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.
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.
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.
At each Amerilaser Center and AmeriCosmetic Surgery Center in Chicago, Des Plaines, and Downers Grove, experienced laser technicians and aestheticians, under a team of supervising doctors, take time to listen to each client’s skincare needs. Building this rapport helps the staffers to craft custom treatment plans that may include non-invasive procedures like laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers, as well as invasive procedures like liposuction, breast augmentation, face lifts and tummy tucks. Their most celebrated treatment may be noninvasive skin tightening, which uses bipolar radio frequencies and magnetic pulses to help to firm lax skin caused by aging or extreme weight loss, and it has earned ringing endorsements from The Biggest Loser winner Michael Ventrella, WWE pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon, and a cherry tomato that sat untouched in Elvis Presley’s fridge for years.
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.
The stylists and aestheticians at Magic Scissors Coiffures & Boutique beautify clients from head to toe. Skincare experts use antioxidant-infused vitamin facials and ultrasonic skin scrubbing to reveal healthy glows. On the salon floor, stylists update looks with everything from cuts and color to Brazilian Blowout treatments—infusing strands with frizz-free shine. But the feel-good vibes don’t end with a new 'do. The salon donates clippings to a charitable project, where hair’s oil-retaining properties are put to use in cleaning up oil spills.
In her years as a permanent and semi-permanent makeup expert, Suzie Kim became disillusioned with the products and techniques available to her—many left drastic, unnatural results. She eventually discovered semi-permanent makeup; instead of depositing harsh tattoo inks deep into sensitive facial skin, an entirely permanent technique allows the design to eventually fade into a bluish-gray hue or a vintage ribbon that says "Mom," Now, Suzie grants her clients more defined eyes, eyebrows, and lips, shortening their morning routines and leaving their faces radiant.