From within Wicked Salon, manicurist Dany gives her undivided attention to hands and nails. She keeps skin soft with moisturizing paraffin treatments and tops nails with traditional polish or long-lasting gel. Additionally, Dany keeps hands identifiable in a lineup with custom nail art.
Stress doesn't last long inside Wellness Nail Spa. Although the haven's technicians specialize in beautifying their clients' nails and skin, they also ensure that every treatment is an escape from the stresses and loud noises of everyday life. Mani-pedis amp up the pampering with additions of cleansing soaks, relaxing massages, or reflexology treatments, and facials can incorporate aromatherapy oils or skin-firming ultrasound therapy into their hydrating and exfoliating regimens. For a fully indulgent experience, massage therapists are on hand to unknot muscles with specialized modalities or heated stones.
But clients' eyes aren't neglected while their faces, fingertips, and forms receive treatments. The spa's luxurious decor provides plenty to look at, from elegant chandeliers and pendant lamps to spring green and earth-toned walls accented with tiles. A row of plush pedicure thrones stands ready to receive guests' tired toes, or their fingers if they commuted via handstand.
Revive Nails and Company uses vegan, non-toxic polishes in 40 colors, plus 12 mood-changing colors and matte-finish shades. Their sanitary practices?such as sterilization by way of state-of-the-art ventilation systems, products made without toxins, including mild remover and citrus cleanser?exceed state standards. They've made it their mission to make nail care safe, healthy, and comfortable for everybody?for example, pregnant mothers, vegans, and the health-conscious.
That's not to say they've overlooked the art of pampering?it's just as important to them as cleanliness. This is evident in treatments such as crushed cloves turmeric sea salt scrub, eucalyptus menthol masks, and massages with mint chamomile lotions that augment the nail packages. And the end result is always beautiful digits. Whether by way of their vegan mani-pedis, no-chip manicures, or eco-waxing services, they send every client out the door looking better than they did.
Tucked inside the Landmark Building situated along Chicago's Printer's Row, Spa Anjou shelters clients from the nearby bustle with a tranquil umbrella of rejuvenating and relaxing spa treatments. The staff of trained aestheticians imbues Western-style aesthetic treatments with traces of Eastern philosophy, resulting in facials, microdermabrasion, and LED therapy that leave pores unclogged, fine lines diminished, and skin tones as healthy as an apple addict. The same glow carries over to the rest of the body, where aestheticians nourish the skin with Alaskan glacial mud from the Copper Riva Delta and unwind frayed nerves with reflexology and chair massages. Staffers also care for surface concerns, beautifying bods with additional services such as mani-pedis, eyebrow tints, and spray tanning.
Polish bottles in reds, yellows, pinks, and blues stretch across the mint hued walls like a rainbow, providing fitting decoration as skilled nail technicians deftly shape nail shields to an eye-catching symmetry. Clients can also request specialty nail art in intricate designs such as hearts, stars, or Picasso-esque representations of Lounge owner Anna Batkhuu.
The stylists at Gatsby Hair Salon perform boutique services that beautify women, men, and children from the top of their head to the tips of their toes. Clients settle into sleek black chairs for a full spread of hair services that range from basic cuts and color treatments to hair extensions and custom bridal updos. The staff can also transform the hair's texture with relaxers and perms. Meanwhile, nail technicians buff and file nails into elegant shapes capable of picking the fanciest of locks.