Fire, water, air, and earth inspire the services at 4 Elements Salon, but owners Agnes Krolikowski and Maggie Swierczek along with their team see these forces a bit differently. For them, fire is a general principle of transformation?the kind that might happen through a bold new haircut. Water and air symbolize purification, cleansing pores and exfoliating skin during facial and body treatments, and you can find earth quite literally in rejuvenating treatments such as organic mud and seaweed wraps. For all of these treatments, the team relies on natural and antioxidant-rich products including lotions, mineral makeup, and pints of loose blueberries.
Armed with over a combined 25 years of airbrushing experience, Celebrity Skin's staff flawlessly mists skin with a natural, organic tanning spray. The team enlists the skin-coloring power of nontoxic sugars derived from plants such as sugar beets and sugar cane to expertly darken skin with a natural-looking shade of bronze that lasts for 7?10 days. Applied by hand, the mist sheathes clients from head to toe in as little as 25 minutes, or simply enunciates the legs, upper body, or face. The salon also bequeaths clients with pre- and posttan treatments to balance the skin?s natural pH and retain moisture and newly acquired color. The techs can tote their airbrushing equipment to residences for at-home tanning or to national monuments for bronze-statue touchups. Celebrity Skin also offers spa services including lash extensions and waxing.
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.
The beauticians at Vanity Chicago have created a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life where their clients can relax and indulge in a range of pampering treatments. Facials cleanse and exfoliate complexions, leaving them dewier than a slip 'n' slide at dawn, and body wraps melt down fat stores and boost circulation. Spray-tan artists keep their weapons loaded with Norvell sunless solution, misting clients down in a choice of three hues—sun kissed, beautifully bronzed, or deeply dark.
A commitment to natural, plant-derived beauty unifies the 10 Aveda Lifestyle SalonSpa outposts of Asha SalonSpa. Organic products help enrich hair in each location's salon, where stylists specialize in precision haircuts while eschewing harsh chemicals in favor of plant-based Aveda color, pure organic makeup, and whispered requests to smooth down. Spa guests are greeted with a cup of tea and a cozy, signature herbal neck pillow amid the waiting room's earth-toned decor, where they await the start of their facials, massages, body treatments, or nail treatments. As with the salon, all of these services employ Aveda's signature plant- and flower-based products. In addition to their regular services, Asha locations periodically host special events and workshops on topics such as stress management.