The master stylists at Robert's Salon and Day Spa whip wayward hairs into shape with flattering precision design cuts and styles. Scissors sever split ends and trim length from heads during the face-framing cut before new dos are aptly fashioned to fit each guest’s personal style. Warm lighting reflects off of glossy wood finishes in the sleek salon space, which is peppered with Robert’s proprietary line of beauty products and a range of plush, comfortable seating.
On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.
Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci protégés study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.
Guided by a holistic philosophy that traces aches and pains back to an imbalanced life force, staffers at Eden’s Pathway coat physiques in organic products during massages, facials, and natural nail therapies. These treatments not only deliver beautifying results, but also delight the senses—citrus aromas permeate the air during mani-pedis that use lemon creams and scrubs, and chocolate fragrances please nostrils during facials that feature a cleanser, exfoliant, and mask triad imbued with cocoa. Massages range from deep tissue to sports and take place in both individual and couples sessions, so clients can either bring their significant other along or leave them tied to a bike rack outside.
Lustrous hardwood floors and walls swathed in calming earth tones cultivate a serene environment inside Complexions, where a skilled team renovates hair, skin, and nails with top-quality products from brands such as OPI, BennieFactor, and gloProfessional. Stylists sculpt and color manes alongside massage therapists who knead away aches with an array of soothing modalities and aromatherapy. The aestheticians tailor facials to suit clients' unique epidermal needs, and enhance skin's beauty with makeup applications, and waxing.
The light of the television set filled the room with a soft glow, and the voice of one of MTV's next big starlets harmonized with a background synthesizer and drifted out of the speakers. Sitting in front of the TV in one of her mother's dresses and with her mother's makeup in hand, a young Rachel Langford tried to emulate the looks of her favorite icons. This was a regular sight in her house, and her love affair with the glamorous and beautiful led Rachel's mom to nickname her "Glamour Child." Throughout her life, Rachel has lived up to the moniker. Beginning with a course on manicures in 1999 and continuing with courses in facials and makeup application in 2003, Rachel followed her passion and founded RaDiant Nails & Skin Studio / MakeUp By Rachel to showcase her newly acquired skill set. Today, Rachel perfects her craft in her salon, where she has assembled a team of talented manicurists and makeup artists to help each of her clients to look their best for special events. Specializing in bridal treatments and 12 nail services, Rachel can prepare each bride for her big day by dishing personalized beauty advice and tattooing fingernails with the groom's name in case she forgets. Rachel's makeup services have been used by the likes of Mike Epps in preparation for TV commercials.