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.
Flower murals and rose-colored walls draw guests into The Pink Nail & Spa like honeybees into a garden; cushy leather seats await them, as inviting as lush flowers. Guests plop comfortably into the chairs during manicures, pedicures, and waxing services. Creative Spa manicures and pedicures condition skin with elixirs infused with citrus oils, antioxidants, and vitamin E. Nail technicians also pamper the hands and feet with relaxing soaks and moisturizing treatments. During regular spa mani-pedis, the techs knead palms and soles and slough off expired skin with gentle exfoliation tools. Clients can also opt to pamper their whole bodies with more than a half-dozen types of massage therapy, including Swedish and deep-tissue treatments that melt pain, tension, and subcutaneous cheddar wheels.
For more than 10 years, the staff of Techniques Salon—tucked away in Uptown Park Ridge—has kept a loyal band of clients beautified with customized aesthetic services coupled with high-end haircare and skincare products. Inside the beauty haven, five stylists scurry around the salon floor, tending to manes with traditional hair services including cutting hair with shears or coloring strands with permanent markers. Aestheticians softly step around a treatment room as they rejuvenate epidermises with microdermabrasions, facials, and waxing services, and nail techs strike up conversations with clients as they indulge their put-upon paws with mani-pedi treatments.
The staff at CN Spa Laser take a hard stance against wrinkles and blemishes, but they're flexible when it comes to technology. Since 1999, they've been updating their equipment to stay abreast of advances in the aesthetic field. That means that the med-spa is always stocked with state-of-the-art tools, from FDA-approved lasers to really cool goggles for protecting your eyes from the lasers. The lasers assist with procedures such as hair removal, skin firming, and the reduction of age spots. Technicians also administer Botox and other injectables to ward off wrinkles and fine lines.
Despite their focus on current technology, the CN Spa Laser team hasn't given up on certain classic treatments: they still treat clients to massages, mani-pedis, facials, and makeup applications.
For nearly two decades, Cut & Color Studio Hair Design has lived up to its name, treating every haircut as more of an artistic endeavor than a simple trim. To enhance their scissor-borne designs, stylists at the unisex salon imbue hair with flattering shades by using TIGI hair color, along with applying natural-looking Remy extensions from So.Cap. in an array of brilliant and sometimes edgy hues. Clients can add faux diamonds or feathers to push their look even further or finally win over a beloved peacock. Beyond hair services, the salon also offers waxing, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications for special occasions.
From the first snip of hair to the final cleanse of an herbal massage, the focus at Meera’s Beauty Salon is on making its clients look better. To that end, the staff members offer hair, makeup, and skincare services with the aid of products from Redken, Shahnaz Herbal, and Estée Lauder. Services include perms or highlights, which redefine clients' personal style, as well as facials or henna tattoos, which fill in the peripherals with radiant color or unique designs.