Clients walk into Mary Hanna’s Hair Design with one common goal in mind: to improve the state of their hair. And the stylists easily succeed with a host of tools that includes scissors, hair dye, relaxer, and deep-conditioning formulas. They also tackle the little unwanted hairs that cover patrons’ legs and face with bowls of warm wax and a piece of thread or minty dental floss.
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.
The team at Hair Clippers Salon has the expertise to make clients' beauty dreams come true. At this Redken- and Pureology-certified salon, they draw on years of styling experience to provide haircuts and coloring
for men and women, as well as such specialty services as perms, updos, and keratin treatments. Senior stylist Jason does double-duty grooming nails, while fellow senior stylist Nicole provides sleek cuts and and even sleeker waxing services, all while conversing fluently in Russian, Lithuanian, or Polish. At neighboring chairs, Paul Mitchell-trained stylists Ilyana and Alicia sculpt coifs into flattering shapes.
At Salon 21 & Spa, the road to reinvention is paved with Redken highlights, OPI nail polishes, and Bioelements skincare products. Indeed, this full-service salon and spa teems with opportunities for indulgence and beautification; stylists craft face-framing hairdos rich with age-defying color, nail technicians lavish extremities with mango-peel and rhassoul-clay mani-pedis, and skincare specialists coax radiant hues from faces with 24-karat-gold herbal facials. Henna artists and threading specialists also bring their own unique trades to clients, and massage therapists attend to inner beauty with relaxing bodywork treatments.
Sabah Haleem is in good company at Aida Spa, a full-service European salon where stylists and aestheticians pamper their clients from head to toe. They exfoliate skin with facials, offer waxing treatments, and polish nails during relaxing mani-pedis. Any of these treatments pairs nicely with a hairstyling session from Sabah, which may include everything from a flattering cut to a finishing blowout.