Michelle Myers dreamed of owning her own nail salon for 15 years before Miisha's Nail Spa finally opened its doors in 2012. Today, the passion that helped her persevere is apparent in each and every service she provides inside the luxurious space. Guests hop atop black leather pedicure chairs for one-hour herbal spa pedicures that start with soothing hand soaks before nourishing feet with all-natural botanical masks and moisturizers and fortifying tips with nail strengthener. Fingers can find similar star treatments with manicures that may begin with a soak in gardenia oil, making hands the envy of everyone they slap, and coats of no-chip polish can keep each nail looking fresh for far longer than usual. Marbled tiles and deep-cream walls give Miisha's Nail Spa a luxurious vibe, making it an ideal backdrop for both everyday pampering and private spa parties.
Studio Ritz isn't just named for the glamorous services it provides or the elegant location it holds within the Drake Oak Brook Plaza. The boutique spa is also named after owner, Ritzie Postmus, a nail technician with more than 15 years of experience. Ritzie, along with a dedicated team of stylists and nail technicians, aims to pamper patrons to the fullest, which is why consultations are a top priority at the lavishly decorated space. A gold velvet canopy drapes around a pedicure throne, where feet are softened with callus removal and a jacuzzi soak during three types of pedicure. More than 90 Nail Harmony and 100 magnetic nail-polish bottles frame manicure stations as technicians enhance fingertips with the salon’s specialty no-chip manicures, acrylic tips, and fiber wraps. Nail techs also employ products from OPI, CND, and Gelish, and wield tools sanitized with hospital-grade disinfectant.
Ritz's stylists—many of whom are platform artists at beauty shows—further beautify clients with foil highlights that add dimension, a formaldehyde-free KeraSmooth hair-smoothing treatment, and seamless hair extensions that would make Rapunzel take a second look. Knowing that waxing can cause a bit of a sting, Ritzie and her team use Clean + Easy sensitive wax on delicate areas and finish each treatment with an Aveda hydrating mask.
As the name suggests, Heaven Nails' technicians specialize in nail care and art, but that's not all they do. They also remove unwanted body hair with time-honored waxing techniques. They extend eyelashes to create a flattering, full look and even offer massages to relieve the tensions brought on by a day of outrunning new suitors.
The beauticians at Absolute Aesthetic, located inside My Friends Place, prettify clients with a slew of skincare and spa services. Facials and chemical peels seek to reduce signs of aging and microdermabrasions remove dead skin cells to promote healthier complexions.
Bertuca Salon & Spa is an oasis of relaxation for everyone?even spa-shy guys. Bertuca's "Just for Him" package pampers physiques without the glitz, with treatments such as a men's haircut, a polish-free manicure and pedicure, and a deep-tissue massage. But that doesn't mean the team can't amp up the glamour for its customers too. Those in search of pampering beauty treatments can opt for hand-painted balayage highlights, sleek Brazilian blow-out treatment, and manicures in every color except the still-elusive neon brown.
Among the hair stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians that brighten Clydon Salon's interior, a common philosophy permeates—one founded in a genuine interest in each client's well-being and translated into services precision tailored to meet personal needs. Through continued training, the staff learns the many manners of pampering, as hair stylists massage away thought bubbles trapped within scalps and aestheticians dissolve anxiety by revealing glowing skin worthy of HDTV close-ups. Great Lengths' 100% human hair strands extend natural locks with laudable discretion, and Biolage haircare products celebrate the discoveries of scientists diligently surveying the flowers and botanicals flourishing in the field of beauty.