Though Allure's taupe walls and elegant furniture evoke bygone glamour, the cosmetic treatments offered by its staff champion futuristic techniques. With the guidance of medical director Rodney Berger, MD, injectors Rea Lorence, RN, BSN; Maggie Romano, M.M.S., PA-C; and Ron Dawson, RN, BSN banish wrinkles with Botox and facial filler injections, while other experienced techs wield hair-banishing and skin-correcting lasers and individually tailor facial services to address skin imperfections like blemishes or milk mustaches. Laser skin treatments are offered and banish hair from bodily areas and fade unwanted tattoos from sight.
Debbie Markiewicz, owner of Tranquility Skin Spa, believes that everyone deserves to be pampered, which is why her treatments always cost less than $100. Though the prices remain low on each service, the technicians never skimp on quality. Aestheticians blend natural fruit acids and enzymes for chemical peels and combine antiseptic and anti-inflammatory ingredients into acne facials. Throughout each treatment, the beauty pros educate clients about the benefits of proper skincare.
Though the 600-square-foot boutique spa is modest, the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. Complimentary snacks and tea are always on hand for clients to enjoy as they await treatment.
Kira Passarelli studied medical aesthetics and is deeply knowledgeable in the BioElements and Image Skin Care product lines. At Skin Renewal By Kira, she tackles blemishes and other skin conditions with a range of forward-thinking treatments. She performs facials to promote clear and bright complexions, chemical peels that target more advanced issues, and wraps that renew the entire body. These treatments meld ointments and heat to release water from the body, eliminating toxins better than gargling with Purell.
Women, men, and kids in search of new a new look have been turning to From The Top Salon for more than 20 years. The Aveda-certified staff happily grant their wishes, cutting hair, brushing on new color, and nourishing locks with the brand's botanically based products. In addition to hair treatments, the stylists fulfill the salon's long-held mission of boosting clients' self-confidence with waxing services, mani-pedis, and makeup lessons.
As he reported to Sheridan Road Magazine, Charles Ifergan took the first steps toward establishing his hairstyling empire at the age of 13, when he talked his way into a job at the chic Paris salon where his older brother worked. Just a decade later, he settled down in the Chicago area to establish the first of four salon locations and try to convince the John Hancock building to do something about its two glaring cowlicks, and his work has since garnered media features in publications such as Vogue and Marie Claire. Charles's continually educated stylists keep their deft fingers on the pulse of fashion trends, which they transform into edgy hairstyles for women and men. In addition to drenching hair in deep hydration with moroccan oil and texturizing coifs with Redken products, aestheticians venture to other corners of the body with a concise menu of spa services that includes facials, waxing, body wraps, and mani-pedis.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian has not only been in the lipo biz since 1981 but also has authored a textbook on the topic and developed several new surgical tools of the trade. Dr. T., who has dubbed himself "Lipodoc" and is backed up by Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute's team, specializes in all manner of fat removal and relocation, both by traditional means and with modern laser technology. He also wipes out wrinkles, veins, unwanted hair, and passé tattoos, and he is able to bring his treatments to many, since he speaks five languages, including Armenian, Arabic, and pigeon.