The stylists at Hair Fiddlers demonstrate a passion for hair not only by listening to clients closely and trying to make them leave with smiles, but also by continuing education and attending hair shows and private classes. Though she?s been hard at work since 1993, one of the stylists, Sandy, continues to sharpen her skills, learning both new techniques and new trends. Inside the intimate boutique, the team applies their knowledge with Keratin Complex smoothing treatments, as well as formal services including wedding styling and coloring. They also perform glossing treatments that create bright shininess in case all your light bulbs burn out and you?d rather just wear a lampshade around the house.
With a slew of hair-centric services, Amie Sedlar of PureBeauty aims to gussy up guests, whether they need a quick trim or a hue overhaul. Following a friendly meet 'n' greet where Amie gets to know you and your style goals, she gets to work clipping dead ends, applying dimensional highlights, and styling hair into show-stopping 'dos. Additionally, light waxing services are available, such as brow shaping, and lip and chin waxing.
“C’est la vie” is a French phrase typically used to describe an unfortunate, yet inevitable outcome. The stylists at C'est La Vie Salon flip that phrase on its head, cutting and coloring hair to ensure that their clients never accept lackluster style as just another part of life. In addition to conditioning hair with MoroccanOil treatments and products from Kaaral, Abba, and Silis, the salon’s staff coats nails with chip-resistant CND Shellac polish and brightens skin with 90-minute Eve Taylor facials.
Chandeliers and linen-clad tables lend a bit of glitz to the warm, welcoming Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant. The menu that gets passed out in that friendly atmosphere features flavorful homestyle Serbian cuisine that unites the Midwest with the Old World, promising a smorgasbord of traditional Serbian stews, dumplings, pilafs, and cutlet entrees crafted from locally farmed produce. The spread ranges from multi-course feasts of chevapchichi and wholesome meals of fresh fish or stuffed cabbage. That diverse selection allows the menu to captivate the palate with dishes that are simultaneously exotic and familiar, similar to having George Clooney move in above the garage.
With a mother who was a stylist and owner of two salons, Tyler grew up in the industry. He built his repertoire of styling techniques while training under Salon Thor’s senior stylists, and now spends his days cutting new 'dos. He also colors hair with highlights or an ombre effect, and smoothes frizz using keratin treatments.
A comfortable, inviting salon, Fringe administers follicular alterations using gentle products and careful precision. All Brazilian waxing sessions are handled by resident aesthetician and 10-year industry veteran Stefanie Corbett. In the comfort of a quiet, private room, Stefanie works her hair-wicking magic using Cirepil hard wax, a plant-based substance imported straight from France. Strip by strip, unwanted hairs will be banished from the body, allowing ladies to depart with the comfortable advantage of long-lasting hairlessness. This 45-minute procedure produces more potent results than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek and easily scared back into the follicle through the use of well-banged pans or the threat of another wax.