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1001 W North Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.910492 -87.653396
Neighborhoods: DePaul, North Side
Waste of time and money – I recently went to the Michael Anthony Salon on North Ave. after having been a long-time client at their other location on State St. (I changed because I moved to this part of town) This was a HUGE mistake! I booked my appointment for a haircut on Memorial Day and the entire staff of the salon made it abundantly clear that they did not want to be working. The receptionist was very rude and my haircut was awful and completely overpriced. I actually had to go home and trim it a little bit myself until I can make another appointment at a different salon to get a decent haircut. For $50 plus tip the stylist named Dani gave me a cut I could have done at home with crayola scissors- this is because I don't think she even touched my hair. I'm actually furious that ,in this economy, someone would put forth so little effort into a job that is entirely client-based. I will never be back nor would I ever recommend the North Ave. M&A salon to a friend.
On the contrary, I actually think the State St. location has some very talented stylists and colorists. Taylor is a great stylist and Sondra is an exceptional colorist. State St. M&A is home to by-far the BEST estheticion in the city, Bobby Dixon. She is sooooo amazing! I started going to her for a Brazilian wax and will never trust anyone else. She someone makes this otherwise painful experience tolerable and is very knowledgeable about the process.
I love my hair!!! – I received a discount card from a friend to see Jordan for a haircut since she did such a wonderful job on my friend. The atmosphere was great and she really listened to everything I had to say about my hair. I love the cut and cant wait to visit again!
Disappointing massage experience – I received a 90-min massage as a gift, so went to the W Division location to redeem. I get massages a few times a year; though this was my first trip to any MA location. Bottom line: The treatment rooms are downstairs and on a winter day in Chicago, they are too cold! I asked the therapist if the table was heated (no), she tried to accommodate and get me another blanket. But it wasn't enough; my feet were cold the entire time. Overall, I just couldn't get warm enough to relax...kept dreading when she'd uncover an arm or leg and expose it to the chilly air. I admit, I didn't say anything to the receptionist on my way out. He gave off a snooty, unhelpful vibe, so I decided to cut my losses. Seemed like a nice place overall, but my experience was memorably not positive at all.
Never again.... – My daughter and I are new to Chicago and were in search of a new salon. After reviewing CitySearch and reading the reviews for the Michael Anthony salons, we decided to give them a try. We went to the State St location since it was close to our home. Wow.... what a mistake. My daughter needed highlights and I needed just a cut. Before the colorist started on my daughter's hair, the colorist commented on how great of condition her hair was in. Well, noone could say that now. Her hair has never, ever been so fried as it is now. She cannot ever totally get the tangles out. It literally looks like straw. She recently went to a cheap salon to get the dead ends cut off and they had to take off over 2 inches. Unbelievable. I had pictures showing the front and back of how my hair should be, a style that is quite uncomplicated. I have yet to know what I am supposed to do with it. The only way to describe my hairstyle is ugly. Supercuts would have been superior to the services we got at this salon.
Great cut and style! – I actually went to the Michael Anthony's on N. State St. Lisa cut and styled my hair and it was the best haircut I've ever had. The cut was $45 and definitely worth it!
Best Massage Ever! – I had one of the best massages of my life...and believe me I have had many! I visited Michael Anthony on West North Ave and Grier was my massage thereapist. She did one thing, off the bat, that almost no massage therapist asks...Did I actually want a full body massage or upper body only. Most therapist will not come out and ask you this. I do often request uperr body only as my legs are much most sensative than my back. Grier then gave me the best upper body massage I have had in a long time! Probably since I was in Los Angeles. I complimented her on her awesome massage and she told me it was her first day! Thanks for a great salon experience! I can't wait for the new location on Division! See you soon! Lynette
Amazing – I just moved to Chicago from Los Angeles, and I have had my hair done by the top stylists/colorists in the area. I was sceptical to try a salon in Chicago due to the fact that I would be dissapointed. I heard about Michael Anthony from a new co-worker of mine, so I sucked it up and decided to try it out. When i entered the salon I thought it was beautiful and had a very lofty feel. The stylsts were all Beautiful, and were dressed to the nines. I was greeted very friendly by the front desk staff when i entered. I had my appointment for color with Jim, and my stylist was Jill. Again, I was very nervous how my hair would turn out. I sat up front for 2-3 minutews(a very short wait), and all of a sudden I see an adorable, handsome young man say my name. it was Jim. When he greeted me, I felt immediatly comfotable. He had a warm smile and chatted with me on the way to his color area as if we had known each other for years! I sat in his chair and explained what I wanted. He explained that we can do exactly what I had in mind, and said how "beautiful" it would turn out. He did a full head of highlights which took around an hour. I can say that this hour seemed like 5 minutes. The conversation was amazing, and he was making me laugh histerically. when i finished getting shampood I sat in Jill's chair, she was this adorable young looking woman which made me nervous, I compared young with inexperienced. Boy was I wrong, she was so comfoting and sweet. Not to mention It was the best hair cut and hair color I had ever had. I was used to Los Angeles, where a cut and color for myself was between 400-600 dollars. I left Michael Anthony feeling like a million dollars for a fraction of the price. I have since returned to these two and had an even better experience. I recommend this place to anyone, I know I have already sent 10 of my closest friends here!
Aveda is a lifestyle? does that include smoking? – I had a gift certificate from a friend for a spa day and I wish that she could have had a refund.When I checked in for my appointment the snotty girl in the front had me wait 15 extra minutes to be taken to the spa area. When we arrive, there is no robe for me to put on, she lookes annoyed, tells me to wait and leaves. About 10 minutes later, some lady (my facialist) comes in and hands me a robe and kind of rushes me to the treatment room. During my facial I smell cigarette smoke and all I can think of was how long is this treatment going to last? i felt like getting up and walking out. After my average facial, I am taken to the waiting area for my massage. The girl seemed annoyed that she had to wait for me. Good massage, no smoke smell, getting better? Go get changed for my nail appointments, again, nail person seems annoyed she is waiting for me. Guess what she smelled of cigarette smoke. Manicure and pedicure was fine. Get my hair styled, guess what? SMELLED OF SMOKE and annoyed that she was waiting for me. Is Aveda a natural, holistic company? I thought they cared about the enviroment and the people who worked for them. Why are they not given extra time if they make we almost 30 minutes late for my appointment to begin when I arrived on time? Then I am tshown a whole bunch of items to purchase that I never asked for and the young ladie looked confused when I said I never asked to buy those. I walk to my car and there are a group of young aveda employees SMOKING! I wrote Aveda and their whole concept off until I went to another salon reccommended by my friend. It was just this place.
3 Exceptional Salon Locatioons not to be miseed included the new one downtonw on State Street – I have been going here for over 10+ years for hair and color and love it. The staff is wonderful and you come out looking fabulous.. They are not the most expensive salon and not the least expensive but certainly the best. Try the Aveda products and you will never swtich to anything else. Also, have a custom perfume made for yourself. You will be amazed how wondeful it is and how many complements you get....where did you get that awesome perfume? Your answer....it was made for me at Michael Anthony!
Young Lincoln Park ladies get styled, manicured and massaged at this busy Aveda Lifestyle salon. – The Scene
In a Clybourn Corridor strip mall, Michael Anthony is an energetic personal-care spot for Lincoln Parkers on the go. The open, high-ceilinged salon up front buzzes with chatter, as chic stylists cater to mostly young, female professionals and moms-to-be. Beyond, a few small rooms comprise the petite day spa.
The salon offers a full range of hair treatments: haircuts, highlights, permanents and deep-conditioning color treatments. In a separate room, pedicures are given in curtained-off cubbies--each with its own TV--and manicures are administered at a few stations nearby. The spa provides little space to linger, but offers a bounty of services: several massages (including one for expectant mothers), facials, wraps and the signature "ultimate rejuvenating body treatment," a head-to-toe experience that features body brushing, warm towel application, purifying seaweed masque and hydrating facial masque.
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