Inside a dynamically designed orange-and-brown space, Chocolate For Your Body’s techs summon the skin-polishing power of cocoa when performing facials, manicures, and pedicures. They mix natural ingredients such as raw cacao, fruits, and spices to concoct revivifying elixirs that they then paint onto skin, recruiting Éminence organic skincare products to further enhance epidermises. A roster of thoughtful seasonal treatments tackles specific woes associated with each season, such as the winter-specific dry skin and temporary tattoos left by snowmen.
The staff can also crown freshly cleansed façades with permanent makeup or eyelash extensions, and they harness Wella and Schwarzkopf products for hair services, which include cuts, coloring, and conditioning treatments.
Rockstar Hair Boutique and Body Art unites a barbershop, salon, and tattoo parlor under one roof. The staff boasts different specialties, allowing them to work with a diverse clientele. That roster of talent includes a master colorist and a stylist who specializes in the ombre color technique, as well as a barber practiced in providing hot shaves—so men can walk out as smooth as a seal that doesn't get a 5 o'clock shadow like all the other seals. However, Rockstar Hair Boutique and Body Art goes beyond the mainstays of the men's and women's grooming realm; it can make entire appearances more colorful and expressive by rendering custom tattoos.
At Halsted Tan and Spa, Smart Tan–certified staff members help each client navigate high-powered tanning equipment and choose the option that best suits their golden goal. They steer traditional tanners towards lie-down or standup high-pressure beds, such as the SolarForce 648, where side tanners and shoulder tanners help bronze every curve, and built-in stereos flood ears with relaxing music or recordings of George Hamilton reading Goodnight Moon. For a sunless glow, airbrush artists tint skin with a custom paraben-free spray tan, while the VersaSpa booth gilds bodies in a four-pass process that includes a blow-dry and the option to add a pretreatment prep spray and tan-extending moisturizer.
To further beautify bodies, technicians dress up fingertips with artificial nails or long-lasting no-chip polish. They also offer teeth whitening, custom facials, and full-body-waxing services.
Soft, flickering tea lights glow against Oxygen Spa Studio's white walls as trained therapists rejuvenate bodyscapes with more than 15 massage styles. In the absence of a formal reception desk, personal beauty butlers welcome guests and guide them through the boutique spa while a wall fountain provides a gently trickling soundtrack. Speckles of lush green plants break up the ivory oasis, and the spa's floor-to-ceiling windows fill the space with natural light and calming glimpses of the muted outside world and slow-motion battles between rival cumulus clouds. Amid private treatment rooms stocked with intricately tiled showers, therapists tend to tight tendons and achy joints with traditional techniques, such as deep tissue and myofascial release, peppering in aromatherapy, body scrubs, scalp stimulation, and toe-centric footwork to further encourage deep relaxation.
Your multi-service visit starts with the elemental nature massage, which was pioneered by Captain Planet's crew to utilize elements of nature (Earth, water, fire, air, and infinity). This customized experience will be tailored to your needs. Experience a variety of techniques, such as Swedish, acupressure, and reflexology, depending on your desired results and which bodily zone you've decided to store your stress (recommended: the bustle). A skilled technician will then comb through every hair strand, leaving a glistening glow in his or her hand wake. The accompanying styling involves a blow-dry and hair redo that will bend and shape your bob in ways once thought only feasible in Photoshop. Revivification reaches its inevitable completion with a pure focus facial, which includes a face and neck massage and your choice of skin exfoliation to leave you with a rejuvenated and unstressed mug. Use your youthful façade to trick Geoffrey the Giraffe into allowing you access to his carefully guarded toy dungeon.