Inside Ultimate Exposure Tanning Centers' 30 Chicagoland locations, a full lineup of UV- and spray-tanning equipment infuse skin with a healthy summer glow year-round. Individual sessions in the automated spray-tanning booths—such as VersaSpa—or UV beds gild bodysuits for nights on the town, and unlimited monthly packages fashion a continuous golden hue previously only available to sunbathing satellites. The salon stocks a variety of tan-accelerating lotions from Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin, which deepen bronze hues and moisturize skin to fashion a long-lasting radiance.
Roxy’s Med Spa’s lasers can rejuvenate skin, smooth away wrinkles, and permanently reduce hair growth, a versatility that also distinguishes the spa’s licensed staff. The highly trained technicians can liberate faces from dead skin during microdermabrasion treatments, and also help healing serums penetrate below the face’s surface during ultrasound facials. Their skills also extend to classic spa treatments, such as traditional facials, during which they cleanse, steam and exfoliate skin, before hydrating the face with a nourishing mask, and in extreme cases, rounds in the dunk tank out back.
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.
Good Foot Spa is a foot-massage and reflexology center staffed by licensed foot-massage therapists. Clients walk their stressed soles into this soothing spa, where they can lie back and relax on cushy, red reclining chairs with white towels as feet are rubbed, calmed, and therapeutically tickled using massage or reflexology techniques.
Feet may be the focus at VIP Foot Spa, but they aren't the only parts that get pampered. Reflexology therapists employ reflexology techniques that use the feet as a conduit for whole-body balance, and instead of ceasing kneads at the ankle, they also soothe scalps, necks, shoulders, and backs. But that doesn't mean the feet themselves are neglected—rather, toes and fingers in disguise are treated to warm herbal baths. Should clients seek an equally indulgent experience for the top half of the body, they can stop by the spa's hair studio for cuts and color services.
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.