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.
Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Wellness Nail Spa offers a tranquil respite from the city's hustle and bustle. Their eponymous mani-pedi package is as thorough and as it is indulgent—it includes a sea-salt soak, salt scrub, crystal exfoliation, and reflexology massage in addition to the traditional grooming and coat of polish. The nail technicians also perform men's and children's services, as well as no-chip manicures that remain chip-free even after clawing your way through a prison-cell wall.
Though nails get top billing, the team also administers a diverse selection of beauty and relaxation services. Facials include advanced treatments such as pressure-point lymphatic drainage, enzyme peels, and ultrasound therapy designed to lift and firm the skin. Massage therapists induce muscular relaxation with a variety of techniques, such as aromatherapy, hot stones, and deep-tissue kneads. The spa itself also embodies an earthy calmness: Plush, mossy-colored chairs sit at the manicure stations, and dark wood beams run across the wall behind ivory pedicure chairs with palm-green soaking tubs.
Revive Nails and Company uses vegan, non-toxic polishes in 40 colors, plus 12 mood-changing colors and matte-finish shades. Their sanitary practices?such as sterilization by way of state-of-the-art ventilation systems, products made without toxins, including mild remover and citrus cleanser?exceed state standards. They've made it their mission to make nail care safe, healthy, and comfortable for everybody?for example, pregnant mothers, vegans, and the health-conscious.
That's not to say they've overlooked the art of pampering?it's just as important to them as cleanliness. This is evident in treatments such as crushed cloves turmeric sea salt scrub, eucalyptus menthol masks, and massages with mint chamomile lotions that augment the nail packages. And the end result is always beautiful digits. Whether by way of their vegan mani-pedis, no-chip manicures, or eco-waxing services, they send every client out the door looking better than they did.
Tucked inside the Landmark Building situated along Chicago's Printer's Row, Spa Anjou shelters clients from the nearby bustle with a tranquil umbrella of rejuvenating and relaxing spa treatments. The staff of trained aestheticians imbues Western-style aesthetic treatments with traces of Eastern philosophy, resulting in facials, microdermabrasion, and LED therapy that leave pores unclogged, fine lines diminished, and skin tones as healthy as an apple addict. The same glow carries over to the rest of the body, where aestheticians nourish the skin with Alaskan glacial mud from the Copper Riva Delta and unwind frayed nerves with reflexology and chair massages. Staffers also care for surface concerns, beautifying bods with additional services such as mani-pedis, eyebrow tints, and spray tanning.
Ambitious Nails and Lips Bar's digit decorators doll up nails and lips with polish and glosses in an array of hues. Customized to the client's preference, the nail technicians lavish hands and feet with mani-pedis that soften skin and prevent spontaneous hand jives displayed by bored and neglected extremities.
The owner of A Class Act Nail Spa paid her dues working in swanky Chicago-area spas such as The Spa at the Ritz before venturing out on her own. At Class Act, she harnesses the high-quality care and pampering, personalized attention that distinguished her previous places of employment. That means services such as a spa manicure with a scrub and paraffin treatment are doled out with deliberation and focus. In fact all of her treatments are performed with an emphasis on relaxation, pristine equipment, and name-brand products. All nail treatments, from French mani-pedis to sports-buff and no-chip manicures, are conducted so as to make clients feel like the center of the world while their nails are shaped and painted.