The experienced stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Eurolux Salon & Day Spa aim to create a luxurious European spa experience. Inside a tranquil facility, guests can unwind with a glass of wine as nail technicians paint their nails, follow up a Swedish massage with a trip to the infrared sauna, or have their hair color boosted with high-quality European products. Extended evening and weekend hours help clients fit pampering into their busy schedules.
Addy first became fascinated with eyelashes on a trip to Vietnam, when she encountered a number of women who possessed long, luxurious lashes. After falling in love with the look of lush lashes, she decided to open Eye Love Lash & Nail Studio. Today, Addy calls upon five years of experience as she applies partial or full sets of faux lashes to individual, natural lashes. Sets range from the cat-eye look—with lashes applied only in corners of the eyes—to dramatic, all-encompassing bridal looks. Addy also offers a slew of nailcare services enhanced by sugar scrubs, light massages, and organic shea butter.
Fine Skin Dermatology and Medical Spa director Renuka H. Bhatt, MD keeps a close eye on her staff of board-certified dermatologists, aestheticians, and physicians' assistants as they work to foster skin rejuvenation. Like schoolchildren solving a word problem about peaches, techs trained in IPL hair removal deftly subtract fuzz, and visages in need of a pick-me-up can turn to a range of dermal fillers and UV-light treatments. Throughout their myriad treatments, skin specialists employ skin-preserving product lines such as NeoStrata, Pevonia, Kinerase, and Obagi.
Salon Efthimia’s staff of pampering pros skillfully siphon the stress out of frazzled hands, faces, and bodies with soothing treatments and high-quality Aveda products. A Caribbean therapy treatment for the hands and feet uses plant ingredients from the tropics and an exfoliating paste to transform gnarled hand-roots into vibrant arm-blossoms. During an Elemental Nature massage, you get to select your favorite Aveda aroma, then relax for 60 minutes of personalized massage techniques presented in full smell-o-vision. If you'd rather focus attention on your flesh-emoticon, an Elemental Nature facial plays to your skin's needs with a suite of lotions, whether that means moistening parched pores, de-slicking oily zones, or alleviating rashes of clown paint.
What makes it great: Chicagoans looking for an escape from the city head to this spa, a high-end oasis specializing in the therapeutic and skin-softening benefits of remineralized water. Guests can exfoliate their skin with botanical-infused products beneath the warm mists of a full-body vichy shower, or bathe in a 25-foot Whirlpool[e] complete with a waterfall.
Licensed aesthetician Christina Marie has tracked the trends of the skincare industry for more than 20 years, watching techniques that work become refined and perfected while those that don’t become obsolete. Her enthusiasm for up-to-date practices is the driving force behind her spa; it's also what enables her to best correct dermal issues ranging from acne to sagging skin. Before crafting facials from such ingredients as flax, vitamin C, and Bioelements skin products, Christina conducts a personalized skin reading, in which she and the client discuss possible treatment options and nicknames for the client’s freckles.