At The Lashe Spot, a team of highly skilled eyelash technicians led by owner Melinda Rodriguez help their clients break free from the hassles of clumpy, high-maintenance mascara. By placing a single extension on each individual natural eyelash, they instantly create long, luscious lashes with natural-looking volume. Eyelash extensions range from dramatic cat-eyes to natural looks to fit each client?s personal style. Most looks require upkeep every two to three weeks. The Lashe Spot also offers a training program for aspiring lash technicians who can then go on to use Lashe Spot?s proprietary lash extension products and techniques and encourages interested candidates to inquire when visting. Waxing and nail care services are also available.
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A stay at W Chicago City Center places you in the heart of Chicago, steps from Chicago Board of Trade Building and Skydeck Ledge. This 4-star hotel is close to Willis Tower and Art Institute of Chicago.
Make yourself at home in one of the 403 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and plasma televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Premium TV channels and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including a nightclub and a fitness facility. This Beaux Arts hotel also features a concierge desk, gift shops/newsstands, and tour/ticket assistance.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel has 14,000 square feet (1301 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
As you float weightless in the darkness, your mind begins to wander. Your breathing slows, and your thoughts quiet as you sink into a state of meditation. These sensations might not occur for all visitors to the isolation tanks at SpaceTime Tanks Floatation Center, but there's a good chance the process will at least help them relax. Technicians start by filling each eight-foot tank with 10 inches of water heated to the average temperature of human skin. Then they add 800 pounds of Epsom salts to the mixture so that the human body floats effortlessly on the water's surface. Between each session of blissful sensory deprivation, the technicians sterilize the ventilated tanks with a mixture of ozone, hydrogen peroxide, and diatomite earth filters.
Outside the tanks, the staff eases customers' tension with more hands-on techniques such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage. They can also fit clients with headphones and LED light goggles for light and sound therapy, during which rhythmic visual and aural stimulation synchronizes brain waves to basic mental states, such as relaxed wakefulness or sadness that Friends is over. Building on the idea of soothing sound, the NexNeuro system uses motion, acoustic vibration, and music to promote calmness.
When guests come in for Center Nails’ signature manicure and pedicure, they’re in for a treat. The spa’s nail specialists begin by immersing their clients’ hands and feet in an organic aromatherapy soak, which softens skin while treating the senses to intoxicating aromas. Next, they alternate wrapping hands and feet with lavender paraffin and warm towels, massage skin with an organic moisturizer, then color nails with coats of non-toxic polish. These treatments are only the beginning of an extensive list of nail services that also include no-chip manicures, nail art, and silk wraps.
Center Nails and Spa also flaunts signature facials for women and men, the former boasting extractions and a custom mask and the latter focusing on easing razor burn and revamping hydration levels. Advanced skin treatments such as diamond microdermabrasion and lactic-acid peels make skin look younger without resorting to invasive facelifts or harsh dimple-implantation procedures. The spa doesn’t skimp on the rest of the body, either, as their massage therapists knead muscles with custom strokes and waxing specialists swiftly remove hair from men’s and women’s bodies.
Many people think that if they need to get serious work done?a therapeutic massage, microdermabrasion?they have to sacrifice a spa environment for something more clinical. Spa Space defies that notion by offering an extensive menu of results-oriented treatments in a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere. Their approach has been lauded by many: Lucky magazine called the space "pure bliss," while Allure honored their Pacific Paradise body treatment with one of their coveted Best of Beauty awards.
As one of their signature services, the Pacific Paradise treatment follows with Spa Space's philosophy. Not only is it a 30-minute mango scrub that softens skin and relaxes the body, but it also includes a one-hour massage that reduces tension. Most of their treatments are this way?there's also a pedicure with almond oil to treat dry, itchy skin, and a Sonya Dakar fitness facial with massage to tighten facial muscles. Services are administered with products from brands such as Kiehl's and SkinCeuticals, and clients can arrange to order lunch from Pastoral between services for their hungry bike waiting outside.
When asked to describe The Palmer House Hilton, most will probably mention its soaring columns, ceiling murals, and elaborate wall sconces. But there's more to this historic Chicago landmark than just a pretty face—specifically, it hosts Lockwood Restaurant & Bar, an upscale eatery celebrating all the flavors to be gleaned from fresh, natural ingredients. Chef Joseph Rose and Sous Chef Valeria Benner craft entrees with ingredients reaped nearby, such as meat and eggs from Slagel Family Farm in Fairbury, fish harvested from Lake Superior, and produce from their own rooftop garden. They pair this farm-to-table feast with an extensive wine list featuring hundreds of vintages from all over the world. Inside, the restaurant bears all the same earmarks of century-old elegance as the grand hall that serves as its lobby. Plush carpets and dark wood paneling anchor a dining room of marble walls and etched-glass partitions. Massive chandeliers hang overhead, bathing the space in a warm, flickering light that hearkens back to an age of chilled martinis, flapper dresses, and unstable power grids.