Licensed cosmetologist Sita Patel uses techniques culled from her native India and applies her more than 10 years of cosmetic experience to artfully beautify her clients. She enlists professional products from brands such as Bioelements and American Crew during hair services, securing loose tendrils into bridal updos adorned with glistening gems. She can also remove unwanted hair using an ancient threading technique that is completely free of chemicals and less taxing for the skin than waxing. Henna tattoos dress arms in ornate decorations more temporary than regular tattoos but less temporary than a career as a human cannonball.
The licensed aestheticians at Beyond Beauty Salon N Spa have a facial to take care of just about every skin condition. For sensitive skin, they have the soothing facial. For skin that?s only partially oily, they have the T-Zone or U-Zone facial. Skin plagued by sun damage can benefit from the hyperpigmentation facial, which mutes the appearance of scarring. Of course, this doesn?t cover all potential skin issues; that?s where the custom facial comes in. The aestheticians tailor this special treatment to each client?s specific skin type to address issues such as dryness and congested pores.
Regardless of the services they?re performing, the staff at Beyond Beauty Salon N Spa strives to make the business a relaxing getaway where clients can escape day-to-day stresses. The team turns on soft music or conducts a choir of conch shells to make ocean sounds as they take their time with massages, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. They also have services to accentuate clients? natural beauty, including makeup applications, eyelash tinting, and waxing.
Educated in Cracow before moving to Chicago and receiving her cosmetology license, Kate of Your Touch of Beauty has a globe-spanning knowledge of aesthetics. Drawing upon everything from eyelash extensions to manicures and collagen facials, she helps to revitalize the skin and highlight each client's natural qualities. What's more: she can cover the complexion of anyone who walks through the door with real gold during her 24k Gold facial.
The Nail Room's licensed nail architect, Victoria, has gone through extensive training in beautifying hands and feet with everything from classic looks to inventive designs. In addition to nail treatments for men and women, she and her staff administer 10 types of facials, remove unwanted body hair, and apply semipermanent synthetic eyelash extensions.
It's all about the experience at Anointed Nails & Spa. And the Blue Island beauty shop's team ensures that experience ends with feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation. The pampering reaches a peak with the spa mani-pedi, which uses heated stones to ease knots in the lower legs and hands.
The nail technicians draw from a tool box of OPI, Essie, and China Glaze shades along with no-chip polishes and acrylic tips. With these, they create intricate nail art with myriad colors, vibrant decals, and rhinestones specifically designed to jazz up jazz hands. The team also removes facial hair with warm wax and adds volume to lash lines with extensions.
A collaborative effort between co-owners Jan and Mike, Jan Michael’s Salon and Spa accommodates hair, nail, and skincare services behind its coral-hued walls. The 20-year-old salon employs the best and brightest in the beauty industry, including fully licensed massage therapists, colorists, nail technicians, and light bulbs. Spa services are performed in a separate, secluded area to minimize outside distractions and keep the massage oils from fraternizing with Moroccanoil hair serums.