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Citylife: 79th Street Hair Salons (in pictures, many pictures)

Editor's Note: If you've traveled along 79th Street in Chicago, west from Cottage Grove, you've no doubt noticed the rainbow of barbers, beauty shops, and hair salons. With names and designs equally colorful, these salons provide more than just cuts and color. They're a window into culture, community, creativity and entrepreneurship. Achy Objeas strolled this stretch of 79th Street with camera in hand recently and captured images of nearly 40 such spots - each its own vision of beauty. Have a look: [nggallery id=1]

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