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.
Family-owned Blown Away! Hair Salon recently added cosmetic teeth whitening to its lineup of beautifying services, all administered by trained technicians. Each tusk-varnishing session commences with a cuspid wipe-down that removes external impurities and doubloon-stuffed fillings so that the whitening gel can work most effectively. The tooth technician then fills a delicate mouth tray with the whitening gel, which evenly coats the teeth as the customer bites down. A specialized LED light pours into open mouths to speed up the whitening process, beaming down for 20–30 minutes. Following the procedure, guests are gifted with aftercare instructions devoid of reference to obsessive tooth brushing and sandblasters.
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.
From the age of 12, Mz. Kelly started experimenting with hair, using her friends and family as test subjects. She realized that she had a talent for the art, and soon what began as a hobby blossomed into her life’s work: creating styles that leave the hair healthy and make people feel beautiful and confident. She specializes in short ‘dos, creating face-framing shapes and ornate patterns using shears, clippers, and a range of texturizing techniques. By merging these skills with other tools such as hair extensions and curl-boosting rod sets, Mz. Kelly can mold hair into whatever style best suits her clients' features, fashion sense, and pillow shape.