Waukegan >Alternative Medicine > Essencevip
726 S Milwaukee Ave Rte 21, Gurnee, IL | Directions 6008542.364188 -87.864796
I love this salon! Everyone Is so professional, kind, and curteous.
Lauren @ EssenceVIP is AWESOME – After going through several different Natural Haircare stylist, I found this jewel. I was so fed up with the type of service I had been getting and the unprofessionalism I was dealing with so, I googled Natural Hair Care and found this establishment.
When I first called, I explained that I was looking for someone to assist me with Locks maintenance and they put Lauren on the phone. From the first conversation, she seemed pleasant, knowledgeable, and very professional. (trying not to write a long drawn out review he it goes)
I live in Racine, WI and the shop is in Libertyville, IL (Gurnee, IL) --approx. 36 miles from where I live. Which is over a 45 min drive one way. My first trip to Lauren was just for her to do a consultation. The very next day I was sitting in her chair for my appointment. When I walked in Lauren, with the smile as bright as the sunshine, greated me and was ready to began her services. The owner walked around the shop offering coffee/tea with cookies. This was a great start to my morning.
Lauren was talking to me, explaining what she would do to take care of my locks, and took her time with my locks. She gave it that gentle touch that ONLY a PROFESSIONAL could give.
Ok bottom line.......LAUREN @ EssenceVIP is your GURL (yea I said it GURL not GIRL) If you want that personal touch with great service, knowledge and most importantly PROFESSIONALISM
At EssenceVIP we not only do relaxers, weaves, color & cuts we have a very large clientele of natural hair girls. Lauren specializes in two strand twist, braids, dread locks, braid extensions, lock extensions and any other natural hair care services. We also have scalp wellness treatments, essential oil treatments, and moisture steamed conditioners to soften up the kinkiest natural hair. If you would like to change it up a bit we can also color or press any natural hair to a silky soft texture. Thanks for the review!
If you like keeping it natural for Tweeners! – I took my 12 year old to Essence VIP, this was our second visit and they don't disappoint! They are extremely professional and prompt . My daughter received and press and curl because I'm not eager to jump on the relaxer train, not to worry after Teresa worked her magic, you would have sworn it was a relaxer, the hair was light , shiny, and not weighed down with heavy oils, I was also impressed with their usage of Malibu Wellness product's they got rid of Hard water build up on her hair! Thank you so much!
Thanks! We love making natural hair look silky and straight, especially young girls they love to have their hair bouncy and soft like their friends with relaxers. Using the correct products on the hair makes all the difference in the world!
Essence VIP is absolutely amazing – I went to see the wonderful ladies of Essence VIP on friday, and walked away with a new hair style and a renewed faith in the salon experience! Terez is an amazingly gifted and knowledgeable stylist. Marie was awesome with the relaxer. It was over all a fantastic experience. I'm happy that I found this salon!
I walked in post sew-in and walked out a brand new me!! The cut is amazing and I've received non stop compliments on it!! I've already started handing out the business cards!!
Thank you ladies so very much for everything!! Can't wait to go back again!
We love to make people look totally different. We always say "If it not fabulous, what's the point?"
Gurnee's Best... – ABSOLUTELY AWESOME... Taraz and Lauren - simply the best!
I look foward to seeing the both of you for my next appointment in two weeks. Can't wait to sit back and relax because I know I'll be in GOOD HANDS and when you're done I'll look and feel fabulous.
It is so nice to be able to get this level of service right here in my own back yard - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
Love It! We love when the clients leave the salon feeling and looking awesome!
Natural Hair – Hello, I just moved to Waukegan and am looking for a new salon. I have been relaxing my hair for the past two years but before that I was natural and only pressing my hair. I decided to stop putting relaxers in my hair because I noticed my hair started breaking off and thinning. I have decided to go back to just pressing my hair but I know I need to cut some off before I begin this process. Would you guys be able to help me?
Most definitely, appx 40% of our clients have natural hair in which we press, or hair silken. We usually like to first start with a scalp wellness treatment to remove "rocks" from the hair which cause it to be dry, shed, and thin, than a hot oil is applied to soften the hair. We find that preparing the hair before the pressing is the most important part of the service to insure, soft, silky hair, that "Looks" like it has been relaxed. After your hair has been straightened than we would trim your hair into a nice style that you can handle at home. Our clients love our hair silkening serivice. You might also consider a Keratin smoothing treatment, which would also make the hair soft and silky and more manageable for you at home. Please check out our website www.EssenceVIP.com for more information about the keratin treatments. Thanks for your interest in EssenceVIP!
So Happy I can barely contain it – If you are looking for someone to style your hair in the north suburbs, look no further that Essence VIP! They have definitely found in me a customer that will continue to visit on a regular basis. Regardless is you are natural, relaxed, or weaving it up...they definitely can hoook you up!
Very Happy – I was tried of doing my hair myself. So I looked on the internet and found ESSENCEVIP. The website got my attention and it was in Gurnee where I live. I made an appointment. I have natural hair and did not want to put chemicals in my hair. When I walked out of ESSENCEVIP my hair looked and felt like I just got a perm. Thank you Teresa and Romie. Great job! I will be back.
Thanks! We do a lot of natural hair, approximately 30-40% of our clients have no relaxers so we excel in pressing or silkening of the hair. Many ladies today have sensitive scalps or just like having chemical free hair. We often suggest to these clients hair color with highlights making the hair look absolutely fabulous, and often times it looks like relaxed hair. We use deep moisturizing conditioners which leave the hair in optimal condition thus it is not necessary to use heavy oils or grease so the hair is bouncy, shiny, silky, and oh so luscious!
Great Service – After relocating to Illinois. I was in dire search of finding a professional and capable hair stylist/salon. After six months of searching, I found Essence VIP online. I received an appointment the same day and upon my arrival I did not have to wait a minute past my appointment before I was ushered in by one of the assistants for my shampoo. The experience was great! From the shamooing to the cut and style, Teresa knew exactly what I needed and did not disappoint! The atmosphere at Essence VIP was amazing and the staff were pleasant and professional...something I have not received since arriving here. I will certainly recommend them to others. Thanks Teresa!
Thanks soooo much. And thank you for your recommendation of EssenceVIP to your friends and family, we do appreciate all referals
Amazing!!! – Simply amazing! Yesterday was my second appointment at Essence VIP and I am very, very pleased. I moved here from Florida a little over a year ago and have been desperately searching for someone who would take the time to get to know my hair, take care of my hair as well as style my hair. I was also looking for a salon with a pleasant and professional environment. I found all I had been searching for at EssenceVIP. My stylist is Terez and she is wonderful! She truly knows her stuff. She really does specialize in hair care. She has answers to the questions I have about my hair. She's kind, she doesn't make you feel uncomfortable, she takes her time with you and gets to know you and your hair and that is something that is hard to find. I wish I had found her a year and a half ago. I found her online on a Sunday. I called the number on the website thinking I was going to get a voicemail and to my surprise I got her. She listened to me and we made an appointment for me to come in to see her. I am so happy that I found her. The assistants there are also awesome! They are very kind, thoughtful and professional. I think I've found a home for my hair. I can already see the improvement in my hair just after two visits. I feel so blessed to have found EssenceVIP. I was out of options and didn't know what I was going to do before I found them. For you ladies with short hair and looking for someone who can cut , style and take care of your hair- Terez embodies it all! :-)
Thanks so much for what you do and having a presence online. Had it not been for your website, I would have never found you.
Many blessings and continued success!!!
Thanks! We love cutting short hair, we also specialize in razor cutting and just have fun doing our thing in the salon. We take pride in our profession and love what we do!
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