The staff of Valentino's Salon & Spa believes in one foolproof beauty trick: health. Their treatments strive to improve the condition of hair, skin, and nails so that they flatter naturally. Of course, they might also add embellishments, such as highlights or feather extensions. The hair team's expertise covers fresh colors and textures, including the soft smoothness that results from keratin treatments. They also personalize their appointments with consultations, which—along with bang trims—are given free of charge.
Likewise, the spa's facials all commence with a complimentary skin analysis. A cleansing, exfoliation, and relaxing steam treatment soon follow, as well as application of a carefully chosen product for your skin type. Add-ons such as enzyme or glycolic peels enhance the renewing aftereffects on each complexion. Other services range from mani-pedis to makeup lessons and waxing.
The beauticians at Absolute Aesthetic, located inside My Friends Place, prettify clients with a slew of skincare and spa services. Facials and chemical peels seek to reduce signs of aging and microdermabrasions remove dead skin cells to promote healthier complexions.
As he reported to Sheridan Road Magazine, Charles Ifergan took the first steps toward establishing his hairstyling empire at the age of 13, when he talked his way into a job at the chic Paris salon where his older brother worked. Just a decade later, he settled down in the Chicago area to establish the first of four salon locations and try to convince the John Hancock building to do something about its two glaring cowlicks, and his work has since garnered media features in publications such as Vogue and Marie Claire. Charles's continually educated stylists keep their deft fingers on the pulse of fashion trends, which they transform into edgy hairstyles for women and men. In addition to drenching hair in deep hydration with moroccan oil and texturizing coifs with Redken products, aestheticians venture to other corners of the body with a concise menu of spa services that includes facials, waxing, body wraps, and mani-pedis.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian has not only been in the lipo biz since 1981 but also has authored a textbook on the topic and developed several new surgical tools of the trade. Dr. T., who has dubbed himself "Lipodoc" and is backed up by Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute's team, specializes in all manner of fat removal and relocation, both by traditional means and with modern laser technology. He also wipes out wrinkles, veins, unwanted hair, and passé tattoos, and he is able to bring his treatments to many, since he speaks five languages, including Armenian, Arabic, and pigeon.
Dr. Rania Agha leads the team at Summit Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, a practice with a menu of clinical cosmetic services representing her extensive expertise. Dr. Agha particularly specializes in treating skin of any ethnicity, fine-tuning skin-resurfacing sessions and chemical peels to ensure each client’s complexion glows like a contented lightning bug. She and her staff of skilled technicians use laser light to remove excess hair, fade unwanted tattoos, and erase veins. Should guests wish for more dramatic transformations, body-contouring treatments and liposuction are also available.
Though Allure's taupe walls and elegant furniture evoke bygone glamour, the cosmetic treatments offered by its staff champion futuristic techniques. With the guidance of medical director Rodney Berger, MD, injectors Rea Lorence, RN, BSN; Maggie Romano, M.M.S., PA-C; and Ron Dawson, RN, BSN banish wrinkles with Botox and facial filler injections, while other experienced techs wield hair-banishing and skin-correcting lasers and individually tailor facial services to address skin imperfections like blemishes or milk mustaches. Laser skin treatments are offered and banish hair from bodily areas and fade unwanted tattoos from sight.