Need an updated hairstyle? Looking for a way to kick back and relax while indulging in some beautifying treatments. There’s no better place to go than Luxe Salon in Sycamore where hair is the emphasis.
“We focus on being professional experts in everything hair-related and we create an environment where people can relax and unwind,” said owner/master stylist Kalrissa Taylor, who has worked for 13 years in the beauty industry.
She started the salon on State Street three years ago.
“I wanted to bring a little bit of the city to Sycamore,” Taylor said.
The salon’s décor features a mostly white interior with a whitewashed brick wall and marble flooring in subtle shades of gray and white contrasted by black accent pieces. Crystal chandeliers add sparkle and sophistication to the interior.
“The look is clean, simple and contemporary,” Taylor said.
The pampering starts with the Image Profile, a complimentary 15-minute appointment dedicated to talking to your stylist about your hair and how you envision it. Most importantly, you won’t leave never being able to replicate it. The stylist will deliver the knowledge and tools you need to create it again and again.
Next is the shampoo, which is done in a separate space that’s equipped for relaxation and luxury treatments. Taylor said her clients have often told her the shampoo, which lasts around 10 minutes, is the best they have ever experienced. The three-step process features detoxing, followed by cleansing with a shampoo and deep conditioner that is chosen based on the client’s unique needs. The salon uses only clean and eco-friendly hair therapy treatments and products.
While enjoying the feeling of having their scalp gently massaged as their hair is shampooed, clients can choose to heighten that feeling of being pampered and deepen their relaxation by selecting to have a warm towel applied to their face and neck or a warm or cool eye mask.
“We truly want our clients to relax and enjoy the experience,” Taylor said.
Whether a client is there for a cut, color or make-up, the salon’s professionally trained team spends time talking with their clients to discover what their needs are.
“Your stylist will spend dedicated one-on-one time with you to design your perfect look,” Taylor said.
A sampling of the services that the salon provides includes haircut and styling for men and women, all-over color, root touch up, foils, babylights and balayage, which are sun kissed natural highlights. It also offers treatments to beautify a client’s locks including a split end mending treatment, and a Brazilian smoothing treatment, which removes frizz from the hair. Makeup application, bridal styles and eyebrow sculpting also are offered.
Even clients seeking a simple haircut are made to feel special. Everyone who gets a haircut receives a complimentary styling lesson.
“I want my clients to feel wowed by the experience they had at Luxe,” Taylor said. “I want them to walk out the door feeling beautiful and confident.”
The same attention that Taylor extends to her customers also is granted to her well-trained and experienced stylists. She strives to create a workplace where they can best apply their skills. ’
“When I dreamt of opening my own salon, I knew I wanted to provide an upscale, professional environment,” Taylor said.
Taylor came up with the salon’s catch phrase, “Luxe – Where we make every day a luxurious one” because it captures her desire to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for her clients.
Another salon is Hair Productions, a full-service salon where the focus is on cut, color and outstanding customer service. Jen Scott has owned the salon for 25 years. Today, she operates it out of her home where she converted space into a full-service studio with a clean, modern and comfortable décor.
Scott enjoys being able to treat her clients with a personal touch in a serene setting without noise from other hair dryers or people coming and going.
“It’s one-on-one. There are no distractions,” she said.
Over the years, Scott has built a loyal following who appreciate her expertise and her emphasis on customer service.
The salon’s shampoos are special, too. Clients are able to sit back and relax while enjoying a scalp massage and a hot towel warming their face and neck. Male clients receive a hot towel treatment and a straight shave of their necks.
In the evening Scott serves a glass of wine to her treasured clients. She wants them to feel at home in her salon.
“They’ve always been my guests,” she said.
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