Under the watchful eye of a licensed professional, John Amico School of Hair Design's trained cosmetology pupils prove their hair-snipping, shaping, and taming skills with a wide variety of salon services. With the Amino Amplex treatment (a $150–$250 value depending on thickness and length), one of the school's student-stylists de-frizzes damaged hair with a formaldehyde-free formula, straightening and shining locks with an elixir concocted from amino acids and a vial of Rapunzel's tears. The father-and-son-owned cosmetology school teaches its disciples to complete the process in between three and four hours, upon which clients will sport a straighter, more relaxed style for up to three months.
Tucked inside a friendly barbering center, Nails by Stephanie outfits hands with invigorating scrubs and vivid hues of polish. Manicures encourage guests to relax as the Lounge's skilled staff tends to all hair types.
It's all about the experience at Anointed Nails & Spa. And the Blue Island beauty shop's team ensures that experience ends with feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation. The pampering reaches a peak with the spa mani-pedi, which uses heated stones to ease knots in the lower legs and hands.
The nail technicians draw from a tool box of OPI, Essie, and China Glaze shades along with no-chip polishes and acrylic tips. With these, they create intricate nail art with myriad colors, vibrant decals, and rhinestones specifically designed to jazz up jazz hands. The team also removes facial hair with warm wax and adds volume to lash lines with extensions.
Nail technicians at The Sole Fetish Nail Parlour buff fingers and toes until they are smooth, soft, and glistening at the ends. During the Basic Sole 6 manicure, technicians soak hands in a signature bath blend, then file each nail into the shape of a square, oval, or unicorn. Technicians groom cuticles, buff dry skin, and deliver a relaxing massage before a coat of polish seals in handiwork. The express pedicure includes a softening and signature foot soak in addition to basic nail shaping and cuticle sculpting. After buffing removes dull skin and calluses and reveals fresh, softer skin unseen since you were 4, toenails bathe in a shiny layer of polish. Clients may choose to upgrade the manicure or pedicure to a citrus-infused session that includes a paraffin dip or a Minty Winter Ice spa pedicure with a spearmint and eucalyptus soak, exfoliation, warming foot mask, and foot and leg massage.
The stylists at Salon Evangelos skillfully cut and coif hair, but they specialize in custom color and color correction. This includes enhancing locks with demi-, semi-, and permanent hues as well as streaking hair with foil highlights to add dimension to 'dos or help big-game hunters camouflage themselves while on safari. Keratin Complex by Coppola treatments smooth frizzy strands for up to five months, and perms give body to flat follicles. Shop shelves stocked with OPI and China Glaze nail polishes and hair products from Paul Mitchell, Aveda, and Moroccanoil grant clients the means to pamper themselves at home.
Founded by mother-and-daughter duo Vivian and Audrey Amato in 1992, Amato Hair Design has grown to a full-service house of pulchritude that offers spa and salon services for every inch of the body. Armed with high-quality products from brands including Bioelements, OPI, Redken, and Mirabella, Amato's seasoned stylists and aestheticians kick off each appointment with a professional consultation to uncover the style, preferences, and first childhood memory of each individual before devising plans. Coif-centric services include strand sculpting, updos, perms, and multidimensional coloring, and the salon-spa also offers manicures, pedicures, waxing, makeup application, and clown-shoe removal. Amato Hair Design backs each service with a satisfaction guarantee.
A topcoat-level mani-pedi pampers appendages with an olfactory-pleasing aroma soak before filing radical nails into shape and attending to contrary cuticles. Treatments come in three flavors: Chocolate Bar uses avocado oil and aloe along with sweet-tooth-tempting scents; Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey is full of sugar and spice; and Lemon Poppy Seed gives off the fresh scent of the Land of Oz's official baked good. Arm-paddles and bike-peddlers will be moisturized and massaged before being blissfully subjected to a sugar scrub. The professional nail artists use only non-toxic, virtually odorless products. Sugarcoated Nail Boutique offers a four-day chip-free guarantee on manicures, and a seven-day guarantee on pedicures; return for a re-polish after an unexpected bout of barefooted soccer or bare-handed bear-handling.