Recently I had the the chance to stop by the Chicago Ridge, IL Spa at XSport Fitness for a haircut with professional stylist Patricia Delbosque. Beforehand I called to make my appointment and spoke with Spa Manager Jenna Rosenlund. I explained that I had my hair cut two months prior and it was a terrible style and cut. I needed a stylist who could repair the damage without taking any additional length off. Not only did I need someone who could seriously clean up the mess but who was good with long hair. She immediately suggested Patricia and was able to make my appointment for the following Monday which was within three weeks away from my bodybuilding event. I was very excited as well as nervous because there wasn’t much time between the event and the hair cut. If this was another mangled cut then I would have to suffer with it for a while, as well as, try to style it for my event. In the end the hair cut and customer service was fantastic.
Patricia washed and combed my hair out to look at the previous cut and found my hair to be completely lopsided. The right side of my hair was longer than the left and Patricia took note of the thick layer of hair that had been cut into the back. It was two inches shorter than the rest of my hair and was not blended. She also learned that my bangs were not cut to be side swept as the last stylist said they were. Lastly, she saw the front layers had to be reshaped and finished. My hair was a mess.
Re-vamping my Style
I explained to Patricia that I wanted my bangs to sweep to the side, layers down the front and for the back to be shaped in a slight V. She explained that this style would not be a problem and Patricia began working on my very botched hairstyle. Patricia stuck to her word and did not cut too much of the length. She reshaped the back and my bangs with scissors and razored my layers to give them some bounce.
After evening the back, cutting new layers and bangs she gave me a great blow out. My hair was smooth, silky and shiny without any frizz and she never used hair spray.
Advice and Tips
Throughout the cut Patricia and I chatted but what I really noticed was the great advice she gave on reducing damaged hair, as well as, products to repair already damaged hair. Common practices such as flat ironing, high lighting dark hair and washing hair daily was ranked high on her “don’t” list of things to do.
Although my hair isn’t breaking or falling out she did recommend Pureology to help treat damaged hair that has these symptoms. She also gave me a small bottle of Moroccanoil. It’s tinged with a soft oriental/floral smell and works wonders to keep my hair smooth.
Having my hair styled with Patricia was $35 plus tip which is affordable by any standard.
Would I go back?
Absolutely. The drive from my home to the XSport Spa in Chicago Ridge, Il is at thirty minutes without traffic but worth every second of the drive.
Stylist Patricial Delbosque
Spa Manager Jenna Rosenlund
222 Commons Drive
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Phone: 708/ 423-4200
Fax: 708/ 423-8214