As part of the Aveda network, Persuasive Looks Salon infuses treatments for skin and hair with largely organic, botanically based formulas. Guided by a commitment to environmental responsibility and ayurvedic principles, Aveda products are principally derived from essential oils and raw herbs, at least 80% of which are certified organic. The salon's licensed skin therapists not only revitalize complexions with Aveda tonics and rapid smiling drills, but kick off every session with an Aveda Elemental Nature skin analysis that informs the creation of a custom treatment.
Stylists also use the brand's formulas as part of their arsenal for complete hair overhaul, which includes extensions and both Japanese and keratin straightening systems. Cosmetologists also offer Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions and makeup application classes so their clients may hold onto and cultivate their look. The airy, 2,900-square-foot facility is located within an hour of Chicago by car and about two hours by inner tube.
Be Well Therapeutic Massage‘s licensed massage therapist Cindy Contractor is a student of traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology, and Jin Shin Do. At her private wellness studio, Cindy and fellow massage therapist Tambra Williamson offer more than 10 types of massages that target various audiences; prenatal services correct postural imbalances for expectant mothers whereas reiki stimulates the body's self-healing capacities for individuals with chronic pain. After muscles are kneaded into blissful repose, clients can treat stiff joints to the warmth of the infrared sauna, which may increase metabolism and eliminate the need for night-vision goggles.
What began in 1985 as a small, six-chair salon has evolved into Color Room Salon & Day Spa, the realized vision of beauty expert and master stylist Pamela Anderson. Today, Anderson's 4,200-square-foot space boasts 18 styling chairs, 25 employees, and membership in both the National Cosmetology Association and the Chicago Cosmetology Association. You can see Anderson's Romancing Freedom collection in a fashion shoot featured in Salon Magazine and on the website Tupelu. Hair's How magazine noted that "body and volume, form and ease of detailed styling" were showcased in the "dramatic, glamorous" collection.
Anderson pours as much heart and creativity into the design of her salon as she does into updos and highlights. Estetica magazine says that she has successfully used a "refreshing palette of bright colors" to create a modern ambiance that, like a rapper sampling an Enya tune, is best described as "urban chic meets New Age charm." Warm red and orange tones are juxtaposed with an abundance of green plants, and red crystal vases and colorful abstract paintings boldly accent the walls' muted hues.
The caring team outfits guests with comfy robes for services ranging from cuts, colors, and Hairtini steam-conditioning treatments to indulgent mani-pedis, facials, and massages. The staff also gives back to the community, hosting charitable functions for organizations such as the National Autism Association of Northwest Indiana, the St. Jude House in Crown Point, and the Ronald McDonald House.
For more than 30 years, Phaze One Day Spa has welcomed clients into its space for everything from haircuts to full-body massages. Guests can peruse a collection of scarves and jewelry as they wait for their appointment with the hairstylist, or they can take a gander at the selection of OPI nail polishes for their upcoming manicure, pedicure, or polish-wrestling event. Beyond the main floor, soft lighting blankets the spa’s private treatment rooms, creating a relaxing oasis for a wax, Swedish massage, or custom facial fortified by Murad skincare products.
Navii Salon Spa's boutique spa cajoles tense tendons and kinked spines into relaxed states of being with a host of holistic services and Mother Nature-approved practices. Settle into the spa's serene atmosphere before each 60-minute session, which is aimed to reduce future injuries, improve lymphatic systems, increase circulation, and decrease physical exhaustion. Indulge in the soothing strokes of a Swedish massage, performed by a trained therapist who wields essential oils and designed to tackle stressors and banish aches. The firmer touch of a deep-tissue session works out knots burrowed beneath the dermis and cassette tapes tucked underneath your ribs, and a hot-stone massage rejuvenates soul casings with the gentle strokes of warm basalt stones, which help increase circulation and instill relaxation. For moms-to-be, a prenatal massage (recommended after the first trimester) helps to soothe stress harbored in the body and alleviate water retention stored in the shoulders. Before and after rejuvenations, guests can relax inside Navii Salon Spa's relaxation room or outdoor garden, which can take the mind to a blissfully whited-out plane where it's free to bob up and down like a Q-tip buoy in a sea of cotton balls.
With a background as a personal trainer, Doctor of Chiropractic John Procopio believes in rooting out the causes of health anomalies rather than just obscuring the symptoms. Throughout his 22 years in practice, Dr. Procopio has perpetually sought out additional certifications, including specialties in acupuncture, lifestyle counseling, and manipulation under anesthesia. The center bolsters Dr. Procopio's preventive approach with an in-house gym, nutritional counselors, and confidence-building tic-tac-toe tournaments, and a team of aestheticians augments inner beauty with facials, waxing, and body sculpting.