By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
Recently a client of mine recommended a new hair salon for me to try out. One of the big selling features for me was that they had good hairstylists. But they also have something more: they give 10 minute neck and shoulder massages while they shampoo your hair. I know, many hair salons give you a relaxing scalp massage as they wash your hair. But I have never been in a hair salon where the massage experience is such a, well, a massage experience.
At Kelly Cardenas Salon in Bucktown (a neighborhood in Chicago near Wicker Park), they have set up a special darkened room with relaxing music and 3 shampoo chairs.
When you arrive at the salon they have you change into a smock and then whisk you into the relaxing shampoo station. There a hair dressor rests your weary head back in the shampoo bowl and the massage/shampoo experience begins. Sure she washes your hair but then she does a really relaxing shoulder and neck massage while you rest your head against her arm. As a massage therapist, I am always appreciative of someone else giving ME a massage! And getting a great haircut on top of it makes Kelly Cardenas Salon a winner in my book.
Kelly Cardenas also has a salon in Las Vegas. But for Chicagoean, you can find them at
1909 W. North Avenue in Chicago. Phone: 773-342-4474
To go to the website click here.