Inside Ultimate Exposure Tanning Centers' Chicagoland locations, a full lineup of UV- and spray-tanning equipment infuse skin with a healthy summer glow year-round. Individual sessions in the automated spray-tanning booths?such as VersaSpa?or UV beds gild bodysuits for nights on the town, and unlimited monthly packages fashion a continuous golden hue previously only available to sunbathing satellites. The salon stocks a variety of tan-accelerating lotions from Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin, which deepen bronze hues and moisturize skin to fashion a long-lasting radiance.
At Batool Salon, a coterie of beauty service providers enhances the natural appearances of clients with a blend of ancient techniques and modern trends. During eyebrow-threading sessions the string-wielding perfectionists festoon facescapes with precise lines and streamlined eye moustaches. The thread quickly removes singular hairs, which eliminates guesswork and prevents skin irritation. Eyelash extensions also accentuate guests' ocular features, and natural henna tattoos decorate bodies with intricate, personalized patterns for up to two weeks. In addition, Batool Salon features a boutique with hand-embroidered clothing items and accessories that are one-of-a-kind to reduce the likelihood of showing up at a party in the exact same outfit as another mannequin.
At her skincare studio located inside 7 Day Spa, aesthetician Rose Rodriguez enhances the health and appearance of her clients' skin with rejuvenating facials and waxing services. Two facial options—a luxurious hour-long deep-cleansing treatment, and a 30-minute express version—leave complexions clean, smooth, and hydrated. For a more noticeable effect, her diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatment helps to reduce the look of fine lines, enlarged pores, and acne scars without a harsh spray. She extends her services to the rest of the body with body and facial waxing, and her signature back facial, which grants clients' hard-to-reach back areas with a deep cleansing, extractions, and a gentle massage.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Sigita Wendorf leads the staff at The Body Shop Day Spa in crafting spa treatments more relaxing than a lullaby duet by Yanni and Enya. Several massage modalities, including reiki and reflexology, relieve muscle tension, while facial and body treatments soothe skin. A fireplace in the waiting room casts shadows on vases full of blossoms, and throughout the spa, the walls showcase images from nature, such as fog-obscured trees and beach turtles playing Marco Polo.
A Cut Above Hair Studio is a Redken Elite Salon. That means the on-staff hairstylists, colorists, nail technicians, and skincare specialists not only boast years of practice, but they do their diligence to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques.
Over on the salon side, stylists provide designer cuts personalized to each client; they'll add color, give hair shape and volume, or straighten it to create a look that suits their client's individual features and lifestyle. Skincare services are just as personalized?during the custom spa facial, aestheticians employ warm towels, toners, moisturizers, and steam to wrestle out whatever blemishes are interfering with skin's natural radiance. Massages and body wraps round out the pampering services, offering respite from stresses such as work deadlines or trying to get your dog to eat your homework.
At Sweet Retreat Pre-Natal Massage, Dee's treatments aren't limited to just moms. A licensed massage therapist, she has provided general massage treatments such as aromatherapy massage since 2004. She focuses tailoring services to the client, performing a phone or sit-down interview prior to massages.
As a mother of three, Dee also understands the gift that pregnancy can be. That's why she specializes in prenatal massage, a modality that eases the physical, hormonal, and mental stressors of pregnancy, such as having to decide how many deep-friend pickles are too many. Understanding the havoc pregnancy can wreak on a woman's body, her prenatal massages assuage back pain and nausea, boost blood flow, and trigger the release of endorphins.