visit the nit pickers' lice salon and be lice-free

If you know or suspect you or your child has head lice, a head check is the first step.

Initial head check visit:
$45 per person

We'll systematically comb through the hair with a lice comb, looking for live lice and/or nits. This procedure takes up to 45 minutes. If there is no evidence of head lice, we'll let you know. If we do find lice or nits, we'll stop and discuss the treatment procedure.

treatment / follow-up checks: $90/first hour;
billed in ¼ hour increments after the first hour

If lice or nits are found during the initial head check and you choose to begin treatment, the $45 head check fee is waived. The time needed for treatment varies from person to person—severe infestations and length and type of hair make each case unique. The average appointment lasts about an hour.

Plan to come back three to four days after the initial treatment for a follow-up visit. This visit should be shorter than the first as most, if not all the lice were removed during the first appointment. The time required varies.

We want to be absolutely sure that you leave our care lice-free; therefore
we strongly recommend you come back seven days later for a final recheck. Most times this is your last appointment. Each appointment should be shorter than the previous one.

The Nit Pickers is so confident of our results that we guarantee our
services, provided:

  • everyone living in your household must come in for a head check
  • each person found to have lice must be treated (per the schedule outlined above)

If any (treated) person is found to still have lice at the end of the treatment cycle, we will retreat that person for free.

School and Camp Head Screenings: $4/person
($400 minimum)

Whether you're being proactive in order to prevent an outbreak or screening the entire student population after finding lice, The Nit Pickers is available to visit your school, camp or group for a head check screening. Please note that these quick checks take up to five minutes per person and are not as extensive as the thorough checks we offer in our salon. We encourage checking every student in your school or group as it only takes one person to spread lice.

We are also available to travel within our local service area to conduct screenings by advance appointment; the start of the school year and after holiday breaks are busy times for our staff.

Payment is due at the time of service unless previous arrangements have been made.

Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment in our
Northbrook, Illinois salon.

The Nit Pickers charges $75 for appointments broken with less than 24 hours notice and for no-shows. A credit card number is required to secure an appointment. We accept cash, debit cards, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. No personal checks, please.

Accepting VISA, MasterCard, Discover

Until the treatment series has been completed, it is not uncommon for lice/nits to continue to be present. More than one appointment may be required to completely remove all lice and nits; therefore we encourage you to come in for follow up checks.

 

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