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About Us


The Crystal-Eyez Makeup & Beauty Lounge is a multi award winning upscale Salon & Spa conveniently located in the south loop area of Chicago. We are your perfect one-stop beauty destination for your professional beauty services. We have a strong team consisting of experienced and talented professionals; makeup artists, hair stylists, estheticians/ skin care experts, lash technicians, wax specialists and brow experts. We provide a host of first class services for brides and all celebratory events including weddings, proms, graduations, birthdays, and all special occasions, as well as for the working professionals and everyday women and men. Our expertise and attention to detail has attracted celebrities as well as fans in the fashion and media industries, providing  beauty services for fashion shows, music videos, photo shoots, television, film and print jobs.

Our work can be seen on bill boards gracing the streets in various countries all over the world. Our work has also been featured in numerous international publications such as Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, JET Magazine, The New York Times, and many more. 


Bisi Essien is the founder of Crystal-Eyez. She is a multi award winning certified makeup artist, licensed cosmetologist, and certified lash extensions technician. Known for her creativity and innovation, Bisi's transition into makeup and hair artistry was both a natural progression and a timely occurrence.

Bisi's mastery of the arts is evident in her other interests: architecture, sketching, painting and graphics and web design. Since receiving her Masters in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bisi has utilized her expertise in the above fields in numerous capacities. But, not one to ignore her instincts for long, Bisi decided to take her innate passion for makeup and hair from childhood experimentation to a professional career.

Bisi often works with celebrities. Her work has gained international appeal as fans often request her services all over the united states, and as far as Dubai, England, the Caribbean and Africa. Bisi's work can be seen in numerous magazines, TV  shows, commercials, and music videos.

Bisi loves working with people. A detail-oriented person, she pays attention to her clients' needs and uses the best products available to leave each looking flawless!​

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