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 stylists at Bastian Salon 2 use Kevin Murphy products to bring about looks that range from classic to avant-garde. Pulling from more than 25 years of runway experience, they deftly snip, color, and texturize tresses to each client’s specifications amid the trendy backdrop of plush chairs and hot-pink-hued walls. But whether shortening hair with dramatic cuts or adding instant length with extensions, they make sure the finished product complements a client’s features and skin tone.
Aisha's training at the Niles School of Cosmetology and 17 years of experience underscore her expertise. At Aisha's Beauty Salon, she flexes her shears as a stylist and flaunts her knack for matching hues to hairs as a master colorist. She paints strands with multidimensional highlights and lowlights and dresses hair with natural or dramatic shades using single- and double-process color. Her salon’s services also include makeup applications, facials, nailcare, and threading and waxing for men and women.
Stylists at CK Studio Salon & Spa view styling hair less as a job than an art. They craft artful looks for Chicagoland customers, snipping hair into custom cuts, applying extensions, and constructing updos that keep hair off the face more effectively than a forehead awning. Aestheticians utilize their waxing talents by removing unwanted body hair. To reduce skin irritation after waxes, they apply 100% pure cold pressed Argan Oil which also keeps the skin feeling soft.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
After attending Empire Beauty School, stylist Racquel “Kal” Stringer spent seven years acquiring hands-on industry experience, following and perfecting each new hair trend to hit the scene. These days her bag of tricks is robust—she still enrolls in continuing education classes, and she draws on her expertise from within her very own salon, which opened in the summer of 2012. The intimate space, wrapped in turquoise hues and dappled with bronze accents, sees hairdos transform with a range of services, including all-over colors, deep-conditioning treatments, and precision cuts.
During appointed “seniors” days, Kal entertains elders with good conversation while she adds volume to their tresses with roller sets and perms. But no matter what age her clients are, she always takes the time to teach them how to recreate their new 'do at home or within 30 second of finishing a bungee jump.