PILSEN — A brand new salon in Pilsen needs to be the go-to, “one-stop store” for neighbors’ magnificence wants.
Jessica Elabed dreamed of opening a magnificence salon in Pilsen for practically a 12 months, she stated. When a storefront simply off West 18th Road turned out there, she jumped on it; inside a matter of weeks, Slayed at 1840 S. Racine Ave. was open.
Slayed presents eyebrow and eyelash tinting, eyebrow and facial threading, eyebrow lamination, eyelash extensions, lash lifts, facials, physique facials, face and physique waxing, make-up and physique scrubs. Appointments for providers might be booked on-line.
Elabed labored out of a business workplace suite in Pilsen for a couple of 12 months, however knew she wished an even bigger spot with extra foot visitors within the coronary heart of the neighborhood, she stated. She has that with the brand new Racine Avenue salon within the former dwelling of Pocha Pets Boutique.
“I feel we’re in a really candy spot,” she stated.
Elabed stated the store’s reasonably priced costs however luxurious-feeling ambiance is what is going on to set them aside from different salons and hopefully make them the go-to neighborhood spot.
“I need girls to be snug right here, relaxed,” Elabed stated. “We take our time with our purchasers.”
Elabed, who grew up in West Rogers Park, stated her curiosity in doing eyebrows grew out of watching her mother get her eyebrows threaded in outlets on Devon Avenue. From there, she taught herself learn how to thread and would observe on relations.
In 2020, Elabed began providing cell eyebrow threading. She realized a majority of her clientele lived on the South Facet, so she determined to arrange store in Pilsen, sh stated.
The reception from neighbors has been nice, she stated.
Juamarí Lazo, a Pilsen native who makes a speciality of eyelash remedies at Slayed, stated she’s excited to work in a magnificence salon close to the 18th Road enterprise hall, the place her relations have run shops.
“I at all times noticed my enterprise rising in Pilsen,” Lazo stated.
Lazo stated she’s watched eyelash care within the magnificence trade develop considerably as she’s gotten into the sphere. As a teen, she knew of solely a handful of people that promoted the service on social media; now, sees a rising variety of folks being skilled to supply eyelash remedies.
Elabed additionally stated she’s watched eyelash remedies like lash lifts grow to be extra extensively out there and fewer dear.
“You did not see it as a result of it was a luxurious factor that not all people had entry to as a result of it was very, very costly,” she stated. “The wonder trade now’s the most effective it is ever been.”
Kiaralene Acevedo, a Slayed group member who does facials, waxing and physique scrubs, did not know learn how to handle her pores and skin when she was rising up, she stated. Now, as an esthetician, she needs to show extra folks skincare might be accessible, she stated.
“I am simply being extra open about it and simply getting folks educated on caring for their pores and skin, as a result of it is not just for wealthy white girls, it is for everybody. And it is not even only for girls; it is for males, as effectively,” stated Acevedo, who grew up on the Northwest Facet.
Slayed is opened 10 am-6 pm Monday-Saturday. The salon is providing grand opening specials on facials, lashes and make-up classes till July 31.
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