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Like a flight to Denver, a new haircut can transport a person's mood to an elevated state. That's the goal of Curls Salon and Spa's skilled stylists, who sculpt sleek layers and streak bland strands with bold color highlights. The salon and spa's menu is also brimming with spa treatments, which range from restorative mani-pedis to peels and facials for renovating complexions. Clients may also request hair-removal services, which include techniques such as threading, waxing, and flypapering.

4801 Greenwood St
Skokie,
IL
US

Nearly a decade ago, master-stylist Jarmen Kordou founded J. Antou Salon in Aveda's established tradition of beauty, health, and earth friendliness. Offering services from cuts to color to nail and skincare, Kordou and crew transform exteriors with Aveda products rendered largely from organic ingredients such as marshmallow root, sunflower oil, and nut-seed pigment from Brazil. With this garden-grown palette at their disposal, the stylists take a personal, consultative approach to beauty, customizing treatments to their clients' face shape, lifestyle, and fedora-wearing habits.

625 Grove St
Evanston,
IL
US

With its starkly elegant black-and-white design scheme, On Stage Salon exudes a modern vibe that belies its 40 years in business. Ornate chandeliers illuminate the cushy, ebony salon chairs, from which stylists transform the manes of women, men, and children. A time-honed slate of services draw from cutting-edge products such as Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, and Wella color. The mirrors at each styling station—along with the delicately painted curlicues above them—reflect clients' newly minted perms, waves, and Slinky extensions.

654 Waukegan Rd
Glenview,
IL
US

Scruples Salon & Spa oozes luxury, from its chic atmosphere to its body-coddling services. In this elegant space, soothingly adorned with orchids and pale leather sofas, skilled stylists and aestheticians take care of clients from head to toe. They offer trendsetting haircuts, coloring services, and updos to customers relaxing in massage chairs, along with spa mani-pedis, soothing facials, and waxing. Everything from body wraps and exfoliation treatments to eyelash tinting and massage therapy is available at this full-service salon and beauty center, and the calming and quiet vibe enhances the experience.

1344 Patriot Blvd
Glenview,
IL
US

The stylists and aestheticians at Magic Scissors Coiffures & Boutique beautify clients from head to toe. Skincare experts use antioxidant-infused vitamin facials and ultrasonic skin scrubbing to reveal healthy glows. On the salon floor, stylists update looks with everything from cuts and color to Brazilian Blowout treatments—infusing strands with frizz-free shine. But the feel-good vibes don’t end with a new 'do. The salon donates clippings to a charitable project, where hair’s oil-retaining properties are put to use in cleaning up oil spills.

9110 W Golf Rd
Niles,
IL
US

At Arch-ez Sensational Beauty, each beauty specialist brings a distinct set of skills to the table. At her respective station, Sana Khan threads eyebrows and administers lash extensions that help eyes to pop as powerfully an Orville Redenbacher factory on fire. Demi waxes off clients' unwanted hair, while resident facial specialist Sarika Modi coats faces in whitening, herbal, and organic treatments. Meanwhile, at another area of the spa, a specialist decorates skin with intricate henna designs.

239 Golf Mill Ctr.
Niles,
Illinois
US