Mariola's staff strives to bestow clients with an eco-friendly spa experience replete with live plants that oxygenate the air and organic bamboo linens laundered with sustainable products. After sipping complimentary organic herbal tea, clients disappear to private treatment rooms warmed by tea lights where aestheticians administer beauty services with Nufree botanical wax-free hair-removal syrup or Éminence Organic Skin Care products from Hungary, forged from fruit and plants by a workforce of trees.
Named a Reader's Choice salon by the Daily Herald in 2012, the Nelson Group Salon staffs skilled stylists who groom clients' locks, skin, and nails using products by Aveda, Bumble and bumble, and Schwarzkopf. Many of the salon's stylists boast more than a decade of experience and professional training from such coiffure heavyweights as Vidal Sassoon and Aveda, which they apply to their services as they snip and color locks in modern styles.
Built in 1890, the salon's charming interior once housed a hospital, which was then subsequently repurposed into a bakery and next into a zombie factory, before finally transforming into its present state more than 20 years ago. Salon owner Nelson, a stylist for more than 23 years, still prefers "old-school German shears" to style ever-evolving haircuts. He emphasizes keeping up with trends and mastering new techniques, saying, "it's not just a job, but a craft."
Brow threading may be the raison d'être of the aestheticians at Eyebrow Expressions, but the team also ably branches out to de-fuzzing other parts of the body, including services for legs, face, and intimate areas. Inside the salon, which is located within Meijer, the aestheticians can also remove hair with threading, an ancient Indian technique that uses a long, wound cotton thread to zip hair away in precise lines without irritating the skin. Because the process is so gentle, the team can thread lips, chins, necks, and delicate vestigial wings.
The green and blue walls, potted plants, and landscape paintings within Halina's Skin & Body Care create a calming environment conducive to epidermal healing. Handpicked products by renowned lines such as Vital C and Daily Defense line tall shelves in the open lobby area. In private rooms, clients choose from a fleet of facial, massage, and cosmetic services—for men, the gentleman's facial cleanses the countenance while accentuating the monocle.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
NU Age Med Spa's licensed therapists soothe hardworking muscles and delicate skinscapes under the supervision of Tom Klein, MD. Expert hands assuage aches and pains with massage or prepare skin for harsh weather and the inevitable pie fights of aging with aromatherapeutic, botanical products. Lasers do double-duty by rejuvenating skin and evicting hair, and medical injections and ultrasonic vibration present a high-tech twist on traditional facials. Cached within a stately brick medical center, the spa glows with warm earth tones and charms with accents such as a tropical fish tank.