Chicago >Aniko Salon And Spa
“The atmosphere is relaxing with it's cool colors and cushy seating, all the way down to heated floors in the locker/shower area.”
“The lunch and wine was excellent!”
“After such a horribly stressful month and feeling like the colorist who butchered my hair didn't care, she was very much a breath of fresh air.”
“Friendly, local and a great place to be pampered”
“There is a thread of excellence in this professional environment, that makes you want to come back for more.”
“The staff was great as well.”
“From the warm greeting (Receptionist), to the amazing Alana Snowden Cut/Color service, I felt the cost was well worth it!”
“She gave me the best haircut I have had in a decade, saved my hair and helped me keep my hair long when every-other-stylist told me it was impossible.”
Bad customer service. You make an appointment to see a particular Masseuse and they try to get you to see another when you get there, not very good service if you ask me.
NEEDS WORK - GO ELSEWHERE.
WENT IN FOR THE BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT BEFORE MY WEDDING IN JANUARY. THIS COULD BE A GREAT SALON BUT AS THE TITLE SAYS , "NEEDS WORK". THE STYLIST STEPHANIE WAS TRYING TO RUSH THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND FOR $250 I BOUGHT MY TIME AND THEN SOME.
FIRST THE FLAT IRON PLUG KEPT FALLING OUT OF THE OUTLET, WHICH IS NOT GOOD BECAUSE THE IRON IS SUPPOSED TO MAINTAIN A CONSTANT TEMP OF 450 DEGREES. THE STYLIST WAS UNCONCERNED AND WOULD PLUG IRON BACK IN AND USE IT RIGHT AWAY WITHOUT WAITING FOR IT TO HEAT UP (AGAIN THE RUSH). NOW HERE IS THE WORST PART. IN ORDER FOR ME TO "SEE" THE RESULTS I WAS TO LEAVE THE SALON WITH MY HAIR FINGER DRIED. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT ONE????? WHEN I PROTESTED SHE RELUCTANTLY STYLED A COUPLE OF SECTIONS SINCE HER NEXT CLIENT HADNT ARRIVED YET. WOW WHAT AN HONOR!!!!!!!!
LET ME SAY I WAS 10MIN EARLY FOR THE APPT. SO I DONT UNDERSTAND THE RUSH JOB. THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO CUT DOWN THE TIME THIS PROCESS TAKES SO THEY CAN MAKE MORE MONEY MOVING ON TO THE NEXT CLIENT. VERY SAD, HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
Worst Stylist in Chicago - Steven Cook.
What a horrible experience! The colorist Steven Cook ruined my hair! (3 colors one on top of the other!!) and instead of not charging me for correcting the service with another colorist they told me I had to pay since I had it done with a different person.
I strongly recommend not to go to Aniko, it might look good from the outside but that’s about it!
great for skincare.
I am relatively new to Chicago, and I went to Aniko because of the positive reviews online, and because I wanted to find a good spa, even if it was not in Hyde Park, where I live. So I looked for places in the South Loop.
I went in this past week for the first time, for a brow shaping and a facial with Cosmina, and I had a great experience. Aniko is elegant, and the people are very friendly. I had the enzyme peel facial, and since I have the kind of skin that can be problematic (and requires some extractions), I really appreciated that Cosmina was both so gentle and thorough with my skin. And the face, neck and arm massage were relaxing, and I felt like she really took the time to take care of every little detail on my face. I left the spa feeling terrific (even my boyfriend noticed that on the phone afterwards :-), and I love the way my skin looks now!!
I will definitely be back, and I am so glad to have found a really good place in Chicago - it reminds me of the salon I used to go to in LA.
Steven saved the day....
I had not had a hair cut here before, but was coming in for just a bang trim with Gabrielle as I was not yet ready for a full haircut.
when I arrived, Gabrielle was running late so could not see me for another 30 min. This I understand. Delays can happen. However, as she was with her client only several feet away from me, it would have been courteous and professional for her to briefly greet me and apologize herself for the delay. She didn't.
But Steven was nice enough to fit me in even though he was ready to go on break. Although he had not met me before, he was very courteous and professional, and did a careful and very good job on my bangs ( and a good bang trim can make a huge difference between cuts!) I really appreciated this. When I return I will see Steven for my hair cut and color. He has gotten very good reviews as a hair stylist, but professionalism, warmth and courtesy matter quite a bit to me as well.
Most Amazing Stylist in Chicago - Steven Cook.
Aniko Salon and Spa is a fantastic experience, no matter the service - and I've sampled several!
Most remarkable, though, is the expereince I've had working with Steven Cook - one of the salon's very talented stylists.
Steven takes the time to listen to listen to a customer... what they like and what they're looking for in their hair. He immediately puts a new client at ease - both in his willingness to dedicate as much time as necessary to achieve the perfect look, as well as with his warmth and consideration!
The first time I went to Steven, my hair was a disaster. It was was an over processed, sorely neglected, pile of straw on my head. After just one visit, my hair transformed! Because of Steven's high level of expertise for various product lines, he recommended the perfect combination for my hair length and texture; paving the way for my hair to evolve into silken, beautiful tresses.
When I got married, Steven came in on his day off, before the salon even opened, just to do my hair for the ceremony! For our reception, two months later, Steven was diligent in trading pictures and ideas via email, to help me determine exactly what I was looking for on the day of the event. He is ruly an artist and surpassed all of my expectations with his creativity and attention to detail. His masterpiece was adored by all, and left me feeling super glamorous on the night most girls dream of their whole lives!
If you're looking for a stylist to give you a new take on your hair, Steven is your go-to man. He is single handedly the most talented stylist I've worked with. Beyond that, he is a kind, thoughtful, creative person, who treats every client like a celebrity, and every hair service as a canvas for his art.
Steven Cook is the best stylist in Chicago!
Massages. I have had two wonderful massages at Aniko Salon and Spa. I found both massage experiences to be completely positive--relaxing, rejuvinating and calming. My body definitely left the salon in a healthier position each time. I thought that the salon and spa had a positive and professional atmosphere. I was very pleased with the level of service and care. I recommend Aniko Salon and Spa!!!
The best spa experience in the city. Friendly, warm, and supporting. Not only they have great services they support local designers hosting monthly events.
Love Aniko Spa!!
Wonderful, all-around salon. Love the vibe at this salon. It is so beautifully decorated. It has a water feature and a Moroccan inspired relaxing area. Had a great massage by Silvia, brow waxing by Blair, pedicure by Billy, nails by Nicole, hair by Stephanie. Am working my way through the menu. Cheryl at the front desk coordinates it all. A high point for me is the monthly Martinis and Manicure Monday nights. Such a great way to pamper yourself. We all need to take a little time for ourselves. I feel really at home there.
Gabrielle Is Fantastic.
I am a NY transplant who was faithful to my colorist for 4 years while trying to grow out my locks for my book launch and then my wedding. When I moved to Chicago almost a month ago, I decided to get settled into my new city and find a colorist here. After making a huge mistake and going to "top" salon, Michael &Michael, my healthy long locks were fried to a crisp and the ends looked like fur. I was devistated and fearful that 4 years of growth would be lopped off in a moment's time. I spent 8 days and visited and called 12 salons before finding Aniko, and let me tell you, looking back, I realize it was all for a reason.
The moment I stepped into Aniko, I felt calm. The staff is so nice (and they all have amazing hair!) They are friendly, accomodating and talented. I sat down with Gabrielle and she spent twenty minutes with me, listening to my concerns, empathizing with my circumstances and directly telling me what could and could not be done (though what she said was a positive, her honesty was something I appreciated and made me comfortable with her. Is there anything worse than someone who smiles and says "Yes...OK" a million times and then proceeds to give you a cut or color that looks horrible on you, even if it is one you think would look great?)
When she started to work on my hair, she went through every step of the process with me, letting me know what she was doing, what she was using and making sure that it was OK. The end result? She gave me the best haircut I have had in a decade, saved my hair and helped me keep my hair long when every-other-stylist told me it was impossible. My fiancee was amazed when he saw it and said, "It looks so good and you cannot even tell it was cut in terms of length".
Gabrielle was so refreshing and such a pleasure to sit and talk with and I felt so safe and comfortable in her chair. After such a horribly stressful month and feeling like the colorist who butchered my hair didn't care, she was very much a breath of fresh air. I have found the only person who will touch my hair for as long as I am in Chicago and encourage every person out there (especially those who care about length or who want to go to someone who will be 100% honest with them about what can-and cannot-be done) to see Gabrielle. You will love your hair and you will find her to be lovely.
This salon is a hidden gem and should be rated number one. It's so nice not to feel as though you're being taken for a ride or that your happiness with your hair doesn't matter (which is something I have felt in many of the salons I have visited here in Chicago). I cannot wait to try their spa treatments and to have Gabrielle color my hair.
I almost want to send a thank you card to M&M for their horrible job because it directed me to a fabulous new cut, salon and person).
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