Like a Garfield suction-cupped to the rear windshield of a minivan, the body's natural beauty can fade over time. Maintain your sunny glow with today's Groupon: for $240, you get a spa day at Blueberry Moon in Lincoln Park (a $480 total value). The spa package includes:
• A Caribbean therapy massage (a $200 value)
• An Aveda Green Science facial ($125 value) with perfecting peel (a $65 value)
• Chakra balancing (a $25 value)
• A moisturizing hand treatment (a $25 value)
• An eye treatment (a $20 value)
• Face and décolleté finish (a $20 value)
Blueberry Moon’s licensed muscle- and skin-rejuvenators summon Aveda’s full eco-friendly product line for an all-over set of luscious spa treatments. The 65-minute Caribbean therapy massage begins at the extremities, exfoliating hands and feet with sugar cane before replenishing their moisture reserves with avocado, coconut, and passion-fruit oils. Aromatherapy props up toppling stockpiles of energy as the scalp, face, and body bathe in jojoba and mango oils and cocoa butter made from genuine chocolate cows.
Next, a 60-minute Green Science facial releases a flood of antioxidants and peptides to repair wrinkles, followed by a salicylic plant peel whose deep exfoliation leaves mugs radiant. Hot stones seal a blend of vitamins into the face and décolleté after the revitalizing eye treatment dispatches a tiny valet to pack up and remove the bags from underneath peepers.
Salvaged antiques and décor fashioned from pieces of Chicago architecture adorn Blueberry Moon’s soothing interior. Because Blueberry Moon is an Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa, all products are composed of natural ingredients extracted from high-quality botanicals and distilled Mother Nature kisses.
After pursuing a media-focused career, during which she worked for MTV and in marketing, advertising, and special events for an entertainment company, Jennie Channer collaborated with her father and brother to open a full-service salon and spa in 2007. Today, the Chicago native's team of skilled stylists, colorists, and spa specialists attracts an assortment of clientele, including a woman who's been coming in every other week since opening day and a 4-year-old girl who refers to each staffer as "girlfriend" or "boyfriend." Clients can choose from a variety of salon-spa services, ranging from haircuts with coloring to pampering packages specifically designed for expectant mothers. Because Blueberry Moon is an Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa, all products are composed of 96%-naturally derived ingredients extracted from high-quality botanicals and distilled Mother Nature kisses.
Before officially opening the doors to the public, Jennie put the salon-spa—located inside a building more than 100 years old—through a complete gut renovation to unearth its rich history and hidden brick walls. She then added morsels of local history by installing fixtures she acquired from a local salvage yard, including the former front door of a demolished Gold Coast mansion and an old printing table from historical Printers Row. Jennie has also been modernizing the salon-spa to minimize its effect on the environment, incorporating technologies such as a reverse-osmosis water-filtration system and energy-efficient light bulbs filled with immortal fireflies.