Perfect Image Salon, an Aveda Concept salon, is concerned with taking that extra step to ensure that patrons feel pampered and are able to decompress from the outside world. That's why guests sip cups of complimentary tea, infused with peppermint and licorice root, as they wait for a waxing service or settle in for a shampoo, conditioning, and stress-relieving Blue Oil neck massage. The salon's custom facials, which utilize Aveda's plant-based products, always begin with a footbath, and their makeup products are made from ingredients such as Brazilian nut-seed pigment, cinnamon from Madagascar, and the tears of ripe berries with pure hearts.
To make each experience truly relaxing, Perfect Image Salon lets guests pick a complimentary service to enjoy during their visits: a soothing neck and shoulder massage, a hand massage, an aromatic steam towel during their shampoo, or a makeup touch-up at the end of the reservation
A picture of a serene pond dappled with water lilies seems to imbue the treatment room at Trocoa Skin Acumen with the calm of a woodland hideaway. Candles glow by the floral bedspread and the gray-green walls, chasing stress from clients' minds as aestheticians pamper skin with custom facials that treat a range of conditions. The Urban Renewal facial, for example, uses the powerful antioxidant vitamin C to reverse sun and environmental damage caused by bathing in radiation in order to gain superpowers. Fruit acids shrink blemishes during the Defiant Acne facial, and the sensitive-skin facial likewise channels natural ingredients, including chamomile and green tea.
Though the spa's staff members specialize in these examples of noninvasive skincare, they also administer chemical peels, waxing services, permanent makeup, and teeth-whitening treatments.
Behind almost any skincare product is a team of chemists in charge of testing and perfecting its delicate blend of ingredients. Rarely, though, do those chemists go on to create their own product lines. But that's just what Elina Fedotova did, turning her expertise as a cosmetic chemist, herbalist, and aesthetician towards crafting healthy and nurturing products. Her products are handmade with seasonal ingredients that nourish skin without the use of harmful chemicals or eye of newt. At her relaxing Chicago spa, stress disappears as guests sip herbal tea in the light-purple lobby. One of her clients' favorite treatments is the corrective herbal facial, which Chicago Magazine named the city's best in 2012.
lights. A pink glow radiates from just above shiny, hardwood floors. Sunlight rushes in through a large picture window. The interior of Radiance Salon lives up to its name with a variety of luminous décor details. Within this light-soaked space, staffers perform a suite of services ranging from haircuts and perms to updos, facial waxing, and eyelash extensions. Additionally, Radiance’s hairstylists keep tresses modern and stylish with colored extensions made of textured feathers or festively colored power cords.
The stylists at Universal Images Salon and Spa call on the likes of Matrix Biolage, Moroccanoil, Redken, and other professional-grade products to grant men and women's hair with flattering new looks. Spa treatments ranging from manicures and massages to facials and makeup applications ease stress and nourish skin, while the front of the salon features a jewelry boutique to enhance revamped looks or comfort necks mourning the loss of their split-end friends.
Maureen?s education didn't stop after she became a certified and licensed aesthetician. She then completed an apprenticeship with Dermalogica and learned to specialize in peels, brow shaping, eyelash extensions, waxing, and makeup applications. With the knowhow and the right formulas, her facials are customized to tackle each client?s individual dermal issues, from stubborn acne to confetti-riddled pores.