Newly opened in 2012, Alta Moda Salon boasts modern décor and facilities that refresh eyes and bodies worn down by the urban elements outside its tranquil doors. Inside, its walls are dotted with the kaleidoscopic colors of Zoya nail polish, and pedicure chairs cradle each client's body as feet soak in a warm bath. The salon uses a product line that's all-natural and toxin-free, properties that are also shared by the best pet jellyfish.
The trained specialists at Advanced Laser Body Care take aim at aesthetic imperfections with noninvasive light and sound waves, dermal fillers, and mini facial procedures. These skincare professionals work closely with each patron to draft a custom treatment plan that considers biological variables such as skin type, skin color, hair color, and hair flavor. Unwanted stubble, troublesome fat deposits, spider veins, wrinkles, and acne blotches fade or retreat entirely under the pulchritude professionals' experienced care. Anti-aging, antioxidant-full skincare products from Vivité and RevaléSkin revitalize visages and are available for purchase from the institute.
Angie's Hair Studio of Chicago anchors one of the rare modern buildings on a neighborly stretch of Irving Park Road lined with mid-20th-century two-flats. Its location suits its mission: offering up-to-date but accessible cuts and color in a welcoming environment. A small team of stylists get coiffures just right for a date or the inside of a hat they really want to impress. To make the rest of the head look just as perfect, clients can also schedule waxing and facials.
Inside 5th Avenue Salon & Spa’s mahogany and green interior, skilled stylists strive to heed clients’ requests as they administer a full range of hair, skin, and nail services. With Aquage and L’Oréal products in their hands, stylists trim, color, and condition tresses. Working alongside stylists are aestheticians who whip up custom blends of Dermalogica skincare serums to cleanse and moisturize visages. They also perform waxing treatments, massages, and soothing thermal body treatments, which utilize ingredients such as wasabi and tropical asian ginger.
Uva (pronounced oo'-vah) is spanish for Grape, the delicious and therapeutic fruit at the core of our products and skin care services. We offer luxurious skin care treatments using grape-based products. We also carry a distincitve portfolio of select boutique wines.
Zip Fitness's staff strives to keep intimidation from creeping in to each of the five gyms. To welcome all exercisers—even those who have never had gym memberships before—Gym Geniuses stroll through each location donning bright-red shirts that signal their availability to help guests operate the various machines and guide them in drafting fitness goals and coming up with routines for the day. They've stocked each location with strength equipment from brands such as Precor and Life Fitness, and a guided strength circuit's 30-minute full-body workout takes the guesswork out of toning physiques. Rows of cardio equipment include treadmills, ellipticals, and upright and recumbent bikes, along with rowing machines and StairMaster step mills. For stretching and ab work, bands, balls, and body bars abound, and free weights include dumbbells, barbells, and tamed school bells.
Gold memberships unlock additional perks, such as unlimited access to Hex II tanning booths and the ActivTrax online fitness and nutrition coach, which plots out workouts and offers nutrition tools tailored to each user's goals, from slimming down to having the flexibility to comb your hair with your feet.