Distinction Salon & Spa pampers clients in 2,200 square feet of spa space, outfitted with five treatment rooms, lockers, and a pedicure suite. Driven by a commitment to care for employees, patrons, and the community, the spa edifies its staff with an extensive in-house training and certification program, which in turn benefits patrons who receive top-notch services. To support the community, Distinction Salon & Spa enacts its “Dare to Care, Dare to Share” philosophy, contributing a portion of proceeds from the sale of Distinct Skin Care products toward charities for women and children. Haircare services occur in an elegant crimson-walled space, and spa treatments—such as purifying body wraps, hot-stone and deep-tissue massages, and soothing facial treatments—take place in luxurious, candlelit rooms outfitted with gold-hued walls and an automated shushing system to silence clumsy pin droppers.
Krista Bradford picked up her styling skills in Los Angeles, where she ran a salon for eight years and styled for the Oscars. Though she’s relocated to Chicago, Krista still draws on the glitz and glamour of La La Land to inform her myriad beauty services that include cuts, color treatments, and bridal ‘dos. Krista specializes in hair extensions, using multiple methods such as micro nylon fiber bonds and loc wefts to add inches to locks.
Jevonne Riley's hairstylists repel frizz and frayed ends with botanical-based Aveda products combined during coloring, styling, and waxing services performed amid slate-gray walls and umber flooring. A complimentary consultation hammers out clients’ tastes before all-over color or partial foils edit hair hues to bring out inner spunk or hide previously outer spunk from the police. Shears rein in overflowing tendrils, carving fringe, layers, or bobs, whereas waxing services whisk unwanted fuzz from the face. Great Lengths hair extensions elongate manes, and Aveda sensory rituals supply clients with complimentary sips of tea, makeup touchups to enhance natural beauty, and a neck-and-shoulder ritual to relax away stress. Jevonne Riley's stylists also preen noggins for special occasions such as weddings, proms, and 20-year book-club reunions.
Guests at Lavish Salon-Spa are treated with more than just a friendly hello when they arrive. After walking through the doors, clients can enjoy a healthy snack and cup of coffee or tea from the refreshment bar, while a friendly staff member dispels tension with a relaxing hand, neck, or foot massage. And the massage is only the beginning. From there, a hair designer, esthetician, or nail tech takes the reins and treats guests to a stylish look fortified by Goldwell products, a Dermalogica facial and a swift waxing treatment, or a mani-pedi topped off with vibrant China Glaze polish. Monthly parties and weekly Happy Hours tempt guests to return even before their next appointment for desserts, drinks, and complimentary spa treatments.