Leo Passage came to the United States in 1958, traveling with his wife Lenie and pair of shears. Leo was a rising star in the European hairdressing world, and had already gained noticed for his cuts that were a little more creative than most. He drew inspiration from the Bahaus principles of art and design as a starting point for his hair styles. His creative approach to personal style won him 95 hair dressing competitions and the title of World Supreme Champion and Hairdresser of the Year at New York's famed International Beauty Show in 1961. A year later, Leo decided to pass on his knowledge to a new generation of hairdressers, and founded the first Pivot Point Academy on the north side of Chicago.
Now, more than 50 years after its founding, Pivot Point's schools still embrace Leo's creative vision. Instructors arm students with top notch hair cutting and aesthetic skills, as well as an impeccable eye of style. The schools invite clients to come experience just how talented their students are with services such as haircuts, manicures, and pedicures, the cure for a listless foot.
For more than 10 years, Salon Lamia has been welcoming clients in with a smile and sending them out with a new style. The salon is staffed by licensed hairstylists who share a common goal of combining hair-design techniques with creativity and modern trends. The result is haircuts that frame the face and hew to each client's features. They also provide coloring that?gives a vibrant bump to hair that's going through a black-and-white period. Other staffers are on hand for skincare and makeup services, plus mani-pedis, tanning, and waxing.
Most new hairstyles are created with a pair of scissors. And while Studio SLK offers this to every client, they also offer the complete opposite: a new hairstyle with the addition of hair extensions. The volume- and length-boosting extensions are bonded or sewn into existing locks, and can be as long as you desire. Stylists also color hair with strategically placed highlights and smooth out frizz with keratin treatments. Other services includes manicures and pedicures for hands and feet.
Sixth Sense Spa's aestheticians wield essential oils and plant extracts, combining natural agents to suit each client's skin or their beauty goals. Staff administer a host of fusion treatments such as the facelift massage, which combines acupressure, purifying facial products, and masks borrowed from local commedia dell'arte troupes.