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.