Nearly a decade ago, master-stylist Jarmen Kordou founded J. Antou Salon in Aveda's established tradition of beauty, health, and earth friendliness. Offering services from cuts to color to nail and skincare, Kordou and crew transform exteriors with Aveda products rendered largely from organic ingredients such as marshmallow root, sunflower oil, and nut-seed pigment from Brazil. With this garden-grown palette at their disposal, the stylists take a personal, consultative approach to beauty, customizing treatments to their clients' face shape, lifestyle, and fedora-wearing habits.
Trendy Nail Boutique lines its chocolate-brown floors with oversize La Fleur pedicure chairs, each of which is furnished with an advanced pipe-free whirlpool system that keeps soaking tubs sanitary for each client. The chairs add an extra dose of comfort and cleanliness during each mani-pedi, which crowns nails with OPI and Essie products after they’re refined with implements purified by a hospital-grade Steri-Dent dry-heat sterilizer. To begin their services, guests sidle up to tufted chairs at private, bistro-style manicure tables and watch the movie of the week on a flat-screen TV, which entertains the eyes as nails don coats of polish and toes have a committee meeting on shoe legislation.
Bodies dive into a luxurious world of beautification treatments at NY Nails & Spa, where licensed nail technicians bestow guests' finger-and-toe armor with lustrous coats of polish after trimming and buffing cuticles. Warm wax smothers errant hair that veers off eyebrow tracks or surfaces along the lips, legs, or bikini line. Teeth whitening may brighten pearly assets by several shades, while facial treatments smooth visages toughened from the cold of winter, the heat of summer, or the indifferent half sun of spring. NY Nails & Spa accepts reservations and also welcomes walk-ins for those who require immediate indulgence.
The keratin-square technicians at A & J Nails indulge toe tips with soothing, thorough pedicures. Tootsies soften in a relaxing soak before toenails shift shapes to form smooth arches or pointy triangles perfect for precision texting. Cuticles, calluses, and rough patches retreat to reveal velvety skin and long-lost birth marks; then pedicure pros layer polish atop bare nails to ensure that toes make good first impressions on new pairs of autumn boots. Clients can choose their color from a spectrum of high-quality Essie and OPI colors, each designed to attract sleeping puppies to chilled feet.
Stylists at CK Studio Salon & Spa view styling hair less as a job than an art. They craft artful looks for Chicagoland customers, snipping hair into custom cuts, applying extensions, and constructing updos that keep hair off the face more effectively than a forehead awning. Aestheticians utilize their waxing talents by removing unwanted body hair. To reduce skin irritation after waxes, they apply 100% pure cold pressed Argan Oil which also keeps the skin feeling soft.