Hair & Styling in Illinois

Haircut Package with Optional Partial Highlights at Beauty Concepts (Up to 56% Off)

Beauty Concepts

Aurora

$80 $35

Hairstylist makes over clients' looks with a new haircut, and can add dimension with optional partial highlights

Haircut and Style with Optional Partial or Full Highlights from Corrie Asbury at Fuzion Studios (Up to 51% Off)

Corrie Asbury at Fuzion Studios

Southeast

$25 $12.50

Stylist updates looks with trendy cuts and adds dimension with highlights

Women's Haircut, Blowout, and Optional All-Over Color and Highlights at A Cut Above Hair Studio (Up to 59% Off)

A Cut Above Hair Studio

Joliet

$42 $20

Skilled stylist snips away split ends and accents with all-over color, multidimensional highlights, and windswept blowout style

Haircut and Conditioning with Options for Partial or Full Highlights at Jus' Hair Organic Salon (Up to 66% Off)

Jus' Hair Organic Salon

English Rows

$72 $29

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Paraben-, ammonia-, and cruelty-free organic products from brands such as Organic Color Systems cleanse and highlight hair

Haircut Package for Men or Women with Lucki at Headquarters Salon (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Lucki at Headquarters Salon

Elgin

$50 $19

Stylist Lucki Vanderbilt crafts hairstyles, adding moisture or highlights

Haircut Packages with Options for Highlights with Gina Martin at Toye's Hair and Nail Salon (Up to 64% Off)

Gina Martin at Toye's Hair and Nail Salon

Waukegan

$80 $29

Hairstylist Gina Martin gilds freshly cut tresses with highlights and nourishes locks with a deep conditioner

Haircut, Deep-Conditioning Treatment, and Optional Highlights from Lady M Hair at True Salon (Up to 55% Off)

Lady M Hair at True Salon

Arlington Heights

$60 $29

Skilled stylist snips away split ends, hydrates hair, and accents with multidimensional highlights

One or Three Blowouts at Salon Lotus (51% Off)

Salon Lotus

Evanston

$37 $18

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Sociable stylists help increase hair's silkiness and volume with professional blowouts

Haircut and Conditioning with Option for Highlights or Color from Cut & Color Studio Hair Design (Up to 55% Off)

Cut & Color Studio Hair Design

Multiple Locations

$44 $22

Stylists nourish strands and craft customized cuts for men and women; color transforms looks with skin-flattering shades

One Eyebrow or Upper-Lip Wax or Both at Mary Hanna's Hair Design (Half Off)

Mary Hanna's Hair Design

Bolingbrook

$8 $4

Stylist Mary removes unwanted hair from visages with quick eyebrow and upper-lip waxes

Wash, Style, and Deep-Conditioning Treatment with Cut or Partial Highlights at Le Beaute Salon and Spa (Up to 52% Off)

Le Beaute Salon and Spa

Palatine

$60 $29

Stylists with at least seven years of experience trim split ends, add dimension with partial highlights, and shape hair into fresh new looks

$99 for a Keratin Treatment at Mikel's Hair Salon & Laser Spa ($250 Value)

Mikel's Hair Salon & Laser Spa

Skokie

$250 $99

Keratin treatment leaves hair shiny, smooth, and frizz-free

Partial Highlights, Ombre Color, or Hair Extensions at Salon Studios - Hair By Paulette (Up to 53% Off)

Salon Studios- Hair By Paulette

Orland Park

$125 $59

Tape-in hair extensions add length & volume that can last up to two months; ombre color & partial highlights create subtle or dramatic looks

Haircut and Coloring Packages at Gina Marie (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Gina Botich

Vagabonds

$50 $25

Skilled stylist conditions strands, snips away split ends, and adds multi-dimensional highlights

Cut and Style with Moroccanoil Treatment and Option for Full Highlights at Nancy Koss Salon & Spa (Up to 55% Off)

Nancy Koss Salon & Spa

Oak Lawn

$58 $29

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Stroll out of this established salon with a newly styled ‘do treated with nourishing Moroccanoil products and accented with full highlights

Haircut with Blow-Dry, Style, Moroccanoil Mask, and Optional Partial Highlights at Studio DG (Up to 53% Off)

Studio DG

Berwyn

$75 $35

Stylists nourish strands with a Moroccanoil mask before updating ‘dos with trendy cuts and optional highlights

Haircut Package with Optional Color or Highlights at Salon 710 (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Salon 710

Mount Prospect

$50 $25

Expert hairstylists reshape 'dos with cuts, soften strands with conditioner, and brighten locks with optional color or highlights

Haircut with Conditioning, Basic Color, or Highlights at Hair by Gail (Up to 56% Off)

Hair by Gail

Wheaton

$80 $36

Have hair cut, colored, and conditioned at this home-like private salon in Wheaton

Haircut and Style with Option of Color Treatment at loveleighhair (Up to 64% Off)

loveleighhair

Mood Swings Beautique

$80 $29

A stylist who specializes in natural hair fashions new 'dos, nourishing strands with conditioner or adding new shades with a color treatment

Haircut with Optional Partial or Full Highlights from Lala Lita at Salon Ruelle (Up to 59% Off)

Lala Lita at Salon Ruelle

Downers Grove

$120 $49

Seasoned stylist tames frizz with a conditioning treatment, in addition to trimming hair and adding optional highlights or color

One or Two Men's Haircuts with Style at J. Terri Ross Salon (56% Off)

J. Terri Ross Salon

Glencoe

$45 $20

Skilled stylist snips away split ends and crafts new cut to flatter the features

$8 for $17 Worth of Women's Haircuts — Artistic 3 Hair & Skin Care

Artist Iii Styling Salon

Belleville

$17 $8

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Blowout, or a One-Year Membership with Monthly Blowout and Product Discount at Flat Iron Beauty Bar (Up to 53% Off)

Flat Iron Beauty Bar

Elmhurst

$60 $29

Stylists wash and condition hair before nixing frizz and dullness with a blowout; members keep looks fresh with a monthly blowout

Haircut and Conditioning with Options for Partial or Full Highlights at Laura Kay Hair Design (Up to 54% Off)

Laura Kay Hair Design

Lombard

$65 $30

Stylist revamps coifs with cuts, fortifies strands with deep conditioning, and optionally adds dimension with partial or full highlights

$125 for a Keratin Smoothing Treatment at Color Splash Salon & Spa ($250 Value)

Color Splash Salon & Spa

Buffalo Grove

$250 $125

In as little as two hours, La-Brasiliana Keratin treatment with collagen smooths, shines, and softens hair while boosting manageability

Haircut with Deep Conditioning or Color at Creating Style (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Creating Style at Reflections Hair Studio

Crystal Lake

$70 $35

Expert hairstylists spruce up 'dos with cuts, soften strands with deep conditioning, and brighten locks with optional color or highlights

Cut and Moroccanoil Treatment with Optional Highlights from Melissa Wright at Shimmer Hair Salon (Up to 67% Off)

Melissa Wright at Shimmer Hair Salon

Shimmer Salon

$65 $22

Stylist remodels manes with cuts, Moroccanoil treatments, and full or partial highlights

Haircut & Style with Optional Conditioning or Color Services at The Loft Hair Salon in Plainfield (Up to 51% Off)

The Loft Hair Salon

Plainfield

$65 $32.50

Wella Professional haircare products aid stylists as they snip, style, and highlight coifs

$99 for a Keratin Complex Hair-Smoothing Treatment at Cut and Color in Schaumburg ($249 Value)

Cut and Color

Multiple Locations

$249 $99

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Keratin protein smoothes frizz for up to 5 months, leaving curly or straight hair voluminous, smooth, and manageable

Haircut, Conditioning, and Style with Optional Partial or Full Highlights at Sasha G Salon & Spa (Up to 58% Off)

Sasha G Salon & Spa

Wheeling

$85 $39

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Stylists fashion flattering haircuts embellished with depth-enhancing highlights inside a welcoming, European–style salon

Haircut and Conditioning with Options for Partial or Full Highlights at Bastian II Salon (Up to 55% Off)

Bastian II Salon

Park Ridge

$60 $29

Stylists specializing in avant-garde looks quickly update ’dos with trendy cuts, highlights, or formal-event styling

Wash, Cut, Style, and Deep Conditioning Treatment with Optional Color at Sandra Araceli Salon (Up to 55% Off)

Sandra Araceli Salon

Elk Grove Village

$55 $25

Hair services all start with a consultation to discuss style and taste and finish with a brief tutorial on how to maintain your look at home

Haircut, Color, and Style from Allure Hair Salon (60% Off)

Allure Hair Salon

Danville

$60 $24

Fresh new cut and color for the fall

Haircut Package, Partial Highlights with 18 Foils, or a Single-Process Color Package at Salon Dargento (Up to 55% Off)

Salon Dargento

St. Charles

$65 $29

Stylists snip and shape tresses, slide up to 18 foils into manes to imbue partial highlights, or illuminate locks with single-process color

Cut and Condition; Cut, Blow-Dry, and Color; or Cut, Blow-Dry, and Highlights at Salon Aria (Up to 56% Off)

Salon Aria

Woodridge

$60 $29

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Stylish cut creates a flattering new look; conditioning treatment smoothes hair; single-process color or partial highlights add dimension

Haircut and Highlights with Optional Deep-Conditioning Treatment at Salon Couture (Up to 65% Off)

Salon Couture

Gurnee

$123 $45

Stylists transform looks with chic cuts and highlight services and nourish hair with a deep-conditioner

$32 for a Haircare Package at A Private Salon (Up to $80 Value)

A Private Salon

Oswego

$80 $32

Locks are nourished, highlighted, relaxed, and styled at a salon dedicated to the diverse needs of their community

Women's Haircut with Scalp Massage, Style, and Options for Highlights at Shear Design by Sarah (Up to 59% Off)

Shear Design by Sarah

Steger

$35 $15

Stylists gently massage scalps, adding relaxation to salon packages that include a haircut and highlights

One, Three, or Five Blowouts or One Smoothing Treatment at Kristin's Salon Suite (Up to 57% Off)

Kristin's Salon Suite

Algonquin

$200 $99

Skilled stylist hydrates strands then offers blowout styling for windswept look; smoothing treatment to tame frizzy hair

Brazilian Split End Repair or Haircut, Blow-Dry, and Highlights at La Reine (Up to 54% Off)

La Reine

Highland Park

$60 $29

Brazilian split end repair reduces appearance of split ends in 10 minutes; haircuts come with partial or full highlights

Haircut, Conditioning, and Optional Partial or Full Highlights at Exhale Now Salon & Spa (Up to 50% Off)

Exhale Now Salon & Spa

Burbank

$50 $25

A stylist trims hair, applies a conditioning treatment, and creates visual dimension with partial or full highlights

Haircut with Sew-In Weave at Hair Styles by Duvann (Up to 66% Off)

Hair Styles by Duvann

Lansing

$295 $99

Stylist trim locks and apply extensions using sew-in technique

$14 for $25 Worth of Color Services at Salon Sa'Treice

Salon Sa'Treice

O'Fallon

$25 $14

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Men's Haircut with Optional Color or Three Haircuts at Thomas Carr'e Salon & Whimsy Beauty By Design (Up to 57% Off)

Thomas Carr'e Salon & Whimsy Beauty By Design

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

Stylists cut, buzz, and trim men's hair into new 'dos, with an optional color to blend in grays

Haircut and Conditioner with Optional Color or Highlights at Vincent Anthony Hair Design, Ltd. (Up to 51% Off)

Vincent Anthony Hair Design, Ltd.

Wilmette

$115 $57

Hairstylist hydrates hair with conditioner before a haircut, and can add partial highlights or color for an extra touch

Haircut and Conditioning Treatment with Option for Full Highlights at Salon La "T" Da (Up to 65% Off)

Salon La "T" Da

Poplar Grove

$40 $19

Experienced beauticians transform hair with Matrix products; both options include a blowout-finished style

Cut with Option for Partial Highlights, Color, or Full Highlights with Jennifer Boehm at Salon Lofts (55% Off)

Jennifer Boehm at Salon Lofts

Chesterfield

$62 $29

Stylist has fashioned the Rams’ cheerleaders hair before game days and photo shoots, and trained with the leading educators of hair design

Haircut, Style, and Conditioning Treatment with Options for Partial or Full Highlights at Salon G (Up to 56% Off)

Salon G

Vernon Hills

$55 $26

After a consultation, stylists snip, strengthen, and style hair, as well as add colorful pop with optional highlights

$69 for a Haircut and Single-Process Color at Marco Hair Salon ($140 Value)

Marco Hair Salon

Westmont

$140 $69

Skilled stylist carefully shapes new styles and transforms locks with single-process color

Haircut, Shampoo and Style with Optional Highlights or Color at Salon Lofts Suite 22 - Nicole Stevens (50% Off)

Salon Lofts Suite 22 - Nicole Stevens

Ellisville

$40 $20

Skilled stylist trims locks and adds pizazz with all-over color or texturizing highlights

Keratin Treatment with Optional Haircut, or Men's or Women's Cut and Style Package at Salon Orlin (Up to 60% Off)

Salon Orlin

Elm Grove

$32 $15

Skilled stylist snips away split ends for new face-flattering cut; keratin treatment straightens frizzy hair for ease of styling

Deep Conditioning and Partial or Full Highlights or Single-Process Color at Ellis Hair Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Ellis Hair Salon

Beautique Salon and Spa

$90 $45

Stylists create vibrant hues with partial or full highlights or organic single-process color

Cut, Deep Conditioning, and Blow-Dry with Option for Partial or Full Highlights at Elite Edge Hair Salon (Up to 61% Off)

Elite Edge Hair Salon

Bloomingdale

$69 $29

Savvy stylists reimagine 'dos, repair hair damage with deep conditioning, and add dimension with partial or full highlights

Women’s Shampoo, Haircut, and Style with Optional Full or Partial Highlights at Salon 22 in Crete (Up to 63% Off)

Salon 22

Crete

$35 $15

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Experienced stylists remove dirt with a shampoo and enhance manes with a cut and style and optional full or partial highlights.

Cut and Conditioning with Optional Color or Root Touchup Highlights at Great Looks Hair Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Great Looks Hair Studio

Lake Villa

$40 $20

Restorative condition treatment prefaces haircut and style to flatter the features and optional all-over color or root touchup highlights

Haircut with Optional Single-Process Color or Partial or Full Highlights at Tai's Beauty Lounge (Up to 59% Off)

Tai's Beauty Lounge

Geneva

$45 $19

Stylists update looks with cuts and color; clients leave with flattering blow-dried styles

Two Women's Haircuts from A Radiant You Salon (57% Off)

A Radiant You Salon

Geneseo

$21 $9

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Haircut and Blow Dry with Option of Partial Highlights or Color (Up to 61% Off)

Mane Attraction Salon & Day Spa

Grayslake

$65 $29

Cozy salon updates looks with fresh haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and partial highlights or color

Cut, Condition, and Optional Highlights from Hair With Ashyia DiVine at Shear Perfection Salon (Up to 64% Off)

Hair With Ashyia DiVine at Shear Perfection Salon

Crest Hill

$75 $37

Invigorating deep condition treatment prefaces haircut and style to frame the face and optional full or partial highlights

Haircut and Conditioner with Optional Color or Partial or Full Highlights (Up to 51% Off)

The Strand Hair Studio

Libertyville

$65 $32

Invigorating deep-conditioning treatment prefaces flattering haircut and optional all-over color or full or partial highlights

Haircut, Conditioning Treatment, and Style with Optional Highlights or Gloss at Hair Revolution (Up to 53% Off)

Hair Revolution

Evergreen Park

$75 $35

Skilled stylist snips away split ends, hydrates strands, and accents with partial highlights or gloss treatment

Cut, Relaxer, or Natural-Styling Package at Healthy Hair by Tameka (50% Off)

Healthy Hair By Tameka

Homewood

$70 $35

With each package, stylists hold a consultation, evaluate your scalp, and condition and trim your hair

Men's Haircut with Optional Shave and Facial Cleaning at The Masters Touch International Cuts (Up to 49% Off)

The Masters Touch International Cuts

Alsip

$35 $18

Barbers pair professional haircuts with an option fresh shave and facial cleansing

Haircut, Blow-Dry, and Deep Conditioning or Extensions and Styling at High Power Hair by Fushia LeFlair (Up to 56% Off)

High Power Hair by Fushia LeFlair

Bellwood

$85 $39

Artistic stylist transforms 'dos with imaginative styles and expertly applied extensions

Cut, Style, and Condition with Optional Full Color or Partial Highlights at The New Hair Image (Up to 57% Off)

The New Hair Image

Brookfield

$55 $25

Stylists clip, style, shampoo, and deeply condition strands, creating flattering new ’dos; all-over color or partial highlights add flair

Haircut with Optional Conditioning, Ombre Coloring, and Highlights at Joel Roberts Hair Salon (Up to 60% Off)

Joel Roberts Hair Salon

Mokena

$85 $39

Skilledstylist hydrates damaged strands, snips away split ends, and accents withpartial highlights or multidimensional ombre look

Haircut and Coloring Packages from Evy at Studio A Salon (Up to 57% Off). Three Options Available.

Evy at Studio A Salon

Deerfield

$105 $45

Skilled stylist snips away split ends, hydrates damaged strands, and accents with color retouch or multidimensional highlights

Haircut with Partial Highlights and Glaze or Global Keratin Hair Treatment at Salon Malizia (Up to 55% Off)

Salon Malizia

Frankfort Square

$108 $49

Stylists snip new styles and add dimension with partial highlights and a glaze treatment; the Global Keratin treatment reduces frizz

Full Blown Blowout or Full Keratin Treatment at Ashley Pure Beauty (Up to 51% Off)

Ashley Pure Beauty

Hinsdale

$35 $18

Stylists blow-dry and style guests' hair or straighten locks with keratin treatments that last 12 to 16 weeks

Hair-Straightening Treatment or Haircut, Style, and Facial Wax at Flaunt (Up to 52% Off)

Flaunt

Countryside

$200 $99

Stylists cut and style hair and wax brows, lips, or chins, or they straighten waves and smooth frizz with straightening treatments

Haircut, Blowdry, and Style, with Options for Partial or Full Highlights at Perk Hair Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Perk Hair Studio

Prospect Heights

$70 $35

Stylists craft flattering hairstyles, optionally enhanced by partial or full highlights

Haircut and Facial Waxing with Option of Partial Highlights or Color at Hair Clippers Salon (Up to 51% Off)

Hair Clippers Salon

Lemont

$70 $35

Personal style enhancements via haircuts and facial waxing at a Redken- and Pureology-certified salon

Haircut, Full Highlights, or Both with Deep-Conditioning Treatment at Michael D Anthony's Salon (Up to 52% Off)

Michael D Anthony's Salon

Countryside

$66 $33

Sylists use Redken products when cutting coifs, repairing damage with conditioner, and adding dimension with highlights

Haircut or Hair Extensions from Kee at X'pression Beauty & Barber Salon (Up to 62%)

X'pression Beauty & Barber Salon

X'pression's Beauty & Barber Salon-Cahokia

$35 $17

Kiara Gaines - or Kee to her clients - cuts, colors, smooths, and extends hair for long-lasting looks

$83 for $150 Worth of Keratin Treatments from Jacki at Imperial Styles Hair Salon

Jacki at Imperial Styles Hair Salon

Midlothian

$150 $83

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$99 for a Keratin and Collagen Smoothing Treatment at 5th Avenue Salon & Spa in Norridge ($350 Value)

5th Avenue Salon & Spa

Norridge

$350 $99

A solution made from keratin and collagen helps to vanquish frizz, creating shinier and softer locks

Prom Updo or Haircut with Optional Color or Highlights from Laurie Nelson of Mirror Images Salon (Up to 57% Off)

Laurie Nelson of Mirror Images Salon

Mirror Images Salon

$35 $15

Stylist snips away split ends, hydrates strands, and accents with color or multidimensional highlights; prom updo styling is also available

$14 for $35 Worth of Men's Haircuts — Jae's barbershop

Jae's Barbershop

Hazel Crest

$35 $14

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$63 for $125 at Mz. Nicki's Creations

Mz. Nicki's Creations

Richton Park

$125 $63

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We spoke with Waxing Room owner CherylAnn Gutierrez about how it feels to have your hair removed with thread and what you can do to make the process quicker and easier.

What does threading feel like?

CherylAnn compares the sensation to tweezing, "but many hairs at a time." As the aesthetician works strands of cotton thread around the brows and lips, a quick twist uproots an entire line of hair at the follicle. CherylAnn says her staff can help soothe away any sting afterwards by applying ice, cortisone, a gentle massage, or even cucumber slices to the treated areas.

How quickly can your aestheticians thread a line of hair?

"We've never timed it," she says while laughing, "but very quickly."

Which is better: threading or waxing?

CherylAnn refuses to take sides: each one has a place. Threading may be especially useful for people who are allergic to certain waxes or who have sensitive skin due to, for example, a recent chemical peel. But her general advice is "try each one." She says fans of threading tend to believe the process gives aestheticians greater control, allowing them to create better definition, straighter lines, and more dramatic angles than are possible with waxing. But the main reason CherylAnn offers threading is that she knows it's ultimately a personal preference, and she "wants to be able to serve everyone."

What can clients do to get the best results?

During appointments, clients will be asked to slightly stretch the skin around their eyebrows so that it's flat and level. According to CherylAnn, the most important thing you can do at this time is to hold your skin so that it's as taut as possible. She says this allows the aesthetician to go line by line with greater speed and accuracy, which minimizes any potential discomfort.


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3115 N Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

At the front desk of Headz Up Salon, a colorful chalkboard menu welcomes visitors with daily specials, drawings, and a list of their latest services. The stylists—each with at least a decade of industry experience—cut, style, braid, and color hair beneath the fronds of vibrant potted plants. They welcome clients of all ages, and can often accommodate dual haircuts for moms and daughters or dads and their cheeseheads.

2124 W Galena Blvd
Aurora,
IL
US

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.

5485 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US

The gurus at Colorific Hair Color Salon believe that in order to successfully transform looks, you need a plan. Before any strands shift hues, a director colorist meets with new clients to craft an attack strategy based on their hair type, facial features, and desire to camouflage themselves in a field of wheat. A dedicated technician then custom blends a mix of Schwarzkopf color products, deftly painting and using foils to create the desired look.

Although their products are high quality and their services are indulgent, Colorific’s crew keeps costs low. To do this, they let patrons blow-dry and finish their own look at a self-styling station. But for those seeking a full-service salon day, they also offer precision cuts, styling lessons, and makeup applications using the natural, preservative-free bareMinerals line by Bare Escentuals.

1520 Il Route 59
Shorewood,
IL
US

Despite a long list of beautifying hair services and soothing massages, the most important sense at C'zar Salon-Spa is not sight or touch, but smell. Stemming from natural Aveda products, aromas drift throughout the space, tinting the air with rosemary, peppermint, and lavender scents that evoke pastoral scenes pulled straight out of the organic farms on which many of their ingredients grew. The Stress-Fix line of lotions?whose fragrances help to reduce anxiety?cloaks hands and feet in sage during specialty mani-pedis, and customized blends of essential oils augment Elemental Nature massages and facials.

Plants play a role in even the most detailed procedures at C'zar Salon-Spa. Flowers contribute extracts to the salon's cosmetics, and Nufree hair-removal formulas provide a botanical alternative to wax that's more gentle than tweezing with a venus flytrap. Although they don't incorporate leafy greens, wellness treatments such as acupuncture and cupping strive to round out makeovers by goading the body?s healing processes. For special events, the staff can accommodate groups inside the calming venue or transport their perfumed practices to a specified location.

175 Jackson Ave
Naperville,
IL
US

During more than a quarter century at the helm of LookAfter Hair Company, Peter Hall has seen the styling industry gradually split in two directions—toward the high-end salon and toward the in-and-out fast cut place. With LookAfter, Peter decided to close that gap. There, guests can get premium salon services on a walk-in basis and haircuts from stylists who will gladly slow down for careful consultations instead of racing through trims with stopwatches in their hands. The name LookAfter is meant to reflect this blend and to demonstrate his vision for a place where the staff stands ready to serve all clients, whether they need keratin treatments, eyebrow waxes, or beard trims. This approach has helped LookAfter grow to more than 40 locations across St. Louis, Kansas City, and central Illinois, and the idea has also led to ongoing community outreach. Stylists have helped raise money for disaster relief, support breast-cancer awareness, and generate funds for veterans’ programs by carrying haircare products from American Warrior.

2757 Chatham Rd
Springfield,
IL
US