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.
Good Foot Spa is a foot-massage and reflexology center staffed by licensed foot-massage therapists. Clients walk their stressed soles into this soothing spa, where they can lie back and relax on cushy, red reclining chairs with white towels as feet are rubbed, calmed, and therapeutically tickled using massage or reflexology techniques.
The crew at Exotic Rayz bronzes bodies year-round with a slew of vertical, prone, and spray tanning beds. Ergoline tanning beds produce sunless rays that kiss the skin with golden hues, and technicians can customize an airbrush spray tan to each individual. Exotic Rayz also specializes in Fit slimming body wraps, cosmetics, and tanning products and accessories such as JWoww bronzer and Body Butter tanning oil.
At Shelly’s Salon & Spa, professional stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists swaddle men, women, and young adults in fully custom salon and spa treatments. Before dousing hair wearers with Redken 5th Avenue products and up-to-date techniques born of continuing education, the skilled mane mavens consult with clients to decide on optimally chic looks based on face shape, hair type, and favorite style of powdered wig. Similarly, aestheticians examine skin prior to body wraps and custom facials and diagnose a regimen of cleansers and procedures specifically for each individual. Massage therapists take care to deliver tailored strokes as they seek out hidden tension pockets and tightly knotted tendons across corporeal landscapes.