Artist Tagger started tattooing at the age of 16. Since taking home his first convention award for a portrait of Albert Einstein inked on the foot, he's won a total of eight plaques, including several from the 2009 Chicago Body Art Expo. Though he specializes in realistic portraits, his portfolio also pops with comic-book colors, Eastern-style ornament, and stylized animals.
Tagger travels to tattoo conventions to build a team of artists and piercers whom he'd trust with his own skin. In addition to drawing tattoos, the team practices sanitary body modification, paints commissioned murals, and designs logos that companies can never erase. As busy as he is, Tagger encourages clients to call him at home, day or night.
Kate Bilyj, Hygeia Healing Hands’ licensed massage therapist, has served as an official member of the massage-therapy team for the 2006 USA Track and Field National Championships and the 2008 USA Diving Olympic trials. Her vast knowledge of the human form and her experience in injury rehabilitation allow her to provide her clients with massages that nurture the mind and the body. She offers orthopedic massages, Swedish bodywork, sports massage, and active isolated stretching exercises.
Bronzz Spray Tan darkens skin to alluringly summer-kissed tones that last up to seven days. Trained technicians apply custom-blended tans by hand while avoiding the lines and streaks that could otherwise arise from applications by automated spray booths or Jackson Pollock proteges. The staff also waxes unwanted body hair and combats dermal issues with anti-aging and acne-blasting facials.
Licensed aesthetician Rachel Cusack has been pampering complexions for more than 17 years. Her healing facials and masks blend antioxidants with extracts of pumpkin and pomegranate to reduce the signs of aging and rehab dry skin. Rachel can also foster emotional wellness with custom bodywork, soothing aromatherapy, or by helping remove your hand from an incriminating cookie jar.
At Pro-Styles Salon, stylists enhance lashes?the natural umbrella of the eyes?with voluminous lash extensions. They also embrace the creative possibilities of color and, unlike Sasquatch's barbers, are unafraid to work with long hair. Hues don't just change on heads here either, as the spray tan technician on staff expertly mists bodies from head to feet, creating sunless glows.
At InShapeMD, doctors shepherd clients through wellness programs designed to help them feel younger and increase their energy. Exams and lab work provide the medical team with baseline data at the start of the signature Count Down Diet—a guided, one-on-one support and nutrition regimen that can be supplemented with injections of vitamin B12, lipotropics, or big-band music, all of which are designed to boost energy. Hormone-replacement programs for both women and men aim to restore focus, wellness, and libido by adding hormone-replacement for testosterone injections, creams, and troches.