Salons in Chicago

One Men's Haircut, One Women's Haircut, or Three Blowouts at Toujours Spa & Salon (Up to 69% Off)

Toujours Spa & Salon

Andersonville

Junior stylists provide fresh haircuts for men and women, and style locks with blowouts

$40 $17

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One or Three Custom Airbrush Tans at Ortanic (Up to 47% Off). Four Locations Available.

Ortanic

Multiple Locations

Using a special formula designed to look natural and avoid streaks, aestheticians apply custom-blended airbrush tans that last 7–10 days

$47 $25

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One, Two, or Three Haircut Packages at Ruby Room (Up to 56% Off)

Ruby Room

Northwest Side

Stylists condition, trim, and blow-dry hair into new 'dos

$75 $35

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Two Gelish No Chip Manicures or Two Classic Manicures with Spa Pedicures at CiCi Nails & Spa (Up to 47% Off)

CiCi Nails & Spa

North Center

Nail technicians pamper hands and feet with massages, cuticle care, polish, and optional Gelish no chip polish on fingernails

$40 $22.50

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Two Gelish No Chip Manicures or Two Classic Manicures with Spa Pedicures at CiCi Nails (Up to 47% Off)

Cici Nails

Lakeview

Nail technicians pamper hands and feet with massages, cuticle care, polish, and optional gelish no chip polish on fingernails

$40 $22.50

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No-Chip Manicure with Choice of Pedicure or Deep-Tissue Massage at Marietta's Day Spa and Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Marietta's Day Spa and Salon

Multiple Locations

Chip-resistant manicures with nail shaping and long-lasting polish; pedicures buff feet and deep-tissue massages address persistent aches

$105 $49

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Manicures and Pedicures at Pretty Nails & Spa (Up to 50% Off)

Pretty Nails & Spa

DePaul

Nail technicians add pizzazz to nails with manicures and pedicures

$50 $25

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Partial or Full Set of Mink Eyelash Extensions or Custom Spray Tan at Kasia Baran (Up to 48% Off)

Kasia Baran

Elmwood Park

Specialists boost lashes with mink extensions to create a fluffy or voluminous look; tans last for five to seven days

$45 $29

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$81 for $180 Groupon — Colour by Stevie @ The Colour Room

Colour By Stevie @ The Colour Room

Chicago

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$180 $81

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One or Three Blowouts with Deep-Conditioning Treatments at Salon Snob (50% Off)

Salon Snob

Chicago

Hair designer featured on Tyra conditions and styles manes in her Gold Coast salon; conditioning includes hand massage

$60 $30

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$45 for a No-Chip Manicure with a Regular Pedicure at Sorelle ($70 Value)

Sorelle

Wicker Park

In a cozy boutique environment, skilled techs tend to paws with a mani-pedi nail prep and a final coating of chip-resistant gel for fingers

$70 $45

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One or Three Mani-Pedis or Full Set of Short White Tip Gel Nails at Dim Sum Nails (Up to 57% Off)

Dim Sum Nails

Pilsen

Nail artists pamper hands and feet during classic mani-pedis or apply short white tip gel nails on top of the natural nail

$45 $22

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for a No-Chip Manicure at La Dorina Day Spa (Up to 56% Off)

La Dorina Day Spa

West Rogers Park

Nail techs file and shape fingernails, then apply no-chip polish for long-lasting color

$45 $21

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$45 for $90 Worth of Services at Sips Salon Cafe & Co.

Sips Salon Cafe & Co

Morgan Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$90 $45

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One or Two Men's Haircuts at Aria Salon (Up to 54% Off)

Aria Salon

Lakeview

Stylists update gents' looks with professional haircuts

$38 $19

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$25 for Lavender Mani-Pedi at Image Nails Skin Beauty ($62 Value)

Image Nails Skin Beauty

The Loop

Mani-pedis curb cuticles, soothe appendages, and top digits with quick-drying polishes

$62 $25

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One or Two No-Chip Manicures with Spa Pedicures at Pampering Moments (Up to 53% Off)

Pampering Moments

Gold Coast

Technicians brush fingernails with polish that resists chips, while toes get spa treatment with pedicures

$90 $49

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Salon Packages at at Salon 150 (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Salon 150

The Loop

Stylists at the Aveda salon revamp hairstyles with cuts, blowdrys, and partial or full highlights

$60 $29

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Shampoo and Blow Dry, Single-Process Color, Full Highlights, or Keratin Treatment at Steven Deer Salon (Up to 58% Off)

Steven Deer Salon

Near North Side

Stylists add color, shine, and volume with a variety of hair services

$65 $35

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We spoke with Waxing Room owner CherylAnn Gutierrez about how it feels to have your hair removed with thread and what you can do to make the process quicker and easier.

What does threading feel like?

CherylAnn compares the sensation to tweezing, "but many hairs at a time." As the aesthetician works strands of cotton thread around the brows and lips, a quick twist uproots an entire line of hair at the follicle. CherylAnn says her staff can help soothe away any sting afterwards by applying ice, cortisone, a gentle massage, or even cucumber slices to the treated areas.

How quickly can your aestheticians thread a line of hair?

"We've never timed it," she says while laughing, "but very quickly."

Which is better: threading or waxing?

CherylAnn refuses to take sides: each one has a place. Threading may be especially useful for people who are allergic to certain waxes or who have sensitive skin due to, for example, a recent chemical peel. But her general advice is "try each one." She says fans of threading tend to believe the process gives aestheticians greater control, allowing them to create better definition, straighter lines, and more dramatic angles than are possible with waxing. But the main reason CherylAnn offers threading is that she knows it's ultimately a personal preference, and she "wants to be able to serve everyone."

What can clients do to get the best results?

During appointments, clients will be asked to slightly stretch the skin around their eyebrows so that it's flat and level. According to CherylAnn, the most important thing you can do at this time is to hold your skin so that it's as taut as possible. She says this allows the aesthetician to go line by line with greater speed and accuracy, which minimizes any potential discomfort.

3115 N Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

Housed inside the offices of a renowned facial plastic surgeon, the aestheticians at True Skin Care Center were hand-selected to form an elite team, whose access to results-driven skincare tools, methods, and products upgrades clients' spa visits into transformative experiences. All of the staff members have undergone rigorous academic training and held careers in high-end spas, yet their resum?s impress with different feats?Terri has co-authored a book on her work and founded an education program for her fellow aestheticians, whereas Kaitlin specializes in precision lasering. Joanie draws from past jobs as a model and makeup artist to augment her procedures, Gigi and Jennifer boasts an expertise in exfoliating services.

The team administers a broad range of treatments, from chemical peels to firming ultrasound sessions. To prep for a special event, clients can recline for an Intraceuticals oxygen facial, whose black-cherry-scented formula helps polish complexions to a firm and healthy glow. Laser hair removal helps clients achieve smooth skin, and microdermabrasion buffs away dead cells to reveal brighter complexions and previously undiscovered dimples. Other offerings include waxing, makeup applications and comprehensive bridal packages. Regardless of its type, however, each appointment begins with a thorough client consultation, which identifies both current and past concerns before devising a new skincare regimen.

845 N Michigan Ave, Ste 923 E
Chicago,
IL
US

State Street Barbers opened its first shop more than a decade ago. The owner Mike Malik, had a goal to create a place where modern men's hairstyles met time-honored barbershop traditions, like straight-razor shaves and breaking into song with your three best friends. Customers soon clamored for spots in the shop's throne-like leather chairs, so much so that State Street Barbers now boasts four Chicago locations.

To find out more about the shop, we chatted with one of the barbers, Rami "The Razor" Natour. Cutting hair just might be hereditary?his great-grandfather was a barber, too.

On State Street Barbers' signature haircuts

Naturally, haircuts are the shop's bread and butter. But the ones at State Street nab you more than just a trim. ?Every haircut includes a shampoo, conditioner, hot lather neck shave, a mini neck massage, and a hot towel over the face," Rami says.

On what keeps regulars coming back

?They love the ambiance. It?s an old, classic feel. We have a lot of vintage stuff.? For example: Rami?s great-grandfather?s antique razors and strops, which currently live in the shop?s display case. As for the decor, ?It?s all oak wood, all around. The stations are wood, the floors are hardwood.?

On a not-so-secret State Street Barbers perk

?We offer complimentary neck shaves to our clients,? Rami says. ?So they can come in anytime for a cleanup, which just includes the sideburns, around the ears, and a neck shave, for free."

1545 N Wells St.
Chicago,
IL
US

At The Lashe Spot, a team of highly skilled eyelash technicians led by owner Melinda Rodriguez help their clients break free from the hassles of clumpy, high-maintenance mascara. By placing a single extension on each individual natural eyelash, they instantly create long, luscious lashes with natural-looking volume. Eyelash extensions range from dramatic cat-eyes to natural looks to fit each client?s personal style. Most looks require upkeep every two to three weeks. The Lashe Spot also offers a training program for aspiring lash technicians who can then go on to use Lashe Spot?s proprietary lash extension products and techniques and encourages interested candidates to inquire when visting. Waxing and nail care services are also available.

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1922 North Damen Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

The stylists at XEX Hair Gallery love being in downtown Chicago. ?It?s such a blend of different kinds of people down here,? says David Perry, co-founder and lead stylist at the Aveda concept salon. For such a diverse clientele, stylists are trained in-house to master haircare for all ethnicities. They also travel around the country to attend ongoing-education classes. ?We always try to stay up on what?s current and what?s in fashion,? Perry says.

There?s a notable visual difference between XEX Hair Gallery and most other salons?pieces of Venetian Murano glass artwork by Raphael Darra provide bold pops of pigment along the salon?s neutral-toned walls. Besides giving the salon a funky, artsy feel, the pieces serve as a metaphor. ?Hair is art,? Perry says. ?Not only does [the art] bring a lot of color to the salon, it also reflects the individuality of what people are.? If the art on the walls recalls a hip coffee shop or David Geffen's attic, it?s not an unfounded connection. Perry calls his salon a ?discharging chamber . . . where people come in and they feel like it?s home. People know your name, you feel welcome, it?s a cool place.?

As for the coffee, the salon serves wine and beer, but someone will run out and get a cup of joe for clients if that?s what they request. Says Perry, ?You name it, we?ll get it for them.?

35 W Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago,
IL
US

Nestled inside Spa Di La Fronza, in the East Tower of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Magdalena’s Facial Studio is helmed by skincare specialist Magdalena Hadzhieva, who believes a facial can go a long way toward making people feel better about themselves. A former acne sufferer herself, Magdalena originally explored the world of aesthetics part time while working a high-stress job as a broker. Soon, though, she found that her hobby helping friends and family uncover fresh, glowing skin gave her a sense of fulfillment that the corporate world never could. She decided to put her aesthetician's degree to good use and make skincare her full-time passion.

Today, she evens complexions by creating custom facials and peels designed specifically to cater to each face's unique needs and the type of pie they most like to be hit with. Specific facials are formulated to help fight acne or calm redness, while microdermabrasion helps sweep away dull, dead cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and uneven tone. For faces that are already radiant on their own, eyelash extensions help draw attention to flawless features and flirtatious winks, and waxing treatments help unearth smooth skin both above and below the neck, creating silkier feeling lips, chins, legs, and backs.

233 E Wacker Dr
Chicago,
IL
US

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