Inside Ultimate Exposure Tanning Centers' Chicagoland locations, a full lineup of UV- and spray-tanning equipment infuse skin with a healthy summer glow year-round. Individual sessions in the automated spray-tanning booths?such as VersaSpa?or UV beds gild bodysuits for nights on the town, and unlimited monthly packages fashion a continuous golden hue previously only available to sunbathing satellites. The salon stocks a variety of tan-accelerating lotions from Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin, which deepen bronze hues and moisturize skin to fashion a long-lasting radiance.
Owners Jacqueline and Andrea oversee the team of stylists at Misano Salon and Spa who fashion male and female hair using Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil products. Consultations kick off appointments before staffers cut or color hair to suit the client’s lifestyle or secret lifestyle. Additional hair services include natural hair extensions designed to blend undetectably with existing locks and frizz-smoothing keratin treatments.
Behind their nail service stations, technicians pamper hands with skin-softening paraffin dips and treat feet with therapeutic soaks inside a whirlpool footbath before polishing nails with hues from OPI and CND. Meanwhile, a menu of waxing services banishes unwanted hair from faces and bodies.
Flower murals and rose-colored walls draw guests into The Pink Nail & Spa like honeybees into a garden; cushy leather seats await them, as inviting as lush flowers. Guests plop comfortably into the chairs during manicures, pedicures, and waxing services. Creative Spa manicures and pedicures condition skin with elixirs infused with citrus oils, antioxidants, and vitamin E. Nail technicians also pamper the hands and feet with relaxing soaks and moisturizing treatments. During regular spa mani-pedis, the techs knead palms and soles and slough off expired skin with gentle exfoliation tools. Clients can also opt to pamper their whole bodies with more than a half-dozen types of massage therapy, including Swedish and deep-tissue treatments that melt pain, tension, and subcutaneous cheddar wheels.
Working from internationally accepted CIDESCO curricula, The New Age Spa Institute pupils learn the fine arts of aesthetics, massage therapy, professional makeup applications. Nail services include design, artificial and gel nails, tips, wraps, fill-ins, shaping, and polishing. Experienced instructors closely supervise senior students in the onsite clinic as they apply noncomodogenic Bioelements products during aesthetic services, which include microdermabrasion, waxing, oil body wraps, and facials. The students hone their makeup, massage, and nail-tech skills in a 3,200-square-foot facility that includes a full spa, a wet room with a Vichy shower, and a scale model of Mount Rushmore that students practice slathering with moisturizing SPF.
hough it was developed more than 1,000 years ago in India, threading has found a modern niche due to its eco-friendly reputation and gentle treatment of sensitive skin. Practicing this method for the last 24 years, the trained threaders at Eyebrow MakeOver use a three-step technique to ensure brows flatter each client’s face shape and default emotion. Technicians start by outlining a desired shape for patron approval, then use a thin cotton thread to capture stray hairs at the root, yielding results that are more precise than with waxing and less likely to produce ingrown hairs. Technicians then train their clients in the use of eyebrow products, so brows continue to look full and even between threadings.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Dimitry Likterev, the staff at Absolute Health Clinic harnesses FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. Low-light lasers break down adipose tissue, releasing disintegrated lipids into the body where they can then be absorbed by the lymphatic system and expelled through the body?s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time. Patients can boost results with healthy eating habits, daily exercise, and regular hydration. Like sumo-wrestling costumes, caffeine and alcohol decrease the procedure?s potency.