Jessica Eberhardt, the owner of Pure Skin Salon and Spa, wants to make her clients feel like family. And with all the treatments she and her team offer, it doesn't take long to start thinking of the spa as a second home. One week, you might stop by for an exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment and a touch-up on your lash extensions; the next might call for a hot-stone massage or a reflexology pedicure. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Pure Skin actually looks pretty homey, too. Beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the interior, and the private spa rooms are outfitted with everything from candles to blanket forts.
Vincent Vanzandt has done his fair share of traveling. His formal training at the Sassoon Academy first whisked him away to California and then took him across the sea to London. He soon found himself in New York as a Farouk Systems educator before opening his own salon outside the city. There, he works with other internationally trained stylists to create beautiful new looks with their haircare services. While waiting for their appointments to begin, clients sit in the salon's comfortable waiting area where they can read magazines, sit in plush, cushioned chairs, admire large green plants, or mold shredded magazines into the style of hair they want.
Over the past dozen or so years, Elisabeth Wolfson has refined her approach to haircare. The biggest change? Doing away with heavy, ammonia- and chemical-laden products, both personally and in her beauty parlor, Sano Salon & Color Bar. She and her team of talented and highly educated stylists use solely ammonia-free (or, at the very least, low-ammonia) products by the likes of Kevin Murphy, Framesi, and MoroccanOil. It’s all part of Wolfson’s mission to help clients maintain and recreate chic, healthy styles at home. Sano’s staff dispenses helpful information for at-home haircare throughout each haircut and color appointment. Learn everything from how to make styles—like their signature DuraBliss blowout—last for days to why its essential to only dry-clean cashmere wigs.
Beyond stints in the styling chair, Sano’s clients can also relax in the nail corner for indulgent organic mani-pedis.
Total Concept Hair Salon has been doling out fresh haircuts for 30 years. The master and senior stylists have stayed abreast of changes in hair design and techniques, making them adept in everything from highlights and cutting-edge coloring services, to traditional perms. Specialists in full-body beauty, they also manicures, makeup, and facials that render complexions as radiant as a bride standing under a black light.
Farida's Hair Salon is a full-service beauty spot dedicated completely to hair. At this comfortable and laid-back salon, clients come in for chic haircuts and rich color services, performed with Keune products. Sunlight from the large windows spills over the leather couches and tile floor of Farida's, where licensed stylists provide special-occasion updos and paint highlights into hair.
The skilled stylists at Fantastic Sams Lincoln Park turn their deftly handled shears not only to the hair atop patrons' heads, but also to unruly facial hair, performing beard and mustache trims. Other services include facial waxing, color and texture treatments, and updos for formal events.