Pilates is an excellent way to kick-start a fitness routine. The challenging movements and full-body stretching are designed to increase core strength and stamina. For your two private sessions, you’ll receive guidance from FTC-certified instructor Patrick O'Brien, who will help you transition from a stale, store-bought pretzel to a soft, fresh-baked German pretzel. Work out on both the Pilates equipment and floor mat under his supervision. He will help you correct body issues from technique to alignment and tailor the lessons to your specific physical needs. FTC is one of Chicago’s longest-standing Pilates studios, having opened in 1994. Its focus is on the human form and on making sure it operates naturally and healthfully, in line with its proper structure and function. Call to schedule your sessions.
The stylists at Topliner Beauty Salon for Women understand the pressure to look beautiful and know that looking good stems from feeling good about yourself. Their hands-on beauty treatments, which range from eyebrow shaping and haircuts to sari setups, are also designed to pamper and relax clients. Aestheticians cosset faces with Shahnaz Husain skincare products that nourish complexions with herbal and fruit-infused formulations, whereas henna artists ink hands and feet with intricate designs including floral lace patterns.
Sonia Salon’s aestheticians draw on Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Indian health and beauty treatments as they pamper clients with contemporary facials, massages, and waxes. Ayurvedic treatments draw on 5,000 years of herbal healing tradition as they aim to balance the body’s internal energies and enhance beauty, and henna tattoos ornament skin on special occasions such as weddings or driving-school graduation ceremonies. Waxing and threading services rid clients of unsightly strands and leave eyebrows fit to hang in an expression of incredulity for hours, facial treatments keep mugs radiant, and massages melt stress with up to 10 modalities.
Sine Qua Non Salon has been called a Salon of Distinction by Salon Today, the home of the city's Best Highlights by Refinery29, and "the place with the hairy donuts" by a confused old man. For more than 20 years, the salon's four locations have upgraded hairdos with new colors, texturizing treatments, and expertly trained stylists. They also sling products from Bumble and bumble, Aveda, and Éminence Organic Skin Care.
Holly's Beauty Salon is a full-service hair and beauty salon that offers a large menu of pampering services in a laid-back atmosphere. Here, licensed stylists cut new styles and streak hair with face-flattering highlights. They also offer permanent hair-straightening treatments and updos for special occasions, such as prom, homecoming, and Hollywood's least favorite dance?the hoedown at the McCluster Farm. Clients can pamper toes with a pedicure and foot massage, or have a full-body waxing session leave skin silky and smooth. Permanent makeup application is also on the menu?a certified aesthetician carefully lines lids or fills in eyebrows at this busy and welcoming salon.
Always with one eye focused on the evolving techniques and trends of hairstyling, Robert Jeffrey's haircare professionals help clients design a flattering new look that complements their features as well as their sense of style. A simple trim can add layers and shape to a hairdo, although highlights, deep conditioners, and texturizing treatments can create more dramatic changes by adding depth, dimension, and healthy luster to the strands.
Beyond hairstyling, Robert Jeffrey caters to its clients' needs by offering a variety of classically indulgent spa services, such as personalized facials, waxing sessions, and makeup-application lessons that teach patrons how Fun Dip powder can double as rouge in a pinch. The staff members' passion for effective care also extends to the product-display shelves, which feature the salon's exclusive, eponymous line of shampoos and conditioners designed for simple at-home use.