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.
Just like the rolling carts at Dim Sum restaurants, Dim Sum Nails has something to suit every taste. A glance at the nail salon's Instagram feed reveals perfectly manicured nails topped with everything from classic French tips to colorful designs embellished with glittery gems. The salon doesn't stop at hands and feet though; clients can also book eyelash extensions and blow-outs in order to look polished from head to toe.
PranaFlo Holistic Therapies’ licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, Toni, beautifies and relaxes clients with an array of holistic therapies for the face and body. From waxing to reflexology and sports massage, Toni strives to enhance every element of her clients' bodies and spirits.
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.
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.
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.