Boutique Salon & Gallery
Desdimi Salon Gallery
“Look your best while supporting the arts”, reads the tagline for Desdimi Salon, Chicago’s newest salon-cum-art gallery that’s glamming up River North residents one keratin treatment at a time. Providing a unique spin on the salon concept, Desdimi is certainly no one trick pony, giving its clients – in our multi-tasking day and age – a sense of purpose even as they take time out to primp and pamper. And so it is, that behind this full service boutique salon, lies owner Danka Marinkovic’s true passion: art, and specifically the work of emerging and locally-based artists.
With 30 to 50 pieces – currently the work of world-renowned sculptor Boban Ilic, and cubist portraits by Rob Hogan – showcased on the salon’s walls at any given time, and a regular rotation of art every month, Marinkovic keeps things fresh and current – as if her fabulous hand-selected stylists and service menu weren’t enough to keep the city’s chicest heads poised in her crocodile-printed seats. The service menu, too, is curated and discerning, with cuts, colours, and six unique hair therapies, including the nourishing Nutri Seduction Essential Nutrition, and the signature Keratin Smoothing Treatment. Be sure to book ahead for a Saturday appointment, so you can enjoy their weekly continental brunch, complete with a complimentary drink and heavenly scalp massage – triple whammy!