With its vibrant red walls, sleek white chairs, and plethora of hanging plants, Always Hair and More manages to strike an elegant yet homey vibe. The staff at this Oak Forest salon performs a full range of hair treatments for men and women, and also spruces up exteriors with mani-pedis, waxing, and custom spray tans. Clients can also unwind inside the private treatment room with a massage or facial.
Pennants and items of sports-themed decor dot the orange walls of Priceless Grooming Lounge, ready to spur friendly rivalries between patrons and their barbers. The skilled and licensed staff cultivates a warm and friendly atmosphere, and they razor, shear, and otherwise tend to all hair types.
As part of the national network of Paul Mitchell beauty schools, Paul Mitchell the School Tinley Park teaches students—or, as the academy refers to them, future professionals—cosmetology and aesthetics skills inspired by the products and services the brand has spent decades perfecting. While expert instructors help students prepare for state board exams and training in advanced techniques, they also supervise their proteges as they practice their skills on public clients or vain houseplants who can reserve salon services at discounted rates. The school was originally opened in 2001 as the first Paul Mitchell School in Illinois, and in 2009 moved to its current 15,000 sq.-ft. studio space outfitted with modern trappings.
As a licensed cosmetologist, Kristine Power has acquired the necessary skills to keep her clients properly pampered. She guides scissors through the hair of men, women, and children, and covers heads with foil for vibrant highlights and better TV reception. She also chemically alters manes via perms and Coppola Keratin Complex smoothing treatments.
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.
From the age of 12, Mz. Kelly started experimenting with hair, using her friends and family as test subjects. She realized that she had a talent for the art, and soon what began as a hobby blossomed into her life’s work: creating styles that leave the hair healthy and make people feel beautiful and confident. She specializes in short ‘dos, creating face-framing shapes and ornate patterns using shears, clippers, and a range of texturizing techniques. By merging these skills with other tools such as hair extensions and curl-boosting rod sets, Mz. Kelly can mold hair into whatever style best suits her clients' features, fashion sense, and pillow shape.