The décor at Gossip Salon evokes a ripe strawberry, with its deep red walls and sharp black-rimmed mirrors. Amid these lush accents, skilled stylists Allison and Jen engineer stylish layers and imbue strands with color or highlights. Clients may also request a deep-conditioning treatment or solicit another beauty expert to perform a long-lasting mani-pedi or private airbrush-makeup session.
The talented team at Mitchell Christopher Salon tames wayward follicles and phalange helmets via detailed services. During the 30- to 45-minute shellac manicure, a nail technician gently curtails cuticles, then trims and buffs nails. A colorful coat of shellac polish finally leaves nails shiny enough to reflect their owner's smile and strong enough to resist chipping while husking corn for up to a fortnight. Opt for a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatment to banish frizz, curls, and birds' eggs from your follicles. The two-hour process is safe for all hair types, and shiny results can last up to four months.
Lucid Salon's aestheticians blend the traditional with the modern, updating time-tested beauty treatments with current industry trends. Beyond cuts and color, stylists can also renovate manes with custom hair extensions or GKhair keratin defrizzing treatments. Nail technicians call upon classic hot-oil and paraffin therapies for manicures and pedicures and shield digits with the advanced technology of no-chip polish. The team also travels to prep brides, bridal parties, and frazzled cake toppers with on-location hair and makeup services.
The blend of old and new is echoed in the salon decor, as chandeliers plunge from ceilings interlaced with exposed piping. Clients breeze past a pair of tasseled curtains to the shampoo chairs, whose black leather planes cradle bodies better than a hug from a coat rack.
Integro Family Health & Medical Aesthetics meets multiple wellness needs with a medical staff and aesthetics team that revive the body from the inside out. After entering the cleanly medical center and checking in at the sleek, curvaceous front desk, guests can grab quick naps on lime green armchairs or avail themselves of adult immunizations or comprehensive physical examinations for wizarding college. Medical aestheticians prettify the skin using high-tech instruments during services that include facial-vein removal and laser hair removal. Other facial treatments, such as the HydraFacial MD or sun- and age-spot removal, may rely on products from brands such as Obagi, Vivier, and SkinMedica, which leave pelts even more beautiful than the bonsai corsages that florists give to each another.
The talented stylists of Hair Experience @ Salons Etc pamper clients during a variety of beautifying services. Skilled hands snip strands into new shapes, style updos for proms or weddings, and add gleaming highlights. Products from notable brands such as Redken, Matrix, or Moroccanoil put the finishing touch on treatments. Should fuzz begin to wander, stylists also offer facial waxing to whisk it away.
Executive’s cosmetic craftsmen overhaul weary muscles and dull skin with two kinds of tanning and five different massages. During four-minute spray-tanning sessions, airbrush artists customize California Tan formula to match each client's skin tone or favorite Charles Dickens character, evenly misting pallid epidermises in a coat of streak and UV-free sunshine. Bodies yearning for a year of tawny skin recline for 15-minute sessions inside Executive's tanning beds and booths. As UV lamps tint skin an appetizing golden brown, a fan within the bed quietly conjures breezes without drowning out each room's satellite radio or town crier.
Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves—so much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.
Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.
Colleen Patrino completed her master teacher certification studies under the direction of Jill Dailey McIntosh, and she brought the technique to Naperville, founding The Dailey Method's first location in Illinois. Shortly after opening, Colleen met Michelle Waranoski—a fitness enthusiast with more than 15 years of ballet training and Pilates teacher certification—and the duo became partners, eventually expanding with a second location in Wheaton. These two studios still embrace Jill's original vision for The Dailey Method, although each location also caters to its attendees' needs with amenities such as spa-like locker rooms, onsite childcare, and horse-hitching posts in the parking lot.