Like any good colorist knows, perfection is all about balance. But for Redken-trained colorist and salon owner Juliet Strocchia, it's more than just finding the right hue for a client's coloring. It's also about balancing the need for quality her clients seek while also keeping in mind her salon's environmental and societal impact. That's why Juliet and her team only stock their styling stations with socially conscious botanical products from brands such as Brocato, Paul Mitchell, and Redken that are good for the body, the world, and trees with major frizz problems.
The staff uses these kinds of products in the salon's cut, color, and chemical treatments, which can improve hair's condition with silk-imbuing conditioning treatments or add a splash of color to the tips of hair with ombre color jobs. Some of Juliet's high-profile clients include the Chelsea Lately show and the Chicago Rush dancers, but the same careful attention is extended to all the salon's clients.
Six stylists and a pair of nail techs make up the team at Sandra Araceli Salon, a haven of primping and pampering nestled in a mini-mall. Their haircuts, color treatments, and perms each begin with a thorough consultation to discuss expectations and taste, then finish with a rundown of styling tips that help you maintain your new look at home. They also carry DreamCatchers extensions, which are made of real human hair and can be used to add realistic length to limp locks or show dogs' coats.