SUMMER FUN 2014
Wednesday Journal | Forest Park Review | Riverside-Brookﬁeld Landmark
The Dream Team Meets the Dream Salon!
708.366.3100 • fax 708.366.3196115 N. Marion St. • Oak Park, Illinois 60301
fter twenty three years on Lake Street in River Forest, James Anthony Salon has moved to Downtown Oak Park. In a new space nearly twice the size of their old one, owners Jim and Tina Salerno have built a sleek, yet relaxed and modern state-of-the-art salon. “We have ﬁnally achieved our vision of what James Anthony should be,” Tina says, “we have had so much growth and success over the last few years, we really needed to expand.” The new salon at 115 N. Marion Street, is, according to Tina, “the perfect ﬁt for our dream team.” The Team at James Anthony Salon is a dedicated group. “They are devoted not just to their craft,” Tina asserts, “but also to their ongoing education, to the beauty industry and above all, to their guests.” The Salernos actively seek out and nurture young stylists and technicians who share their belief in hard work and a passion for beauty. That passion is on display at James Anthony Salon, and, according to Tina, it is the key to their success. It is also one of the reasons that Jim and Tina are so excited about their new location in Oak Park, on a street ﬁlled with other passionate entrepreneurs. “I love it here,” Tina says, “these businesses, many of which are run by successful women, create such an exciting dynamic. It feels like we all feed each other, like everyone on the street is here to make people feel good and look good, inside and out.” James Anthony Salon is a full service hair and nail salon where people come ﬁrst. “Our stylists and nail technicians are talented professionals,” Jim says, “they don’t just do the work, they know their work. They know how to help our guests with any challenges they are having with their hair and nails.” One of the most popular signature services offered at James Anthony—and one for which the salon has become famous—is the Luscious Lather. Not simply a shampoo, the Luscious Lather is a ﬁfteen minute head, neck and shoulder massage in the incomparable and relaxing Lather Lounge. Offered with every hair service, the Luscious Lather is for many of the salon’s guests, the highlight of their experience. James Anthony Salon is a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. It is dedicated to one brand or hair care products, Paul Mitchell, and shares with that company a commitment to the philosophy of giving back. “We believe in this line of products,” Tina says, “They are not tested on animals, and unlike many other brands of products these actually do what they say they are going to do.” As a company, Paul Mitchell, under the leadership of its president and CEO, John Paul DeJoira, supports environmental causes around the world. “When you purchase Paul Mitchell products,” Tina continues, “we all help the world be a better place for the future.” The James Anthony Salon success story started with Jim Salerno’s father, Anthony Salerno, of Anthony Salerno Salon, in business for 48 years, and located just a few blocks north of James Anthony Salon on Marion Street. Jim began his career working for his father, and within ten years, realized his own dream of being a salon owner, “Everything comes full circle,” Jim says, “I began in Oak Park, moved to River Forest, and now I’m back.” For Jim, the most rewarding part of his work is growing and coaching young talent at the three Paul Mitchell Schools, two in Chicago and one in Michigan, that he and Tina are part-owners in. “It’s my dream salon and my dream team,” Jim says, “just where they should be.” This summer, Team James Anthony is looking forward to welcoming new and existing guests to experience their new home. Although they have not set the date yet, they will be having a grand re-opening event. “It will be this summer,” Jim insists, “We will make sure that everyone knows about it!” James Anthony Salon is located at 115 N. Marion Street, Oak Park. To schedule your own James Anthony experience, call 708.383.3100.Hours: Tue 12-8, Wed, Thu 10-8, Fri, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4
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