At Salon 22, a great hairstyle is like a fine diamond: shiny, precisely cut, and multidimensional. Stylists summon these qualities in a sparkling space lined with earth-toned walls and decorative reeds. Armed with photos of their favorite looks, clients help design ’dos that amplify bright eyes, stunning cheekbones, or fashion-forward angel halos. In the process, stylists may sketch pictures of prospective coifs to gauge clients' reactions. They also teach clients how to hone their hair at home, using products by Aquage, Biomega, and Simply Smooth. Goldwell hues power color services, which range from eyebrow tinting to full-head foils. Texture services such as body waves and keratin treatments can make tresses pin straight or as rippling as an ocean watching a horror movie. In addition to prettifying locks, the styling team can pamper nails with cuticle softeners and glamorous polish.:m]]
Operating under the umbrella of Chicagoland Smile Group, the staff at both Olympia Fields Dental Associates and Oak Park Dental Group work to keep smiles healthy and bright. Although both dental teams are adept at general dentistry, helping patients maintain glittering smiles without using actual glitter, they also hold specialists among their ranks. These specialists have skills in oral surgery and extractions, as well as dental implants that can sometimes be made in just one day.
Both practices also strive to stay ahead of the curve in treatment technology. At Olympia Fields, high-powered microscopes and other tools give restorations a precise and comfortable fit, while at Oak Park, 3-D x-rays give dentists a better view of the entire mouth.
Starting out in 1981 as a humble gas station and tire center, Scott?s U-Save remains a family-owned operation but has grown into a full emporium of auto repair. Its 15 overhead lifts ensure speedy delivery of lube, brake, and suspension services, and its repeated inclusion on Southtown Star's Best of Chicago Southland list belies the staff's attention to detail. Scott?s boasts tires from all major manufacturers, including Michelin and Continental, and technicians outfit wheels on cars, trucks, and rickshaws of any size or shape with a selection of stylish rims to match.
Hailing from humble beginnings in a renovated Mississippian gas station, McAlister's Deli has revolutionized the concept of fast food with healthy fare recognized by Parents in 2009. Premium ingredients, such as Black Angus roast beef and black forest ham, pile upon stuffed potatoes or artisan bread, sating hungers and silencing stomachs before they recite bank-account numbers. As patrons wait for servers to deliver meals, they sip signature sweet tea, swirled together onsite daily from pure cane sugar and a rainforest-certified black-tea blend as dictated by a closely guarded recipe.
Entertainment at the Crete Family Fun Center includes a Cannonball Wars arena, in which teams fire foam balls into the opposing crew’s net. Players work up a sweat while dodging focused light in an indoor laser-tag arena or playing classic and modern games in the arcade, and bumper cars provide catharsis for overworked driving instructors. Crete’s onsite restaurant dishes up treats such as pizzas, hot dogs, and burgers.
The Holiday Star Theater, originally Holiday Theatre, opened in 1950. Classic Cinemas took over the theater in 1980 and renamed it the Park Forest Theatre. In 1990, Classic Cinemas restored the theater to much of its original 1950s appearance, and divided the auditorium into two screens, with capacities of 374 and 276 seats