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 try to convince the John Hancock building to do something about its two glaring cowlicks, 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. In addition to drenching hair in deep hydration with moroccan oil 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.
At Pure Ambiance salon, staffers administer refreshing facials and update locks with custom cuts and funky procedures. Feather hair extensions enhance heads with eye-catching plumage, and bling extensions weave tinsel through locks to add hints of shine and improve one's chance at a major-label record deal. Staffers update ’dos for men, women, and children, and each hair appointment begins with a complimentary consultation.
Years ago, a friend advised Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Russell to visit a chiropractor after he injured his back during a workout. He was unfamiliar with chiropractic work, but trusted his friend's advice. Not only did the treatments work, but the philosophy of drug-free care also appealed to him. Russell decided to earn his own chiropractic degree at the National University of Health Sciences.
Today, Dr. Russell treats patients at Russell Chiropractic Care with the same techniques that brought him relief. Spinal decompression gently expands the vertebrae, allowing them to properly realign, and electrical muscle stimulation speeds the healing of injured muscles. Massages and acupuncture promote healthier bodies and minds. Patients can also find relief from foot pain with orthotics designed to slip into shoes.
The experienced massage therapists at Mobile Healing Hands travel to their clients’ homes, places of business, and favorite subway stations to relax tense bodies. They dispense the long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage, trigger-point techniques for extra stubborn muscles, and heated lava stones during massage sessions.
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