PILSEN — A new salon in Pilsen wishes to be the go-to, “one-halt shop” for neighbors’ beauty demands.
Jessica Elabed dreamed of opening a natural beauty salon in Pilsen for nearly a year, she stated. When a storefront just off West 18th Street became offered, she jumped on it inside a make any difference of months, 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, body facials, confront and physique waxing, make-up and human body scrubs. Appointments for products and services can be booked online.
Elabed worked out of a commercial office suite in Pilsen for about a yr, but knew she desired a more substantial place with much more foot targeted traffic in the coronary heart of the neighborhood, she mentioned. She has that with the new Racine Avenue salon in the previous dwelling of Pocha Pets Boutique.
“I consider we’re in a quite sweet location,” she claimed.
Elabed mentioned the shop’s inexpensive prices but lavish-emotion ambiance is what’s going to set them apart from other salons and ideally make them the go-to community place.
“I want women of all ages to be relaxed below, calm,” Elabed reported. “We acquire our time with our customers.”
Elabed, who grew up in West Rogers Park, said her interest in performing eyebrows grew out of viewing her mother get her eyebrows threaded in stores on Devon Avenue. From there, she taught herself how to thread and would exercise on family members.
In 2020, Elabed started off offering cell eyebrow threading. She understood a the greater part of her clientele lived on the South Aspect, so she decided to set up shop in Pilsen, sh claimed.
The reception from neighbors has been great, she explained.
Juamarí Lazo, a Pilsen native who specializes in eyelash solutions at Slayed, said she’s psyched to perform in a attractiveness salon near the 18th Avenue organization corridor, where by her loved ones associates have run suppliers.
“I always noticed my business developing in Pilsen,” Lazo explained.
Lazo stated she’s viewed eyelash treatment in the attractiveness field increase considerably as she’s gotten into the area. As a teenager, she knew of only a handful of persons who promoted the services on social media now, sees a expanding quantity of individuals remaining experienced to provide eyelash therapies.
Elabed also said she’s viewed eyelash solutions like lash lifts turn into far more extensively obtainable and much less pricey.
“You didn’t see it because it was a luxury issue that not most people experienced entry to since it was very, really highly-priced,” she stated. “The beauty industry now is the finest it’s at any time been.”
Kiaralene Acevedo, a Slayed crew member who does facials, waxing and body scrubs, did not know how to take care of her skin when she was expanding up, she mentioned. Now, as an esthetician, she desires to instruct a lot more people pores and skin care can be accessible, she reported.
“I’m just staying additional open about it and just having individuals educated on taking care of their pores and skin, since it’s not only for wealthy white ladies, it’s for everybody. And it is not even just for ladies it’s for males, as properly,” said Acevedo, who grew up on the Northwest Aspect.
Slayed is opened 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The salon is offering grand opening specials on facials, lashes and make-up classes right up until July 31.
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