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BE AUT Y AWARDS [STYLE] SEEING THE LIGHT The new light-filled George the Salon in the Gold Coast { BEST HIGHLIGHTS } Renee Pelc, Gloss Salon While she’ll foil you to perfection, it’s Pelc’s stunning balayage highlights that really turn heads. TIP Pelc uses the new Olaplex Bond Multiplier No.1, so now you can go blonder without breakage. From $125, 875 N. Rush St., 312.320.5424, glosschicago. com { BEST EXTENSIONS } By Melanie Rud Chadwick, Sarah Ryan, Lisa Shames and Rebecca Taras { BEST COLOR Stevie Smith, Smith & Davis Salon 68 CS APRIL 2015 FOR REDHEADS } continued ... GEORGE THE SALON PHOTO BY NATHANAEL FILBERT When it comes to looking good, these are the go-to salons and professionals that deliver best-in-class services and results that wow. Odisho developed his own extension line with a keratin bond that mimics the chemical structure of the hair, which means you can add length, thickness and volume without any damage to your real tresses. TIP Odisho can install an entire head of extensions using the EXPRESS Keratin Tape in under an hour. From $150, 2150 W. Roscoe St., 773.327.4848, exsaloncechicago. com Tony Odisho, Exsalonce Salon and Day Spa Be it multidimensional highlights or a bold all-over color, Smith takes lifestyle and maintenance into consideration when formulating drop-dead gorgeous reds that run the gamut from natural tones of strawberry blond to fiery russet. TIP Smith’s equally talented spouse (Michael Davis) is available if you need a trim or long-lasting blowout afterward. From $75, 735 W. Wrightwood Ave., 773.697.4206, smithanddavissalon. com { BEST PEDICURE } Cowshed Spa at Soho House This incomparable, long-lasting pedi uses an ergonomically correct, high-tech electric file to exfoliate even the toughest of calluses without pain or discomfort. TIP Don’t leave without scooping up a jar of Cowshed’s Juniper Berry detoxifying body cream to keep your tootsies looking and feeling spa fresh at home too. $45-$65, 113 N. Green St., 312.521.8000, sohohousechicago. com

Style Beauty Awards

Melanie Rud Chadwick, Sarah Ryan, Lisa Shames And Rebecca Taras



SEEING THE LIGHT

The new light-filled George the Salon in the Gold Coast

2015 Salon & Stylish Awards

When it comes to looking good, these are the go-to salons and professionals that deliver best-in-class services and results that wow.

{ BEST HIGHLIGHTS }
Renee Pelc, Gloss Salon

While she’ll foil you to perfection, it’s Pelc’s stunning balayage highlights that really turn heads. TIP Pelc uses the new Olaplex Bond Multiplier No.1, so now you can go blonder without breakage. From $125, 875 N. Rush St.,312. 320.5424, glosschicago.Com

{ BEST EXTENSIONS }
Tony Odisho, Exsalonce Salon and Day Spa

Odisho developed his own extension line with a keratin bond that mimics the chemical structure of the hair, which means you can add length, thickness and volume without any damage to your real tresses. TIP Odisho can install an entire head of extensions using the EXPRESS Keratin Tape in under an hour. From $150, 2150 W. Roscoe St., 773.327.4848, exsaloncechicago.Com

{ BEST COLOR FOR REDHEADS }
Stevie Smith, Smith & Davis Salon

Be it multidimensional highlights or a bold all-over color, Smith takes lifestyle and maintenance into consideration when formulating drop-dead gorgeous reds that run the gamut from natural tones of strawberry blond to fiery russet. TIP Smith’s equally talented spouse (Michael Davis) is available if you need a trim or long-lasting blowout afterward. From $75, 735 W. Wrightwood Ave., 773.697.4206, smithanddavissalon.Com

{ BEST PEDICURE }
Cowshed Spa at Soho House

This incomparable, long-lasting pedi uses an ergonomically correct, high-tech electric file to exfoliate even the toughest of calluses without pain or discomfort. TIP Don’t leave without scooping up a jar of Cowshed’s Juniper Berry detoxifying body cream to keep your tootsies looking and feeling spa fresh at home too. $45-$65, 113N. Green St.,312. 521.8000, sohohousechicago.Com

{ BEST CUT }
George Gonzalez, George the Salon

Gonzalez was previously the stylist for Oprah and Harpo Studios, but that was only the beginning for this master of manes who recently opened a luxurious new salon in the heart of the Gold Coast. TIP Celebs and influential Chicagoans flock to Gonzalez’s chair, so you never know with whom you’ll rub elbows with. $75 for men, $125 for women, 945 N. Rush St., 312.923.9444, georgethesalon.Com

{ BEST MAKEUP ARTIST }
Shannon O’Brien

With extensive experience in runway, print, television and bridal makeup, there isn’t any look that O’Brien can’t achieve like a boss. TIP Along with her artistry abilities, O’Brien regularly makes the news and society pages for her killer sartorial style, so you just might learn more than a few makeup tips from this beauty. Prices vary, shannonobrienmua.Com

{ BEST ONE-STOP SHOP }
Mario Tricoci Salon & Day Spa

Over the course of 35-plus years, the Tricoci family has opened 15 full-service locations throughout Chicagoland that continuously offer the latest trends and techniques in the industry. TIP Look for two cutting-edge color services—Instamatics and Freelights— launching this spring. Prices vary, 900 N. Michigan Ave.,847. 202.1900, tricoci.Com

{ BEST BROWS }
Nicole Jacob at Paul Rehder

Jacob is a brow whisperer who can expertly shape your woolies (sans wax) through the art of precise customization—not a generic industry standard measuring system. TIP Jacob is also a pro makeup artist with a line of namesake cosmetics. $55 first visit, $47 after, 70 E. Walton St., 3rd Floor,312. 943.7404, nicolejacob.com; paulrehder.Com

{ BEST WAXING }
Trim

Talented technicians use both hard and soft waxes to customize a blend based on skin type and the area of the body being waxed, resulting in a quick and painless experience with minimal irritation. TIP A strict “no-doubledipping” policy ensures completely hygienic conditions. From $10-$110, 2503 N. Lincoln Ave.,773. 525.8746; 1629 N. Milwaukee Ave.,773. 276.8746, trimwax.Com

{ BEST GREEN SALON }
Karen Marie Salon

Karen Marie Vanoni’s passion for hair is surpassed only by her commitment to the environment. At her cozy Bucktown salon, she combines both passions with eco-friendly hair products and reclaimed furniture, as well as top-notch hair services. TIP Green brides have a friend in KMS’s hair and makeup services designed for weddings. Prices vary, 1859 N. Milwaukee Ave.,773. 227.4003, karenmariesalon.com

{ BEST BLOWOUT }
Blowout Junkie Whether you prefer big and bouncy or smooth and sleek, expect to leave with shampoo commercialworthy strands. TIP The monthly Junkie Program offers perks and discounts for regulars. $40, 445 W. Huron St., 312.929.2291, blowoutjunkie.Com









BEAUTY STARS From top: Cowshed; Red Door Spa; Smith & Davis Salon; Mario Tricoci Salon & Day Spa.

{ BEST UPDO }
Goldplaited

The word “updo” may conjure images of stiff bouffants and bad prom hair, but you’ll find neither at this finishing salon, where they specialize in modern, on-trend styles. TIP Don’t leave before perusing the carefully curated selection of designer fragrances available for your spritzing pleasure. $50, 2803 N. Sheffield Ave., 773.880.9180, goldplaited.Com

{ BEST MANICURE }
Juko A wide array of polishes—including an extensive collection of vegan and no-chip options, and hard-to-find brands such as SpaRitual and CND Vinylux— along with careful attention to detail and exceptional customer service set this mani mecca apart from the competition. TIP If your manicure chips within three days, they’ll fix it, gratis. Regular manicure $15, no-chip $33, 2130W. Division St.,773. 772.2990, jukochicago.Com

{ BEST MASSEUSE }
Colleen McCaffrey, Red Door Spa

McCaffrey tailors her massage technique and pressure to the various parts of your body, relieving even the achiest of muscles. TIP Add on an aromatherapy enhancement to up the relaxation factor. From $105, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 4,312. 988.9191, reddoorspas.Com

{ BEST HAIR SALON }
Mixed Co.Salon

Cut, color, style—this River North gem offers exceptional services across the board, while co-owners David Spillane and Patrick Ryan go above and beyond to ensure every client receives personalized attention. TIP Learn how to perfect your blow-dry technique at the salon’s twiceweekly Blowout Bootcamp classes. Cuts from $55, color from $77, 223 W. Erie St., Ste. 1 E 312.929.2627, mixedcosalon.Com

{ BEST BARBER }
State Street Barbers

This one-stop grooming emporium offers classic cuts, hot lather shaves and beard shaping, all in an atmosphere reminiscent of a vintage neighborhood barbershop. TIP Be sure to check out its varied product offerings. Haircut $30-$32, hot lather shave $45, 3523N. Southport Ave.,773. 472.7723; 1151W. Webster Ave.,773. 447.7721; 1545N. Wells St.,312. 787.7722; 600 N. Kingsbury St.,312. 624.8399, statestreetbarbers.Com

{ BEST FACIAL }
Leah Chavie at Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique

Chavie combines high-tech equipment with research-inspired treatments to transform even the most problematic of complexions. TIP Expect more than just a facial; Chavie also suggests a personalized skincare regimen for each client. From $150, 2457 N. Halsted St.,773. 327.7051, leahchavie.Com

{ BEST COLOR FOR BLONDES }
Kelly Petric, Nomobo Salon

While Petric loves all color—from subtle to bold—blondes are her specialty. Whether you are going platinum or looking for a sun-kissed partial highlight, Petric’s color looks effortlessly natural. TIP Wicker Park-based Nomobo uses Kevin Murphy products that keep your tresses well-styled all day—and smelling divine. From $105, 1415 N. Ashland Ave.,773. 698.8401, [nomobosalon.com](http://nomobosalon.com)

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