Though Dr. Sathish Narayanappa Babu trekked across Asia, Europe, and the United States to practice as a physician and cardiothoracic surgeon, he always took notice of how different cultures define beauty. Now, as the medical director and founder of Simply Serenity Medi Spa & Hair Salon, Dr. Narayanappa, alongside a team of trained technicians, beautifies clients with his worldly knowledge of aesthetic treatments. Along with classic salon and spa services, the Orland Park haven offers a selection of laser treatments, body-contouring devices, and weight-loss systems, which aid the staff as they eliminate body hair and smooth cellulite.
While the aptly named Wax It! Inc. does a ton of waxing, it also offers sugaring hair-removal treatments, facials, and eyelash-extension services. The beauty studio's facials are customized treatments that include cleansing, steaming, and exfoliation with natural products. Meanwhile, the eyelash-extension applications use synthetic extensions that replicate natural lashes and add fullness and length without the need for mascara.
Founded by mother-and-daughter duo Vivian and Audrey Amato in 1992, Amato Hair Design has grown to a full-service house of pulchritude that offers spa and salon services for every inch of the body. Armed with high-quality products from brands including Bioelements, OPI, Redken, and Mirabella, Amato's seasoned stylists and aestheticians kick off each appointment with a professional consultation to uncover the style, preferences, and first childhood memory of each individual before devising plans. Coif-centric services include strand sculpting, updos, perms, and multidimensional coloring, and the salon-spa also offers manicures, pedicures, waxing, makeup application, and clown-shoe removal. Amato Hair Design backs each service with a satisfaction guarantee.
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.
The stylists at Sage Salon & Spa pamper guests with hair, nail, and skincare services. Along with cuts and color, guests can visit the blow-out bar for fresh new styles with a wash and blowout, or extend their locks with clip-in extensions to impress the local prince. For faces, vitamin C or cranberry facials create healthy glows while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Makeup applications, lash extensions, and waxing services are also available.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Eyelash extensions, spray tanning, facials, and massage
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We exclusively use Minky's eyelash extensions and Glo therapeutics skin care.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I became an esthetician 9 years ago and have always wanted my own spa where I could perform services designed by me