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Despite a long list of beautifying hair services and soothing massages, the most important sense at C'zar Salon-Spa is not sight or touch, but smell. Stemming from natural Aveda products, aromas drift throughout the space, tinting the air with rosemary, peppermint, and lavender scents that evoke pastoral scenes pulled straight out of the organic farms on which many of their ingredients grew. The Stress-Fix line of lotions?whose fragrances help to reduce anxiety?cloaks hands and feet in sage during specialty mani-pedis, and customized blends of essential oils augment Elemental Nature massages and facials.

Plants play a role in even the most detailed procedures at C'zar Salon-Spa. Flowers contribute extracts to the salon's cosmetics, and Nufree hair-removal formulas provide a botanical alternative to wax that's more gentle than tweezing with a venus flytrap. Although they don't incorporate leafy greens, wellness treatments such as acupuncture and cupping strive to round out makeovers by goading the body?s healing processes. For special events, the staff can accommodate groups inside the calming venue or transport their perfumed practices to a specified location.

175 Jackson Ave
Naperville,
IL
US

Licensed nail technician Kimberly Blakes adds style and glamour to fingers and toes with her relaxing and artful mani-pedis. In addition to taking the classic monochrome approach, she also treats nails to creative french tips and freehand designs, which clients can marvel at in her portfolio gallery. During her services, she takes extra care to pamper, moisturize, and exfoliate the hands and feet, which sets a healthy stage for her clients' newly painted nails. To keep her skills as sharp as a spear that does math, Kimberly engages in ongoing education.

710 East Ogden Avenue
Naperville,
IL
US

Yvette's Nail Spa's attentive techs refurbish bedraggled pointers and piggies using resilient OPI products. Talons unclench under massaging strokes while manicurists pamper cuticles and shape nails into gentle curves. Customer-culled hues shellac freshly renovated fingernails, lending an aesthetic edge during semaphore competitions. During the pedicure, keratin artisans smooth jagged edges and push back advancing cuticle armies before buffing heels and kneading arches for feet more relaxed than a Pulitzer Prize winner at a poetry slam. Hooves snuggle into plush towels while patrons point to their chosen toe polish.

28379 Davis Parkway
Warrenville,
IL
US

At Tranquil Moments Spa, a fully licensed aesthetician and nail technician pampers customers with a bevy of services for faces, skin, and nails. Treatments include exfoliating and cleansing facials, waxing, and manicures and pedicures. Staffers customize services specifically to each individual guest.

324 East Geneva Road
Wheaton,
IL
US

Ocean Spa & Massage may be hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, but that doesn't stop the staff from trying to recreate the experience of lounging on an exotic beach. They largely succeed, thanks to a treatment menu that features relaxing massages, body waxing, and mani-pedis to go along with a full list of indulgent skin treatments. One of those treatments?the detoxifying mud cocoon?draws out impurities and induces metamorphosis with an application of warm mud followed by a thermal wrap.

1087 South Weber Road
Bolingbrook,
IL
US

After graduating from the University of Aesthetics, Lisa founded her spa with the goal of tailoring each treatment to each client's needs. Lisa specializes in facials, but guests can also treat themselves to medical aesthetics, waxing treatments, and personalized service.

Advanced facials use steam, custom masks, and deep cleansings to thwart acne and tone complexions, while others take a more clinical approach with face-lifting enzymes and peels. Men's mugs are treated to A Quickie and the Skin Tune Up, which trues the wheels inside pores. The corrective back facial combines a massage with a pore-clearing bout of steam-assisted extractions.

Staffers use both hard and soft wax to depilate brows, legs, and unremovable toupees. The team is serious about hygiene: their 10 Commandments of Waxing include never double dip, never recycle wax, and always wear gloves. Packages, such as the three-hour, champagne-inclusive couples retreat, combine massages and facials with extra mood-bolstering scents and treatments.

930 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn,
IL
US