Founded by mother-and-daughter duo Vivian and Audrey Amato in 1992, Amato Hair Design has grown to a full-service house of pulchritude that offers spa and salon services for every inch of the body. Armed with high-quality products from brands including Bioelements, OPI, Redken, and Mirabella, Amato's seasoned stylists and aestheticians kick off each appointment with a professional consultation to uncover the style, preferences, and first childhood memory of each individual before devising plans. Coif-centric services include strand sculpting, updos, perms, and multidimensional coloring, and the salon-spa also offers manicures, pedicures, waxing, makeup application, and clown-shoe removal. Amato Hair Design backs each service with a satisfaction guarantee.
The stylists at Sage Salon & Spa pamper guests with hair, nail, and skincare services. Along with cuts and color, guests can visit the blow-out bar for fresh new styles with a wash and blowout, or extend their locks with clip-in extensions to impress the local prince. For faces, vitamin C or cranberry facials create healthy glows while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Makeup applications, lash extensions, and waxing services are also available.
As part of the national network of Paul Mitchell beauty schools, Paul Mitchell the School Tinley Park teaches students—or, as the academy refers to them, future professionals—cosmetology and aesthetics skills inspired by the products and services the brand has spent decades perfecting. While expert instructors help students prepare for state board exams and training in advanced techniques, they also supervise their proteges as they practice their skills on public clients or vain houseplants who can reserve salon services at discounted rates. The school was originally opened in 2001 as the first Paul Mitchell School in Illinois, and in 2009 moved to its current 15,000 sq.-ft. studio space outfitted with modern trappings.
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
Xindy Foot Spa brings the centuries-old practice of Chinese foot reflexology to Tinley Park. In a calm and elegantly decorated space, experienced reflexologists use firm pressure on points on the feet believed to correspond to different organ and muscle groups, helping to detoxify and destress clients. The staff also offer spa foot massages, which include a warm foot soak and a shoulder, head, and neck massage.