Salon Aria's stylists boast impressive r?sum?s that include stints at acclaimed training academies, such as Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon; participation in alternative hair shows in Chicago and London; and work for TV shows and hair magazines. Inside the spacious salon in Seven Bridges, they create classic and trendy haircuts and imbue locks with Eufora color, which contains nearly 100 shades of low-ammonia and ammonia-free color. During bridal appointments, they strive to make the day a little less stressful by plying bridal parties with champagne, running out to Jimmy John's for sandwiches, and letting the maid of honor scream into one of the pillows on the leather couch in the waiting area.
With more than 35 experienced beauticians on hand, Beauty Company of Chicago is more than equipped to beautify whatever their clients desire. At salon stations awash with ample light and leafy plants, stylists craft creative cuts, dimension-boosting color, and texturizing perms with trained and artistic hands. The same enthusiasm spills over across the polished wood floors to the nail stations, where technicians dote over fingers, toes, and lucky rabbits’ feet with manicures and pedicures. And if clients want to wind down after sprucing up, cozy massage tables in candlelit rooms await them—along with a massage therapist who soothes tight muscles with tailored strokes and firm pressure. After every visit, guests are welcome to peruse the salon’s store, where products from Aveda, Paul Mitchell, and OPI are available for purchase.
Though it’s been open fewer than three years, Glimmer Salon has already expanded four times—a testament to its rapidly growing clientele and penchant for reinvention. Throughout the sprawling, open space, a team of amiable mane masters snips, colors, and styles strands to each client's specifications. The staff also performs services such as smoothing treatments, facial waxing, and massages. Warm earth tones blanket the walls and complement the sleek hardwood floors, and high-quality hair products line the glass shelves, plotting to swan dive into the coiffures of clients passing by.
Robert Johnson Salon's experienced staff coddles strands with top-notch cuts and styling, soothes epidermises with facial treatments, and pampers physiques with relaxing massages. The salon's stylists deliver face-framing cuts and styles with high-quality products from Redken, Rusk, Pureology, and All-Nutrient, and a range of coloring and straightening treatments can grant tresses a new identity, bypassing the arduous essay portion of the Witness Protection Program application. Skin-soothing facials leave epidermises refreshed and moisturized, while physiques unburden under the capable hands of Robert Johnson's clinical massage therapists.
At Eden Salon & Spa, guests sip on drafts of water, coffee, or tea as they wait to meet with stylists to shape their hair, skin, or nails into a new, revitalizing look. Along with hairstyling and color treatments such as highlights or eyebrow tints, the staff specializes in a full suite of mani-pedi services, from applying acrylics to coating fingernails or toe hubcaps with chip-resistant Shellac polish.
Despite a long list of beautifying hair services and soothing massages, the most important sense at C'zar Salon-Spa is not sight or touch, but smell. Stemming from natural Aveda products, aromas drift throughout the space, tinting the air with rosemary, peppermint, and lavender scents that evoke pastoral scenes pulled straight out of the organic farms on which many of their ingredients grew. The Stress-Fix line of lotions?whose fragrances help to reduce anxiety?cloaks hands and feet in sage during specialty mani-pedis, and customized blends of essential oils augment Elemental Nature massages and facials.
Plants play a role in even the most detailed procedures at C'zar Salon-Spa. Flowers contribute extracts to the salon's cosmetics, and Nufree hair-removal formulas provide a botanical alternative to wax that's more gentle than tweezing with a venus flytrap. Although they don't incorporate leafy greens, wellness treatments such as acupuncture and cupping strive to round out makeovers by goading the body?s healing processes. For special events, the staff can accommodate groups inside the calming venue or transport their perfumed practices to a specified location.