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As the name suggests, Heaven Nails' technicians specialize in nail care and art, but that's not all they do. They also remove unwanted body hair with time-honored waxing techniques. They extend eyelashes to create a flattering, full look and even offer massages to relieve the tensions brought on by a day of outrunning new suitors.

211 East Butterfield Road
Elmhurst,
IL
US

At A'Lovish Spa, the pampering begins almost immediately. Upon entering, every guest receives a warm neck wrap and an invitation to sip cucumber water and herbal tea. The attention only gets more personal from there, especially once guests find themselves in a private treatment room. During a facial, a licensed aesthetician begins cleansing the face with organic plant extracts and lathering a smoothing moisturizing creme on the skin. But there are even more ways to get pampered at A'Lovish, which include invigorating body scrubs, six kinds of facials, and a hot stone paraffin manicure that leaves nails brightly polished and skin soft enough to eliminate fingerprints. The spa also offers waxing and staffs a makeup artist who artistically prepares clients for special occasions.

17W300 22nd St
Oakbrook Terrace,
IL
US

Cheryl Picha used to exclusively specialize in bridal makeup. As she added that wedding-day glow, dabbed away tears of joy, and blended foundations to match her subjects' individual coloring, she began to receive requests—the brides wanted these long-lasting, custom-blended formulas in their own makeup kits. This discovery led Cheryl to establish Custom Face, a group of independent makeup artists who specialize in applying individualized cosmetics to every unique face that walks through their door. Powered by the sultry hues of the Motives by Loren Ridinger line, the artists concoct foundations, bronzers, blushes, and eye shadows to complement their clients' skin tones. Visitors can either bring these formulas home or have their specialist craft a personalized look stunning enough to brighten any wedding, cultural celebration, or live-action production of The Smurfs they desire.

110 West Park Avenue
Elmhurst,
IL
US

If you combined all the years Flat Iron Beauty Bar owner Linsey Wanderski and her team have been working with hair, skin, nails, and makeup, you'd come up with a number that was just over half a century. Together, this seasoned crew draws from an arsenal of top-notch products from Redken, Schwarzkopf, and Pureology to forge fresh new looks on clients in a styling chair, at a manicure station, or on a waxing table. As stylists trim, color, or texturize hair, a licensed aesthetician performs one of eight specialized facials and a licensed makeup artist prepares mugs for special occasions or starring roles in Photo ID: The Movie.

555 Spring Road
Elmhurst,
IL
US