At Shelly?s Salon & Spa, professional stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists swaddle men, women, and young adults in fully custom salon and spa treatments. Before dousing hair wearers with Redken 5th Avenue products and up-to-date techniques born of continuing education, the skilled mane mavens consult with clients to decide on optimally chic looks based on face shape, hair type, and favorite style of powdered wig. Similarly, aestheticians examine skin prior to body wraps and custom facials and diagnose a regimen of cleansers and procedures specifically for each individual. Massage therapists take care to deliver tailored strokes as they seek out hidden tension pockets and tightly knotted tendons across corporeal landscapes.
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Debbie Markiewicz, owner of Tranquility Skin Spa, believes that everyone deserves to be pampered, which is why her treatments always cost less than $100. Though the prices remain low on each service, the technicians never skimp on quality. Aestheticians blend natural fruit acids and enzymes for chemical peels and combine antiseptic and anti-inflammatory ingredients into acne facials. Throughout each treatment, the beauty pros educate clients about the benefits of proper skincare.
Though the 600-square-foot boutique spa is modest, the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. Complimentary snacks and tea are always on hand for clients to enjoy as they await treatment.
Women, men, and kids in search of new a new look have been turning to From The Top Salon for more than 20 years. The Aveda-certified staff happily grant their wishes, cutting hair, brushing on new color, and nourishing locks with the brand's botanically based products. In addition to hair treatments, the stylists fulfill the salon's long-held mission of boosting clients' self-confidence with waxing services, mani-pedis, and makeup lessons.
Though Allure's taupe walls and elegant furniture evoke bygone glamour, the cosmetic treatments offered by its staff champion futuristic techniques. With the guidance of medical director Rodney Berger, MD, injectors Rea Lorence, RN, BSN; Maggie Romano, M.M.S., PA-C; and Ron Dawson, RN, BSN banish wrinkles with Botox and facial filler injections, while other experienced techs wield hair-banishing and skin-correcting lasers and individually tailor facial services to address skin imperfections like blemishes or milk mustaches. Laser skin treatments are offered and banish hair from bodily areas and fade unwanted tattoos from sight.
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.
Cheryl Picha used to exclusively specialize in bridal makeup. As she added that wedding-day glow, dabbed away tears of joy, and blended foundations to match her subjects' individual coloring, she began to receive requests—the brides wanted these long-lasting, custom-blended formulas in their own makeup kits. This discovery led Cheryl to establish Custom Face, a group of independent makeup artists who specialize in applying individualized cosmetics to every unique face that walks through their door. Powered by the sultry hues of the Motives by Loren Ridinger line, the artists concoct foundations, bronzers, blushes, and eye shadows to complement their clients' skin tones. Visitors can either bring these formulas home or have their specialist craft a personalized look stunning enough to brighten any wedding, cultural celebration, or live-action production of The Smurfs they desire.