Each stylist and aesthetician at the full-service Salon Evania brings more than 15 years of experience to skin- and hair-beautifying efforts. Before each haircut, stylists assess each client's hair type and blood type, then snip strands and tint tresses into an attractive frame around facial features. Aestheticians cosset bodies in luxurious wraps such as the Egyptian myrrh treatment, which rejuvenates skin with Dead Sea salts and ancient oils while swaddling bodies in soft, genuine Egyptian linens. Nail technicians further enhance appearances with natural manicures and spa pedicures, in which warming paraffin gives toes a feeling of comfort previously available only to feet wearing marshmallow sandals.
Sleeping Beauty Spa's aestheticians provide customized facials that ward off wrinkles and other blemishes. The goal here is anti-aging and beautification, and to that end, the beauty experts offer a host of other services, such as 3D lash enhancements, permanent makeup, and waxing, sending clients out the door with clear skin and enhanced features.
Gina Botich helms her own studio space inside Tinley Park's Jacob McLaine Salon, where she harnesses her extensive experience in high-end beauty emporiums to pamper the head threads of clients. The mane master performs a slate of services, from women's, men's, and children's haircuts to full color or partial highlights. Extensions affix volume and length to coiffures, while a keratin treatment smoothes out frizz and adds sleek shine for up to four months, making hair more manageable and easier to coerce into French braiding itself. In addition to strand services, Gina defuzzes mugs with waxing and prettifies visages with makeup applications for special occasions or glamorous visits to the produce aisle.
Licensed aesthetician and business owner Linda Camacho has surgical precision with a makeup brush. Drawing on 12 years of experience beautifying clients, Camacho and her crew of expert beauty techs pamper faces with a dynamic array of makeup and skincare services. Clients can nix fuzz from upper lips with a waxing session or request a full makeover replete with a Bioelements facial, lash extensions, and a makeup application. A skilled massage therapist is also on hand to perform deep-tissue techniques that promote circulation and Swedish massages that leave clients reminiscing about their last lutefisk sandwich.
C'est La Vie Hair Boutique & Spa's private manicure and pedicure stations reside in a cove that's as stylish as the nails that emerge from it, its deep-blue walls and plush leather chairs partitioned off by attractive drapery. This appreciation of the finer things extends to the lineup of spa and salon products: staffers use popular OPI polishes to paint nails and Goldwell products to add color to hair that's dabbling in the artsy black-and-white phase of its career. Though the spa specializes in bridal hair and makeup services, men shouldn't feel left out, as the slate of male-centric treatments includes beard grooming, gray-hair blending, and even a special men's facial.
Aesthetician Jennifer Lopez presides over Inspirations by Design with eight years of experience in the makeup industry, including time spent studying with Bobbi Brown and as a makeup expert at Sephora. She can create flatteringly natural or dramatic makeup looks for each client, or can flex real transformative power by shearing hair or coloring it to a rich chestnut, golden blond, or the black of a jaguar’s heart. The multitalented artist can combine her skills to doll up brides and their attendants before the ceremony.