Whether online or in-person, Allure Beauty Lounge outfits epidermises with a slew of high-quality products. Licensed aestheticians man the brick-and-mortar boutique, where they dispel four types of facials—such as the Organic Apple Soufflé treatment, complete with hot towels and an apple-spice mask. They also smooth skin with fruit-acid chemical peels and waxing for the face and body. The team dolls up brides and prom queens for their big day, and teaches budding makeup artists all the essentials, from applying concealer to playing up their cheekbones, third eye, or lips. Online, customers can fill their electronic shopping carts with mineral eye shadow, smudge-proof mascara, and cream foundation in 19 shades.
Divine Grace Skin Spa offers clients a full-service spa experience. Skilled therapists rely on a blend of cutting-edge and ancient treatments, from traditional Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massages, to infrared body wraps that heat deep below the surface of the skin to kick your metabolism into overdrive. Additional spa and salon services include waxing treatments, makeup applications, and a full line of facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and chemical peels that make faces look fresher than a daisy with a sassy attitude.
Inside a dynamically designed orange-and-brown space, Chocolate For Your Body’s techs summon the skin-polishing power of cocoa when performing facials, manicures, and pedicures. They mix natural ingredients such as raw cacao, fruits, and spices to concoct revivifying elixirs that they then paint onto skin, recruiting Éminence organic skincare products to further enhance epidermises. A roster of thoughtful seasonal treatments tackles specific woes associated with each season, such as the winter-specific dry skin and temporary tattoos left by snowmen.
The staff can also crown freshly cleansed façades with permanent makeup or eyelash extensions, and they harness Wella and Schwarzkopf products for hair services, which include cuts, coloring, and conditioning treatments.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Airbrush makeup and full-face makeup application
Brands Used: Nars, MAC, Urban Decay, etc.
Pro Tip: All customers should come with a clean face, meaning makeup- and dirt-free.
In addition to their toxin-busting, energy-rebalancing foot-cleanse sessions, Whitening Bright Studio's resident technicians have devoted themselves to helping people look younger and healthier fast with in-office and take-home teeth-whitening treatments. In their comfortable, spa-like whitening studio, they paint teeth with a peroxide gel and shine a cool LED light on them for 20–30 minutes. This activates the gel and rapidly removes evidence of tobacco smoke, coffee, or the inevitable yellowing that comes with age or eating yellow paint chips. Take-home whitening kits allow clients to continue the whitening at home with a gentler version of the in-office gel, a miniature LED lamp, and a Lilliputian technician.
Whether a client wants their hair cut or their eyelashes lengthened, Wax on Wax off Salon and Spa's talented aestheticians have them covered. Breaking away from their namesake service, the beauty haven not only waxes legs and faces, it also threads eyebrows and colors nails. Their full line of facials, meanwhile, leaves skin looking young enough to be ineligible for "adult swim" at the pool. And the venue for this beautification? A studio in the heart of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where the floors are dark hardwood and the walls looks like wrapped presents.