As You Like It has been independently owned* and owner operated since 1979.
A family business, we are strongly committed to sustainability, our independent business community,
a cooperative work environment, individuality, the arts, our neighborhood, all the people that work here and our clients.
We participate in our local merchants organization and regularly offer donations to many local not-for-profits.
We are mindful of our impact on the environment. Towards that end we use earth friendly cleaning
products, offer products in recycleable and reuseable containers and use fluorescent ambient lighting throughout and compact
fluorescent wherever we can. Many of the original
building materials for our new location at 827 Chicago were reclaimed and the majority of our original furnishings
and building materials are vintage or antique. Even books are recirculated in our hand picked lending
library. Use and reuse is our motto!
Mindful, also of the
health of our clients, we use green, alternative enzyme processors in our colors and perms; offer
organic hair care products “Earthly Botanicals”; eco friendly manicures, pedicures, body care and facials; sulfate
free and paraben free alternatives; and 100% henna natural hair color. (Of course, absolutely none of our hair or skin
care products have been tested on animals.) Our lighting is natural or full spectrum and our air is constantly filtered.
We truly do offer “a breath of fresh air.”
As You Like It Gallery has
shown its commitment to the arts and to the creativity of local, emerging artists by showcasing over 100 large solo and
group exhibits, each exhibiting more than 30 pieces.