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New Salon Owner in Shorewood Confident in Unique Presence

Lynn Moritz brings a following of high-end clients to Shorewood with her new shop St. Moritz.

The worst was when her client’s grandchild threw up in the car and Lynn Moritz had to carry the baby into the salon before styling her client’s hair. But she didn’t hesitate; it’s all part of the job she loves as a high-end hair stylist.

“They feel like you’re a friend. You’re not just a hairdresser,” Moritz said. “It feels good to be able to help and feel a bond with people.”

After working for many years as an independent stylist at salons in the Milwaukee area, Moritz opened her own salon in January called St. Moritz Salon at 3955 N. Prospect Ave. in Shorewood.

Two weeks ago, she and her husband Scott St. Peter bought the building, which includes six apartment units now called the St. Moritz apartments.

Moritz said her salon draws regular clients from as far as Chicago. She said some of the most common professions she sees are doctors, lawyers, professors and news anchors.

Moritz also offers home visits for clients like patrol officers who she said don’t want to come into the salon. She once drove to Chicago to do a professor’s hair at her home.

Though most of her clients are repeat customers, anyone can set up an appointment at the salon.

Haircuts begin at $30 for men, $55 for women, and $25 for children 10 and under.

The salon also offers hair coloring, styling, re-texturing, hair extensions and waxing. Moritz said they offer the only known safe alternative to the Brazilian Blowout, using a fusion smoothing treatment to straighten hair.

Every haircut comes with a free consultation — a step Moritz takes very seriously. It depends on the client, but Moritz said she generally takes 30-45 minutes determining the best cut or style for a client.

“I think I give the longest consultations of anyone I know,” she said. “I find out the goal of the client, and the best way to meet that goal. I’m realistic, and I can be brutally honest.”

As careful as she is choosing the best style for a client, Moritz is deliberate in choosing hairdressers for the salon that match her dedication.

“Upscale clients want you to wait on them hand and foot, and run errands for them,” she said. “Once I was in a car accident, and I was almost killed. I had a client calling the hospital asking if I could be released to do her hair. I need people who are used to that.”

Moritz has selected two hairdressers so far, and turned many more away. With three spots left, a sign in the window says, “Chairs for Rent” – indicating that Moritz is looking for independent contractors, not employees.

Moritz said she likes Shorewood for its mix of personalities, support of the arts, and concentration of dogs.

She hopes to contribute something of her own style to the community.

Moritz studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has created public art for the village in the past, including a bench and a butterfly sculpture.

She said she wants the salon to serve as a gallery for local artists. She wants to have fundraisers for local non-profits and do more public art.

Moritz also volunteers services like nail painting at senior centers in Milwaukee.

“It’s good karma,” she said. “I do believe that comes back to you.”

Contact the St. Moritz Salon at 414-519-2500 or st.moritzhair@gmail.com.

The Donny Show August 18, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Are this woman's agent? You seem wwwaaaaayyyyy too interested in this.
The Donny Show August 18, 2011 at 04:44 PM
Sorry for the typo. I will never do it again. So sorry. Again, I am so sorry. I promise it will never happen again. Please believe me. Please. I am so sorry. SO SORRY!!! I AM! I REALLY AM!
The Donny Show August 18, 2011 at 05:05 PM
So now you are representing "many readers". I would like the names and addresses of the "many readers".
CowDung August 18, 2011 at 05:07 PM
You want an address? Are you a stalker or something? You sound like the reason why some of us choose to not use our real names on here...
CowDung August 18, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Yep, you are definitely the type of person that cause us to feel that we need to keep our identity private...
The Donny Show August 18, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Wow. You are a pretty cool dude. I have no interest in names or addresses. It was tongue in cheek after you wanted MY address. Carry on
The Donny Show August 18, 2011 at 05:37 PM
What about these comments would the SPD find bothersome? The fact that you want my address might raise a red flag.
The Donny Show August 18, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Funny how "many readers" have not commented. When are they going to get your back?
CowDung August 18, 2011 at 05:38 PM
The type that speaks in a threatening manner by demanding people's names and addresses so you can get the police after them...
CowDung August 18, 2011 at 05:43 PM
...and I'm not sure what kind of 'credibility' you need me to have around here. If you really doubt that I get my haircuts at Great Clips, then feel free to believe that.
Sara Conrad August 18, 2011 at 05:48 PM
Soooo......how 'bout dem Brewers, huh? ;)
CowDung August 18, 2011 at 05:53 PM
I don't know if I have enough 'credibility' to comment on them... ...but that triple play against the Dodgers was pretty cool.
Sara Conrad August 18, 2011 at 06:00 PM
Baseball!
Leanne Saeger-Holmes August 18, 2011 at 06:17 PM
Whew - thanks Sara!
The Donny Show August 18, 2011 at 07:05 PM
How long before Alan comments that he can get you a REALLY nice baseball at a great price? Sara, Alan wants your address NOW!
The Donny Show August 19, 2011 at 02:04 PM
That's me. Good Morning Alan.
Bob McBride August 19, 2011 at 02:18 PM
Who's alan?
The Donny Show August 19, 2011 at 03:14 PM
Who's Alan? HE IS GOING TO BE PISSED!!! Alan is a huge deal (according to Alan) in the Shorewood scene. Alan decides who is credible enough to post here (you listening CowDung?), what business are allowed in Shorewood (no hardware store for you!),who needs to provide addresses and two forms of valid State/Federal Issued State ID to post here, and what a good haircut is worth (apparently a lot). Alan is the almighty Savior to most (well, at least Alan worships Alan).
Sara Conrad August 19, 2011 at 03:46 PM
You guyz! Alan Eisenberg is a LEGEND among men. He's famous for being infamous!
CowDung August 19, 2011 at 04:08 PM
Is he Paris Hilton in real life?
Sara Conrad August 20, 2011 at 12:01 AM
I didn't take a cheap shot. Sheesh.
Donna Becker August 20, 2011 at 05:17 PM
Ok! So this in constructive... I have to agree with Alan on his support of higher-end businesses in Shorewood. The demographics support them. I don't believe he was being narcissistic in trying to support an idea of a neighborhood hardware store. Some people are just hypersensitive and take everything as an insult...calm down!
Lyle Ruble August 21, 2011 at 07:34 PM
HOLY BAT S**T Robin, Somebody must have been listening into a Westie conversation over adult beverages. What's funny is that most of the Westies aren't into couture hairstyles, but encourage those that are to get them here in Shorewood. Any business is welcome here and as long as St. Moritz pays there property taxes, there more than welcome here. On to the most important discussion; the Westies want a local hardware store here in the "Wood". I personally don't support big box if I don't have to and I would appreciate the availability of someplace I wouldn't have to drive to. CowDung is right, a place to get vintage hardware would be most welcome. If somebody wants to put up the money I'll run it for them.
Lyle Ruble August 21, 2011 at 10:04 PM
@Joe Peterlin...That's the general idea. Stock 80% of what people want and give them the customer service they desire. Besides we could throw in free coffee and WiFi. :=)'
Bob McBride August 21, 2011 at 10:06 PM
Well if you're going to throw in WIFI and java, you might as well give haircuts, too.
Adam W. McCoy (Editor) August 21, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Hello folks, Let's keep it clean here. Several comments have been deleted because they were racist and/or profane. If it continues, I will suspend users and shut down the comment thread. Please, let's show each other respect, stop the personal attacks and keep it to the topic of the article.
alan eisenberg August 22, 2011 at 10:50 PM
Mr. Donny Show; You are crude, vulgar and insulting.
alan eisenberg August 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Obviously you do wear second hand clothes, and you must have missed the correct door when you went for your haircut, you either entered the pet shop by mistake or a butcher shop, your hair looks like it. Please don't tell anyone again that we were ever friends. We never have been.
alan eisenberg August 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM
You are crude, vulgar and insulting.
Mark Maley August 23, 2011 at 08:17 PM
We're closing the comment thread on this story, folks...

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