A Better Tan stocks its two tanning hubs with tiered levels of tanning equipment, allowing patrons to achieve summery complexions with five levels of Ergoline UV beds, automated Mystic Tan booths, and custom airbrush tans. Smart Tan–trained staff members gild skin with contoured strokes from airbrushing equipment, which they imbue with a custom color to suit the customer's desired darkness level and camouflage needs when infiltrating the US Mint. In the front lobby, well-stocked shelves display a selection of Supre Tan, Devoted Creations, and Ed Hardy tanning lotions, which help to preserve the skin's newfound hue by sealing in moisture and adding a splash of tan-deepening bronzer. New tans get alluring contrast with the salon's teeth-whitening system, which uses a convenient bleaching-tray regimen to create bright and flashy smiles.
Specializing in threading—the ancient technique of hair removal using thin cotton threads—the staff at Thread Away also is versed in a variety of beauty services, from facials to henna. Thread Away’s interior buzzes with staff expertly rolling and twisting thread to remove unwanted fuzz from the eyebrows, upper lip, and face, as well as offering temple massages to calm the mind and the mind’s pet genie. Meanwhile, tucked away in private rooms, aestheticians perform body-waxing services, and a host of facials use top-shelf Dermalogica products to care for all skin types. Each treatment is performed according to Thread Away’s core philosophy of “beauty through nature and healing,” which is reflected in the spa’s serene decor and organic, fresh ingredients used in its therapies.
Located on a trendy stretch of real estate a pop fly's distance from Wrigley Field, Nas Salon & Spa keeps its hip North Racine facility uncluttered by excess products and commotion even while beautifying nails and hair. Dramatically aimed track lights illuminate pristine hardwood flooring, and exposed-brick walls surround plush reclining pedicure chairs and mirrored salon stations. During Cubs baseball games, clients who phone upon their arrival are treated to complimentary valet service, eliminating the challenge of finding a parking space and fending off irate umpires stationed at every parking meter. The salon’s staff performs massages or waxing services with a friendly demeanor expressed in the Serbian word nas—properly pronounced nosh—which translates to our.
The experienced stylists and licensed aestheticians at Carissima Salon carry out hair design, waxing, and skincare services to equip men and women with luxurious locks and radiant mugs. Complimentary consultations ensure that cuts flatter to their fullest, and deluxe styling services make manes dazzle for special occasions. The stylists also execute coloring, texturizing, and conditioning maneuvers to transform and beautify 'dos. Licensed aestheticians educate clients on skincare, analyze skin condition, and dote on epidermises with a range of soothing facials performed in a private environment free from distraction. Taken from the Italian word for "an endeared one", Carissima Salon aims to provide guests with consistent and superior experiences.
After gaining success at international salons, fashion shows, and photo shoots, stylists Laurence Hegarty, David Raccuglia, Beth Lloyd, and Sally Raccuglia joined forces to establish the first Art + Science Salon in 1989. Now, more than two decades later, the quartet of hairstylists has cemented their position in the beauty world by opening three locations across Chicago and creating a philosophy to which each salon holds true: provide world-class, yet wearable, haircuts.
To meet this goal, each salon is staffed with expert stylists and colorists who must complete the salon's rigorous apprenticeship program, which is based on the European system of blending art with science to create modern, wearable styles. The specialists transform hair with help from products from Mensdept., Bumble and Bumble, American Crew, and Shu Uemera. They also make sure clients go home knowing how to maintain and recreate their dos. To welcome more gentlemen into the salon, Art + Science has unveiled The Barbershop at Art + Science, which offers hot towels, straight-razor shaves, and stylish cuts.
Connection Salon pampers clients from scalp to tippy-toe with a wide array of services that employ high-end products by Aveda and Dermologica. Within the full-service salon's red-orange and steel-hued walls, a highly qualified staff of stylists and licensed aestheticians harnesses training from such notable institutions as the Aveda Institute and the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. Mane gurus fabricate fresh cuts and coddle tresses with color and keratin using botanical-rich Aveda products. Waxing services deftly un-fuzz virtually any surface, restoring lips, legs, and unicorn horns to their original smoothness, and Dermologica treatments renew complexions with zone-by-zone mapping and skin analysis. Nimble fingers un-bunch taut physiques with sports and deep-tissue massages, and nail techs artfully advertise paw-coddling abilities on each patron’s fingers, toes, and prehensile tails.