Steven Papageorge opened his one-man salon in 1983, and like so many strands, it grew and flourished to include multiple locations and even a hair academy. Today, the salons continue to beautify clients with stylish cuts and a number of hue-altering services—such as highlights, color blocking, and ammonia-free Inoa color. The staff’s arsenal includes products from American Crew and Moroccanoil, with the latter adding shine and strength to hair.
Much like the moment when Cinderella's fairy godmother gave her a choice of mice, birds, or horseshoe crabs as her professional dressers, the "certified make-up nerds" at Cseraph, Inc. offer multiple options for makeup application. Temptu airbrush makeup creates a picture-perfect complexion for special occasions, and more traditional application styles add a touch of beauty to everyday faces. When they're not busy gussying up features, the makeup experts also restore youthful vigor with fruit-infused facials, and keep clients from looking so-so with straightforward beauty advice.
A marble-topped reception desk and heron-strewn silk screen welcome customers to Skin Renewed By Rhonda, where the aesthetician-in-chief echoes her calm surroundings with European-style spa services such as customized facials, soothing massages, and surface-smoothing microdermabrasion. Performed with cutting-edge products from Bioelements and PCA, Rhonda’s services treat signs of aging with serums free of artificial color, fragrances, or clog-promoting oils.
Anastasia Makeup Chicago is a go-to resource for cosmetics, given that it not only provides applications of traditional, and permanent makeup, but also lessons on applying makeup yourself. The staff takes its time with clients, spending one to two hours on lessons and up to a full day for applications. By creating cat-eyes, shaping eyebrows, and applying eyelash extensions, staffers ready faces for magazine covers, fashion shows, weddings, and, if all those go well, postage stamps.
In her years as a permanent and semi-permanent makeup expert, Suzie Kim became disillusioned with the products and techniques available to her—many left drastic, unnatural results. She eventually discovered semi-permanent makeup; instead of depositing harsh tattoo inks deep into sensitive facial skin, an entirely permanent technique allows the design to eventually fade into a bluish-gray hue or a vintage ribbon that says "Mom," Now, Suzie grants her clients more defined eyes, eyebrows, and lips, shortening their morning routines and leaving their faces radiant.
Cosmetic Enhancement Clinic draws natural beauty out of their clients like water from a sponge. Assisted by aesthetician Kathy Kelly, who has worked at the clinic for more than two years, the team works to enhance clients' existing features with services such as permanent makeup, facials and microdermabrasion, and eyelash and brow tinting. For more in-depth corrections, they can help clients camouflage scars to create a uniform complexion or remove tattoos with lasers, as opposed to just wearing an arm cast for the rest of your life.