Addy first became fascinated with eyelashes on a trip to Vietnam, when she encountered a number of women who possessed long, luxurious lashes. After falling in love with the look of lush lashes, she decided to open Eye Love Lash & Nail Studio. Today, Addy calls upon five years of experience as she applies partial or full sets of faux lashes to individual, natural lashes. Sets range from the cat-eye look—with lashes applied only in corners of the eyes—to dramatic, all-encompassing bridal looks. Addy also offers a slew of nailcare services enhanced by sugar scrubs, light massages, and organic shea butter.
If Sacred Touch has a heart and a soul, they both reside in Daniel Palos, the nationally certified bodywork practitioner who draws on Eastern and Western therapies in equal measure. Palos specializes in managing and controlling pain, using his skills to help athletes shorten their recovery times and increase their performance. But he doesn't just cater to athletes; no matter who you are, you'll find meaningful relaxation at Sacred Touch. Look for the studio inside Hidden Spa in Burr Ridge.
What makes it great: Chicagoans looking for an escape from the city head to this spa, a high-end oasis specializing in the therapeutic and skin-softening benefits of remineralized water. Guests can exfoliate their skin with botanical-infused products beneath the warm mists of a full-body vichy shower, or bathe in a 25-foot Whirlpool[e] complete with a waterfall.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as bio-mat, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Fine Skin Dermatology and Medical Spa director Renuka H. Bhatt, MD keeps a close eye on her staff of board-certified dermatologists, aestheticians, and physicians' assistants as they work to foster skin rejuvenation. Like schoolchildren solving a word problem about peaches, techs trained in IPL hair removal deftly subtract fuzz, and visages in need of a pick-me-up can turn to a range of dermal fillers and UV-light treatments. Throughout their myriad treatments, skin specialists employ skin-preserving product lines such as NeoStrata, Pevonia, Kinerase, and Obagi.