Before scissors, people used more natural grooming methods, trimming hair by harnessing a stone’s sharp edge, a fire’s thermal heat, or a river’s collection of hungry piranhas. Celebrate 21st-century technology with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a shampoo and deep-conditioning treatment (a $25 value), along with a haircut and style (a $55 value), at Charles Ifergan Salon & Day Spa in Chicago, Naperville, Deerfield, and Oakbrook Terrace (up to an $80 total value).
When not busy populating the pages of Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Allure with his coif creations, Charles Ifergan Salon & Day Spa owner Charles Ifergan trains his fleet of stylists in the art of successful snipping. Each ’do’s day at the spa starts in a lather of shampoo, liberating hair from the clutches of surface oils and subsurface G.I. Joes. Next, heads host a luscious conditioning treatment, which soaks richly into follicles while adding moisture to thirsty strands. An expert haircut follows, as stylists clip new life into manes before submitting them to a styling session. Customers harness a blur of brushes, blow-dryers and high-end products, including MoroccanOil, Redken, and Rusk, directing stylists’ maneuvers to maximize attractiveness and minimize the risk of being mistaken for a topiary.
Charles Ifergan Salon & Day Spa
As he reported to Sheridan Road Magazine, Charles Ifergan took the first steps toward establishing his hairstyling empire at the age of 13, when he talked his way into a job at the chic Paris salon where his older brother worked. Just a decade later, he settled down in the Chicago area to establish the first of four salon locations and his work has since garnered media features in publications such as Vogue and Marie Claire. Charles's continually educated stylists keep their deft fingers on the pulse of fashion trends, which they transform into edgy hairstyles for women and men by drenching hair in deep hydration and texturizing coifs with Redken products. Aestheticians venture to other corners of the body with a concise menu of spa services that includes facials, waxing, body wraps, and mani-pedis.