Deals in East Chicago

One or Two Express Facials at F.O.G. Cosmetics (Up to 51% Off)

F.O.G. Cosmetics

River Oaks Center

$50 $25

Estheticians soothe the skin at beauty bar, where visitors can mix their own lip colors try out airbrush make-up

Haircut with Condition or Two Facials at Tricoci University (Up to 67% Off)

Tricoci University

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Licensed instructors supervise trained cosmetology and nail-tech students as they pamper clients with hair services and facials

60-Minute Massage with Mineral Bath, Body Scrub, Lip Treatment, or Spa Package at ESPA (Up to 54% Off)

ESPA

Highland

$110 $55

Choose a peaches-and-cream or Cleopatra milk bath, or a zesty citrus or coffee exfoliating body scrub

$29 for a One-Hour Massage and Pain Consultation at New Health Centers ($164 Value)

New Health Centers

Multiple Locations

$164 $29

Experienced practitioners enlist techniques to uncover sources of pain before gently massaging away aches and stress!

Haircut and Conditioning Treatment with Optional Highlights at Texture Pointe Salon (Up to 59% Off)

Texture Pointe Salon

Highland

$45 $19

A deep-conditioning treatment precedes a face-flattering haircut and optional full highlights

One or Three Slimming Packages with Fat Reduction and Whole-Body Vibration at Highland Wellness (Up to 78% Off)

Highland Wellness

Highland Wellness

$447 $99

Red light therapy helps open fat cells allowing the fat to exit then vibration therapy sessions help flush them out

Haircut and Condition with or without Highlights with Arlett at 08.14 Studio Salon and Spa (Up to 69% Off)

Arlett at 08.14 Studio Salon and Spa

Highland

$70 $22

Stylist enlivens locks with cut and deep hydration, adding optional dimensions with highlights or lowlights

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Car-X Auto Service stirs wagons out of winter's hibernation with an array of alleviating automotive services. Pour your car a refreshing 5-quart glass of oil change ($19.99, with synthetic or semi-synthetic oils available at an additional charge), revolve your ride's rubbers with a tire rotation ($16), and switch blades with windshield-wiper replacements ($18 for wiper blades up to 24 inches). Keep your car cool for the family's annual summer vacation to the Gobi with an air-conditioning check ($49.95), a battery and charging-system check, and a full-vehicle courtesy inspection, included at no charge.

1337 Calumet Ave
Whiting,
IN
US

We are a family owned and operated company that takes pride in our work. This is a small business that is licensed and insured and we have over 10 years of experience doing what we do. We offer all types of services and we never pressure our customers in anyway.

1945 New York Avenue
Whiting,
IN
US

For more than 50 years, the staff at Arnie's Dog House has steamed classic Vienna beef hot dogs, Polishes, Italian beef, and other sandwiches and their focus on what's on top of the bun is just as important as what's inside of it. Toppings crown any meal choice, and include ladles full of chili cheese or the Chicago-style treatment for a hot dog, with sport peppers, dill pickle spears, and tomatoes on top. Arnie's toppings are so popular, they even come as a standard part of many menu items: cheese fries get more interesting with a sprinkling of bacon, and tamales come with gooey chili. Side items including fried pickles, cheese sticks, and funnel-cake fries help round out the menu. The team cooks up these favorites in addition to other items such as loose hamburgers, corn dogs, Italian sausages, and pizza puffs for meals to be eaten in house or delivered to your door still sizzling, cooking meals quicker than even the competitors of the Lunch Lady World Championship Games.

1503 Indianapolis Blvd
Whiting,
IN
US

Bulldog Brewery was born out of steelworker Kevin Clark's home brewing hobby. But founding his own brewery didn't mean Kevin was ready to quit his day job. And neither have co-owners, Bob Fausto and Jeff Kochis, a steelworker and a second-generation firefighter respectively. The hard work required of having two jobs is in keeping with the brewery's mission: to celebrate small town America and the blue collar workers who live there.

One of the ways they achieve this goal is by providing a place for customers to relax after a hard day's work, whether it's with a grilled panini sandwich or a pint of flavorful lager, stout, or IPA. Their beer also celebrates the working man. The 1890 Stout, for instance, commemorates the year that oil refineries came to Whiting. Its dark, crude-like color conceals notes of vanilla bean and cherry, and it's best consumed while wearing an oil can jauntily perched upon your head.

1409 119th St
Whiting,
IN
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

34 River Oaks Center Dr.
Calumet City,
IL
US

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

1299 Torrence Ave
Calumet City,
IL
US

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