Sella All Natural Skin Care caresses smile vessels with a line of products made without artificial preservatives, polymers, or chemicals. Sophisticated technology fragments many of Sella’s natural ingredients into tiny particles 10–100 nanometers across, allowing deeper penetration into pores and secret passageways hidden behind microscopic bookshelves. Scrub tresses with a natural hair bar infused with yellow and white ocher, nano-selenium, and ceramide 3 to add luster and strength to dull locks ($25), or let the vitamin C and squalane of the cleansing bar work together to repair unsightly scar tissue ($20). Sella's body emulsion promotes skin-cell regeneration and regulates skin secretions ($60), and the all-natural hand cream prepares appendages for softer, smoother high fives after triumphs at high-stakes hand jive tournaments ($18).
With an airbrush-tanning treatment, bodies can bask in the benefits of epidermal darkening without having to worry about ultraviolet exposure or cumbersome tan lines. Meanwhile, the expert stylists at Hot Heads Salon each specialize in sculpting specific types of head hedges, and they regularly attend color and cutting classes to keep up on fashion trends and industry innovations. Through the Hot Heads online booking portal, clients can make a reservation by visiting the services menu and clicking on the title of their desired mane modification. Clients can commission an all-over curls ($40+) treatment or a bang trim ($8+) to easily reinvent existing styles, or they can opt for a haircut and style ($40+), spiral perm ($90+), or a full highlight ($75+) to astonish the insides of sardonic hats. The modern salon creates an inviting atmosphere by plying clients with comfortable seating and an array of handbags and clothing items to peruse or chat with while waiting.
The staff at Spa Vargas Wellness pampers bodies and minds with luxurious spa services that deploy the spa's own line of naturally sourced products. Moving to their new location, the team at the Pheasant Run Resort outfits clients with cozy robes and slippers before inviting them to relax in an aromatherapy waiting room, which is more fragrant than a dessert buffet at Strawberry Shortcake's house. Nimble hands can exfoliate skin with a sea-salt or mud scrub, and the spacious Moroccan-style Vichy shower rejuvenates skin during hydrotherapy treatments. The calm-inducing crew passes on kneading know-how to up-and-coming massage therapists and play-doh sculptors at Spa Vargas University.
Tucked away in downtown St. Charles, Eliza Jane’s girlie-girl boutique glimmers with trendy accessories and colorful jewelry crafted by 35 local artists, three of who are teen entrepreneurs. A pressed tin ceiling and soft lights hang above a hardwood floor, where the colors pink and white feature strongly among accessories—such as kitchsy purses, vintage bracelets, and stuffed animals—that overflow from tall glass shelving units and tables covered with printed cloth. After customers snag a specialty gift for baby, teacher, or self, Eliza Jane's staff can swaddle it in complimentary pink and brown wrapping. Ladies in need of a pick-me-up can pamper bodies with nonchip mani-pedis, facials, and waxing treatments.