At Head to Toe, a full-service beauty salon and spa, pulchritude professionals cosset weary patrons within a relaxing oasis featuring a range of hair, nail, and waxing treatments that utilize high-end salon products and stress-melting massages and facials. During pampering manicure and pedicure services, the salon’s digit doctors knead tightness out of phalanges and extremities before coating keratin in OPI, Essie, and Duri lacquers to revitalize fingers and prepare feet for trips to the beach or for sandal-model interviews. Stylists reduce head tension with relaxing shampoos and conditioners before basic cut and style sessions and after double-process color treatments.
Veteran stylist Evelyn Levin approaches each clients’ haircare desires with formal training from the L'Oréal Academy, more than 25 years of experience, and keenly honed aesthetic intuition. Armed with an arsenal of products from brands including Enjoy, Evelyn can trim 'dos into appealing head-top topiary, rejuvenate strands with custom-formulated conditioning treatments, and imbue locks with a fresh, enlivening hue. Evelyn ensures her services deliver the most up-to-date pampering by continuing her styling education and thoughtfully incorporating the most current trends and products in her everyday practice.
A good massage lets you soak away worries that have lodged themselves in the nooks of your joints and the crooks of your connective tissues—providing more effective pain relief than you would get from leeches, even the ones that are certified masseuses. Today's Groupon gets you a one-hour Swedish massage at Gordon Salon & Spa for $40 (an $85 value). There are three Gordon Salons in the Chicagoland area, but only the Lakeview location offers massage services. So it's safe to assume your session will involve a trip to 3336 North Clark St.
Using OPI and essie products, Lona's licensed professionals will strengthen aesthetic attributes while chasing off both burdens and parrots on achy shoulders. Opt for the manicure and hot-stone pedicure, and a friendly aestheticians will burnish your nails, furnish them with a classy sheen, and massage smooth, hot stones over sore feet. The daringly durable no-chip manicure is the perfect choice for cobblers, mechanics, puppeteers, and others whose finger-centric finesse leads to occasional wear and tear. Those weary of finger flaunting can shift the focus spineward. A deep-tissue massage realigns deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, relieving pain and restoring ease of movement. The hot-stone massage heats and relaxes muscles, rendering them easily manipulated and vulnerable to peer pressure.
When Director Tony Youhanna and George Solomos founded Little Legends Soccer Academy in 2009, they found themselves filling a niche. At the time, the North Shore offered no quality soccer coaching for youngsters interested in the game. Their first session was a success, drawing thirty eager players, but it didn't prepare them for the popularity that was to come. Since that day, the academy has ballooned: more than 300 children ages 24 months to 8 years old are currently enrolled in its various programs.
Each clinic helps kids build soccer fundamentals such as foot skills, passing, and receiving in an environment that encourages fun and teamwork. Very young players—24 to 36 months—start off in the Born to Kick program, which couples soccer skills with mind-nurturing topics such as shapes, colors, and vocabulary. As children get older and their skills progress, they move into clinics aimed at more advanced techniques, eventually putting them to work in games. The academy's Space program—standing for speed, agility, core, and endurance—does away with the soccer ball altogether, focusing instead on exercises to improve footwork, speed, and balance.
Underneath the glow of a chandelier and hanging pendant lights, technicians at the sun-flooded Stylish ten studio detail digits with OPI and Essie polishes. Rustic brick and earth-toned walls accented by a flat-screen TV entertain visitors' eyes as techs soften skin with scrubs made from the likes of green tea, turbinado sugar, and coconut. A warm neck pillow pampers bow ties; booties and mittens seal in lotion; and a postmanicure neck massage shoos away tension. Techs also protect hardworking nails with a no-chip formula, leaving finger shields impervious to nicks and dents from wayward shopping carts for up to two weeks.