As he reported to Sheridan Road Magazine, Charles Ifergan took the first steps toward establishing his hairstyling empire at the age of 13, when he talked his way into a job at the chic Paris salon where his older brother worked. Just a decade later, he settled down in the Chicago area to establish the first of four salon locations and try to convince the John Hancock building to do something about its two glaring cowlicks, and his work has since garnered media features in publications such as Vogue and Marie Claire. Charles's continually educated stylists keep their deft fingers on the pulse of fashion trends, which they transform into edgy hairstyles for women and men. In addition to drenching hair in deep hydration with moroccan oil and texturizing coifs with Redken products, aestheticians venture to other corners of the body with a concise menu of spa services that includes facials, waxing, body wraps, and mani-pedis.
Backed by more than two decades of styling experience, Jus' Hair Organic Salon owner Cheryl Lauderdale and team carefully selects her roster of hair products to include exclusively organic, ammonia- and chemical additive-free potions that improve hair condition and lock in color. Naturally fresh scents waft from pre-trim shampoos and a variety of conditioners that can mend frazzled ends and, if left in the hair, cause rainwater to roll off of heads like the back of a duck. Tinting solutions from Organic Color Systems and Simply Organic accentuate or obscure native hues during hair-coloring and highlighting sessions. Cinderella I-Hair and UltraTress UltraLinks extensions transplant human hair to add volume and length and conceal misguided neck tattoos of giraffe spots, and waxes free of parabens shape eyebrows into artful arches.
The professional stylists at Knockouts aim to give guys the best possible grooming experience as they spruce up scalps and cosset weary bodies in a sports-themed men’s salon that has been featured on the Today show and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC. As guests sip ice-cold beers or other beverages and watch a game on flat-screen TVs, stylists sculpt sleek, fashionable looks with the salon’s signature six-step Heavyweight haircut. While the stylists shampoo hair or trim beards, aestheticians wax backs and chests or refurbish rugged skin with facials and hand treatments.
At Belle Raye Hair Salon & Spa, a full-service Aveda salon, the products don't grow on trees, but their ingredients do. Organic, all-natural hair solutions from Aveda help stylists cut and sculpt fresh 'dos. The staff also brightens hues with a signature block color. The thick strips of pigment offer a bolder take on highlights, enhancing natural color more effectively than dumping a box of melted crayons on your head. An array of spa services rounds out the Aveda concept salon's menu, ranging from cellulite treatments to a skin-rejuvenating facials.
Across 2,800 square feet of space and five spa rooms, J. Alison Salon and Day Spa's staff helps clients meet their beauty and relaxation goals. Texturizing treatments, chic hairstyles, and the rich colors of freshly dyed manes emerge from salon chairs atop the heads of happy patrons. Elsewhere, aromatherapy fills the air as nimble fingers massage muscles and hot stones melt tension like a blacksmith shaping slinkies. To round out the beauty services, aestheticians wax away unwanted fuzz from head to toe and customize facials to address individual skin care needs.
Tucked away inside the chic Jefferson Hill shops in a Greek Revival mansion, owner Rosalyn Morris guides the team of beauticians at Studio 10. Like the plot of Face/Off, duality defines the salon's nailcare services. Two European licensed beauticians pamper both hands and feet as their owners lounge in two pedicure thrones and at two manicure stations.