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 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.
Whether you currently have natural nails or are wearing acrylic, fiberglass, or gel ones, the technicians at Nail City can help you maintain them. No matter the texture, they get to work touching up surfaces or removing cuticle overgrowth. For faux nails, they may add extensions, remove the nail, or fill in the space that forms when real nails grow. As for natural nails, the staff keeps them strong and healthy with mani-pedis that may include a paraffin dip or, if they're in the mood to sing, an enthusiastic rendition of "All That Jazz." The technicians’ talents go beyond nailcare; they also offer waxing services for the face and body.
The technicians at Naturally Chic Nails specialize in not only beautifying fingers and toes, but keeping them healthy as well. Manicures are performed without water to keep nails strong and colors lasting, and all implements are either replaced with each client or sanitized with care. That same attention to quality extends to the products used as well?along with traditional glazes from Essie, vegan polishes, scrubs, and lotions by Zoya treat digits with minimal chemicals. Should guests opt for a no-chip manicure or pedicure, a UV-free LED light sets the polish to help looks linger through dozens of chalkboard-scratching sessions.
Inspired by her own experiences with an aesthetician and skincare, Gia Favia, owner of spa.social, was moved to become an aesthetician herself so that she could help her customers in the same way. Now, within the confines of a relaxing and private treatment room, she offers a variety of facial treatments. Her services include European and ultrasonic facial treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and waxing.
Inside Fuchsia Nails & Spa, nail technicians hover over nails, filing down rough edges and applying colorful OPI or essie polishes. Their clients may not be so concerned with this nitty-gritty work, though. They're too busy getting shoulder massages, basking under hot towels, and clinking glasses filled with libations they've brought from home or made on the spot in a bathtub while the sheriff wasn't looking. Though nail services are the main draw, the staff also performs facials, massages, and waxing.