In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
At I-Too, a team of experienced aestheticians works tirelessly to capture and eradicate errant hair using a combination of traditional and modern methods. An ancient Eastern art, eyebrow threading uses only a small, 100% cotton thread and the skillful hands of its master to carefully remove renegade forehead follicles. The process achieves finely sculpted brows by twisting the thread around the offending strands, evicting them quickly, painlessly, and before they can ask for their security deposit back. Because it doesn't strip the top layer of skin, threading is an appropriate technique for all skin types, causing minimal irritation or emotional distress to the face.
In Bare It All’s serene salon environment, licensed professionals help men and women peel away the layers of hair that have gathered uninvited on their bodies. Bare It All specializes in Brazilian bikini waxes, but other bikini styles are available as well, including the playboy, the pseudo, and the mystique. Shapes as creative as dollar signs, stars, and martini glasses can also be requested. For those not interested in grooming groins, faces ($35 for women) can be freed from follicle exports, as can ears ($8), eyebrows ($20), and noses ($10).
Like your unemployed former guidance counselor, hair can sometimes show up uninvited and refuse to leave. Today’s Groupon will rid you of stray strands with the services of a hair-removal expert. For $25, you’ll get $55 worth of waxing services for men or women from the aptly named WAX, located in the heart of Inman Park. Ben took a few steps back and observed his finished creation in its translucent, static glory. It was a golem of wax, misshapen and unpracticed, but firmly planted on its feet and unmistakably humanoid. Its eyes were hollow concaves, molded by an old billiard ball he kept for luck. Its mouth was a slit from a pizza cutter. Satisfied, he unrolled the ancient calfskin the old hermit gave him, and began to read aloud the spell of life. That redheaded ox Brendan Proshetti was sure going to be sorry at recess tomorrow. Everything was finally about to go right.
When aesthetician Princess George left her job at a spa, her phone began ringing off the hook. Former clients of hers came calling, seeking her waxing services, and soon Bare Body Waxing was born.
She first traveled to her clients' homes to wax their unwanted hair away, but her client list grew to the point that she needed a permanent headquarters. She partnered with her sister, and today, George offers waxing and threading services to both men and women who want to get rid of excess body hair, shape their brows, or increase their aerodynamics for when they're hustling to get to a meeting.