Even when they're blessed with fulfilling careers, active social lives, and strong senses of purpose, most people can still get knocked off their game by bad hair days. Fortunately, in these times of trouble, people like stylist Nikki Ventura are there to blunt the cowlicks and rein in the flyaways. Tapping more than a decade of professional experience, Nikki designs custom 'dos for women and men. Her expertise doesn't end when she sets down her shears. Using professional-grade coloring products, she reinvents looks with everything from partial highlights to all-over dye jobs. Nikki also takes care of hair elsewhere, whisking away unwanted fuzz from the lips, brows, and chin during speedy waxing services.
The House of Brows may specialize in precision eyebrow waxing and threading, but its beauty and spa services, which include lash extensions, facials, body wraps, and massages, set the company apart. Aestheticians customize hair-removal sessions by consulting with clients to determine which method suits their hair or skin type. After deciding between threading or waxing, clients recline as aestheticians groom, shape, or completely efface hair patches. When the service concludes, technicians give clients after-wax instructions to console the skin of its losses. Treatments take place on overstuffed recliners in a vibrant bittersweet-colored studio.
Nestled between street-level boutiques on the Square, the quaint Hyde Park Salon employs a staff of coif caretakers to revamp hairdos in its exposed-brick and Tiffany-box-blue sanctuary of style. The baseline cut-and-conditioning service transforms outmoded beehives into elegant styles, infusing individual strands with strength and luster. A color retouch preserves shimmering hues, and partial highlights crowns crowns with subtle contrast. Color treatments are performed with Aveda's full spectrum hair color system. This blend of organic botanical oil helps condition hair and delivers beautiful shine and vibrancy.
The staff members at Essential Styles have mastered head-to-toe beauty services. They take on unkempt hair with haircuts and relaxers, enlisting the help of Paul Mitchell, Essations, Mizani, and Nairobi Professional products. Or, for an entirely different look, they sew in or bond weaves. For faces, they arch eyebrows and thicken lashes with extensions. Finally, they turn to fingernails and toenails, rounding out their top-to-bottom treatment menu with manicures, pedicures, and intricate nail art, such as drawings of smaller toenails on larger toenails to mimic a matryoshka doll.
Drawing from experience as a hairstylist and an educator, Debrah Englert specializes in performing hair restoration and working with long hair. At Debrah Englert - Healthy Hair. Healthy Body., she shapes her clients' tresses through cuts and styling, adds sheen with highlights and coloring, and nourishes dry scalps with conditioning treatments. Her team includes Jasna Dzafer, who specializes in nailcare, including Shellac and french mani-pedis, and skincare specialist Seege Ross, who uses holistic and natural ingredients in masks and facials.
Ashley Williams wants to contribute to the overall well being of her clients, and she does so at Unique Massages, one muscle at a time. The licensed massage therapist studied at Concorde College, earned her license, and practices at Unique where she offers massages that are tailored to each client's needs. Her services include Swedish massage to help clients overcome stress, hot-stone and geriatric massage to soothe pain and tension, and prenatal massage to give expecting mothers a break from supporting the weight of the giant baby-naming book.