The Lather Lounge is a Paul Mitchell–focus salon that creates an atmosphere which allows clients to look and feel their best with a menu of indulgent hair services. Before opening her own salon, Lynn Griglin spent 2.5 years honing mane-management skills at Vidal Sassoon in Chicago, before working as an educator for Paul Mitchell, where she trained fellow stylists in the art of hair chromatics. Her equally dedicated staffers conjure pleasant visits by providing two complimentary services of the client's choice, such as a steam facial or neck massage, with each haircut, waxing, or skin treatment. In addition to snipping signature 'dos and shaping eyebrows into elegant arches or intimidating lightening bolts, The Lather Lounge contributes to several charitable causes, including cancer research and an organization that uses hair clippings to clean up oil spills.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Parties-Waxing-Brows-Makeup Application
Brands Used: BIO ELEMENTS - F.O.G. COSMETICS
Pro Tip: Relax and allow our licensed professionals take care of you.
It's truly a woman's play ground.
Brands Used: F.O.G COSMETICS
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Airbrush make-up transformation. As a Celebrity Make Up Artist, I love watching people transform and receive the same treatment and services the stars pay thousands of dollars for. Our clients can receive the same service at minimum cost in our Glamour Bar.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Watching the ladies look and feel great about themselves, and enjoy all of the various Bar stations in our Glamour Bar.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our Glamour Bar features a lip bar area where the ladies can make their own custom lip color, a Brow Bar, a Lash Bar, a Glitter Tattoo Bar, a Beauty Bar for airbrush makeup, a party area for girls night out parties, and a facial area for our licensed Estheticians to care for ... the skin.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
[There's] a runway for the ladies to walk out their wildest fashion fantasies while they wait.
Shannon Ranczie, a stylist with more than 10 years of experience, customizes hair to clients' specifications during appointments held at Jus' Pretty Hair Salon. She beautifies hair with deep-conditioning treatments, chic haircuts, and stylish color services such as ombre highlights. She can also create instant length and volume with virgin hair extensions and weaves. Ranczie often updates her skills with continuing education lessons in order to stay on top of current trends.
Inside Ultimate Exposure Tanning Centers' Chicagoland locations, a full lineup of UV- and spray-tanning equipment infuse skin with a healthy summer glow year-round. Individual sessions in the automated spray-tanning booths?such as VersaSpa?or UV beds gild bodysuits for nights on the town, and unlimited monthly packages fashion a continuous golden hue previously only available to sunbathing satellites. The salon stocks a variety of tan-accelerating lotions from Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin, which deepen bronze hues and moisturize skin to fashion a long-lasting radiance.
On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.
Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci prot?g?s study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.
Keep It Young’s professional, certified aestheticians act as comfort concierges, summoning their experience and a philosophy of treating spa services as a craft to curate custom, soothing experiences for every client. Making good on the spa’s name, they strip away signs of aging with a comprehensive roster of services, eliminating age-inducing stress with massage, and buffing wrinkles with medical-grade facials, microdermabrasion, and resurfacing treatments. In addition to cleansing skin, they help keep epidermises smooth through hair-removal treatments that uproot fuzz with techniques such as body sugaring, electrolysis, and waxing. Whether returning smoother complexions to faces with IPL acne-clearing treatments, or harvesting wax to make homemade vinyl records during ear candling, the meticulous pamper practitioners aim to keep clients relaxed.