The Millionaire Monk and Berry Bonds aren?t characters on some wildly eccentric daytime soap. They're just two of the cheeky names the team at Peeled Juice Bar has given to the juices, smoothies, booster shots, and breakfast blends that pack the shop's beverage-heavy menu of healthy treats. Baristas versed in the art of hand-blending drinks make a range of beverages to-order from local and organic ingredients. The staff never adds sugars or chemicals to bulk up flavors or appease mad scientists? taste buds. For customers looking for an especially salutary experience, the shop can supply enough juice for three-, five-, or seven-day juice cleanses that detoxify the body and bolster the immune system.
The juice spot's Evanston and Lincoln Park stores are both eco-friendly on the inside. The staff also keeps the juice bar's carbon footprint low by composting their fruit and vegetable matter.
Follow along as Favin the Maven, Groupon's beauty blogger, documents [her three-day juice cleanse with Peeled Juice Bar](http://www.groupon.com/articles/i-survived-my-very-first-juice-cleanse).
Everything You Need to Know About Green Juice
Health coach, yoga instructor, and all-around healthy person Katarina Arneric tells us what you need to make [green juice](http://www.groupon.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-green-juice) at home and how it stacks up nutrition-wise against salad.
LaLoggia Salon's stylists combine technical skill with fashion savvy to breathe new life into clients' hair. From classic to trendy, they'll craft a 'do that gels with each individual's features, meaning the staff will consider traits such as eye color, facial structure, and forehead advertising. Services include haircuts, styling, and coloring, and are often conducted with beauty products from Aquage.
Capitol Nutrition's capsule experts aid customers in selecting the ideal supplements to improve workout experience and bolster personal health. They steer clients towards body-building products sold at wholesale prices, as well as aisles brimming with the latest vitamins and supplements designed to bolster memory, energy, stamina, and overall well-being. Many goods on the shelf have enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame on the Dr. Oz Show, including raspberry ketones and saffron extract, both of which have memoirs coming out early next year. Before entering Capitol Nutrition's health-fostering confines, patrons can peruse a collection of diet tips to learn how to construct a dietary plan, pick supplements for weight loss, and pretend donuts are nothing more than miniature tires.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
Camera lenses may be one-way windows, but with Crystal Connelly Photography, every photo shoot is a two-way street. Crystal collaborates with clients before and during photo shoots, helping craft pictures that can proudly be displayed on walls or mantles. A Florida native, Crystal has honed her skills behind the lens amid tropical sunsets and back-lit palm trees, learning how best to make use of her scenic surroundings.
At Dye & Wave, the team of beauty experts has one focus: to create looks that complement each client's inner beauty. Stylists administer fresh haircuts along with keratin treatments that leave locks sleek and shiny. Nail care, waxing, airbrush tanning, and facials are also available for all-over beautification and pampering.