The state-licensed technicians at The Cutting Edge frequently attend educational programs to stay up-to-date on the latest spa and salon services. Among them, Kirsten Fahey, a skin care specialist and licensed esthetician, addresses clients' skin issues using skills she acquired while studying at the New Age Spa Institute. Her certifications in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and body treatments further help her improve the look and health of epidermises. In case clients are more concerned with what’s on top of their heads, Kirsten can also point them in the direction of the spa and salon’s hair services, which are carried out with products by Aquage, Redken, and Moroccanoil.
Cabana Tan Spa, located just five minutes north of the Illinois border and open seven days a week, gives clients lots of both UV and UV-free tanning options. The spacious salon boasts 20 tanning beds with five different levels from which to choose. Depending on factors such as skin tone and desired glow, sessions might wind up in either stand-up or lie-down beds. Those who prefer a UV-free tan can opt for custom airbrushing with organic bronzing solutions.
To cap off their pampering session, visitors can brighten teeth 2?10 shades in just 30 minutes with LED teeth-whitening treatments, relax while massage therapists untie knotted muscles, or firm up tummies with herbal body wraps. They can also head to Cabana's onsite boutique, which offers vacation wear year-round, making it the perfect place to grab a bikini when you want your front-yard snowman to have a beachy look.
Beneath the line of Hollywood-style bulbs that light her styling station’s mirror, stylist Rebeca evaluates clients' hair before clipping and coloring locks at Julie’s Unique Salon. She has honed her skills over 10 years in the beauty industry and aims to create looks that are easy to recreate at home within a comfortable, relaxing setting. Despite her lengthy career, Rebeca keeps up with industry trends and techniques in order to deliver the styles her clients desire.
Since opening in the early 1990s with just four stores, L.A. Tan has expanded into a national brand that counts more than 180 locations in six states. Members can tan at any location they wish, selecting from services that range from at least five levels of high-end UV beds to spray-tan booths from top brands such as Mystic Tan and VersaSpa. Anyone unsure of how to navigate all the options can seek advice from one of L.A. Tan's certified tanning professionals, who know each tanning bed on a first-name basis. They also give consultations, build custom packages based on individual skin type, and offer take-home products that help tans last longer. Dependent on the location, spray tanning systems will vary; call desired location for further details.
Solid brick walls and hardwood floors offer a structural counterpoint to the soft fragrance of Aveda plant extracts that swirls inside Redhead Salon. Here, stylists with years of experience douse clients with Aveda’s all-natural ingredients during signature cuts and color treatments. South of the hairline, aestheticians oversee manicures, pedicures, waxes, and makeup services.