Technicians carefully apply nail polish, adding pops of color or subtle arrays of hues to fingers and toes that need to look their best when they wrestle an octopus on live TV. Aestheticians take care to keep calluses buffed and cuticles tidy, ensuring they’re ready to show off in sandal and mukluk seasons alike.
A board-certified surgeon by trade, ReNu Cosmetic Laser Center's medical director, Dr. Arvind Patel, addresses medical concerns as well as cosmetic ones. Much like a professional cat distracter, Dr. Patel's services rely predominantly on lasers, which he employs to smooth out unwanted wrinkles and remove hair or deal with more serious imperfections such as melasma or keloid scars.
Licensed massage therapist Vernon Lamp illuminates the silver linings in achy muscle clouds with his healing bodywork. Drawing on more than 14 years of experience, Vernon can administer relaxing Swedish strokes or access deeper aches with deep-tissue or trigger-point therapy. Pranic energy healing and acupressure are also available to decongest life energy pathways and promote wellness.
Wanda Enoch has kept a steady hand through more than 30,000 permanent-makeup applications. Years of experience with the manual pen, electric pen, and coil machine allow her to accentuate features without disrupting the face's harmony.
Enoch shares her wisdom through newspaper articles and lectures read from notes tattooed on her colleagues' foreheads. The Chicago Tribune has featured her for her work with scar camouflage and repigmentation for burn survivors, breast-cancer patients, and people with cleft palates.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Aisha's training at the Niles School of Cosmetology and 17 years of experience underscore her expertise. At Aisha's Beauty Salon, she flexes her shears as a stylist and flaunts her knack for matching hues to hairs as a master colorist. She paints strands with multidimensional highlights and lowlights and dresses hair with natural or dramatic shades using single- and double-process color. Her salon’s services also include makeup applications, facials, nailcare, and threading and waxing for men and women.