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At Bloom Beauty Studio, resident aesthetician, Iwona, transforms lackluster visages into healthy, glowing complexions with customized facials, massages, and waxing services. Iwona?s specialized waxing techniques help to quickly banish body hairs while also decreasing the chances that they?ll become ingrown upon their return. Similarly, her Never Been Kissed facial provides a fitting foundation for the more intense Starlight deep-cleansing facial, which incorporates an exfoliating lactic or glycolic acid peel?treatments that aim to leave the skin glowing brighter than a Las Vegas sunrise.

215 S Northwest Hwy.
Barrington,
IL
US

The staff at Spa Soma treats clients with a varied menu of aesthetic, weight-loss, and medical beauty services. They work to pair a gentle, warm environment with high-quality medical treatments, such as laser hair removal. They also offer seven different types of massage, dispelling the notion that beauty procedures backed by scientific research must be performed in a cold, sterile environment devoid of human life. These effective treatments include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, injectables, and dermal fillers, which reduce telltale signs of age, such as wrinkles or tattoos written in Sanskrit.

A full-service salon complements the center's aesthetic medical services. Here, staff members perform customized haircuts and clip nails during express and spa mani-pedis.

303 N Rand Rd
Lake Zurich,
IL
US

Every stylist who wields shears or makeup at Salon 134 West has been handpicked for the ability to employ multiple styling techniques and cross over from cutting to coloring to straightening without missing a beat. At many salons, stylists pass clients from one stylist to another in a sort of styling assembly line, all reinterpreting the hairstyle for themselves and moving away from the initial vision for the style. Rather than distorting hairstyles through such a process, Salon 134 West pairs clients with a single stylist for the entire session, allowing stylists to bring their original artistic vision to fruition while saving clients the trouble of having to explain their hair dreams ad nauseam.

134 W Northwest Hwy
Palatine,
IL
US

A short walk across Nail 2NE1's hardwood floors yields green and beige velvet manicure chairs, where skilled nail technicians trim and file claws into tip-top shape. Seven days a week, patrons can sip on complimentary beverages as piggies soak in the bubbling basin of a reclining pedicure chair. After toe armor reaches an eye-catching sheen through diligent buffing, clients can scan the extensive wall-mounted bottle library to select a polish to match an outfit, the season, or the color of a pie they're about to steal from a windowsill.

220 N. Smith St. #108
Palatine,
IL
US

The owners at Salon Mmm each boast more than 25 years in the cosmetology industry, using their aesthetic expertise to oversee a staff of talented wig whisperers. Hair revampings begin with a wash, before a resident hair sculptor trims, snips, and sings the hair nest into a face-flattering trance, setting the newfound shape with a blow-dry styling. Stylists then accent natural 'dos with a selection of three small feathers or one large and one small feather, weaving the pretty plumage into the natural locks. While ensconced inside the tranquil salon, guests seep in relaxing vibes from mocha-hued walls and a soothing water wall.

49 N Bothwell St
Palatine,
IL
US

No matter the look you're going for, Mark William Salon & DaySpa's staff can help you achieve it. Here, the stylists cut long layers and asymmetrical bobs, finishing them off with all-over color or sun-kissed highlights. They also affix natural-looking extensions to existing hair to create length and volume without gluing the family cat to your head.

The experts don't stop with hair, either. They fill their spa menu with hydrating facials, hot-stone massages, colorful mani-pedis, and makeup applications for a special event or night out on the town.

459 W Northwest Hwy
Palatine,
IL
US