Jamie is a life saver. She was able to squeeze my entire family in at the last minute and "cleaned" us up in no time. I'm a big fan, but I hope we never have to use her services again! Thanks again Jamie, I couldn't recommend her services more.
The experience with Jamie was an A+!! She changed her schedule around so she could see my daughters in the AM and they wouldn’t miss their last day of school! So worth the money for peace of mind!!!
Jamie is the best!! Also super affordable compared to so many other places. She helped us out the same day I called and was very informative and reassuring. She is also super fun and friendly and the time flies by. Definitely the place to go when your child has lice!
Jamie is friendly and flexible--on top of being effective! One trip to Jamie's and I was clean, though follow-up self combing is strongly recommended. This is even though I had a pretty healthy head of lice, from my understanding for any adults/single people sans kids who happen to get lice - great to go to Jamie. I know it would've taken me weeks to treat on my own, and it was very private to schedule and attend to business at Happy Hair
Never having lice before, when my daughter said her head was itchy, I panicked. We then looked in my daughter's hair, and we found an actual lice bug wandering through her hair. I was devastated. The worst part was that I was watching three girls 5 days a week throughout the summer. I was so overwhelmed and I didn't know what to do first.
I called my doctor and he said to buy the NIX medication and treat all of our hair that night. We proceeded to treat all 5 of us with the NIX, stripped all our beds, threw all pillows and stuffed animals in big garage bags, and began washing everything in hot water.
We were told that once we were treated and all in the house was cleaned, we would be safe, and everyone around us was in no danger. I checked our hair every day (my husband would come home from work and check mine).
It took hours as my girls have very long hair. Every day I seemed to find less and less, but why wasn't it gone? A whole week went by, and that Thursday morning, I found an actual bug in both my daughters hair.
What was I doing wrong? I was told by the doctor to use the NIX shampoo on every one again. We did. We bought more NIX shampoo and more spray for the couches, and cleaned / washed / sprayed everything all over again.
The doctor also told us to put olive oil on our hair every night for 5 nights and sleep with it in our hair with a shower cap. This was supposed to suffocate any thing that was left in our hair. So the next night we did that for 5 nights in a row. Every morning it took 3 shampoo washes in the shower in order to get the olive oil out of our hair. But we did it. We thought that was the beginning of the end.
My family had been dealing with this for almost 2 weeks now. I was exhausted and I didn't know what more I could do. I called the doctor again in hysterics, and they told me about Jamie at Happy Hair.
I then called Jamie, also in hysterics, and she was so sweet and calming. She told me she'd be over that same day.
Jamie had organic products, and a delousing system that was flawless.
As she did our hair, I felt a huge weight lifting off of me. She used all organic products and had all of us 99.9% de-loused within a couple of hours.
The next morning, she came back to check on us, and WE WERE LICE FREE!
Everyone should know about Jamie. They should know that there is help out there, and that they are not alone!
And I told my doctor, the NIX shampoo / sprays do not work. AND, they should tell people right away about Jamie.
Jamie is a GODSEND! It was amazing that I was dealing with this for 2 whole weeks, and she got rid of it in less than 48 hours!!
She should get an award for her talent, and if I could I would shout it from the mountain tops!
Highland Park, IL
A great service at a reasonable price. My daughter was about to leave on a two week trip to visit her cousins across the country when I saw that she had lice. After confirming with our pediatrician, I prepared to pay big bucks to have her checked since I couldn't let her fly and I had never done de-lousing before. I found Happy Hair on the Internet- owner Jamie took us in the same day, worked for two hours and effectively treated both my daughter and I. Final bill - $155, totally worth it for the peace of mind. Other services I saw online were charging more than that per hour - Jamie works in her home in Northbrook and is experienced, friendly and best of all - efficient!
Jamie is a lifesaver! She Is a true expert, a calming presence and a pleasure to work with. Thank you Jamie!
For the second time (in a year+), Jamie saved the day by treating my girls and I. She is so friendly, helpful, accommodating and informative. I love giving my business to a local Mom. Jamie is local and so absolutely capable. She can show you proper technique for home and/or preventative care. She is very reasonably priced relative to other options. I highly recommend Jamie at Happy Hair!!
Jennifer Goff Barry
Jamie was amazing in de-lousing my daughter - I started getting worried when I was brushing my daughter's hair and noticed something that could be interpreted as dandruff. However it wasn't coming out of the hair so I was suspicious. Confirmed it after her bath early evening.
Like a previous poster did a search on Northshore Moms FB group and saw great comments about Jamie and her business. I called at 9pm and she still answered and agreed to see us at 8am the next morning.
She was very personable, educational and was very efficient. Great customer service and offered great advice for "post service" maintenance to avoid this recurring again! Highly recommend - quick and worth every penny!
My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with lice. This was our first (and, so far only, experience with lice). My daughter has very thick, long hair and the thought of trying to get rid of the lice myself was overwhelming.
Enter Happy Hair. Jamie Malitz, the owner of Happy Hair, came to my house and began her treatment to rid my daughter of lice. She also treated my husband, my younger daughter and me as we also had "caught" the lice.
Jamie Malitz and Happy Hair's products were terrific, the lice was gone! Jamie was very thorough and gave us comfort that we had gotten lice out of our lives. The products that Happy Hair uses are all-natural and seemed to really do the trick without adding harsh chemicals to my daughter's body. In addition, it made our hair smooth, shiny and smell good. My mother tried the products and liked them so much that she bought them for herself. Two month's later, we are still using the Happy Hair products and my kids are still lice-free.
I called Jamie in a panic today because our friends had just visited us and she had just called me to tell me she and her daughter had lice. Her daughter and my daughter slept in the same bed together for three nights, so I was pretty convinced she had it. Jamie was very accommodating and fit me in her schedule within the same day. She was very knowledgable since she's been doing this for over seven years. She was very kind and patient with my children and she was very reasonably priced. Also, all of her products are organic. Luckily for us (I had her check my son's head too), they both did not have lice, phew. But if they ever do, I will definitely be calling Jamie!
Park Ridge, IL
Jamie is the best!!! Also, less than half the cost of other places I have used/heard about. She totally educated me on everything lice-related and how to treat and catch them early going forward. She is also super friendly and fun and the time seems to fly by. Definitely the place to go for lice treatment.
Happy Hair provided me with the most helpful consult over the phone. Highly recommend!!!
Esther Falevits Galantowicz
Jamie is great! She provides a much needed service at a reasonable cost. She is fast and very thorough. But mainly she's a pleasure to do business with with. She makes an annoying issue easier to deal with knowing you have a go to person.
Jamie Malitz of Happy Hair is in my view, a true “gem”. She recently helped us during an “outbreak” of head lice that was going around my daughter’s school (as it turned out, both of my daughters ended up with it).
"Jamie was incredibly patient with both of my daughters. She was thorough, prompt and completely understanding."
She was recommended to us via our pediatrician and for that, I can’t thank the doctor’s office enough—for it hadn’t been for Jamie, we would have gone completely crazy during that horrible time.
First and foremost, Jamie was incredibly patient. Not just with me (“the now-panicked mom”), but with both of my daughters (ages 5 ½ and 1 ½). Secondly, she was thorough, prompt and completely understanding. She explained the process, the type of products she would be using as well as what we had to do to follow up.
Jamie is all-pro. I was mortified to discover I had returned from vacation with cooties and she accepted my call @ 9pm. We went to her home the next day. She's got a great setup in her basement. Bright, clean, comfortable, PRIVATE, and lots of toys to entertain kids young and old. She combed thru two heads of LONG, THICK hair in two hours, plus my infant's hair just to make sure he was in the clear. She was so thorough, so fast, and so GENTLE (I'm very tender-headed). She's been at it for 8 years and it shows. Experience matters. If you're chatty, she can definitely keep up with you to help pass the time. She also provided instruction on how to comb out my short-haired husband to make sure he was clear too. Very kind and extremely responsive to my follow up texts. She is a sole proprietor, so you will get Jamie EVERY TIME and not an associate. Great value and definitely worth the drive. Call Jamie first!
Jamie was not only great at making my 9 and 12-year-old daughters lice-free, but calming down pre-teen emotions. Thanks again Jamie! I will recommend you to every parent and teacher in need of your services!
Jamie is the best and will make your lice problem go away. Thank you so much Jamie!
Wow! I have nothing but good things to say about this place. The owner is extremely personable and very knowledgeable. She made the time go by quickly, which is hard to do in these situations! The pricing was also reasonable. Would go here again and recommend any of my friends!
Very thorough, fast, friendly and informative. I called at 9:00 am and Jamie was able to take care of my daughter at 1:00 that same day. Highly recommend her!!
The last 48 hours have been god awful as I discovered not one, but both of my kids and I have lice!!!
I was super suspicious on Tuesday and immediately did a search on a Northshore Moms page for "lice removal" and after reading the comments, I called Jamie Simkin Malitz at Happy Hair in Northbrook!
Jamie was able to fit me in the following morning (Wednesday) and this morning; and she was awesome! Not only was she super professional and sweet to my girls, but I feel like I walked away with a new friend!
Because let's face it, nothing bonds one mother to another more than the bodies of dead lice and nits; and the discussion of many many many loads of laundry, done on high heat that I now have to put away!!! Argh!
Jamie uses all organic non toxic products and she is a pro and has been doing this for years!
We had our second treatment today and my kids were allowed back in daycare!!!!
Thank god because frankly I'm exhausted, my home is trashed from them staying home with me yesterday and this mama needs a break to put away the laundry!
Thanks so much Jamie for helping me with the lice issue!!!
You're simply the best!
Lake Forest, IL
Jamie has now saved my family twice in the past 8 years from lice infestations in a single visit. She is awesome, quick, guarantees her work and doesn’t charge nearly as much as lice salons. The products she uses are all kid and earth friendly. Definitely go here, not an overpriced salon! Plus you’ll be supporting a local women-owned business.
Pam Volpe Jelaca
When we found out my daughter has lice, I called Jamie ( owner) and she was so helpful over the phone educating me about lice and what to do before we even saw her. She advised us all to come and spent the next 2 hours combing out our hair. She has a nice open space and tons of toys to keep the kids entertained. She was kind to my little one who didn't like being combed out. She offers all natural and organic products. She was responsive and sensitive to all my questions and made me feel better about the whole lice thing. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks so much Jamie!