At I-Too, a team of experienced aestheticians works tirelessly to capture and eradicate errant hair using a combination of traditional and modern methods. An ancient Eastern art, eyebrow threading uses only a small, 100% cotton thread and the skillful hands of its master to carefully remove renegade forehead follicles. The process achieves finely sculpted brows by twisting the thread around the offending strands, evicting them quickly, painlessly, and before they can ask for their security deposit back. Because it doesn't strip the top layer of skin, threading is an appropriate technique for all skin types, causing minimal irritation or emotional distress to the face.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
Earning accolades from the likes of Jezebel, Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique simplifies beauty routines with treatments that have long-lasting results. Eyelash extensions take the place of mascara to create fuller lashes that flutter for up to eight weeks. With HD brows services, technicians use a combination of waxing, threading and tweezing techniques to shape brows before darkening them with a henna formula that lasts up to six weeks. In the nail salon, Perfect Match gel polish blends the long-lasting finish of a gel with the speedy application of a polish. These time-saving beauty services can be consolidated with Bedicures?in which clients rest atop a plush massage bed while receiving a manicure and pedicure in tandem with their choice of facial service.
Flirt & Flutter Lash Loft also tends to the health of eyes inside the Lash & Brow Hospital, where a certified lashologist removes eyelash extensions, performs lash and brow treatments for cancer patients and helps eyes recover from misdirected wet willies.
Including Unique in the name of Unique Threading and Body Waxing wasn't an accident. The beauty hotspot set themselves apart from other hair-removal salons by offering up waxes chock full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils that smooth the skin and decrease irritation. They harness the ancient method of threading to sculpt eyebrows and deforest upper lips. They also remove unwanted hair with sugaring, a method that applies sugar, lemon juice, and water to the skin to gently whisk away hair and allow pores a chance to finally taste lemonade.
Unique Threading and Body Wax isn't just for hair removal, either. They cleanse, hydrate, and rejuvenate complexions with facials and embellish arms and hands with non-permanent henna tattoos.
Between UV-rays, humidity, and searing cold, the skin takes on a lot throughout the seasons. That why Joi Aikens, a self-proclaimed product junkie, adheres to a regimen of products to keep her complexion healthy. But it wasn't always this way. It wasn’t until beauty school that she first saw the effect a customized treatment could have on her skin, and it fueled her desire to help herself, as well as others. Today, as a licensed skincare therapist, Joi uses her own blend of products to help her clients feel good physically, mentally, and spiritually. She also draws on her facial certifications in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and Mr. Potato Head rearranging to offer a comprehensive service menu. Clients can relax in the comfort of her private studio, where she cultivates a spa-like atmosphere and performs services such as a swift wax or facial, or a smoothing body peel for full-body restoration.
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Inman Perk Coffee. Put the diet on pause when you visit Inman Perk Coffee — there are no low-fat menu items. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Inman Perk Coffee — the coffee shop has tons of space for big parties. Inman Perk Coffee offers patio seating in the warmer months. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Inman Perk Coffee's free wifi hotspot.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the coffee shop.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Inman Perk Coffee, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. The coffee shop serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons. Swing by the coffee shop at literally any hour — it's open 24 hours a day.