While the aptly named Wax It! Inc. does a ton of waxing, it also offers sugaring hair-removal treatments, facials, and eyelash-extension services. The beauty studio's facials are customized treatments that include cleansing, steaming, and exfoliation with natural products. Meanwhile, the eyelash-extension applications use synthetic extensions that replicate natural lashes and add fullness and length without the need for mascara.
Inside Ultimate Exposure Tanning Centers' 34 Chicagoland locations, a full lineup of UV- and spray-tanning equipment infuse skin with a healthy summer glow year-round. Individual sessions in the automated spray-tanning booths—such as VersaSpa—or UV beds gild bodysuits for nights on the town, and unlimited monthly packages fashion a continuous golden hue previously only available to sunbathing satellites. The salon stocks a variety of tan-accelerating lotions from Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin, which deepen bronze hues and moisturize skin to fashion a long-lasting radiance.
At Sunshine Studio, radiance comes from within. The teachers at Sunshine Studio embrace yoga as a holistic health treatment, combining it with other forms of exercise—such as Pilates—known to strengthen the body while alleviating or preventing injury. Outside of the classroom, massage therapists sooth muscles with seven distinct modalities, including therapeutic massage, acupressure, and hot-stone massage.
The studio's spa technicians also coax out each client's inner light with rejuvenating skin care and body treatments. Customized to meet the needs of all skin types, their revitalizing facial restores lost youth with a full package of hydration, cleansing, and exfoliation. Technicians also rid clients of negative energy, removing pent-up toxins with ear candling and ionic foot baths and restoring respiratory clarity with aromatherapy-based raindrop therapy.
Modern lights hang from the ceiling like glowing martini glasses, illuminating vibrant purple walls and polished wood floors. Amid these jazzy accents, skilled stylists create bold cuts and color treatments to fit facial features and unique lifestyles. Clients can also request keratin straightening or nix unwanted fuzz during a swift waxing session.
Licensed aesthetician and business owner Linda Camacho has surgical precision with a makeup brush. Drawing on 12 years of experience beautifying clients, Camacho and her crew of expert beauty techs pamper faces with a dynamic array of makeup and skincare services. Clients can nix fuzz from upper lips with a waxing session or request a full makeover replete with a Bioelements facial, lash extensions, and a makeup application. A skilled massage therapist is also on hand to perform deep-tissue techniques that promote circulation and Swedish massages that leave clients reminiscing about their last lutefisk sandwich.
The staff at Erica Davis Salon & Spa expertly beautifies clients as hanging lamps glow and a portrait of Audrey Hepburn keeps watch from an eggplant-purple wall. Trained stylists execute a full range of salon services, including haircuts that commence at the black-basined wash station or foil highlights that start by unwrapping a bag of Hershey's kisses. Airbrushes tint skin with spray-on foundation or UV-free tanning mist, and temporary and semipermanent eyelash extensions endow lids with extra flutterability.