuts and color. From the most natural looking highlights to the trendiest bold looks.  However, balayage and ombre are her specialty.  Education includes numerous Hair Styling and Color classes including Aveda Beyond Balayage and Aveda Pure Foiling. Other top skills include long layered haircuts, razor cutting, short haircuts, and styling.


Hairstylist – $48 Haircuts

Graduated from the Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness in May 2008. The architectural structuring of a haircut has always fascinated Shannon, admiring the artistic side of the profession. As of November 2012 she has moved back to WI after taking a 3 year explorative journey to Southern California to play music. Get in her chair so she can cut, rock & repeat. (Caution: face melting may result as a side effect)


Hairstylist – $43 Haircuts
Katie joins us from her small home town in Minnesota. We’re glad she crossed the border, and you should be too. She graduated from the Aveda Institute of Milwaukee in 2012. Katie loves her job as a stylist, specifically that no day is quite the same! She loves the continuous learning at The Establishment, and expressing her creativity with each and every client. She’ll take care of you and all your hair style, cut and color needs. From men’s and women’s cuts, to balayage to blowouts. She’s your girl.


Hairstylist – $48 Haircuts

New school stylist with old school soul, Ali graduated from The Aveda Institute of beauty and Wellness in 2012 with a large black wardrobe and a bright future. From short and sassy women’s cuts to eye catching color, Ali enjoys it all. Come see Ali for a new look and some great conversation. Don’t forget to ask her about Hodags!


Hairstylist – $43 Haircuts

Kara, top notch stylist, joins us from Chicago.  The trendy Logan Square neighborhood to be exact! She’s been in the hair industry for 8 years and absolutely digs it. She graduated from La James college in 2007. Kara‘s “A” game comes in hot with incredible fades and men’s haircuts, women’s cuts and blowouts, waxing, and highlighting.  Stop by the salon and let Kara do her thang, you wont regret it.


Salon Manager

Jill comes to the salon from an extensive background in national and regional retail management. Working at The Establishment is full circle as she started her career as a hairstylist on Milwaukee’s East Side in a time where you could chain smoke while rolling a perm. In her spare time, Jill enjoys riding her Harley sidecar, writing dreamy love letters to Ringo Starr. National Deadweight Lifting Competitor, named World’s Strongest Woman 1972, 1973, 1976. She has 8 dogs.


Front Desk Coordinator

Bridget is a mother of 2 and has worked in the beauty industry for 15 + years. Goals include continuing education in esthetics and salon administration. Always upbeat and super cool, she often says deciding to enter the beauty industry was the best decision she’s ever made.


“After finding Howie through a non-profit event, I checked out the Establishment, and my life has changed. There are so many good things to say about this place, from the atmosphere, to the people, to the talented stylists.”

Meg S.

“Shannon is fun to chat with, putting me at ease while she worked her magic. When she finished, I loved my cut and left the salon feeling very fancy. I made sure to have plans that night so I could show off my new hair.”

Elissa S.

Jessica does an excellent job cutting my hair. I have fine, thin hair and it always needs some serious work. Also, although I only had my second cut there recently, the first one grew out really really well.”

Erin K.

Our Work

Before You Book


All hair cuts include a shampoo and style so you do not have to book that separately. Score!

Immediate Openings for online booking

Please call us directly at 414.963.4300 if you would like to book ASAP. There is a one hour daily buffer for all online appointments. For example, if you log on at 1pm, it will give you appointment options from 2pm – onward. So, to get in ASAP, ringy dingy ding us at 414.963.4300.


All services are a la carte. Please arrive on time to your reservation to ensure you receive your full service.  Please be aware that arriving late to your appointment may result in altering the services available or cancellation. We recommend that you book your next reservation prior to leaving the salon so that we can best accommodate your schedule.


As a courtesy to our other guests and our salon team, please provide a 24 hour notice of cancellation for an appointment.   All appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance.  You can do so online or by calling 414-963-4300. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged for the full amount.  We appreciate your understanding as we strive to provide you with the best services possible!

Bridal Parties

The Establishment offers wedding day hair styling & makeup services. All services are a la carte, including any trial visits. Stylists are available to do Bridal Parties on location. How much do we charge?  In-Salon, please see above menu.  On-Location, please see above menu and double the price of each service.  Email for more information.

Your Kids

We really do love kids. Some of our stylists have cute little kids, we are all aunts and uncles and heck, we were all kids once ourselves but the seating & space can be limited at the salon so to ensure a peaceful visit for you and other guests and to ensure the safety of your children, please try to leave them home. If your kid is one of those that can chill out, sit still, play on the iPad or do homework, that’s cool but if not (and c’mon, you know if they aren’t) please leave them home. Thank you for understanding.

Color Service Definitions

Aveda Full Spectrum Hair Color is the most customizable Hair Color system in the world.  The Establishment offers detailed Balance, Balayage, Highlights / Weaving, Gloss, Ombre and Tint and Toner color options.

For a complimentary color consultation, please call us or book online.

Main Color Services

• Tint (New growth only)
• Color Balance (New growth to ends)
• Color Weaving (Highlights)
• Ombre + Balayage

Secondary Color Services

•Glossing Treatment (Adds volume, enhances shine and conditions hair)
• Enhancements or Olaplex (Toner, Gloss or Color between foils only)

Hair Extensions

All Hair Extension appointments require a complimentary consultation. We specialize in iTip and Keratin Bonded extensions.
Following your consultation, a 50% deposit is required to book your full extensions appointment.

Mon - Wed
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thu - Fri
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat - Sun
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
4503 N. Oakland Ave Shorewood, WI 53211