Shannon Dill named her business Serendipity's Hair Care & Nail Salon because she relishes her good fortune of meeting new customers each day. Though she keeps busy tending to fingernails and trimming hairdos to match celebrity styles, Shannon always finds time to share a story or positive message with her clients. She’s such a natural confidante that her manicures often end with a pinky swear and a reassurance that the CND Shellac polish will last up to two weeks without chipping.
The stylists at Pin Up Hair Salon don’t want to transform their clients in quiet. They want to engage their clients and know what look they desire before cutting off split ends, adding color, or creating a permanent wave. They also like to educate their clients on how to get their desired look at home.
On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.
Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci protégés study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.
Guided by a holistic philosophy that traces aches and pains back to an imbalanced life force, staffers at Eden’s Pathway coat physiques in organic products during massages, facials, and natural nail therapies. These treatments not only deliver beautifying results, but also delight the senses—citrus aromas permeate the air during mani-pedis that use lemon creams and scrubs, and chocolate fragrances please nostrils during facials that feature a cleanser, exfoliant, and mask triad imbued with cocoa. Massages range from deep tissue to sports and take place in both individual and couples sessions, so clients can either bring their significant other along or leave them tied to a bike rack outside.
Natural Nails by T's squad of keratin technicians brightens talons with high-quality, chip-resistant OPI, Shellac, and CND polishes. To bolster health and foster strong nail growth, doting techs carefully cleanse, trim, and file nails. Routine maintenance transforms into relaxing rituals with hot-stone and aromatherapy add-ons, and after nail-art manicures, the blank fingertip canvases sport painted zigzags or miniature renditions of Picasso's Guernica. The studio also houses a team of massage therapists, whose discerning touch untangles tension knots during Swedish massages.
Lustrous hardwood floors and walls swathed in calming earth tones cultivate a serene environment inside Complexions, where a skilled team renovates hair, skin, and nails with top-quality products from brands such as OPI, BennieFactor, and gloProfessional. Stylists sculpt and color manes alongside massage therapists who knead away aches with an array of soothing modalities and aromatherapy. The aestheticians tailor facials to suit clients' unique epidermal needs, and enhance skin's beauty with makeup applications, and waxing.