At Eden Salon & Spa, guests sip on drafts of water, coffee, or tea as they wait to meet with stylists to shape their hair, skin, or nails into a new, revitalizing look. Along with hairstyling and color treatments such as highlights or eyebrow tints, the staff specializes in a full suite of mani-pedi services, from applying acrylics to coating fingernails or toe hubcaps with chip-resistant Shellac polish.
Just through the front door of Silk Roses Salon Spa, a huge, hand-painted rose blossoms on the wall—an explosion of color against the white background lit by the sun streaming through the window. The vibrant crimson of that rose sets the tone the entire space, instilling its passionate hues in the paint and furniture and—at least figuratively—the stylists and aestheticians. Specializing in nail services, massage, and skin treatments, the staff relies on professional grade products such as Remy Laure and G.M. Collin to keep clients looking their best. Services take place either in the open salon amid friendly conversation or within private massage rooms where clients can relax knowing that no one can hear them purr and discover they're a cat.
Despite a long list of beautifying hair services and soothing massages, the most important sense at C'zar Salon-Spa is not sight or touch, but smell. Stemming from natural Aveda products, aromas drift throughout the space, tinting the air with rosemary, peppermint, and lavender scents that evoke pastoral scenes pulled straight out of the organic farms on which many of their ingredients grew. The Stress-Fix line of lotions?whose fragrances help to reduce anxiety?cloaks hands and feet in sage during specialty mani-pedis, and customized blends of essential oils augment Elemental Nature massages and facials.
Plants play a role in even the most detailed procedures at C'zar Salon-Spa. Flowers contribute extracts to the salon's cosmetics, and Nufree hair-removal formulas provide a botanical alternative to wax that's more gentle than tweezing with a venus flytrap. Although they don't incorporate leafy greens, wellness treatments such as acupuncture and cupping strive to round out makeovers by goading the body?s healing processes. For special events, the staff can accommodate groups inside the calming venue or transport their perfumed practices to a specified location.
Timeless Day Spa & Salt Cave ensconces patrons in a nourishing anti-aging haven replete with sustentative body regimens and beautifying spa treatments. Surrounded by the dim light and soft sea sounds that penetrate the salt cave, beach chairs nestle physiques as patrons savor the purified air. Crafted from thousands of pounds of pure Himalayan salt, the cave infuses the atmosphere with a medley of 84 constitution-enhancing minerals, body-balancing ions, and the scent of potato chips in bloom. Conventional spa treatments, such as facials and line-softening peels, merge with holistic therapies, such as reiki and foot detoxification.
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As he reported to Sheridan Road Magazine, Charles Ifergan took the first steps toward establishing his hairstyling empire at the age of 13, when he talked his way into a job at the chic Paris salon where his older brother worked. Just a decade later, he settled down in the Chicago area to establish the first of four salon locations and try to convince the John Hancock building to do something about its two glaring cowlicks, and his work has since garnered media features in publications such as Vogue and Marie Claire. Charles's continually educated stylists keep their deft fingers on the pulse of fashion trends, which they transform into edgy hairstyles for women and men. In addition to drenching hair in deep hydration with moroccan oil and texturizing coifs with Redken products, aestheticians venture to other corners of the body with a concise menu of spa services that includes facials, waxing, body wraps, and mani-pedis.
The aestheticians at Yazmin Facebody target wrinkles, sun damage, and acne with Éminence products that exfoliate skin while guests relax in a spa environment replete with calming earth tones. Light-based microtherapy facials stimulate collagen and restore elasticity, and advanced microdermabrasion treatments gently exfoliate epidermises with medical-grade baking-soda crystals. Other signature facial treatments call upon extracts from menthol, grapefruit, and poppy seeds to manage breakouts and shape up slovenly pores. Warm wax de-fuzzes more than a dozen areas of the body—including arms, legs, and glued-on gorilla masks—and Yazmin’s infrared body-slimming treatment cocoons torsos to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of cellulite.