From a young age, Paty Ramirez knew she wanted to work in the beauty industry. It led her to enroll in the Hair Professionals Academy right after high school and spend the next decade honing her skills with precision cuts and color treatments in Geneva salons. Today, she brings her expertise to One Salon in St. Charles, where she specializes in treating coarse, curly hair.
Maria Guasta started cosmetology school in her junior year of high school and earned her license before she even graduated. When she turned 23, she bought Savage Hair International and devised her own training program for the stylists she hired, sculpting manes for Broadway productions and New York Fashion Week in the meantime. Two decades later, this style prodigy turned beauty-industry veteran continues to develop her salon and personally train each of her stylists, equipping them with products by Schwarzkopf and MoroccanOil. In her spare time, she spreads her instructional talents beyond her salon's walls as an educator with the Rusk creative team, teaching other stylists how to forge stylish haircuts without actually lowering their clients' ears.
The ripe orange walls inside Hair by Rosie offset speckled tan floor tiles and black wood accents. Amid these cozy trappings, stylist Rosie Sanchez draws on more then 15 years of experience as she sculpts sleek layers and renovates tresses with invigorating deep-conditioning treatments. As her clients allow bold highlights to set, Rosie often encourages them to admire the salon's welcoming wall signs, which include uplifting words such as Hope, Inspire, Dream, Love, and Your Salon Chair Can Be Raised Higher If Needed.
At the front desk of Headz Up Salon, a colorful chalkboard menu welcomes visitors with daily specials, drawings, and a list of their latest services. The stylists—each with at least a decade of industry experience—cut, style, braid, and color hair beneath the fronds of vibrant potted plants. They welcome clients of all ages, and can often accommodate dual haircuts for moms and daughters or dads and their cheeseheads.
In just one visit to Beauty Concepts, you can get a scalp massage, a haircut, and a no chip manicure and pedicure. This head-to-toe approach to beauty also includes eyebrow threading and full body waxing, as well as microdermabrasions and full facials that start with deep cleaning and exfoliation and wrap up with an invigorating steam treatment and extractions to remove blackheads and misplaced construction signs. Each facial is tailored to clients' skin types, ensuring the appropriate mix of ingredients and cleansing techniques to make complexions glow.
The stylists at Posh Salon have years of training and experience behind them. Regardless of what patrons wish for their strands, from help managing their ringlets to adding permanent waves to straight-haired tresses, or whether customers want gilded highlights, precision cuts, or formal updos, one of the stylists specializes in it. In addition to hair services, stylists also offer swift hair removal.