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Monica Harris began her career in the beauty industry as a makeup artist, even developing enough expertise to design and teach a college course on makeup artistry. After spending countless hours working on models, she realized that even the most makeup-savvy girls struggled with their skincare. Inspired by this experience, Monica became a licensed aesthetician to educate clients and improve the quality of their skin. Today Monica runs several successful spas, where she works directly with her clients to clear up skincare woes and develop results-oriented home regimens to whip skin into shape without the use of restrictive pore girdles. At Monica’s Skincare Boutique, she delivers a host of skincare treatments along with a full menu of makeup, nailcare, and waxing services.

816 South Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park,
IL
US

The voluminous selection of services at Beyond Bare has something for every part and for every person, from hair extensions to body contouring to spa services just for men. Technicians and aestheticians are available seven days a week, and they even travel to clients' homes.

1024 North BlvdSuite 211
Oak Park,
IL
US

For Antonette Shearrill, beauty runs in the family. Her earliest training came from her mother, a licensed cosmetologist and salon owner. Now a licensed aesthetician herself, Antonette provides customized treatments at Face2Face Spa Studio. She specializes in makeup, hair removal, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and skincare?revitalizing skin with facials and glycolic peels and creating luscious looks with eyelash extensions.

3245 Grove Ave.
Berwyn,
IL
US

At The Lashe Spot, a team of highly skilled eyelash technicians led by owner Melinda Rodriguez help their clients break free from the hassles of clumpy, high-maintenance mascara. By placing a single extension on each individual natural eyelash, they instantly create long, luscious lashes with natural-looking volume. Eyelash extensions range from dramatic cat-eyes to natural looks to fit each client?s personal style. Most looks require upkeep every two to three weeks. The Lashe Spot also offers a training program for aspiring lash technicians who can then go on to use Lashe Spot?s proprietary lash extension products and techniques and encourages interested candidates to inquire when visting. Waxing and nail care services are also available.

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1922 North Damen Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

During more than 20 years as a nail artist, Maureen Donlan has encountered dozens of women. She noticed how busy many of her clients were and how difficult it was for them to fit in a simple manicure during a hectic day. When she discovered permanent makeup, she knew it was the answer to many of these women's troubles—something that could let them get through an entire day without once checking their lipstick in the mirror. Maureen became certified in permanent makeup in 2004 and never looked back.

At Amazing Faces, Maureen offers today's women an alternative to traditional cosmetics. With safe and meticulous techniques, she adds permanent flair to lips, eyes, and eyebrows and performs corrective work and scar camouflaging to conceal evidence of past accidents or surgeries. She also boosts blinks with eyelash tinting and extensions to provide defense from lecherous butterflies. In addition, Maureen calls upon her past to shape and groom nails before coating them in standard or gel polishes.

1150 N. State Street, Suite 320A
Chicago,
IL
US

If Latonya Saqiid's achievements and dedication to skin care are any indication, even her resume is soft, smooth, and wrinkle-free. The aesthetician began her career in cosmetics, working for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, and Laura Mercier before transitioning to the skin care industry. With an aesthetician license and training from Glo Theraputics and Eminence Organics, she oversees things at The Wholistic Skin Care Specialist. Her holistic approach means that she considers the mind/body relationship when helping clients both look and feel better. Her service menu runs the gamut from custom blend facials to acne treatments, organic makeup artistry, and private skin consultations, during which she assesses the skin's health and devises a plan to make it as spotless as a narcissist's trophy case. Latonya's other services include eyelash extensions, acupuncture, and full-body waxing.

1647 N Clybourn Ave, 2nd Fl
Chicago,
IL
US