Oh my gold, ladies. There’s a new pretty player in town! Chicago’s newest salon is part blowout bar part makeup lounge and oozing with gilded style in every square foot. By design, of course. Goldplaited, located in Lincoln Park, didn’t just want to offer blowouts or do makeup, but be a full-service pampering destination. It’s a true “finishing” salon. There’s a lounge, makeup and hair stations, a vanity with perfume for the spritzing and even goldplaited jewelry for sale (name plate style, naturally). It’s my new happy place. I got the full Kim K. treatment last week — a duo of goldplaited stylists descended on me as if I was prepping for a red carpet (instead, it was a date night dinner at Andy’s Thai Kitchen). My blowout lasted four solid days, though if not for my Sunday night ritual of deep cleaning everything on my body, I would have stretched it to Monday.
Rather than tell you why visiting this salon needs to be on your list of to-dos, I thought I’d show you by way of virtual tour!