PILSEN — A new salon in Pilsen would like to be the go-to, “one-quit shop” for neighbors’ splendor demands.
Jessica Elabed dreamed of opening a magnificence salon in Pilsen for nearly a yr, she said. When a storefront just off West 18th Road became accessible, she jumped on it within just a issue of weeks, Slayed at 1840 S. Racine Ave. was open up.
Slayed provides eyebrow and eyelash tinting, eyebrow and facial threading, eyebrow lamination, eyelash extensions, lash lifts, facials, system facials, confront and body waxing, make-up and overall body scrubs. Appointments for expert services can be booked on-line.
Elabed labored out of a industrial business office suite in Pilsen for about a calendar year, but realized she desired a more substantial spot with a lot more foot visitors in the coronary heart of the community, she claimed. She has that with the new Racine Avenue salon in the previous dwelling of Pocha Animals Boutique.
“I believe we’re in a extremely sweet spot,” she reported.
Elabed explained the shop’s cost-effective rates but luxurious-feeling ambiance is what’s going to set them aside from other salons and ideally make them the go-to community spot.
“I want women of all ages to be cozy right here, comfortable,” Elabed claimed. “We choose our time with our customers.”
Elabed, who grew up in West Rogers Park, reported her desire in accomplishing eyebrows grew out of watching her mom get her eyebrows threaded in retailers on Devon Avenue. From there, she taught herself how to thread and would practice on loved ones members.
In 2020, Elabed started providing cell eyebrow threading. She understood a the greater part of her clientele lived on the South Facet, so she decided to set up store in Pilsen, sh mentioned.
The reception from neighbors has been terrific, she claimed.
Juamarí Lazo, a Pilsen indigenous who specializes in eyelash treatment plans at Slayed, mentioned she’s energized to operate in a beauty salon close to the 18th Avenue organization corridor, where by her family customers have operate suppliers.
“I constantly observed my small business escalating in Pilsen,” Lazo mentioned.
Lazo explained she’s viewed eyelash care in the beauty market mature appreciably as she’s gotten into the area. As a teen, she understood of only a handful of people today who promoted the support on social media now, sees a rising variety of persons getting skilled to offer eyelash remedies.
Elabed also reported she’s watched eyelash treatments like lash lifts turn out to be extra widely offered and much less pricey.
“You did not see it mainly because it was a luxurious point that not everyone experienced accessibility to for the reason that it was very, really highly-priced,” she claimed. “The elegance industry now is the most effective it’s ever been.”
Kiaralene Acevedo, a Slayed team member who does facials, waxing and entire body scrubs, did not know how to acquire treatment of her skin when she was expanding up, she claimed. Now, as an esthetician, she desires to educate additional men and women skin care can be available, she explained.
“I’m just becoming far more open about it and just obtaining persons educated on taking care of their skin, due to the fact it’s not only for abundant white females, it is for everyone. And it’s not even just for ladies it is for men, as nicely,” explained Acevedo, who grew up on the Northwest Side.
Slayed is opened 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The salon is supplying grand opening specials on facials, lashes and make-up periods until finally July 31.
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