As part of the Aveda network, Persuasive Looks Salon infuses treatments for skin and hair with largely organic, botanically based formulas. Guided by a commitment to environmental responsibility and ayurvedic principles, Aveda products are principally derived from essential oils and raw herbs, at least 80% of which are certified organic. The salon's licensed skin therapists not only revitalize complexions with Aveda tonics and rapid smiling drills, but kick off every session with an Aveda Elemental Nature skin analysis that informs the creation of a custom treatment.
Stylists also use the brand's formulas as part of their arsenal for complete hair overhaul, which includes extensions and both Japanese and keratin straightening systems. Cosmetologists also offer Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions and makeup application classes so their clients may hold onto and cultivate their look. The airy, 2,900-square-foot facility is located within an hour of Chicago by car and about two hours by inner tube.
At Anjee Salon and Day Spa, experienced stylists and technicians pamper customers with beautifying and soothing treatments. Stylists snip away excess locks as they create face-framing new dos complete with partial or full highlights, while nail technicians dote upon hands with manicures. The salon is also a provider of Hotheads and Indique hair extensions.
Swirls, sparkles, and colors that flow seamlessly from light to dark adorn the fingernails and toenails that leave NIAN Dur? Hair and Nail Studio, situated within Mocha City Beauty. In addition to nail art, the technicians apply colorful acrylics and permanent french whites. To match the gussied-up mitts, the staff also caters to hair of all textures with a variety of styling treatments.
Licensed aesthetician and business owner Linda Camacho has surgical precision with a makeup brush. Drawing on 12 years of experience beautifying clients, Camacho and her crew of expert beauty techs pamper faces with a dynamic array of makeup and skincare services. Clients can nix fuzz from upper lips with a waxing session or request a full makeover replete with a Bioelements facial, lash extensions, and a makeup application. A skilled massage therapist is also on hand to perform deep-tissue techniques that promote circulation and Swedish massages that leave clients reminiscing about their last lutefisk sandwich.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Eyelash extensions, spray tanning, facials, and massage
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We exclusively use Minky's eyelash extensions and Glo therapeutics skin care.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I became an esthetician 9 years ago and have always wanted my own spa where I could perform services designed by me
Salon Diva's staffers cater to practically every beauty need, offering hair- and nailcare alongside waxing and makeup applications. And thanks to a newly minted partnership with The Cinnamon Tree, they've expanded their pampering services. Now customers can enjoy relaxing massages—including therapeutic, hot stone, and deep tissue—as well as a selection of facials.