Lamaris Salon & Day Spa's aestheticians and stylists customize services to suit each client, whether they are waxing away hair or performing a range of facials. Lamaris's technicians also provide more holistic treatments, using acupuncture needles to relieve pain and encourage weight loss as well as glass cupping to free up internal pathways and allow chi to pass freely through the many tollbooths installed in the body.
After more than 25 years in the business, European-style facials are second nature to Advanced Treatments of Skin Care’s aesthetician Anna. She relies on opulent and preservative-free Bio Jouvance Paris products, as well as Estelle Professional Skincare products, to perform each facial. She’s mastered ultramodern skincare techniques as well; her repertoire encompasses diamond-tip microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and nonsurgical face-lifts.
Inside Ultimate Exposure Tanning Centers' 34 Chicagoland locations, a full lineup of UV- and spray-tanning equipment infuse skin with a healthy summer glow year-round. Individual sessions in the automated spray-tanning booths—such as VersaSpa—or UV beds gild bodysuits for nights on the town, and unlimited monthly packages fashion a continuous golden hue previously only available to sunbathing satellites. The salon stocks a variety of tan-accelerating lotions from Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin, which deepen bronze hues and moisturize skin to fashion a long-lasting radiance.
Anastasia Makeup Chicago is a go-to resource for cosmetics, given that it not only provides applications of traditional, and permanent makeup, but also lessons on applying makeup yourself. The staff takes its time with clients, spending one to two hours on lessons and up to a full day for applications. By creating cat-eyes, shaping eyebrows, and applying eyelash extensions, staffers ready faces for magazine covers, fashion shows, weddings, and, if all those go well, postage stamps.
Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute helps launch careers in med spas, plastic-surgery offices, and general spas by providing hands-on training in skin and beauty treatments. The aesthetics program, which has been running for 14 years, prepares students for state board exams with guest lecturers and a cutting-edge curriculum. For students who want to learn advanced techniques, the medical-aesthetics program teaches skills that include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and cellulite treatments. The institute also doubles as a spa, where clients receive affordable treatments that are performed by students under the watchful eyes of instructors.
At Innovative Aesthetics Med Spa, a certified laser technician aims to keeps skin surfaces smooth using laser energy. Wielding a GentleMax Pro laser, they work to destroy hair follicles at the root, which can permanently reduce hair on almost all areas of the body including legs, bikini areas, stomachs, chests, faces, and protective exoskeletons.
The licensed aestheticians, therapists, and wellness practitioners at NuVie Skin Care and Wellness Center—French for “new life”—help clients bring “new life” to their skin and bodies with beauty and wellness treatments. Facial services cleanse pores and exfoliate skin to treat specific problems including dull, red, purple-polka-dotted, or aging skin. Nufree hair removal smoothens skin by eradicating coarse, unwanted hair without wax. NuVie also stocks a variety of gentle, natural, and organic skincare products from PCA, Bioelements, and Alteya Organics, respectively, so that clients can continue their beauty regimens in their homes or offices.
The center also improves clients’ beauty from the inside out with stress and life coaching, nutrition and fitness coaching, and acupuncture sessions that treat inflammation and chronic pain while balancing bodily systems. Massage therapy helps clients relax while improving their circulation and joint mobility through direct pressure, stretching strokes, and soft-tissue manipulation.