Great Clips Salon's stylists stay up to date on the latest styles and techniques, snipping and reshaping masses of hair into sleek headpieces worthy of mounting above handsome brows or on the hood of a Cadillac. Clients can walk in any time for the next available appointment, or take advantage of the online check-in system, which queues soon-to-be-styled customers and notifies them when they are next in line. Appointments open with a consultation, in which stylists learn a client's personal style answer burning questions such as the proper number of times to water hair with coca-cola daily. Afterward, stylists bring expertly wielded shears to bear on hairdos, sculpting bold new shapes out of raw keratin. While not included in today's Groupon, Great Clips Salons provides cornucopia of products to keep all hair types nourished and looking their best.
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.
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.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Ulta's licensed staff, which partakes in ongoing training to keep skills sharp, creates customized looks and expert image enhancement using acclaimed beauty products. Like a loaf of bread in a space shuttle with a broken sunroof, hairstyles can grow stale between salon visits. A 45-minute coif-cultivation session, in which the stylist takes into account face shape and lifestyle, energizes follicles and forges a salon-fresh look. In the one-hour Dermalogica facial, an aesthetic augur examines skin in order to customize a course of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing session with Dermalogica products. The treatment leaves skin impeccable, like a recently buffed and oiled slab of marble.
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.