As a full-service outfit, Mirror Mirror Salon Spa boasts a roster of expert stylists and aestheticians to preen and pamper bodies with services for men and women, including body wraps, perms, manicures, and facials. Hair stylists make over 'dos with Aveda deep-conditioning treatments, tress-taming keratin, and expertly applied extensions, and also shampoo, condition, and style locks during every haircut. For pampering below the hairline, aestheticians perform facials using Bioelements products to revamp skin with organic botanicals and massage arms and shoulders to relieve pain and tension.
Total Home Services liberates homes from oppressive floor filth, window gunk, and messy messes using eco-friendly products and various services customized to clients’ wishes. With acute attention to detail, these friendly domestic groomers hand-scrub kitchen and bathroom floors, dust light fixtures, and vacuum carpets using their own equipment. Oft-neglected regions of baseboards, door frames, and windowsills receive a loving laving, while easily dirtied refrigerators and microwaves get cleansed from the inside out, preventing old tomato sauce stains from mutating their way up the food chain. Customers can also choose to have their bed linens changed and washed, with Total Home Services focusing its tasks with respect to customer boundaries.
iBrow's aesthetician and fine-arts buff Anna turns a creative eye to brows, sculpting customized arches that flatter unique facescapes. Anna surveys bone structures and consults with clients or in-house fortunetellers to design forehead fringe conducive to respective personalities and profiles. Tweezers zero in on individual bristles, precisely uprooting strands one by one to ensure balanced brows unattainable by waxing or threading. Youthful fuzz frames vault over peepers after an initial shaping, with follow-up maintenance sessions tidying up smudged eyelid haiku and reemerging tufts, maintaining original contours. Anna recommends allowing brows to flourish freely for 6–8 weeks before first visits.
Within whitewashed walls punctuated by deep-blue accents, the stylists and aestheticians at FM Hair Studio treat clients to services ranging from hairstyling to waxing and facials. Ladies can book appointments for professional coloring services or touchups, refresh their faces with chemical peels, or prep for fancy events with professional makeup services and lash extensions. A roster geared toward guys invites gentlemen to drop in for haircuts that include complimentary paraffin hand dips, hot-towel wraps, and scalp massages. Waxing services cater to the hirsute needs of both men and women, as aestheticians evict unwanted follicles during eyebrow touchups, Brazilians, and back waxes that optimize aerodynamics for shirtless skydiving.
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.
The licensed stylists and technicians at Marianne Strokirk Salon, a Chicago beauty haven that has stood for two decades, apply the latest styles and techniques to trendy haircuts. Each stylist must first complete a rigorous apprenticeship and arm wrestle hundreds of ponytails before becoming a full-time staff member. Wielding professional products, beauty gurus handily resculpt hair and nails or remove unwanted fuzz during waxing treatments. Marianne Strokirk, one of the salon's cofounders, has seen her styles featured in local and national publications such as the Chicago Tribune and_Glamour_.