It’s easy to feel pretty in a space as gorgeous as Ide Mania’s. This luxe salon compliments its beautifying patrons with an earth tone color scheme accented with shades of lime, lemon and wood, while giving off a big city vibe that’s backed up with views of high-rise offices through expansive windows. The fashionable but friendly staff is skilled with dramatic up-dos, highlights or lowlights, dimensional coloring and specialties like a tourmaline charged radiance facial. Regulars like the salon for the basics, such as trims, blowouts or underarm waxing, but also for the full treatments, including wedding make-up applications. Special occasion sessions at Ide Mania are made all the more unique thanks to its beautiful location, exemplary space and top-notch service.
At ProActive Therapeutic Massage?muscle therapy doesn't stop once the massage does. True to the shop's name, clients are empowered to proactively stave off muscle pain. While most people live with moderate amounts of tension, ProActive Therapeutic Massage knows it's a sign that the body is not performing optimally and could use a little readjustment. To tailor sessions, each appointment begins with a consultation to help draw up a therapy blueprint that deploys techniques from different modalities. After the session, clients are assisted in analyzing their daily activity to help them identify which might cause personal strain or global apocalypse.
The physician-supervised staff at American Photon Lipo Centers, which also serves the Chicago area, offers noninvasive alternatives to liposuction and facelifts. Using BioSlim technology's red light, they can shrink fat cells during BioSculpt treatments or tighten skin during BioLift and BioRejuv treatments. The FDA-approved treatments yield similar results to their surgical equals, and they do so without the threat of scars, downtime, or hospital-room neighbors who lie awake plotting to steal your jello.
Elizabeth Trevino, licensed aesthetician and skincare educator, polishes her patrons’ appearances with facials, body waxing, and eyelash-extension services. Specializing in Xtreme eyelash extensions, Trevino carefully selects varying lengths and thicknesses of faux lashes to blend seamlessly with natural sets, bonding them lash by lash to create volume and length. Water-resistant Xtreme lashes hug lids for up to six weeks of mascara-free winking, eventually shedding from natural lashes during their growth cycle or after riding a motorcycle over a bonfire. During skin-treatment sessions, Trevino educates clients about skin types and proper care while smoothing faces with brightening microdermabrasion sessions, moisturizing hydra facials, and pumpkin peels that brighten expressions more effectively than dipping one’s face in wood varnish.
Step in to Salon D’Shayn for all manner of beautifying procedures, from Brazilian waxes to eyelash tinting and more. This funky Phoenix space provides facials, anti-aging treatments and – just for the men – old fashioned warm lather straight razor shaves, complete with scalp massage to round out the pampering. In a friendly touch, drinks and snacks are offered to guests waiting to be seated, and it’s not uncommon to see someone enjoying an ice cold beer with his or her manicure. Keeping the art theme alive and well, the relaxed ambience at Salon D’Shayn features hip music, installations by local artists and a run of teal banquettes, Asian embroidered pillows and a gold ceiling shimmering with pendant lights.
Sutra Midtown Yoga’s warehouse-style space has a hip, industrial vibe, outfitted with wood floors, brick walls and an open rafter ceiling. Classes are designed for contemporary tastes, too, such as Basic Flow yoga, Skullpt Pilates and Core Flow, which is a combination of yoga with Pilates core work. Owners Rebecca and Matthew Fritz also specialize in sutra mum prenatal classes, which are perfect for a mom-to-be. Given the comfortable digs, it’s not hard to extend a workout stay, and customers can kick back in the Living Room Lounge with its couches and local art displays. The Chop Shop Cafe is another nice touch, offering locally-roasted coffees and espresso drinks, organic iced and hot teas, fresh pressed juices and smoothies and bakery snacks.