At Salon 21 & Spa, the road to reinvention is paved with Redken highlights, OPI nail polishes, and Bioelements skincare products. Indeed, this full-service salon and spa teems with opportunities for indulgence and beautification; stylists craft face-framing hairdos rich with age-defying color, nail technicians lavish extremities with mango-peel and rhassoul-clay mani-pedis, and skincare specialists coax radiant hues from faces with 24-karat-gold herbal facials. Henna artists and threading specialists also bring their own unique trades to clients, and massage therapists attend to inner beauty with relaxing bodywork treatments.
Backed by more than two decades of styling experience, Jus' Hair Organic Salon owner Cheryl Lauderdale and team carefully selects her roster of hair products to include exclusively organic, ammonia- and chemical additive-free potions that improve hair condition and lock in color. Naturally fresh scents waft from pre-trim shampoos and a variety of conditioners that can mend frazzled ends and, if left in the hair, cause rainwater to roll off of heads like the back of a duck. Tinting solutions from Organic Color Systems and Simply Organic accentuate or obscure native hues during hair-coloring and highlighting sessions. Cinderella I-Hair and UltraTress UltraLinks extensions transplant human hair to add volume and length and conceal misguided neck tattoos of giraffe spots, and waxes free of parabens shape eyebrows into artful arches.
Naperville Cosmetic Medicine transforms furrowed mugs into sleek façades with Botox treatments administered by a team of certified surgeons. Each 30- to 60-minute Botox session aims to smooth wrinkle-prone surfaces with meticulously placed injections at the targeted area. Specialized medication immobilizes crinkle-creating muscles, relaxing fibers that would otherwise contract and flex to impress pompous biceps. Epidermal alcoves particularly susceptible to fine lines, such as between the brows, may stay smooth for up to four months. Alternatively, patients can opt to utilize Botox injections to control persistent sweating underneath the arms without having to use dress shields or repurposed silly straws to wick the sweat away. A limited amount of downtime is needed after the treatment, which is available to patients ages 18–65.
Tucked away inside the chic Jefferson Hill shops in a Greek Revival mansion, owner Rosalyn Morris guides the team of beauticians at Studio 10. Like the plot of Face/Off, duality defines the salon's nailcare services. Two European licensed beauticians pamper both hands and feet as their owners lounge in two pedicure thrones and at two manicure stations.
At Naomi's Studio 22, comfort is paramount. Although that's not easy when it comes to hair removal for men and women, Naomi’s aestheticians take several measures to ensure their treatments are as gentle as possible. Hard wax is applied, which adheres to the hair instead of skin, resulting in a less painful hair removal. They always provide the most efficient waxes depending on the area being waxed.
Clients rest their heads on a zebra-striped pillow as an eyelash-extension professional meticulously applies either synthetic or 100% mink eyelashes to the base of their lashes. Just like natural lashes, except longer, thicker, and predestined for successful batting, lash extensions enhance eyes for as long as eight weeks. The hot-pink and zebra-accented beauty lounge also hosts eyelash parties, perfect for a girls' night out, bachelorette party, or intervention for a roommate who uses cactus needles as eyelash extensions.