ABOUT Located along Division Street in the Wicker Park neighborhood is Sorelle, a fashion boutique and salon and spa owned by sisters Dalia and Luchy Manjarres. The salon and spa is a recent addition to the space, with the idea in mind that a woman should be able to get everything she needs under one roof: the perfect outfit, a manicure, and a new hairstyle.
AMBIENCE Dalia and Luchy wanted a space designed for women to look and feel good, which you will be reminded about with the words “Sexy from head to toe” written above the spa entrance. The front of Sorelle is the fashion boutique, and as you walk towards the back you’ll enter the salon, and then underneath the chandelier-style beading to the spa area that embodies femininity with the pink and black color scheme.
EXPERIENCE Upon entering Sorelle, I was immediately greeted and then I selected the colors I wanted for my fingers and toes, which took a few minutes thanks to the large selection of nail colors! I was offered water or tea, and then took a seat in one of the three black leather pedicure chairs. Dalia performed my pedicure, and she trimmed my toenails to my preferred length, filed them to the perfect shape and groomed my cuticles. A much-needed leg and foot massage and two coats of polish – I chose a deep burgundy shade by Essie, “Carry On” – completed my pedicure. Afterwards I was escorted to the manicure station and got comfortable in the pink leather chair. We decided on the No-Chip Manicure — Sorelle’s signature service — and I chose “You Don’t Know Jacques” as my polish color (Sorelle uses the OPI GelColor). Dalia trimmed my nails so they were even and filed them, and then she pushed back my cuticles but recommended not to cut them, saying “don’t fix what’s not broken.” The gel base was applied, and then two coats of the colored polish and a topcoat, and each time my nails had to “cure” under the light for 60 seconds. After the last 60 seconds after the topcoat application, my nails were completely dry and so shiny! This was my first No-Chip experience, and I am officially a convert. Nothing beats two weeks without chips, and I was able to walk out of the salon immediately without risking smudging or ruining my nails.
IN CROWD Sorelle is located on busy Division Street just a few blocks from the Blue line, so it’s easily accessible from most neighborhoods. Whether you are a mother of two or a college student, you’ll enjoy the spa treatment and affordable prices at Sorelle. Sorelle also offers spa parties for groups of three or more at no charge, so grab your girlfriends and rent out the space. They are BYOB, so you’ll be sure to have a good time!
WALLET WATCH Sorelle’s Pedicure is $30. For a manicure that will last you through two weeks of laundry, washing dishes and more, try the No-Chip Manicure, which will set you back only $40. From now until April 30, 2012, mention “Heaven Salon” to receive 25 percent off any spa treatment.
NEED TO KNOW
1905 West Division Street Chicago, IL 60622
(P): (773) 360-1111