The story behind your beauty routine?
It’s more short than sweet.
Penny Lane Studios, Logan Square’s newest salon, has you covered. Owner Christine Conley, a certified hair stylist, wig designer, and special effects makeup artist, fashioned the space after a library (refurbished ladders, vintage suitcases, a card catalog bench).
Services — sweetly scripted on library book checkout slips — range from traditional to offbeat: cuts for men and women, blowouts, natural balayage highlights, beard trims, and waxing; royal blue bangs, custom wigs, extensions or hair pieces, and handlebar mustache maintenance.
Custom makeovers (done in the salon or on location) suit any look, from blushing bride to zombie cheerleader.
Perks include complimentary beer, Big Shoulders Coffee, a $2 DIY nail bar, and two (well-groomed) house pups.
Penny Lane Studios, 2658 North Sawyer Avenue, at Milwaukee Avenue (773-486-3826 or pennylanechicago.com), $5-$150.
Photo: Coral Gable / Courtesy of Penny Lane Studios