D’Allens's licensed hair specialist Ashley Gibson reinvigorates stodgy locks with a plethora of hair-pampering services. Gibson scissors and shapes hair hats of all shapes and sizes with women’s ($35) or men’s ($15) cuts, each tailored to highlight individual face shapes and hair textures. Shame passing rainbows with a one-step hair color, which can transform bland browns into eye-defying greens and blues, as well as more subtle hues ($85). The deep-conditioning treatment smoothes hair and eliminates split ends, rendering tendrils as vibrant, bouncy, and head turning as a kangaroo in a paint store ($25).
The HoneyComb Cottage isn't lacking for warmth in any of its rooms—each one holds its own fireplace. It's part of the charm leftover from the spa's former life as a turn-of-the-century home. Even without flames, the fireplaces tie together its aesthetic, which is a blend of cozy—with plush couches, throw pillows, and wicker chairs—and rustic-chic—with sleek hardwood floors and modern artwork. The spa's services also mix traditional and contemporary. For instance, deep-tissue or hot-stone massage can be coupled with an exfoliating golden-honey treatment, and typical facial treatments are offered along modern ones such as microdermabrasion, as well as other beauty treatmens like teeth-whitening.
The practitioners at Laser Regeneration work with the most advanced lasers on the market to treat a wide range of issues for all skin types. By removing unwanted hair, plantar warts, or spider veins, they help clients achieve healthier, blight-free skin. GentleLase treatments allow both men and women to reduce hair permanently in a quick, effective process, while Vbeam lasers can reduce spider veins, uneven pigmentation, stretch marks, and more. Sharon Wilber, the founder and owner of Laser Regeneration, calls upon more than 20 years of business experience, which she leveraged to partner with the eminently qualified Dr. Jack Cheng. Dr. Cheng has a PhD in toxicology from the University of Cincinnati, and he is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine.
The team at Jevon MedSpa takes a compassionate approach with their clients, based on the example set by their experienced and board-certified internal-medicine physician, Muhammad Abbasi, MD. Dr. Abbasi has earned several Patients' Choice awards for the extensive knowledge and comforting demeanor he shares with every patient. He is also a rheumatologist, and has completed comprehensive certification in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers designed to reduce facial wrinkles.
The doctor and his staff utilize advanced laser technology to remove hair, and they employ Syneron's elōs IPL system to treat damage caused by the sun, aging, or glancing at Medusas. For patients seeking to shed excess pounds, the team can design personalized weight-loss plans and target cellulite with LipoDissolve mesotherapy injections.
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.