Chicago >Bravco Beauty Ctr
“This store has one of the best selections of beauty, hair care, and other products that I have seen.”
“1st floor nothing like 2nd floor where staff was pleasant, helpful, savvy.”
“The prices are extremely reasonable.”
Bravco..weird people & lack of customer concern.. Have been going to Bravco for the last several years. Had a bad experience on my last visit. The hairspray I bought was clogged & the conditioning masqe for hair had been opened (the box had been cut and I didnt notice) and the product was all dried up & gunked up on the lid. It looked like someone had used it & returned it. A guy there told me that is the way the product looks, he didnt care that the cardboard box had already been opened and he didnt care about the clogged hair spray nozzle..handed the product back to me and started doing something else. Wont go back ever again. I can order the same products on tons of websites. Wont miss the place..they dont take credit/debit cards & there are a couple of very strange people that work there...you know who I'm talking about if you've been there......
Women worship this hair-care and makeup paradise that doubles as a drugstore..
Two fabulous floors of hair and cosmetic products beautify this drugstore-like setting. Long, narrow aisles line the first level, carrying typical drugstore fare (no pharmacy, though) and secrets to great hair. Two staircases--one inside, one outside--lead upstairs to Bravco Too, a more open space where women test makeup under harsh lights and get products to satisfy all their beauty regimen needs.
Downstairs, the shelves stock Bed Head, Redken, Rusk and other high-end hair products at the same prices you'd find in many salons. Regular, lower-priced brands are also on display. Upstairs, it's like a drugstore cosmetics aisle multiplied by 10. There's everything from mainstream makeup such as L'Oreal and Maybelline to designer brands like Dirty Girl, Rocket City and Bloom. Primp and pamper with an endless array of bath and skin products, hair accessories (including extensions and wigs) and other beauty-enhancing accoutrements.
The Surly Manager and the Outdated Merchandise. 1st floor nothing like 2nd floor where staff was pleasant, helpful, savvy. I had to return outdated moisturizer (Aveeno) and the manager was one of the ruddiest, most arrogant sales person I havehad to deal with. At first he denied the merchandise was theirs, until the cashier showed him their label on the top. Of course I had my receipt. He also attempted to blame the manufacturer for sending such to him. Blah, blah, blah. I settled for a refund and went to the 2nd floor to spend it. The Cashier apologized for the Manager who just walked away. I made the purchase 02-09-06. The exp date was 11/2005.
Great beauty products.
This store has one of the best selections of beauty, hair care, and other products that I have seen. The prices are extremely reasonable.
Only one of the staff members was polite to my family and I, but he was extremely helpful. Everyone else was too busy talking amongst themselves at the front counter.
"The" Gold Coast weekend Hang-out.
Fabulous! Neighborhood hang-out and landmark. Love the fireplace!
But . . . in the downstairs store, they are awfully strict about the directional routing through the aisles.
A secret of those-in-the-know. This is the BEST hair care, cosmetics & toiletries store in the city! You'll find all those upscale salon brands and the newest trends under one roof. This store has all the labels other stores don't carry - in addition to the tried & true classics. There is no junk here. Prices are the best; don't even question if you can get it for less somewhere else...just go ahead and buy. It's a big slice of heaven for beauty junkies!
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