Inspired by her daughters’ dissatisfaction with costly visits to the salon, owner Farzana Jazeh opened Jazeh La Belle motivated by a quintessentially mom-like goal to make her children happy. By carefully selecting skin therapists and eyebrow-threading technicians, Farzana ensures her staff is top notch, not only proficient in their craft, but also excellent communicators with or without the assistance of hand puppets. The spa specializes in treatments for the face, revitalizing skin with natural and organic products and augmenting the expressive tendrils framing the eyes with extensions and tinting.
The staff at CN Spa Laser take a hard stance against wrinkles and blemishes, but they're flexible when it comes to technology. Since 1999, they've been updating their equipment to stay abreast of advances in the aesthetic field. That means that the med-spa is always stocked with state-of-the-art tools, from FDA-approved lasers to really cool goggles for protecting your eyes from the lasers. The lasers assist with procedures such as hair removal, skin firming, and the reduction of age spots. Technicians also administer Botox and other injectables to ward off wrinkles and fine lines.
Despite their focus on current technology, the CN Spa Laser team hasn't given up on certain classic treatments: they still treat clients to massages, mani-pedis, facials, and makeup applications.
The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
Hair takes the spotlight at Hello, Gorgeous. Located in Sola Salons, the private salon suite allows the stylist to keep her focus on the client?and specifically, the client's hair. Along with cuts and color, Hello, Gorgeous offers color correction services and keratin treatments for sleek, shiny styles.
Seva—named for the Sanskrit root-word that means 'to serve selflessly'—grew from a single, simple location opened in 2008 to what is now a beautifying powerhouse with shops populating nine states. Owner Vas Maniatis stumbled upon the concept of owning an eyebrow-centric salon during a trip he took with his sweetheart-turned-wife to Chicago's Little India district on Devon Avenue. While his date indulged in a quick eyebrow threading, Vas marveled at "what looked like hands and arms and a spool of thread dancing to some peculiar rhythm." He quickly set in motion a plan to set up shop and expose the ancient hair removal technique to those living outside the Indian community.
Today, a menu of services ranges from traditional eyebrow and facial threading, to instantly-drying no chip manicures that stay flawless for up to 14 days of incessant thumb war tournaments. Additionally, aestheticians at Seva de-fuzz a variety of physical locales with warm wax such as legs and arms, as well as detox faces with anti-aging, express, and acne facials.
In her years as a permanent and semi-permanent makeup expert, Suzie Kim became disillusioned with the products and techniques available to her?many left drastic, unnatural results. She eventually discovered semi-permanent makeup; instead of depositing harsh tattoo inks deep into sensitive facial skin, an entirely permanent technique allows the design to eventually fade into a bluish-gray hue or a vintage ribbon that says "Mom," Now, Suzie grants her clients more defined eyes, eyebrows, and lips, shortening their morning routines and leaving their faces radiant.