Krista Bradford picked up her styling skills in Los Angeles, where she ran a salon for eight years and styled for the Oscars. Though she’s relocated to Chicago, Krista still draws on the glitz and glamour of La La Land to inform her myriad beauty services that include cuts, color treatments, and bridal ‘dos. Krista specializes in hair extensions, using multiple methods such as micro nylon fiber bonds and loc wefts to add inches to locks.
Great Clips Salon's stylists stay up to date on the latest styles and techniques, snipping and reshaping masses of hair into sleek headpieces worthy of mounting above handsome brows or on the hood of a Cadillac. Clients can walk in any time for the next available appointment, or take advantage of the online check-in system, which queues soon-to-be-styled customers and notifies them when they are next in line. Appointments open with a consultation, in which stylists learn a client's personal style answer burning questions such as the proper number of times to water hair with coca-cola daily. Afterward, stylists bring expertly wielded shears to bear on hairdos, sculpting bold new shapes out of raw keratin. While not included in today's Groupon, Great Clips Salons provides cornucopia of products to keep all hair types nourished and looking their best.
After years of hard work making their owners look good, split ends retire with the snip of a scissors inside GR Italian Hair Style. Freshly shorn locks are then molded into new styles and highlighted for a pop of color. The stylists also tend to clients’ keratin sheets during manicures.
Although the retro cutting chairs and eclectic, recycled furnishings between its exposed-brick walls exude a vintage vibe, Alwin Anthony Salon maintains a modern edge, thanks to owner Sara Bott. Thestaff uses only the latest coloring, manicure, and body-waxing techniques and high-end products from Onesta and LuLu Blossom?decisions that helped earn the shop the Reader's Choice for Best Hair Salon 2012 award from the Daily Herald.
While Sara is out on the floor educating stylists and clients about organic Surface Hair Health Art products, staff can be found at the vintage manicure station expertly filing, buffing, and painting nails with a rainbow of CND and OPI polishes. The team?s eco-consciousness reaches beyond recycled furniture to encompass a petite menu of organic and vegan services ranging from coconut oil-based Framesi hair colors to vegan mani-pedis using SPArituals polishes freshly plucked from their homegrown nail-polish tree.
The state-licensed technicians at The Cutting Edge frequently attend educational programs to stay up-to-date on the latest spa and salon services. Among them, Kirsten Fahey, a skin care specialist and licensed esthetician, addresses clients' skin issues using skills she acquired while studying at the New Age Spa Institute. Her certifications in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and body treatments further help her improve the look and health of epidermises. In case clients are more concerned with what’s on top of their heads, Kirsten can also point them in the direction of the spa and salon’s hair services, which are carried out with products by Aquage, Redken, and Moroccanoil.
From behind the salon chair at Hair by Justyna Salon, Justyna removes unwanted length with a pair of gleaming scissors and bestows strands with new color using bowls of freshly mixed hair dye. Her fleet of trusty products, such as Moroccan Oil and Wella, aid her in the pursuit of revamping manes, and her fingers twist hair into chic updos and Windsor knots for special events.