I love the atmosphere that Yahya Salon has. It was well lighted clean, colorful as well as very polite stylists that work there. I had a Thursday appointment at 10a to get a full sew in. The beautician advised me to bring my own hair weave, & so I did. First she washed my hair, that's when she informed me that I had dry hair& scalp. This wasn't new news to me cause I have always had dandruff but my old stylist said there was nothing she could do about it. The beautician at Yahya Salon said she had a deep condition treatment that would help the dryness of my hair &scalp, so I gave her permission to do any & everything that would help my hair. I must say after a couple of deep conditioning treatment my dandruff is much betta. My hair style was awesome, she made me look like a picture from out of a magazine. From the looks of how I walking in to how I looked when I walked out, looked like I paid a million dollars for my hair, but her prices were very reasonable... I will let Yahya Salon service me again & I also made my family & friends knowledgeable of 1 of the best Salons in Chicago.
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Ridiculously nice people. After going once, Sam and Lynn (his right-hand gal) will remember your name, the service you received last time, and how you were feeling. That's awesome (and rare) up here in Albany Park. Lynn gives stellar manis and pedis (as do the other girls who come and go- but ask for Lynn if you have a choice!) and Sam's the hair guy. You'll be offered water, tea, or- on occasion- whatever cookies and treats someone has dropped off for them. (Always accept. I've never regretted trying something new and delicious.) So why only four outta five stars? Because while the prices are unreal affordable and the service is lovely, it's not always the fanciest haircut for a girl. (For a guy- absolutely. My husband always looks awesome after coming home from here.) Cuts for a woman are *very* basic and just fine. But again, you can't beat the prices and people. Their massage chairs are also top notch. Sometimes I stay a little longer and hog one of their chairs. Bonus- Sam and Lynn are so polite that they've never told me to perhaps give the chair to a waiting client. I like that.
I had Michael as my masseuse and he was incredible. I have apparently stored every stressful life event in my shoulders and neck and often can't even feel masseuse's hands because I'm so tight in that area, but Michael had no issue. He got right into my problem areas and not only could I feel it, but at times wanted to cry from relief (ok, and maybe a little from pain, but the good kind of pain!). Each time he found a knot he asked me to tell him if the pressure was too little or too much. In past experience I'm used to saying &amp;amp;amp;quot;push harder&amp;amp;amp;quot;, but he seemed to sense exactly what my body needed. In fact, after a few minutes on my shoulders he asked if he could spend the whole time concentrating on them and my back. I agreed that was what I needed, and so he went to work. At the end of the massage he made suggestions for stretches I could do to loosen up the area, and also suggested getting a heating pad to help the area out. I appreciated that he didn't try to immediately up-sell me for more massages. He made valid suggestions...