About Strada Salon & Spa

Our Story

Edyta Strzadala stylist & cosmetologist since 1989, owner and operator of Strada Salon & Spa launched her business in 2004 in Algonquin under the old name of Makeover Zone. In 2007 the salon moved to Crystal Lake just 2 miles north of the previous location.

The current location features comfortable neutral decor with european clotes boutique.

We Specialize in NBR Extensions ,Color Corections and Balayages.

Our Mission

Our mission is to pamper and indulge our clients with the ultimate in hair care. We strive to create beautiful, creative, individualized hairstyles and colors that are modern and wearable. We blends art and science to create the ultimate look for you. Whether you want a radical change, a simple cut, or anything in between we invite you to experience our services in person.

Our Staff



Owner-Director Stylist /NBR Extensions Licensed Artist

I opened Strada Salon in 2007 because I wanted to create a place where guests feel comfortable, where they receive the service they deserve and the style they want.

​Hair has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was 5 years old and I was braiding everyone's hair. At the age of 15, I started a beauty school in Poland for 3 full years. The School system was different back then, I was studying theory in school for one week and I was getting me behind the chair skills every other week in one of the most popular salons "TRENDY" by salon owner Anna who was my teacher, my friends Dorota and my friend Slawek, a Master stylist who is a co-founder of Kublin & Berentowicz Academy in Poland. I'm still in touch with them and every time I'm in Poland I still go to their training to learn something new.

2004 Full body Waxing, Facials, lash & brow henna. 2006 I was trained by the Japanese company "Milbon" in New York for Japanese hair straightening & moisturizing/reconstructive treatments. 2010 entire salon was trained and certified in Keratin Treatments by "GK" and "UltraTress" extensions. 2018 training in luxury Brazilian Keratin and platinum blond perfection. 

My goal is to create an individual style that fits the client's personality and lifestyle. Healthy and beautiful hair is what I want for my clients. I specialize in corrective color and custom changes in your cut & color. As the salon owner, I want you to know that styles are changing quickly, and we know it’s very important to keep up. You can be confident that all the stylists here receive ongoing training in cutting, coloring, and styling. We’re always up-to-date on the latest trends.

Whether people come to see me, or any of the stylists here, I want every customer to walk out the door feeling great.


Senior Stylist/NBR Extension Certified

I started being a stylist in 2016 after graduating from cosmetology and spa school.

I’ve always had a passion for hair. When I was younger I would always play with my friend's hair and experiment with color.

I was always afraid of going to beauty school, that I wouldn’t make it.

I decided to take a chance and go follow my dream and I couldn’t be happier.

I love hair! I love pleasing my clients and making them feel and look beautiful!

Not only am I a stylist but I’m also your friend! I always try to give out the best advice that I possibly can and I listen. Even on your saddest days, I can make you smile!

I am a very happy, smiling person and I’m here for anyone that needs me! As for my training, I’ve been trained by Edyta for the past two years. Every techie I have learned is off her. I also take extra training classes, in this Industry, I will never stop learning, I want to know more!

2010-GK Keratin Treatment



Director Esthetician

I am an experienced licensed esthetician since 1996.

I worked a long time in mt. Prospect salon but after I got sick and was not able to work for 3 months my room got taken away from me and I decided to work with my daughter at Strada. I specialize in customized European facials, designer peel exfoliation, gentle body waxing including very popular Brazilian wax and eyebrows & eyelashes henna(tinting). All of my facials include a skin analysis and customized treatment that fits your specific skin care needs. I have completed more than 100,000 waxes making me incredibly proficient in my craft. My gentle touch, expert techniques, and high-quality soy-based depilatory system make every session extremely smooth and comfortable. Need perfectly shaped and tinted eyebrows or lashes? Scared of Brazilian wax? See me!


Natural Beaded Rows Extension!!!

stradasalon, Apr 23, 2019

Do you struggle with short or fine hair?

Don't worry Wen has a solution for you!

Strada Salon now offers NBR Extension done by a certified stylist.

NBR Extensions are hand-tied extensions that have a minimum point of contact with your natural hair which makes this technique the safest and themes natural-looking technique on the market.

If you are interested in finding out more or if you are ready to apply and schedule an appointment please click on the link in the home pager copy and paste this link: https://www.jotform.com/stradasalon/nbr-application?fbclid=IwAR2-DMzY7V2wUesNNmaVE624m7wvQaqjzksqSNp7Gd3gOqWVQBwr7pDnyQ


stradasalon, Jul 17, 2018

Keratin Treatment with Juvexin is an innovative anti-aging hair care system. The most revolutionary development in hair care in the past 50 years. It started with keratin, and then evolved to Juvexin. GKhair is the first and only company to harness the beauty benefits of Juvexin, which is delivered to the hair in its natural state. Derived from pristine sheep wool through an environmentally friendly process, Juvexin is found in GKhair Products worldwide. JUVEXIN is a keratin anti-aging protein blend optimized for restoring hair from the inside out, returning it to a more youthful state. Protects against future damage and environmental effects by creating a shield over each hair strand.

ANTI-STATIC AGENTS coat the hair with moisture.
COCONUT OIL These rich natural emollients slow the loss of moisture from the hair, maintaining smooth and nourished strands.


  • Straightens hair up to 5 months
  • Repairs and rejuvenates hair strands


  • Cut styling time in half
  • Leaves hair soft, smooth and shiny
  • Nourishes and fortifies the hair with Juvexin