Holly's Beauty Salon is a full-service hair and beauty salon that offers a large menu of pampering services in a laid-back atmosphere. Here, licensed stylists cut new styles and streak hair with face-flattering highlights. They also offer permanent hair-straightening treatments and updos for special occasions, such as prom, homecoming, and Hollywood's least favorite dance—the hoedown at the McCluster Farm. Clients can pamper toes with a pedicure and foot massage, or have a full-body waxing session leave skin silky and smooth. Permanent makeup application is also on the menu—a certified aesthetician carefully lines lids or fills in eyebrows at this busy and welcoming salon.
At The Men’s Grooming Parlor, licensed aesthetician Matt Leyes tidies up fuzz inside a discreet second-floor retreat. Pre-appointment, kick back in the plush waiting space and soak up the Old-World atmosphere rife with dark wood accents, softly glowing candles, and richly framed portraits.
A Better Tan stocks its two tanning hubs with tiered levels of tanning equipment, allowing patrons to achieve summery complexions with five levels of Ergoline UV beds, automated Mystic Tan booths, and custom airbrush tans. Smart Tan–trained staff members gild skin with contoured strokes from airbrushing equipment, which they imbue with a custom color to suit the customer's desired darkness level and camouflage needs when infiltrating the US Mint. In the front lobby, well-stocked shelves display a selection of Supre Tan, Devoted Creations, and Ed Hardy tanning lotions, which help to preserve the skin's newfound hue by sealing in moisture and adding a splash of tan-deepening bronzer. New tans get alluring contrast with the salon's teeth-whitening system, which uses a convenient bleaching-tray regimen to create bright and flashy smiles.
When Jeffrey opened his titular salon, he wanted to emulate the homey feel of the neighborhood inside the salon itself. His approach: hire a small team of established beauty experts who would grant thorough consultations that touched on everything, from the desired look to one's everyday lifestyle. The result: a professional salon with the vibe of a good friend's living room. Here, Jeffrey and fellow stylist Erin warmly welcome their clients with a beverage before learning about their desired cut, color, or updo and then granting advice based on bone structure and daily routine. Meanwhile, makeup artist Jairo taps into his expertise styling at fashion shows and behind the scenes at weddings to expertly apply makeup for special occasions.
Located on a trendy stretch of real estate a pop fly's distance from Wrigley Field, Nas Salon & Spa keeps its hip North Racine facility uncluttered by excess products and commotion even while beautifying nails and hair. Dramatically aimed track lights illuminate pristine hardwood flooring, and exposed-brick walls surround plush reclining pedicure chairs and mirrored salon stations. During Cubs baseball games, clients who phone upon their arrival are treated to complimentary valet service, eliminating the challenge of finding a parking space and fending off irate umpires stationed at every parking meter. The salon’s staff performs massages or waxing services with a friendly demeanor expressed in the Serbian word nas_—properly pronounced _nosh_—which translates to _our.
Finding thermal hair straightening services for less than $500 is harder than finding Waldo in a sea of peppermints, so this deal is worthy of legend status. Raydine’s generosity also includes a 50% discount on any additional hours your sitting requires (most people are done in five, but long hair may take one or two hours more), so you’ll pay only $50 for each extra hour. This treatment will permanently straighten any hair that is processed, so you won’t need another session for about six months.