Wood details permeate the interior of Elegant Beauty Salon & Spa, from the gleaming floors to the manicure counters to the framed mirrors that rest above each styling station. These clean lines relax the eyes while a team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists revivify exteriors. Treatments range from intricate braids and feather wraps to more relaxing hot-stone massages and facials.
When it first opened its doors in 2000, the European Foot and Ankle Clinic set out to keep feet healthy by combining conventional medical treatments and holistic practices. Over the past 12 years, this unique approach to treatment has garnered a following, and the clinic gradually expanded to 9 locations throughout Chicago. At each location, multilingual doctors in podiatric medicine treat issues ranging from heel pain to toenail fungus to chronic stubbed toes caused by regularly throwing childlike temper tantrums.
The trained stylists and nail artists behind Laverne Carroll Hair & Nail Lounge make use of recently developed trends and techniques while sculpting hair and pampering nails in a lounge-style atmosphere. In addition to haircuts, they modify manes with perms, relaxers, and sew-in or bonded hair extensions. When they aren't twisting and trimming tresses, they render natural and artificial nail treatments and complement eyes' natural beauty with eyebrow and lash enhancements or glasses that have miniature photos of runway models instead of frames.
At Elite Salon and Spa, the first step to any service is a consultation. Taking into account the features, face shape, and lifestyle of each client, Elite's stylists create chic, versatile cuts that can be both casual and formal. Colorists stand ready to mix natural or dramatic shades, so their wearers can hide grays, draw the eye, or allow the patron to more easily blend with their favorite hat.
In addition to the salon services, massage and body treatments help to ease both muscular and emotional tension in softly lit rooms. Aromatherapy body wraps engage the senses while revitalizing the skin, Swedish massages evict knots from shoulders and backs with long strokes, and salt scrubs help patrons to reveal more youthful layers of skin.
The aestheticians and stylists at Modern Wave Salon help initiate relaxation and restore natural beauty with an array of hair, spa, and beauty treatments. Modern Wave Salon's staff, which has served Bridgeport for more than 26 years, pairs treatments with ongoing consultations, tips on contemporary styles, and legal advice. The salon's services range from full formal up-dos to hydrating facials replete with seaweed masks and a massage of the face, neck, and shoulders. Beauty buffs wax arms, backs, and bikini lines, and help prep guests for weddings with bridal makeup applications or for upscale barn raisings with classic french manicures. Inside the studio, hanging lights cast a warm glow onto exposed-brick walls.