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3000 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6065741.936440 -87.654151
Neighborhoods: Lakeview, North Side
Horrible. – So I was looking forward to spending a nice, relaxing afternoon getting a massage; instead I got two "Studio Within" rude women -- kate the manager and kristy the owner -- who would not honor a gift certificate for which my well-intentioned friends forked over $200!
Admittedly, the gift certificate was expired, but everyone knows Costco, Wal-Mart, and Target redeem gift cards anytime, even after a number of years. Yet stingily, kristy wouldn't even compensate me with a can of hair spray! It's probably just as well because the afternoon I visited "Studio Within" the place looked dirty and dark - the heavy drapery between hair-cutting stations, as well as the fabric pads on wooden benches/chairs, looks like it all came out of a dirty consignment shop where the fabric hasn't been cleaned or washed in years. The lighting is dingy; the floor is scuffed; the coffee tables hold old tattered magazines. And if that isn't enough, the afternoon I was there, used coffee/tea cups were the norm.
Do yourselves a favor and skip this horrible place for a classy salon/spa somewhere else, where they know how to treat clients well.
Woo is the MOST AMAZING MASSAGE THERAPIST! – I cannot even begin to thank her enough for my two most recent massages. After an over night bus ride on Friday night, she was able to work out the kinks in my neck, back, legs...basically my entire body. And she's not afraid to put some muscle into it, which is exactly what I look for in a massage therapist. I have had over 50 massages in my life and I can honestly say she is the BEST!
Best Facial – I went to see Tonya for a facial. She was very friendly and it was the most FABULOUS facial ever. I loved everything about it. I really liked that she educated me on what I needed done and why and what I needed to do to keep my skin looking its best. It was just fabulous. I cant say that enough. I also got my eyebrows waxed and my eyelashes tinted. All of which she did a great job. I highly recommend trying her. Once you do you will not go anywhere else.
Experience With Zahadita – I went to the salon for a mani pedi and High light and cut. It was really comforting and welcoming. I didnt feel rushed or bombarded with retail or questions. I saw Zahadita "Z" whom was very nice and new what to ask and what she was talking about. Also when ever I have been somewhere else for a hair service they just style don't tell you what there using or how to use it. But she took me step by step so that i could do it at home. I come back to the salon because of her!! OH her head and shoulder massage before the haircut! GREAT!
Go see Trish!!!!!!! She's amazing!!!!!!!!! – I was going to a salon in the suburbs for 4 years, but my hair stylist stopped listening to me after a while, so I was looking for a new place to go, but I didn't know where. My friend Michelle told me about Studio Within, and said she got her haircut by Trish, so I decided to give her a try seeing how I loved how Michelle's hair looked. When I got there, everyone was so nice and welcoming to me while I waited for Trish. I was a bit skeptical when she walked out because she had dreadlocks and I wasn't sure if she was going to want to do something too crazy to me, but after sitting with her and talking about what I wanted, I felt much more reassured. I was going for a pretty huge change. We cut off about 11 inches and donated it. I love my new haircut so much, and we had great conversation! She cut it for me two weeks ago, and I still get compliments on it just about every day. Actually just yesterday, I was in the checkout line at whole foods and the woman in front of me asked me where I got my haircut because she loved it, so I told her to go see Trish. I'm sure she'll have the same great experience that I did. Not to mention, my husband and I have been having a lot more fun together too since I got my new look. wink, wink!
After getting my haircut, I also had my eyebrows waxed by Katie and I love them too. She's very sweet and gentle. I will definitely be going back to studio within and I will be referring all of my friends and family as well. Thanks Studio within! I feel like a new woman! And I'll be back soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best male haircuit in Chicago. Would never go anywhere else. – Kristy is by the best hair stylist in Chicago. Not only are her cuts classy, they last. With other stylists, the cut may look fine for one week, but you'll regret it in two. Kristy's cuts last for weeks--both rakish and economical. Beside the cut, she's fun. I always look forward to our convos. Highly recommend her.
Great atmosphere and awesome Hair Stylist - KASHA – I found Studio within on citysearch on the night I decided to get a haircut for the 1st time in 2 years. They had squeezed me in the same day. Kasha cut and styled my hair. She did a wonderfull job. I think I found my hair stylist !!! I am looking forward to come back to try the other spa services Studio within offers.
Go see Kasia! – I went to this salon and saw Kasia for a haircut and a highlight. I loved my hair. She did such a great job. It turned out exactly how I wanted. I have seen many stylists in this neighborhood and Kasia is the best by far! Plus her prices are pretty inexpensive. I will defiantly be back again!
Great Color – I just moved to Chicago and found this salon on citysearch. I'm so glad I did, because I love my new haircut and color. Before I came here it was hard to find anyone who would bleach my hair but Ellen was happy to do it and it looks and feels amazing. Everyone here is very helpful and knows what they are doing. It also had a relaxing atmosphere. I'm definitely going to come back!
Very friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere – This is my first review for Citysearch. I found Studio Within on this website and decided to try it out because of some of the really great reviews. I'm glad I did. Ellen cut my hair last Saturday and she did a wonderful job. I'm growing my hair out, so I just wanted a trim to give it some shape and make it look healthier. She gave me a beautiful, natural, not fussy haircut and my hair has never looked this healthy. You can tell she really knows her techniques and she's very professional and very friendly. She already has suggestions on how she would cut my hair once it gets longer, and I can't wait to see how good it looks then.
Everyone at Studio Within is friendly and courteous. I'll be getting a massage, manicure and pedicure on Thursday and I'm sure I'll receive the same level of quality and professionalism.
Also, John cut my boyfriend's hair on Saturday and he did an amazing job. My boy looks so gorgeous with his new haircut.
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