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.
Old-World sconces cast a honey glow on Kohinoor Beauty's warm-red and pale-yellow walls. An enormous photo of a perfectly decorated eye adorns one of the crimson walls. As if to assure clients of the staff's aesthetic abilities and attentiveness, the picture is positioned so guests can see the meticulously curled lashes in every mirror. A skilled staff member can ramp up eyes to match the photo by tinting brows or lashes or individually adhering semipermanent extensions to natural eye fringe. Waxing and threading are also among the women's-only salon's specialties. Technicians shape brows and remove unwanted fuzz from faces, bodies, and shadowy silhouettes.
Nello's Hair Salon originated after Sebastian Nello arrived in the ‘60s from Italy, where he worked at his father's barbershop. Now, helmed by his daughters Rosalba and Laura, the salon features certified stylists who work with their customers to create new hairstyles with cuts, color treatments, and straightening treatments.
Seva—named for the Sanskrit root-word that means 'to serve selflessly'—grew from a single, simple location opened in 2008 to what is now a beautifying powerhouse with shops populating nine states. Owner Vas Maniatis stumbled upon the concept of owning an eyebrow-centric salon during a trip he took with his sweetheart-turned-wife to Chicago's Little India district on Devon Avenue. While his date indulged in a quick eyebrow threading, Vas marveled at "what looked like hands and arms and a spool of thread dancing to some peculiar rhythm." He quickly set in motion a plan to set up shop and expose the ancient hair removal technique to those living outside the Indian community.
Today, a menu of services ranges from traditional eyebrow and facial threading, to instantly-drying no chip manicures that stay flawless for up to 14 days of incessant thumb war tournaments. Additionally, aestheticians at Seva de-fuzz a variety of physical locales with warm wax such as legs and arms, as well as detox faces with anti-aging, express, and acne facials.
The stylists and aestheticians at Magic Scissors Coiffures & Boutique beautify clients from head to toe. Skincare experts use antioxidant-infused vitamin facials and ultrasonic skin scrubbing to reveal healthy glows. On the salon floor, stylists update looks with everything from cuts and color to Brazilian Blowout treatments—infusing strands with frizz-free shine. But the feel-good vibes don’t end with a new 'do. The salon donates clippings to a charitable project, where hair’s oil-retaining properties are put to use in cleaning up oil spills.
Danbee Spa's adept aestheticians treat digits and bodies to french or spa-style mani-pedis and waxing for both men and women. Manicures and pedicures polish beleaguered extremities, with some treatments providing paraffin-wax dips or salt to buff nails and grant clients the power to season pot roasts upon contact. In massages, therapists ease away muscle tension with kneading strokes targeted at tense areas. Spa technicians also offer to beautify clients for a range of events, including weddings, neighborhood parties, and birthday soirees.