All I have to say is Deep Tissue Massage, Futuresse Facial Lotus Blossom Extract, and the Organic Mud Wrap. If you are going to spoil yourself you might as well go the extra mile like I did. The service is well worth the price. I left the place feeling and looking 10yrs younger
I had the no chip manicure done at a salon downtown, Ambra
I did not want to have it done but my girlfriend would not shut up about it.
It has truly changed my life and that of all my friends. I have gone up to 4 weeks with no chipping at all.
try Zuzana at Ambra Spa on State and Superior.
I visit Chicago few times a year and each time I want to try something new when it comes to salons and spas. I had amaizing afternoon at Ambra Salon. My afternoon start with very relaxing facial with Renata....meni and pedi with Nadia (Nonchip is girls best friend) and finished with this beautiful blowdry by Anna, I have never seen stylist work with brushes like she does. I think I am done with looking for something new each time....I will stick with Ambra from now on....Try it ladies if you are in Chicago!
I'm very much in LOVE with this spa. It's a one stop spot to have a full spa day to pamper yourself. I've been going here for years and I have seen everyone for everything but here are some of my FAVS.
Hair: Anna (that girl can work magic, I've had some bad hair days that she had to fix.!!)
Facials: Ina knows how to make you skin really Glow.
Massages: Irena or Lina both have hand blessed by gods.
Nails: for Nonchip I go to Lata and for regular pedis I see Homa.
The staff here is very friendly and i recommend their services to anyone looking to get pampered
Leila is THE BEST Manicurist! She is always accomodating and professional. She is warm and kind. She is very detail-oriented. She makes sure your nails are beyond picture perfect before you leave. She is very passionate about her work and her customer services skills are A+.
If you're looking for a great waxist, go no further than Ambra! I highly recommend Dana. She's quick, thorough, discreet, and makes you feel comfortable. Since my first wax appointment with Dana, I haven't gone to anyone, anywhere else.
Ilva for no chip manicure and pedicure is the best. Ina for facials, brazillions, and eye lash tinting. these two ladies are true professionals. friendly, talented, and loyal. i even let Ilva pick out my nail and toe color...the spa is comfortable and classy with friendly staff and a great comfortable enviornment. i have been going to Ilva and Iva for years and would follow them anywhere.
I just love to come to this place...it's like being on vacation far away from home...it's beautifully decorated and you can hang out there and relax for a while, you will not be rushed...I've gotten my nails done by Homa and she does excellent job, she is one of the first people who started doing "" French Manicure"" years ago and when she does them ...my nails look much longer and so elegant...her pedicures are so pampering, you have to treat yourself to both. She is very warm and friendly...you will feel very comfortable with her.
I've been a client of Ambra since the day they opened. I actually followed my Nail Tech, Ilva, from a previous salon. Ilva has been giving my nails (non chip manis and spa pedis) ""love"" for about 4 years now. She is AMAZING! Her number one concern is taking care of her clients. She will come in extra, extra early and stay extra late. I've never received more compliments on my nails until Ilva started taking care of them. \r
Go see my girl Ilva. Your nails will never be happier!\r
I've been a customer at Ambra for over a year. I highly recommend Anna Nowobilska - I'm just sad that I've moved to New York and I have to find somebody new. She's the best - and I tried practically everything in Chicago. If you go to Ambra, ask for Anna.
Anna has been my stylist for couple years now. I love her!!!!! I love what she does to my hair. Every haircut is amazing, and blowout to die for! Color always looks great. I highly recommend her.....trust me, I went to a lot of stylist. You gone love the whole experiance!!!
I have been coming to Anna for the last 4 years and she is wonderful! I rarely trust someone to ""do what they think is best"" with my hair, but with Anna I know I am in great hands and always loving my new style. I highly recommend anyone looking for a stylist to try her, you won't be disappointed!
I live in this building and tried out Ambra for the first time. It is sooo nice. My friend and I got pedicures and it was one of best pedicures I have had, lasting an hour. Hopefully it will last a long time! Ask for Lata - She is amazing!
Pros: Great spa, clean, friendly
I've been a client of Michelle for years. So dedicated, in fact, that no one else is allowed to cut or color my hair :)\r
Her cuts are always fantastic, and she is a color expert. I always get compliments on my hair, even when it is grown out - a definite mark of a good cut. \r
THANK YOU, MICHELLE!
I Travel from the WIsconsin border to have services by Renata and Jason . They are both professional, friendly, and passionate about their trade. I feel and look fabulous when I leave Ambra Salon. Do yourself a favor book an appointment with Renata for skin and Waxing services and Jason for Hair - you will not be disappointed!
Jason is the best colorist and stylist I think I've ever been to in the city. I'm pretty picky and have been to many salons before I settled on Jason. I have no need to ever go to anyone else again!
He really listens and takes the time to give you what you want and make you look your best. He knows what's flattering and is really thorough.
Pros: Great color, thoughtful haircuts
Maggie does a wonderful job with your nails, and Renata delivers a super facial. They are a fabulous pair! Go to Ambra and try them.
Hi ladies I just had the Keratin Treatment done three weeks ago by Anna. She was great and had so much fun with her. It is truly a blessing and one of the best things I've ever done for my hair. All the great reviews you hear about it are true! i highly recommend it. I have curly/wavy/FRIZZZZEEEE hair with patches friz...zier than others. My hair is as smooth and shiny as never before. GET IT DONE! You WILL love it and you will love Anna too :)
Pros: Very friendly.
I have been going to Maggie and Renata for 6 years. I followed them both from Joseph Michaels to Ambra, and they're both amazing. Maggie's manicures and pedicures are the best I've ever had. The polish stays on for well over a week---no chipping or peeling. After going to her, you'll wonder why you ever went to anyone else. She is a pleasure to talk to, and always does her best to fit me in.
Renata does a fabulous job with waxing and making your skin glow. She has been waxing my eyebrows for years, and they always look perfect, even if I wait longer than usual to go back in. I get compliments all the time on my brows, and they look very natural. Renata has also suggested some different face products for me, and they have all worked well on my sensitive skin. She's so sweet, and always makes me feel comfortable and relaxed.
I just started going to Anna for my cut and highlights. I wish I had started going to her a long time ago! I have light brown hair, and I don't like to look too blonde or too dark. She always gets the color right and really listens to what I want. She's very easy and fun to talk to---time flies by when you're in her chair! My sister goes to her as well. She's a blonde, and Anna does a beautiful job with her highlights. Anna will keep your hair healthy and looking natural, not overdone.
Go see Maggie, Renata, and Anna---there's no need to go anywhere else! The salon is beautiful, and the staff is friendly and professional, without feeling stuffy or pretentious.
Pros: Best mani/pedi, best skincare, best cut/highlights
I have followed Michelle to several salons since she started cutting my hair years ago and couldn't imagine having anyone else get near my hair. Her cuts are fresh, seriously flattering, and grow out amazingly well. Almost all of my friends have started going to her and we all receive unsolicited attention- we are regularly asked by strangers who we go to. Once you see her, you'll never go back!
Pros: Beautiful salon, amazing cut
As many others, I've followed Michelle to Ambra from another salon. I've always said a great cut is one that looks good when you leave, you can style on your own, and grows out well. She hits the mark on all of these.\r
Michelle has a solid foundation of technique and stays updated with current trends. What makes her an exceptional stylist is her ability to listen to what you want, and then make it happen in the cut and style.\r
She is also very good at color, and working with integrating cut, color and style. She runs on time and is respectful of busy schedules.\r
been with michelle for years. would never switch. best mens haircuts! no joke and im very picky when it comes to my hair. clean and classic or funky fresh michelle makes it all look amazing.
Pros: best stylist
Michelle is the best stylist I have ever gone to, bar none. She is consistently perfect. She is also a fantastic colorist. Regardless of the service you need, Michelle rocks. She has great ideas, but she also listens. I can't recommend her enough.
If you're looking for a great mani/pedi, ask for MAGGIE. I've been seeing her for over 8 years and followed her from Joseph Michael to Ambra. She's very professional, keeps her tools squeaky clean (very imp!) and my nail polish stays on forever! In all the years I've been seeing her for a pedicure, I don't think I've ever had a chipped toenail which is pretty amazing.
Pros: Professional, punctual, clean, relaxing
I decided to get a massage at Ambra. I get my hair done there, but had never tried their massage therapists. Anyway, let me just tell you, Lina did an amazing job! The pressure was perfect, but she even checked with me several times to make sure it was comfortable. She did a great job of working out the knots in my muscles, but also making me feel relaxed. I loved it!
Pros: my muscles feel so much better
I have trusted Jason with my hair for years. I even moved away from Chicago and have never found anyone as good or as thoughtful. He does a fantastic job, but he always always gives me exactly what I want. I never have to worry about my bangs being too short or layers being choppy. The best part is that his prices are great too!
Pros: Excellent Service
Jason's been doing my hair for the past four years and I will probably follow him anywhere he chooses to go - which includes a new salon (Ambra), over state lines, or into another galaxy. He's never been anything but prompt and professional, and I always get tons of compliments on my hair.
Ambra Salon & Spa is worth seeking out. Here are two great reasons:\r
1. Maggie is ""hands down"" the best nail technician I've ever experienced (even at four star resorts such as Kohler and Miraval!). My nails have never been healthier. Her pedicures can last up to six weeks, but you'll want to go more frequently for the heavenly relaxation of sitting in her chair and being pampered. I've been a devotee of Maggie's for nearly a decade and after just one visit you will be too.\r
2. Renata is an excellent esthetician, her facials are addictive and her waxing capabilities are quick and as pain-free as possible. As someone who has extremely sensitive skin, waxing can be problematic for me, but Renata was diligent about protecting my skin. She's been a part of my beauty routine for six years and will be for many years to come.\r
I followed both of these great professionals from Joseph Michaels to Ambra in February... and would follow them anywhere. At Ambra, I have been very impressed with the service, space, staff and welcoming feeling. I've heard from other clients that the massage services are amazing and I can't wait to try them.\r
You'll want to run -- not walk -- to Ambra. Maggie & Renata will get you Summer Ready!\r
Pros: Best mani/pedis, facials and waxing in town!
Maggie and Renata are the best at what they do ! I followed Maggie and Renata from Joseph Michaels to Ambra Salon and European Spa. They are extremely professional and I look forward to my manicures and pedicures from Maggie and skin care from Renata. I look forward to ""my time"" with them. It's very relaxing ! \r
Pros: extremely professional
I had my hair done by Jason at the salon where he worked before. He has a way of making you feel really comfortable (not at all self conscious) and is also really skilled both with cutting and color. I've gotten a lot of compliments on my hair since he started doing it. He's smart and funny and he'll help you pick out a style that compliments your face shape and meets your needs. I will definitely be seeing him at Ambra. Thanks for staying in the area!!
Pros: Great ambience and amazing stylist
Jason Berg is an excellent stylist. Hes serious, professional and talented at both cut and color. I typically leave his chair looking better than the pictures I bring for inspiration. Many compliments since Jason started doing my hair so I am following him to Ambra Salon and will keep coming back!
Pros: Great stylist joins the team
I followed Anna from another salon - she is the most outstanding hair stylist I have ever had. I have never before continuously visited the same stylist for so long. In addition to her talent, she is genuinely warm and very focused on her client and her clients taste and lifestyle. I never leave the salon without making another appointment! Ambra salon is beautiful! Bright, friendly, and really a pleasure to visit. It really was a delightful surprise. Congratulations Ambra and on your lovely salon and having both Anna & Mada with you. In addition to being truly skilled, they are both special people.
Pros: Having Anna there!
I have been with Michelle for 2 years, she just moved to Ambra from another salon and I of course followed her there! Two years ago, I came to Michelle in an emergency when someone had dyed my blonde hair chocolate brown! She performed magic that day and continues to do so every time I see her. She literally does the best haircut I have EVER had in my life. I've lived in most major cities in America, including NYC, Miami, and Houston, and never have I had a better haircut. I do not even have to style my hair, I can let it airdry or just use a paddlebrush with the hairdryer... and the layers fall so perfectly. It's truly shocking. I get so many compliments on my hair and it is all due to Michelle's skills. :)\r
My color is always great. She is very good at mixing it up and doing it a shade darker in the winter time (which makes it last longer and saves me money). Michelle is super professional and ensures that you are treated accordingly by all of the staff. She is also not the type to make you talk to her the entire time. I can mellow out without feeling obligated to carry a conversation with her. On the flipside, she is easy to talk to and we always have a laugh.\r
Basically, Michelle is amazing. I am happy with her switch to Ambra. It is an awesome space, super mod/urban. It's more spacious and a better layout than her last salon, and Ambra offers a ton of exciting serivces. I am going in for my first massage next week so I'll let you know how it goes!
Pros: Color, Cut, Friendly, Uber Professional
Cons: Michelle has no cons :)
Everyone was so polite & professional. Staff made you feel welcome. Not a snooty or stuffy establishment. Very clean. Massage was wonderful & relaxing. Pedicure Spa was the best! Loved the wine & strawberries. Will definitely go back.
You need to go here!! Jerrdann is the guy you need to go to for a cut, style and color. I've NEVER been happy when I've left a salon until Jerrdann started doing my hair. I have naturally curly hair and he does a fantastic job.
Jerrdann is by far the most exceptional stylist who has always done my hair exactly how I wanted. Due to his talent, I actually feel comfortable just letting him cut and color however he thinks necessary with no questions asked. He has also been very accommodating as far as my schedule goes. I would recommend his outstanding service to anyone who is looking for an extraordinary hair stylist. He has been mine for about 7 years and let me tell you, I live about 500 miles away now, but I still have Jerrdann do my hair.
I got my haircut and highlighted at Ambra and couldn't be happier. I've tried numerous salons throughout Chicago and now I am actually staying with this one! When you make an appointment request Jerrdann - he was able to make my hair look like another person's! My hair has always been unmanageable (frizzy, curly, the works) but he cut and colored it in a way that transformed my hair! Loved it! 5 Stars! :)
Pros: Atmosphere, Service, Great with hair, Garage Parking,
Never in my life have I liked my hair after having it cut and colored until I went to Jerrdann at Ambra Salon & Spa...I have long hair and want to keep it that way, which is exactly what he did. The highlights turned out beautiful as well. I'm seriously the pickiest person ever when it comes to hair and am soo happy to have finally discovered a stylist that I can trust with my hair. The salon itself is great--really trendy but still comfortable. So if you're really particular about your hair and want to finally find someone who know's what they're doing, then go to Jerrdann @ Ambra Salon, you won't be disappointed!!
First of all, the salon is beautiful and love the modern clean style! I have long asian hair and I agree with the other review that Jerrdann does great layering with long hair. I love to keep my hair length long and its hard to find a hairdresser who can keep my hair long, but Jerrdann can keep the length!! I loved loved my hair and I am definitely coming back !
Pros: Friendly atmosphere
I got my hair done at Ambra salon and spa by a hot straight male hair stylist named Jerrdann they said that he specialized in long hair and highlighting. i have to say i was very pleased with the end result, I walked out feeling like a vitoria secret model!!!! he was really great about explaining wat he thought would look good on me and he didn't cut my length like i asked he loves long hair so your safe if your trying to grow out your hair.
Pros: kept my hair long
Cons: parkings tuff will take redline next time
Heard about this from Zuzana the manicurist at Ambra... decided to try it. It is fantastic it lasted about a month and looked amazing everyday\r
when you are so busy it is tough to get your nails done weekly I am so thrilled I tried it.\r
THE BEST!!!!! Check it out you will love it!!!
I came to Ambra for a Brazilian and I was so scared b/c I didn't know what to expect since it's not the usual place I go to. Luckily, Dianka did a wonderful job. She kept me at ease thoughout, kept the pain to a minimum, and was done in less than 15 minutes! The bast wax I've gotten! I'll definitely be back.
This is an excellent facility!! The staff is european trained and it shows. It is not just a facial. It is a facial completed under the direction of someone who really knows about skin and skin problems. I travel from the suburbs passing up many other faciilities and it is well worth it.
Pros: Someone who really understands skin
Cons: Parking costs
I went to almost all possible spas in Chicago area and I have not anywhere experienced better service than at Ambra. The estheticians are highly experienced and great at what they do. Ambras facials are the best in the whole Chicago land area.If you decide to have a brazilian wax, you almost won't feel a thing, you will be surprised how painless a brazilian wax can be. I highly recommend this place.
Pros: best facials and wax, very friendly stuff, It's worth it!!!!!
Had a facial and message. Not bad. Comfortable atmosphere. If you are looking for ultra rtizy and plush-this is not it. Loved the strawberries and champagne after the services. Might go back.
Cons: no parking, not fru-fru