About Shiny Strands
Why a salon?
Many people try and get rid of lice on their own. They try pesticide laden shampoos and conditioners that not only don’t kill lice eggs, but are extremely dangerous to children. They spend weeks and weeks thinking they have the problem solved, only to have another nit or bug appear. They spend hours and hours cleaning and jumping through hoops “just in case”. This chart shows how fast lice reproduce and how large an infestation can become in just a few weeks. It is no wonder why many parents give up and come to a salon to take care of the problem once and for all.
Why Shiny Strands?
Shiny Strands believes that you and your family have been through enough. Sandi Cranny and Suzanne Comella decided to open the salon in 2011 after personally experiencing the chaos of head lice. In addition, they have seen many of their close friends and family experience the same frustrating experience: What to do? Where to go? What now? This does not work!
Seeing a need in the greater Chicagoland area, they developed Shiny Strands, a head lice removal salon. They designed the salon so that you can relax knowing that your child is effectively being treated and that normalcy will soon return to your household. The positive response to Glen Ellyn was so great that the need for 3 additional salons (Barrington, Naperville and Oak Park) soon arose. Carol Chambers and Kimberly Kreft (owners of Barrington and Naperville) and Suzanne Lavin (owner of Oak Park) are all long term employees of the original location. More importantly, they too struggled with head lice before Shiny Strands came into existence. They completely understand the havoc that lice can cause.
All salons are certified by the country’s leading authority on Lice – Katie Shepherd of the Shepherd Institute™. The Institute offers the only lice removal certification program in the United States. Strand-by-Strand removal ensures your child is lice and nit free.
In their comfortable salon you can pour a cup of coffee, enjoy a magazine or take a walk around the cute downtowns. Your child can enjoy a movie on a handheld DVD player while being treated. So relax and leave the lice to the experts!