It's all about the experience at Anointed Nails & Spa. And the Blue Island beauty shop's team ensures that experience ends with feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation. The pampering reaches a peak with the spa mani-pedi, which uses heated stones to ease knots in the lower legs and hands.
The nail technicians draw from a tool box of OPI, Essie, and China Glaze shades along with no-chip polishes and acrylic tips. With these, they create intricate nail art with myriad colors, vibrant decals, and rhinestones specifically designed to jazz up jazz hands. The team also removes facial hair with warm wax and adds volume to lash lines with extensions.
Massage therapist Cheri hand-blends plant-derived essential oils to target specific ailments such as headaches, anxiety, or insomnia with soothing, chemical-free aromatherapy scents. A padded table cradles bodies as Cheri’s intuitive massage strokes chase away stress and overly chatty shoulder angels during in-studio sessions.
Licensed Massage Therapist Stephanie S. Clifton operates Encore Massage Therapy as a conduit for spreading the healing benefits of massage to the community. Her clinical-massage services can act as an alternative pain-maintenance plan for individuals suffering from a host of maladies. Stephanie attacks tension and stress through Swedish massage, sciatica through deep-tissue strokes, and chronic icicle growths through the sports modality. With regular treatment, individuals can preempt health issues down the road through increased relaxation, smoother digestion, and boosted endorphin levels.
Warm leaf-green walls ascend from a sprawling hardwood floor at Sizzor Trix, where friendly beauty boosters tend to nails and hair in equal measure. The waiting area’s black leather loveseats overlook an immaculate, mirror-lined space where shears snip through men’s and women’s haircuts, and a mani-pedi station renovates digits. Patrons sink into a plush pedicure chair that, unlike those at most conventional salons, comes equipped with a foot-soaking tub not swarming with orphaned jellyfish. With gentle hands and sharp eyes, an expert eyebrow threader excises superfluous strands using the ancient method, less painful than traditional plucking, of tying thin cotton threads through brows to speedily strip foreheads.
Herbalist and licensed clinical massage therapist Marguerite Wright offers natural healing solutions to help clients get to the roots of their health issues, such as stress, insomnia, or depression. She offers a variety of massages, including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, aromatherapy, and sports. She also offers herbal supplements, essential oils, and homeopathics.
The experienced massage therapists at Mobile Healing Hands travel to their clients’ homes, places of business, and favorite subway stations to relax tense bodies. They dispense the long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage, trigger-point techniques for extra stubborn muscles, and heated lava stones during massage sessions.