The aesthetician and eponymous owner Erin Sharp's Esthetics Studio beautifies visages with treatments that range from chemical peels to waxing sessions. When she isn't extracting unwanted fuzz or improving complexions, she’s prepping skin for the beach with paraben-free tanning solutions by South Seas Skincare. Erin also bulks up lash lines with synthetic extensions from Xtreme Lashes, which withstand showers, workouts, and days spent staring directly into fans for up to two months. During her off-hours, Erin studies the art of permanent cosmetics so that she can indelibly accentuate eyes, lips, and brows.
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.
At Forever Young Cosmetic Spa, licensed cosmetic professional Gina Gheldof sweeps away worries about running mascara and hastily applied lipstick by enhancing features with permanent cosmetics. Gheldof blends the precise color a client desires before outlining eyes with dark tints, shading brows to soft browns, or filling in lips with the color of a flamingo's heart. In addition to applying indelible makeup to faces, Gheldof can repigment scars so they blend in with nearby skin. She also supplying temporary cosmetic services, applying faux mink eyelashes until eye fringe is thick and long enough for wearers to finally sport eyelid pigtails.
When Seida Chapa opened her own salon, she staffed it with trained stylists who inject industry trends into their menu of services. In addition to haircuts and color treatments, they calm frizzy tresses with keratin and chemical straightening treatments. Spa specialists can give collagen a boost, expel fat, and improve circulation with Bioslimming wraps, and aesthetic specialists use glycolic-acid peels to help subdue wrinkles, dead skin cells, and large pores. Eyelash extensions and eyebrow threading make peepers pop, as do traditional and permanent makeup services. Staffers also primp hands and feet with mani-pedis, or craft custom wigs made out of human hair harvested from John Stamos's immortal scalp.
Wanda Enoch has kept a steady hand through more than 30,000 permanent-makeup applications. Years of experience with the manual pen, electric pen, and coil machine allow her to accentuate features without disrupting the face's harmony.
Enoch shares her wisdom through newspaper articles and lectures read from notes tattooed on her colleagues' foreheads. The Chicago Tribune has featured her for her work with scar camouflage and repigmentation for burn survivors, breast-cancer patients, and people with cleft palates.
The salon’s pin lights loom overhead like a star constellation, bringing the rich autumnal reds of the hardwood floors. Amid these warm accents, skilled Jose Angel stylists craft sleek face-flattering cuts and bedeck tresses with color products by Matrix and Nioxin. Clients can also request a specialty updo for an upcoming wedding, prom, or skydive.