Honey Comb Salon’s skilled tan technicians produce long-lasting custom glows with airbursh-tanning services. During the approximately 30-minute session, airbrush techs deftly spray entire body frames with a sunless elixir, transforming pale physiques into bronze figures. The moisturizing formula leaves skin soft and supple, ready to flaunt at beach outings or cafeteria conga lines.
Inside Colleen’s Family Hair Care, the stylists at Hair Goddess welcome men and women into their chairs for haircuts, color services, and beard trims. Apart from shearing up overlong lengths, the team elongates locks with Cinderella hair extensions and extinguishes frizz with smoothing Brazilian blowouts. When they’re not tending scalps with hair services, versatile staffers primp façades with brow, lip, and chin waxing.
At Frankie's, empty stomachs fuel up on eclectic menu selections including hot dogs, sausages and sandwiches made to order using locally sourced ingredients. For hot dogs, teeth sink through Chicago-style fixings into an all-beef link kept from inflating into a life preserver by the constraints of a poppy-seed bun. Sandwich savants layer italian beef on top of fresh french bread, top the meat in a choice of mozzarella, sweet peppers, and hot giardiniera, and then deliver it to taste buds alongside a mild italian sausage. Patrons turn toward the restaurant's chalkboard menu to order up a Meatball Sammich and scribble out calculations for the gravitational pull of a Portabella Sammich, which lures mouths from their meat trance with a marinated mushroom cap topped in tomato and cucumber.
Paulina Esthetics Boutique channels the beautifying talents of three aestheticians, a cosmetologist, and a massage therapist, into a menu of spa services performed with high-quality products. Soft and hard waxes gently snatch fuzz from sensitive skin and serums tailored to specific flaws renew faces and reverse the signs of too much time spent with shar pei puppies. An organic airbrush-tanning formula bronzes bodies to one of three sun-kissed sheens, and colorful Lash Candy extensions frame eyes with a rainbow of sparkly hues. The boutique salon is outfitted with dark woods and trendy furnishings, like vintage chic furniture and ambient lighting.
Stylist Kayla Pavlak and her colleagues at Splash Hair Design & Spa hone their fashion sensibilities by attending education classes and beauty shows. The staff members channel their continued training with both techniques and visual artistry, breathing fresh life into every head of hair they touch. They begin each haircut with a consultation so clients can express their goals and image desires. Using clients' wishes as a blueprint, the stylists set about designing new dos, sculpting and styling every strand into a unified whole. They revive faded or gray hair with highlights as well, adding dashes of color to draw out youthful looks that could turn the slightest head jerk into a slow-motion commercial scene.
At Hot Heads Salon, “Keep It Up!” isn’t a motivational phrase. It’s the name of the root re-touch treatment, a title that’s exemplary of Hot Heads’ Salon cheeky service menu. Stylists, including the mother-daughter duo that runs the salon, cut locks but do not blow-dry them during “Shape Up…Ship Out!” sessions and straighten ringlets with “I Hate Curl” straightening treatments. Aside from hair services—which also include highlights, Brazilian blowouts, perms, and conditioning treatments—they also perform waxing and manicures.