In a snug salon hedged by charcoal-gray walls and wood-panel floors, Anthony Marie's stylists work from a beauty menu that features cuts for men, women, and children. Professional products by Redken and MoroccanOil safeguard strands from bad hair days, and polishes from OPI beautify nails during bad nail days.
At Hanancy Nail Salon, owners Tiger and Nancy Huynh specialize exclusively in nail care. The duo and their staff doll up fingers and toes with everything from vibrant coats of polish to Shellac gel to acrylic fills. During their various manicure and pedicure treatments, hands and feet are treated to exfoliating paraffin therapy, hot-stone foot massages, and rounds of footsie with a fuzzy stuffed animal.
Sage Salon & Spa Lounge’s team of spaghetti snippers works to help each client find a saucy new style. Streak strands with highlights or defend your brain against gamma rays by using a full set of foils ($80), or let a master stylist lop off too-lengthy locks ($40+). Indecisive snippers can test-drive a new ’do with a semi-permanent hair color that lasts four to six weeks ($45+). Comfortable furniture, soft lighting, and elegant artwork envelop hair-service indulgers in a relaxing ambience as they enjoy free bottled water, coffee, or tea, or test polish readiness with complimentary Internet surfing. Groupon guests in need of additional body beautifying can also take advantage of an additional 15% discount on other image-enhancing services, such as the salon's expert mani-pedi pampering.
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.
Spanning more than 150 locations and six states, L.A. Tan's beautifying services polish pallid epidermises into shining, bronzed statues and brighten smiles with whitening treatments. A Level 1, 2, or 3 booth tan glows warmly with UVB rays, stimulating the body's production of vitamin D and burnishing epidermises to a brilliant sheen. UV-free spray tans, such as Mystic Tan or VersaSpa sessions, quickly glaze outer skin shells into glistening hues without exposing hides to the sun's harmful rays or pitiful knock-knock jokes.