ABOUT RAW SALON & SPA
RAW Salon and Spa is located in the beautiful Downtown Historical community of Burlington, WI. The space was designed, and custom built from what was a local restaurant previously. It was dreamt of for years, and it took just under a year to prepare for its debut December 6th, 2013. The space has an Urban Industrial feel, using texture in leu of color. Cream City Brick, distressed wood floors, raw steel, and recycled palate board cross with the elegance of the soft lit chandeliers and sleek shapes to give this space a truly unique, artistic look.
RAW Salon and Spa is locally owned and family operated, by Andrea and Brad Brewer. Andrea and Brad chose to open RAW in Burlington because of their commitment to the growth of downtown and their love for the quaint community in which they live. Both are passionate about supporting small businesses, and use the the ‘shop local’ concept not only personally but as a business priority. They attend and support many local organizations, businesses, and functions. Just to name a few; Rugan’s Gastro Pub, The Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine, Mercantile Hall Venue, Burlington Flowers & Menswear, The CATHE Center Nonprofit Center, Joey O’Brian Foundation, Burlington Farmers Market and many other small charitable events. During the buildout of RAW Brad and Andrea were insistent on using only local contractors and companies; Vorpagel Service Inc, B. Schneider Electric Inc, Stelling and Associates Architects, and Solofra Plumbing and Heating Inc.
RAW is an acronym representing a concept that is very near and dear to Andrea’s heart. In 2008 Andrea attended a 3-day, business program geared toward teaching attendees how to manage or own a salon and spa business. It had two main objectives: ‘Ready’ being the financial and technical end of the education mission, and ‘Willing’ being the emotional and professional strength to manage, coach and mentor employees. After this extremely intense 3-day course, Andrea knew her passion was to open her own salon. She knew she had the tools and knowledge to progress forward with her career.
Ever since 2009, Andrea has progressively moved towards her dream, step by step. She opened RAW Salon in 2009, a quaint studio salon, also located in Burlington. Three years later she got the call that her dream space was coming available she had some big decisions to make whether or not to grow her business. Remembering that ‘Ready And Willing’ was now ingrained in her blood, she knew she had to accept the offer and to move forward with her dream. ‘Ready And Willing’ is a part of Andrea’s every day spirituality.
She is insistent on the name being spelled correctly, RAW (all CAPS) Salon Spa, because every time she sees it, types it, or thinks of it, she knows she has what she needs, not only professionally but emotionally and spiritually to build a strong empire salon. Andrea stepped away from working ‘behind the chair’ in the winter of 2017 to spend full time coaching, mentoring, growing a wonderful family of staff, as well as to become even more active in the community. She became CoPresident of a local nonprofit, the CATHE Center, in the Spring of 2017.
Her passion is stronger than ever for the Burlington Community and she cherishes each and every RAW family staff member as her own blood. The business continues to grow year over year, and not one blessing ever goes with out an incredible amount of gratefulness.
RAW Salon and Spa is also committed to protecting the Earth and lowering its footprint. Davines was chosen as the primary hair care and color product line for its parallel beliefs, packaging, and manufacturing. Davines is based out of Parma, Italy and is distributed by Salon Only Sales (SOS), in the United States. In 2016 RAW added Neuma Beauty, a haircare line that is 100% produced in the USA.
It is sustainable, sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, formaldehyde free, plant based, Certified Organic, Vegan, just to name a few of its primary points. We not only want the best products for our guests and employees, but the best products for our Earth.
Beyond great hair, skin, and body care, we believe in offering the best in customer service. We do not believe that people are our clients, they are our guests. We are honored that each and every guest chooses RAW as their place to get a great full-service experience. We look forward to a long relationship with each and every one of you.
Thanks to RAW Salon and staff. I had a complete spa day with my mom who I only get to see once a year. Everything was perfect and that made our time together so special!! Your staff went above and beyond with our pedicures, manicures, hair and facials! Love, Love Love! We will definitely be back the next time she is in town.
After an unfortunate run-in with rusty water, my hair was a wonderful shade of orange (kidding). After a few visits, my hair is back to exactly how I wanted it with no traces of that brassy orange. Great service, great atmosphere, I look forward to coming in each and every time!
Thank you RAW salon! The whole wedding preparation experience was a welcome pleasure. The hospitality that we received was top notch! My hair was absolutely AMAZING! I loved my manicure, pedicure, makeup, and eyelash extensions. I received many compliments on my eyelashes while on my honeymoon. Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding day magical! I highly recommend RAW salon for wedding parties.
I took my daughter to the Daughter / Mom night at the salon this evening. We had sooo much fun and I learned A LOT of new braids. The girls that work there are wonderful. We are definitely going to attend the next event. We had so much fun.
Thanks for everything.