Crystal Ulen's education didn't end when she graduated from the Salon Professional Academy. When she?s not beautifying clients at the salon, Ms. Ulen regularly attends classes to keep up on the latest styling trends. She's thus honed her expertise in many fundamentals of hairstyling, including updos and color treatments that employ Redken Chromatics.
Stylist Ana Gomez draws on 16 years of salon experience when she cuts and colors the manes of her clients inside her private salon suite at Professional Hair Studio. She shampoos and deep-conditions freshly colored hair with Redken products before finishing new styles with gel, mousse, or spray.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($29–$38) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($55–$70), highlights ($75–$90), or a perm ($55–$70). Prices vary by location.
Open to the public and to salon professionals, Elevation Distribution specializes in top-of-the-line hair extensions, styling tools and products, and locally crafted accessories. The company’s extension experts can frequently be found on the road to salons all across Chicagoland to lead training sessions. Back at home, staff members also welcome clients for Lipo-Light treatments that break down stubborn fat cells, resulting in reduced dress sizes, inch loss, and expanded hide-and-seek spot possibilities.
At Eco Nail Lounge, located inside Chazio Salon, the nail technicians refuse to hide beautiful, natural nails beneath plastic counterfeits. Instead, they aim to nurture and restore homegrown nails until they are so strong that clients can impatiently tap on a counter or scale a smooth skyscraper without fear of them breaking.
Their penchant for natural beauty has also led them to use natural nail polish and nontoxic mani-pedi techniques. And their luxurious pedicures nourish limbs with organic ingredients, such as honey and milk, and pomegranate and fig. A seasonal, organic fruit scrub that softens skin can be added to any treatment.
The staff at Haute Bombshells Beauty & Tan creates custom looks for clients with tanning, makeup, and hairstyling services. The team's certified airbrush technician uses her background in art to darken skin with spray tans. Each treatment begins with a pH-balancing spray and for an additional fee a custom moisturizer is blended to suit the client's skincare needs. A licensed cosmetologist rounds out the beauty services with hair extensions, makeup, and hairstyling.