High ceilings, large front windows, and vases brimming with flowers greet customers at Ida’s Salon, a celebrated Northbrook beauty emporium boasting a skilled staff dedicated to pampering clients with a fleet of services. Wielding handpicked Schwarzkopf color and hair care products, mane masters shroud head threads in new hues or snip strands to match the latest trends or the mirror’s mood ring. The Keratin Complex straightening treatment smoothes out frizz for several months, while nails bask in renowned OPI and Shellac polish during European manicures and pedicures. Customers can peruse the gargantuan display of cosmetics before a makeup application or revel in multi-shaded scarves, seasonal clothes, and glamorous jewelry for sale throughout the ample space.
In 1973, Le Nail Chic opened its doors as one of the first manicure salons in Elmwood Park, delighting locals with professional-grade polishes and sophisticated french manicures. After launching a second parlor, owner and nail guru Darlene began experimenting with ways to not only beautify but also protect and treat the nail. Still among the salon’s specialties, nail wrapping bundles nails in a special tissue that aims to heal them and prevent future chips. Not limited to manicure and pedicure services, the salon's staffers also beautify bodies with custom airbrush tans designed to create beach-like glows without the usual beach-like side effects, such as cloud-shaped tan lines.
Visage de Beauté refreshes façades with microdermabrasion treatments that utilize diamond chips to excavate the top layer of skin—clearing away dead skin cells and leaving faces smoother, healthier, and younger looking (a $125 value). The Echo 2 Plus oxygen treatment will then seek to reverse signs of aging caused by sun and pollution (a $95 value). After exfoliation, a vitamin-enriched mask deluges subepidermis cells with osmotic hydration. This clears the way for a vapor mist of pure oxygen gas, which will infiltrate the lower dermal layer with vitamins and minerals to refresh tired skin, restoring it to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.
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.
At Head to Toe, a full-service beauty salon and spa, pulchritude professionals cosset weary patrons within a relaxing oasis featuring a range of hair, nail, and waxing treatments that utilize high-end salon products and stress-melting massages and facials. During pampering manicure and pedicure services, the salon’s digit doctors knead tightness out of phalanges and extremities before coating keratin in OPI, Essie, and Duri lacquers to revitalize fingers and prepare feet for trips to the beach or for sandal-model interviews. Stylists reduce head tension with relaxing shampoos and conditioners before basic cut and style sessions and after double-process color treatments.
Veteran stylist Evelyn Levin approaches each clients’ haircare desires with formal training from the L'Oréal Academy, more than 25 years of experience, and keenly honed aesthetic intuition. Armed with an arsenal of products from brands including Enjoy, Evelyn can trim 'dos into appealing head-top topiary, rejuvenate strands with custom-formulated conditioning treatments, and imbue locks with a fresh, enlivening hue. Evelyn ensures her services deliver the most up-to-date pampering by continuing her styling education and thoughtfully incorporating the most current trends and products in her everyday practice.