For the electrologists and aestheticians at Elite Electrolysis, beauty starts with smooth, radiant skin. To achieve both, the team combines electrolysis and microdermabrasion treatments to alternately banish unwanted hair and render skin with the youthful radiance it hasn't seen since the day it left the cabbage patch. Rather than short-term solutions such as threading and waxing, electrolysis treatments vanquish all types of hair from all types of skin, virtually guaranteeing permanent removal with multiple visits. Microdermabrasion takes care of brown spots, wrinkles, and acne by sloughing off dead skin cells with ultra-fine crystals.
The Fountain Laser Hair Removal's staff brings years of laser-helming experience to the relaxing, spa-like environment. Laser hair removal treatments banish unwanted hair from the face, back, legs, arms, and a plethora of other areas. Lasers emit light energy, damaging targeted hair follicles and resulting is reduced hair growth. The treatments work on all skin types, though results vary based on complexion and hair pigment.
The skilled technicians at the center also help shape bodies into model figurines with laser-lipo treatments. Using advanced technology a laser is carefully applied directly to the skin during sessions to assist fat cells in opening up and releasing their lipid content. Laser sessions mimic the same actions seen in exercising, creating an overall effect of a more toned and sculpted body. Sessions may also aid in skin shrinkage, overall inch loss, and targeting problem areas such as love handles or double-chins.
Brands Used: Onesta
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Master stylist Jessica Dunn keeps up with the latest haircare trends through her Onesta continuing-education classes. She uses the organic, eco-friendly, and PETA-approved haircare brand while styling hair at 97 Main Salon, where she also creates low-maintenance layered 'dos by wet-cutting hair and imbuing locks with multi-dimensional color.
Her fellow beauty experts tend to hair as well, removing unwanted strands on the body through waxing or electrolysis, both of which are performed in a private room in the salon.
Sonia Schultz, Brazilian Breeze's principle aesthetician and owner, is an avid scholar of beauty who has acquired certifications in nearly a dozen techniques for revealing smooth, hairless skin. As the studio's name suggests, it specializes in waxing intimate areas for both men and women. Aestheticians can also keep the rest of the body Rio de Janeiro-ready with waxing services for areas including full legs, stomach, chest, and feet. In addition to hair removal, facials soothe male, female, and teen mugs, and body treatments scrub and nurture limbs like a baby bird getting its first loofah.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
Amid the comfy couches, ritzy boutiques, and relaxing spa retreats of Polished & Company, master stylist Heather Edwards transforms tresses into wearable works of art. Once clients settle into her styling chair, they receive various strand services, including trims, color treatments, extensions, or Dominican blowouts. The seasoned stylist plies her trade with a specialized focus in healthy hair treatments, which include nourishing tresses with infusions of rich keratin proteins or a healthy, well-balanced breakfast.