To say Kasia Baran came a long way to open her own spa would be no joke. Born and raised in Poland, the 29-year-old owner of Dallash — a Kasia Baran Spa Studio on Oak Lawn got her start in the beauty industry at just 15 years old.
Working as a model, Baran had to learn to do her own hair, makeup, and nails. After she moved to Chicago for a modeling job, she continued utilizing these skills, getting her license as a nail technician and working as a stylist’s assistant. Baran moved to Florida later to become a licensed hair stylist, but over time, she started to notice the mobility in her shoulder was becoming limited after an injury she sustained.