Owner Shaun McMillin named his salon after his own two daughters, but he makes every client feel like a member of the family at Taylor Nicole Hair Salon & Spa, where aestheticians bring a personal touch to hair or skin treatments. The staff includes stylist instructor who specializes in haircutting for short and sassy locks and barrel-curl styles for long hair. The rest of the troupe also performs sleek cuts with practiced technique and shrewd fashion sense, offering keratin and coloring treatments that reinvigorate strands that look damaged or stripped of their glossy hues. On the spa side, UV- and spray-tanning services help bronze pale or transparent skin, and mani-pedis further aid clients' pursuit of head-to-toe beauty. Dr. Randa Sawan is also on hand to correct skin issues with Botox injections, dermal fillers, and laser hair-removal treatments.
The licensed massage therapists at Bridgeview, Orland & Romeoville Chiropractic Centers extinguish pain and soreness with muscle-melting Swedish-massage techniques. Tender tendons relax under smooth strokes and gentle kneads as increased circulation rushes extra oxygen and magic school buses to aching muscles. Therapists target stiffness in joints with applied pressure and stretching techniques while eradicating toxins trapped in knots. Unwind minor kinks with an express 30-minute treatment or target a network of knots with a 60-minute session to leave bodies more relaxed than a nudist colony’s dress code.
Fueled's capable coterie of comb-handlers and scissor-wielders transform bashful bangs and surly split ends into magnificent, manageable manes using products from Pureology, Moroccanoil, Rusk, and Redken, among others. Each appointment starts with a consultation, during which one of these down-to-earth stylists will inquire about your tress tantrums and help assemble a 'do that accommodates rather than exacerbates them. Unburden shoulders and necklines with a trimming ($30-$50) or saturate locks with a bold new hue ($35-$125). Fueled is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
The physicians and aesthetic staff all possess warm, friendly demeanors, ensuring that clients feel comfortable as they undergo one of the center's many beautifying treatments. Continually looking for new ways to rejuvenate exteriors, the aestheticians have developed a facial that harnesses the flavonoids and resveratrol in chocolate to neutralize free radicals that may have waged a microscopic poke war on skin. The spa's mission statement, etched into tan-hued walls, promises "a soothing, comfortable experience" during all services, such as Thai massage and Jane Iredale–makeup applications. Several services take a more scientific approach, employing lasers to remove spider veins, hairs, and cellulite.
RZ Salon & Spa offers a variety of beautifying and soothing services in a facility complete with three shower-equipped treatment rooms. Patrons can lounge about in robes and partake of snacks and beverages as they enjoy relaxing body wraps or massages aided by hot stones or aromatherapy. Facial treatments work to cleanse faces or battle acne or dry skin, and hot wax removes unwanted body hair. Other services include manicures and pedicures, haircuts, and body art.
The stylists and aestheticians at Extasy Hair Studio & Spa pamper bodies from head to toe using natural beauty products. They rely on the therapeutic properties of essential oils and Éminence Organic Skin Care serums, as well as the acne-fighting benefits of fruit pulps and spices. Aveda remedies restore moisture to parched hair, and paraffin treatments hydrate dry feet better than socks soaked in Gatorade.
The full menu of services also includes haircuts, color, makeup applications, and massages. A children's room provides a place for kids to play and swap stock tips while parents get beautified.
From the desk worker with an achy lower back to the mom-to-be with sore joints to the athlete with knot-ridden shoulders, Ridge Massage offers a massage style for everyone. In addition to classic therapeutic, deep-tissue, Swedish, and maternity massages, the therapists also administer reflexology and scalp-rejuvenation sessions to relieve pain and promote relaxation.
But don't let its name fool you—Ridge Massage is a full-service spa, also offering an array of facials for men and women that can treat acne, lessen signs of aging, and finally remove that face paint from your kindergarten carnival. Techs also rid clients of unwanted hair with whole-body waxing services.