Owner Cheryl Renella
Cheryl Renella is the owner of Channing’s Studio and Spa, an upscale salon nestled in the heart of Chicago’s iconic Gold Coast neighborhood on Oak Street.
With over 35 years of experience in the beauty industry, she has perfected the art of corrective eyebrow shaping, garnering her significant media attention and multiple, “Best of Best” honors and has been fortunate to call Angelina Jolie, Whitney Houston, Julia Roberts, Vince Vaughn, and numerous other high-profile names her clients.
She’s done work for hit television shows and movies in LA and spent time on set in New York for Fashion Week, and accompanied European tours such as the Rolling Stones as a freelance artist. Cheryl is also Chicago’s go-to for eyelash and brow tinting, customized skin care treatments, professional make-up application/lessons, and more!
Our Lash Master & Nail Technician Grace
Grace Sokolowska found herself in the world of cosmetology after arriving from Poland. She obtained her cosmetics degree in 1996; leading her to discover her passion, extensions – eyelash extensions that is! Grace is truly a lash artist. She is certified by Xtreme Faux Mink eyelash extensions since 2006; however, Grace became a certified Xtreme Lash Master in 2008. Grace only uses high quality lashes to enhance your look. Her expertise and precision separates her from the rest of the Lashing community.
Grace is also an amazing Nail technician; for both hands & feet! She also provides services in reflexology. Eyelash & brow tinting are a forte for Grace as well. Grace caters to her clientele making her the ideal technician with a range of services to provide.
Grace’s other love is her family! On days off, you can find Grace spending time with her grandson teaching him both American and Polish culture.
Our Acupuncturist Carrie
Carrie Sesterhenn is passionate about acupuncture and alternative medicine and it’s view of each person as an individual with unique needs and goals. Helping individuals achieve optimum wellness through this medicine, providing support though lifestyle changes, and giving them the tools they need to heal themselves are all the reasons why she fell in love with acupuncture in the first place.
After dealing with a chronic foot injury, a friend of hers suggested she try acupuncture. Not only has she not had any foot pain for the past 8 years, but during the course of her treatment a host of other chronic issues that she had resigned to live with began to improve. This led to a career change: she really connected with acupuncture’s philosophy of treating the whole person, not just their symptoms, and she wanted to help others in the same way she had been.
Among her specialties include helping with: digestive disorders, gynecological issues and infertility, pain management, stress and anxiety, sports related injuries, weight management and cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation..
Our Esthetician & Laser Technician Kenzie
Mackenzie “Kenzie” Pipiras is excited to join the Channing’s team as a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Laser Technician.
“For me the most gratifying aspect of being in this industry is my ability to empower women and men by helping them gain self-esteem and confidence. I ensure all my clients’ needs and expectations are met through a positive, comfortable and professional environment.”
Channing’s Studio & Spa
67 E Oak St #3W
Chicago, IL 60611
Appointments encouraged – Walk-ins welcome
Extended hours available upon request