Lamaris Salon & Day Spa's aestheticians and stylists customize services to suit each client, whether they are waxing away hair or performing a range of facials. Lamaris's technicians also provide more holistic treatments, using acupuncture needles to relieve pain and encourage weight loss as well as glass cupping to free up internal pathways and allow chi to pass freely through the many tollbooths installed in the body.
Le French Twist Hair Salon's beauty technicians offer a full menu of salon services that ranges from hair to waxing and airbrush makeup. Along with salon services, the staff soothes away tension with massage therapy and fosters glowing skin with basic, treatment, and anti-aging facials.
Madeleine Spatz spent 30 years traveling the globe and styling hair on behalf of Rusk and Matrix before she opened Salon Selvaggio in Edison Park. Her philosophy is simple: she believes a haircut should look beautiful when styled and be left to dry naturally or be launched into outer space. The salon's green walls support portraits of rock stars and provide a bold backdrop for an eclectic collection of vintage furniture. Madeleine's boutique beckons waiting guests with accessories, candles, and imported European soaps. While stylists work with precision cutting techniques, custom dimensional color, and thermal and texture services, they draw from an arsenal of products by Aquage, Paul Mitchell, and Graham Webb. They also arrange tresses into elegant configurations for special occasions and primp nails with mani-pedis, paraffin treatments, and OPI polishes.
For more than 10 years, the staff of Techniques Salon—tucked away in Uptown Park Ridge—has kept a loyal band of clients beautified with customized aesthetic services coupled with high-end haircare and skincare products. Inside the beauty haven, five stylists scurry around the salon floor, tending to manes with traditional hair services including cutting hair with shears or coloring strands with permanent markers. Aestheticians softly step around a treatment room as they rejuvenate epidermises with microdermabrasions, facials, and waxing services, and nail techs strike up conversations with clients as they indulge their put-upon paws with mani-pedi treatments.
The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
The licensed aestheticians of Allure De Vie Salon & Day Spa pamper all regions of the body with a retinue of hair, nail, skin, and med-spa treatments that are lauded by customers. Conditioning treatments soften hair, wraps composed of purifying mud or detoxifying seaweed renew complexions, and spa pedicures soothe construction workers worried about the footprints in their concrete. Trained technicians also help patrons depilate hirsute areas with a laser hair-removal system that curbs future growth to create smooth, stubble-free extremities.
A portrait of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo guards the entrance of Kahlo Salon, overseeing the creative stylists who cut, color, and sculpt hair armed with Redken and Moroccanoil products. Veronica Avila, salon owner and Redken master specialist weaves LOX hair extensions to add volume, length and color to locks and straightens follicles with Brazilian keratin treatments. Avila's list of achievements includes certifications in Pureology, Bosley, and LOX, as well as a certification as a Look Good Feel Better cosmetologist, which allows her to teach beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment. The salon, decorated with artwork by local artists, also features a reception area with a brown-leather couch and shelves of Redken products customers can peruse in person or via wireless Internet as they sip complimentary glasses of wine, coffee, and tea.