Salon welcomes self-care healing to Chicago’s south side community

By Ebony JJ Curry
Medill Reports

Studies have shown that African Americans face more stressors than other groups, because of the adversities the community encounters. To counter that added stress, Haji Healing Salon promotes a life-enhancing way of living to one’s highest potential by being internally healthy.

Born and raised in South Shore, Aya-Nikole Cook is the owner of Haji Healing Salon, a quaint space on 79th which specializes in community yoga and acupuncture as methods of healing undeserved communities.

Photo at top: Aya-Nikole Cook chats with a client before an acupuncture treatment at Haji Healing Salon in the East Chatham neighborhood of Chicago. (Ebony JJ Curry/MEDILL)