Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian has not only been in the lipo biz since 1981 but also has authored a textbook on the topic and developed several new surgical tools of the trade. Dr. T., who has dubbed himself "Lipodoc" and is backed up by Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute's team, specializes in all manner of fat removal and relocation, both by traditional means and with modern laser technology. He also wipes out wrinkles, veins, unwanted hair, and passé tattoos, and he is able to bring his treatments to many, since he speaks five languages, including Armenian, Arabic, and pigeon.
For more than 30 years, Embassy Studios' technicians have cultivated flourishing heads of hair with a multitude of services, ranging from laser treatments to custom hairpieces to surgical transplants. They help healthy strands sprout from the scalps of men and women, working to seamlessly imbue strong, natural-looking tresses into thinning or balding manes. Embassy Studios also offers Neo Graft hair transplants, which aim to provide a more natural-looking hairline without scarring, staples, or sutures. The team also devises thoughtful, personalized hair-restoration plans for clients undergoing medically related hair loss. Services are also bolstered by a resident crew of stylists, who can guide customers toward flattering 'dos and appropriate products and dole out proper-care tips, such what kind of gloves to wear when cleaning locks with bleach.
Recognizing that hair loss occurs for myriad reasons, Hair Trauma Center's specialists tailor their hair restoration treatments to suit each individual case they encounter. They fill in thinning scalps with laser therapy, thickening formulas, and custom hairpieces, prefacing each treatment with a thorough consultation and the advice of affiliated medical professionals. For existing strands, stylists also color, cut, and style hair, or relax unruly locks by tickling them under the chin.
Decisions about health care should not be made in haste. Consultation required as all candidates may not be eligible. Eligibility will be determined on an individual basis applying the accepted and prevailing standards of practice. Non-candidates will be refunded.
Lillian Howard, the proprietress of Lillian Dion Salon, draws upon her training from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London as she leads the shop's team of creative stylists. Within the ultra-chic salon decked out in modern artwork, hair artists cut and color hair of all textures and create glamorous updos for attending special occasions or beguiling onlookers as you sleep. They also add volume and length to sparse manes with an array of specialty extensions and laser hair-restoration treatments. Their selection of Italian haircare products from Davines nourish scalps and cleanse tresses.
What is your salon's most popular service or treatment?
Most people come to take advantage of our skill in keeping the hair healthy, strong, growing, and beautiful.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or training? What makes you and your team experts?
Everyone is a certified hair stylist. [We are] experts at creating innovative looks and meeting the customer's standards in beauty.
What makes your business stand out from the competition?
Not only do we focus on doing hair, but we [also] focus on doing make-up, facials, eye brows, and more to meet the customer's needs.
What keeps customers coming back?
Our customer experience, advanced hair knowledge, our innovative skills, and our location.
What's the vibe of your salon like?
We are [a] fun and outgoing team. No hassle, but a lot of relaxing and great personalities.
Why is Black History Month important to you?
It celebrates our achievements and honors our ancestors. It gives us an opportunity to reference our long struggle to achieve peace, overcome oppression, and become a stronger community.
What does being a black business owner mean to you?
It means that as a people we have come a long way in America. And there are a lot of hurdles to jump, [but] having jumped this one makes me glad.
Brands Used: Botox, Juvederm, Obagi, PCA, Neocutis, Sciton Laser Technology
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Ask questions?we have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We offer a modern and warm, yet professional, medical environment. All three of our offices feature free wifi, refreshments, and elegant decor. Our Chicago facility has its own parking lot.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Our products help improve the appearance of all types of skin imperfections. They are clinically proven products designed to help revitalize, enhance, and maintain healthy skin for life. We stock Obagi, Neocutis, PCA, and Jane Iredale Cosmetics. Additionally, we offer Sciton laser treatments for facial rejuvenation or laser hair removal. We also started offering the new VI Peel.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We have a medical side that specializes in varicose vein treatment that is often covered by insurance, in addition to the plastic surgery and medical spa services.
By 1988, Anthony Santangelo felt the hair restoration business had become stale. His colleagues were not innovating and moving ahead with the times. So, he started AMS Designs to focus on creating innovative solutions for clients that focused on image and style, rather than simply selling a hair-replacement system. Using the finest quality human hair available, he and his award-winning team create hairstyles that look completely natural and live up to each client's lifestyle and personality. How they do that varies from client to client. For some, a hair system may be the best option, while for others integration of new hair into existing hair will do the trick. They also offer extensions and cranial prosthesis.
Hair regrowth is another option. Through laser hair-restoration, the LLLT stimulates blood flow in the scalp, resulting in the growth of up to 135 new hairs per square inch. Topical treatments such as Minoxidal and Rogaine have also resulted in successful hair growth, and the staff also perform surgical hair transplantation. And whatever the system, they work with their clients every step of the way to ensure each client gets the look and style they desire.