Specializing in event styling, the beautifying veterans at Makeup Chicago festoon peepers in trendy sets of flutter fibers with eyelash-extension applications. Composed of synthetic mink, extensions allow baby blues to snag the attention of passersby with long, thick addendums to natural lashes. A specialist applies demi-cat extensions one by one to the outer corners of eyes, affording clients the sharp, catlike look necessary to stand out in photographs or blend in at the next kitten pageant. Alternatively, full sets of extensions adorn eye curtains with custom bristles, which are curved to replicate the appearance of natural lashes. With regular touchups, extensions may last up to a year, and can safely endure the moisture-slicked effects of swimming, exercising, and competing in pie-eating contests.
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.
Under the medical guidance of Dr. Judith Bensinger, Forever Young Medspa's experienced aestheticians tailor treatments to each client, blasting away wrinkles, tightening skin with noninvasive laser treatments, and making plump what once was gaunt with Juvéderm injections. A comprehensive slate of services harnesses medical-grade products to exfoliate epidermises and diminish lines, and laser devices and broadband-light technology help noninvasively remove hair and even out complexions.
Armed with Wella products, the stylists at 86 Hair Studio add a touch of European flair to clients' coifs. Whether shortening strands with haircuts or creating luxurious climbing ropes with GKhair treatments, the hair experts formulate custom looks that enhance clients' best features and work with their personalities.
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.
Many people spend years of training to specialize in one specific trade. Licensed aesthetician Gala has specialized training in 10 areas of aesthetics, including certification in myriad laser treatments. Relying on top products from Janssen Organics and glo minerals, she applies her knowledge to a range of services that beautify bodies inside and out. Her ultrasonic-cavitation treatments help melt stubborn fat cells while contouring the body and reducing the appearance of cellulite. These treatments also use radiofrequency to tighten sagging skin, increase collagen production, and tune in to a reading of War of the Worlds. Gala can massage newly slimmed forms with deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques to reduce pain and improve range of motion. Skin gets a second chance with Gala’s green peel, a safe peeling method that can renew aging and sun-damaged faces.