A rainbow wall of hair and skin care products brighten the storefront at Toujours Spa & Salon, which also gathers a wide range of lauded beauty therapies and expert practitioners under its roof. Many of the salon's senior stylists boast more than a decade of experience, and training in Wella coloring techniques. Their handiness with shears is exemplified by curl specialist Katrina Spence, whose deft implementation of Deva's dry-cutting technique won her a nod in Chicago magazine. In 2005, the massage therapists earned acclaim from Daily Candy for their raindrop technique, which aims to heal back pain with a combination of reflexology and antimicrobial essential oils. Lavender aromatherapy infuses nail treatments, and Toujour's signature line of skin care products appear in facials for men and women. Guests are greeted by Ned, a cardinal-red beta fish that serves as Toujours’ official mascot and freelance accountant.
Inside this zen-inspired, full-service salon, patrons sip complimentary Japanese tea as they wait to be pampered from head to toe with relaxing spa services ranging from haircuts and highlights to Bioelements facials. Skin brightens after dullness and debris are buffed away via manual microdermabrasion, which uses super-fine pumice crystals and a strong arm instead of placing the face under a machine or inside a rock tumbler. Moka massages ease tension held in both the body and the brain with a blend of kneading styles customized from the salon's lineup of modalities, which include lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, prenatal, and reflexology. Before or after massages, clients are welcome to bask in the spa's steam room, which warms chilly skeletons to the marrow, or they can engage the services of one of the salon’s nail artists to treat toes to a pedicure with a soothing citrus salt scrub.
Always with one eye focused on the evolving techniques and trends of hairstyling, Robert Jeffrey's haircare professionals help clients design a flattering new look that complements their features as well as their sense of style. A simple trim can add layers and shape to a hairdo, although highlights, deep conditioners, and texturizing treatments can create more dramatic changes by adding depth, dimension, and healthy luster to the strands.
Beyond hairstyling, Robert Jeffrey caters to its clients' needs by offering a variety of classically indulgent spa services, including personalized facials, waxing sessions, and makeup-application lessons that teach patrons how Fun Dip powder can double as rouge in a pinch. The staff members' passion for effective care also extends to the product-display shelves, which feature the salon's exclusive, eponymous line of shampoos and conditioners designed for simple at-home use.