The friendly mane mavens at Salon 1325 specialize in tress-management techniques inside their sleekly vibrant style space of bright colors and exposed brick walls. Submit strands to a keratin smoothing hair service to silken locks for up to four months at a time. Each application subdues mouthy manes by coating follicles with a bonding agent that changes hair’s structure and rebellious smoking behaviors. The duration of the treatment depends on hair length and quantity, as well as the rowdy texture of individual strands. Upon completion, heads dry quickly, flaunting curtains of glistening shine regardless of age, ethnicity, or aversion to street magic. Those who book a smoothing treatment will receive an additional 10% off a pigment punch-up that brightens cuticles for a sleek makeover or forthcoming prison break ($35+).
Lashes By AJ is there for all who want to add a little glamour to their faces or disguise the effects of french-kissing the sun. The stylists work with NovaLash products, solving the problem of short lashes with extensions that can last up to six weeks. Clients may need to go in for touchups every few weeks. In addition to eyelashes, the staff also treats faces and fingers, offering customers a variety of facials, manicures, and pedicures.
At I-Too, a team of experienced aestheticians works tirelessly to capture and eradicate errant hair using a combination of traditional and modern methods. An ancient Eastern art, eyebrow threading uses only a small, 100% cotton thread and the skillful hands of its master to carefully remove renegade forehead follicles. The process achieves finely sculpted brows by twisting the thread around the offending strands, evicting them quickly, painlessly, and before they can ask for their security deposit back. Because it doesn't strip the top layer of skin, threading is an appropriate technique for all skin types, causing minimal irritation or emotional distress to the face.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
In 2010, licensed massage therapist Tracey Pinckney opened Alluring Studio and Spa so she could pamper clients with modalities ranging from relaxing Swedish to foot-focused reflexology. Since then, the studio has had to accommodate for its rising popularity by moving to a bigger space and offering more services. Inside the new location’s earth-toned interior, clients can enjoy facials, scrubs, and waxing treatments along with Tracey’s signature massages. As an independent Mary Kay beauty consultant, Tracey also possesses the supplies and training to help clients makeover their looks before hopping on a saddled tortoise for nights on the town. She also invites patrons to bring their own makeup to Teach Me Makeup workshops and travels to their homes with a cache of massage oil and eyelash extensions for spa parties.
At Eyetopia Spa, Larevemos “Lady” Patterson and her team free women from time-consuming makeup routines by applying mink or silk eyelash extensions in a variety of styles and colors. The individual extensions adhere to lashes with a soft-drying adhesive to create one of three natural effects: mascara, dramatic, or extreme, using 45 lashes per eye. Once customers have donned lashes of their preferred material, length, curl, and fullness (some extensions measure up to a quarter millimeter in diameter), they maintain their style with fill-ins, which Lady recommends receiving every three to four weeks, unless you have reason to believe the world will be ending at dawn anyway. She'll also be donating a portion of her proceeds from her Groupon to The American Breast Cancer Society.