A crew of beauty and spa experts scurry about Tufts of Hair Beauty Salon, cutting and styling hair, polishing nails, and massaging tired muscles. By customizing facials, the pros lavish individualized attention onto every complexion, whether it’s struggling with dryness and irritation or battling oiliness. Tanning services ensure that clients leave the studio sun-kissed and soft.
At Blink Boutique, lashionistas Amy Young and Jessica Furnish enhance the appearances of professionals, athletes, busy moms, and everyone in between with eyelash extensions. The steady-handed pair outfits eyes with various types of semi-permanent looks, including full sets that add up to 200-plus lashes to each side and come in styles ranging from everyday to glamorous. Amy and Jessica also offer specialty lashes, such as Siberian mink, as well as bridal lashes and party lashes for nights on the town.
Inspired by the flash and luxury of LA, Envi Nails Spa brings trendy West Coast nail design to the Midwest. The spa?s highly trained nail technicians brighten digits with a rainbow of OPI polishes and more than 195 different hues of Shellac polish, and their sparkle- and rhinestone-studded nail art includes themed designs to celebrate any event or holiday, from Christmas to Tax Day. Before painting nails, the staffers pamper appendages with treatments incorporating organic flower oils and minerals from the Dead Sea. Human Touch massage chairs, surrounded by softy lit alcoves and sleek wooden decor, bring coddling treatments to a zenith.
Belair’s Salon was the first salon color specialist Sherrie Snyder owned. Though she went on to own two others during her more-than-26-year beauty career, she’s returned to Belair’s, and to her it feels like “home.” She wants her guests to feel just as welcome as she and her team, including updo specialist Beka, twist hair into elegant updos and coat nails with shades of OPI polish. They treat clients to relaxation massages and wax away hairs that are unwanted, like ketchup stains on the deed to a tomato farm. Sherrie and company also pamper away tension via facials and conditioning treatments, among other beauty services.
Pure Elegance Body Sculpting Day Spa uses gentle, pain-free procedures to tighten skin marked by cellulite and minor scarring. Microcurrent therapies send tiny amounts of electricity into the face or body to tighten skin and muscles, resulting in smoother surfaces and reduced visibility of age lines or sagging waistlines. For skin afflictions such as stretch marks or uneven pigmentation, the technicians use LED light to swiftly erase etchings as though they were grocery lists penciled on imaginary parchment. Because Pure Elegance specializes in noninvasive procedures, most trips to the spa conclude in less than an hour with no requisite downtime.
To achieve the best hairstyle possible for each client, Rachel Huber turns to her trusted pair of scissors and Redken, Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and Biolage products. She cuts off length and creates layers according to each client's hair texture, face shape, and age in dog years. Rachel specializes in color services, and routinely attends workshops and classes to stay abreast of the newest techniques.