Oasis Wellness Center opens its studios and its massage tables to guests seeking a physical recharge and mental uplift. In the studios, certified yoga instructors lead students through Vinyasa yoga classes offered on mornings and evenings. On the tables, massage therapists soothe sore muscles with massages and Reiki treatments, which help the body and mind find harmony since they're gonna be around each other for a while, like it or not.
The skilled stylists at Fantastic Sams Lincoln Park turn their deftly handled shears not only to the hair atop patrons' heads, but also to unruly facial hair, performing beard and mustache trims. Other services include facial waxing, color and texture treatments, and updos for formal events.
Mint-blue and muted-gold drench the walls of Salon Marc Joseph, standing out against chocolate-colored chairs and cabinetry and adding an element of cool and fun to the chic, elegant salon. A shelf full of colorful nail polish hangs from the walls only to be yanked away by nail technicians as they pamper mitts and paws with indulgent manicures and pedicures. Across from the nail area, owner Maria Reyes joins a crew of hairstylists slinging products by Pureology, Joico, and j.f. lazartigue across freshly snipped ‘dos and imbuing lifeless locks with vibrant L’Oréal color. In the private spa room, aestheticians pamper both males and females with Shira natural skincare products, and submit the body's unnecessarily hairy parts to the anti-fur campaign of wax.
Floral wallpaper hints at a reliance on nature at Botanica Day Spa, and the center's staff of skincare professionals fittingly wields seaweed, mediterranean mud, and peppermint. They use the natural elixirs in treatments that complement each client's particular needs, and microdermabrasion and ultrasonic exfoliation prove a willingness to accept technology, much like making an extra house key for RoboCop. Calm exhalations drift upward from patrons cloaked in spa wraps, punctuating the steady rasp of emery boards during manicures and pedicures in the spa.
The beauty professionals at Gisu Salon & Spa work to bolster beauty all over the body. They start at the root of the hair, where L’Oréal products or keratin smoothing treatments add color or reduce frizz. The shelves brim with elixirs for microdermabrasion and light peels, and bright polishes help accent nails or change the color of stolen Hot Wheels cars. Special massages reduce chronic discomfort and improve range of motion and total body waxing services remove unwanted hair from even the most sensitive of skins.
Visitors to The Loft Salon don't need to arrive with a specific hairstyle in mind or on head. The space seems made to spark inspiration, with photos of sleekly coiffed models hanging on exposed brick walls, and a savvy staff waiting to give suggestions. The team has the expertise to make nearly any look possible, having trained at the Toni & Guy Academy in New York City. They can set their shears to creating eye-catching haircuts, apply vibrant color, or change tresses' texture with smoothing treatments or relaxers. Beyond salon services, the beauty experts also polish nails with manicures and shape brows with waxing treatments.