C'est La Vie Hair Boutique & Spa's private manicure and pedicure stations reside in a cove that's as stylish as the nails that emerge from it, its deep-blue walls and plush leather chairs partitioned off by attractive drapery. This appreciation of the finer things extends to the lineup of spa and salon products: staffers use popular OPI polishes to paint nails and Goldwell products to add color to hair that's dabbling in the artsy black-and-white phase of its career. Though the spa specializes in bridal hair and makeup services, men shouldn't feel left out, as the slate of male-centric treatments includes beard grooming, gray-hair blending, and even a special men's facial.
Aesthetician Jennifer Lopez presides over Inspirations by Design with eight years of experience in the makeup industry, including time spent studying with Bobbi Brown and as a makeup expert at Sephora. She can create flatteringly natural or dramatic makeup looks for each client, or can flex real transformative power by shearing hair or coloring it to a rich chestnut, golden blond, or the black of a jaguar’s heart. The multitalented artist can combine her skills to doll up brides and their attendants before the ceremony.
Wanda Enoch has kept a steady hand through more than 30,000 permanent-makeup applications. Years of experience with the manual pen, electric pen, and coil machine allow her to accentuate features without disrupting the face's harmony.
Enoch shares her wisdom through newspaper articles and lectures read from notes tattooed on her colleagues' foreheads. The Chicago Tribune has featured her for her work with scar camouflage and repigmentation for burn survivors, breast-cancer patients, and people with cleft palates.
Led by Perfect Skin Solutions medical director Dr. Kannan Sundar, licensed medical aesthetician Peggy Schremser restores or maintains clients' youthful looks with exfoliating chemical peels, dermaplaning, and micro-needling sessions. She employs high-potency products such as a peptide-booster serum that combats fine lines and a vitamin-C "super serum" that can protect skin from sun damage, pollution, or windburn while flying around Metropolis. Schremser is also certified in the application of permanent makeup and eyelash extensions.
Avanzato Salon and Spa's hair designers, led by owner Peggy Martinek, sculpt hair for any occasion, whether it's attached to a head or not. They craft and repair wigs, apply extensions and eyelashes, and, of course, cut and style hair. They also remove hair with traditional facial waxing treatments or hot shaves for men. They round out their range of services with manicures and skin treatments and facials using products from brands such Dermalogica.
Stylist KTP’s passion for hair has only increased over almost a decade in the industry. In that short window of time, she has earned the status of colour educator from TIGI, had her styling work published in magazines, and participated in Fashion’s Night Out. Of course, she funnels most of her time and zeal into KTP Reflection, where she cuts, styles, and colors hair in a way that reflects her clients’ personalities. She’s added teaching to her repertoire as well; the classes she leads cover topics such as salon-style blowouts, evening-makeup applications, and human-makeup applications for former clowns attempting to assimilate.