When hair goes too long without a trim, manes can start to look like helmets or headbands from the Statue of Liberty gift shop. Make haircuts look like a haircut with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a cut and highlight package at Salon 134 West in Palatine (up to a $110 total value). The package includes the following:
- A 30-minute women’s haircut and style (a $17–$40 value depending on the stylist)
- A 90-minute partial highlights (11 to 30 foils) and blow-dry (a $58–$70 value depending on the stylist)<p>
The stylists at Salon 134 West continually master new skills stay on top of industry trends and help each client find a current look that illuminates their features. Clients watch their reflection in elegant, silver-framed mirrors as an experienced staffer trims strands into a tailored coif that can go from casual to formal as easily as a pair of lens-less sunglasses. Carefully placed partial foils add shocks of color to accentuate natural hues or provide bold contrast, and a blow-dry and style complete sleek transformations. As a Biolage Select and Logics Artistic Circle Salon, the team’s expert knowledge of the Matrix line helps them to nourish locks with the right combination of products for their hair color, styling needs, and tendency to snuggle with helium balloons.
Ross Salon & Blow Dry Bar
Every stylist who wields shears or makeup at Ross Salon & Blow Dry Bar has been handpicked for the ability to employ multiple styling techniques and cross over from cutting to coloring to straightening without missing a beat. At many salons, stylists pass clients from one stylist to another in a sort of styling assembly line, all reinterpreting the hairstyle for themselves and moving away from the initial vision for the style. Rather than distorting hairstyles through such a process, Ross Salon & Blow Dry Bar pairs clients with a single stylist for the entire session, allowing stylists to bring their original artistic vision to fruition while saving clients the trouble of having to explain their hair dreams ad nauseam.