Each year, aesthetician Candace R. Heaslip travels to France to train on the latest skincare techniques. Having received her CIDESCO diplomacy in Zurich, Switzerland, this annual trip reaffirms her decade-long commitment to beautifying clients while inspiring a feeling of relaxation. Heaslip ensures comfort with an adjustable bed that can accommodate clients of most heights and people with disabilities. The skincare expert custom-blends formulas for some anti-aging facials, and she also offers body-wraps as well as waxing and brow and lash tinting that can optimize facial signaling for upcoming staring contests.
S.T. Hair & Spa’s accommodating stylists listen to clients and offer stylish suggestions before cutting curls, trimming beards, and ridding faces of unwanted fuzz. Other services include perms and keratin treatments to reformulate hair texture, and deep-conditioning and gloss treatments to bolster follicle strength and shine. Regular and chip-resistant polishes dress up digits during manicures and pedicures, and stylists can create updos to prep individuals or parties for weddings, proms, or formal trips to the supermarket.
Open since the 1950s, B & B Park Bowl?the oldest bowling center in Loves Park?proves that some things stand the test of time. Owner-operator Butch Olson, a veteran bowler, has also played here for years, and he strives to make the alley a family-friendly destination. To that end, the eight Brunswick Anvil lanes boast 12-strike auto scoring systems, bumpers for the little ones, and rental shoes that start at toddler size 9. On the weekends, the lights dip low for glow-in-the-dark bowling. The onsite bar serves drinks as well as hot sandwiches and, on Friday nights, hearty dinner entrees.
As their spa?s name implies, the stylists, therapists, and aestheticians at Divine Creations Boutique & Spa hold the human body in high regard. They pay their respects with a range of beautifying spa services that include haircuts, makeup applications, spray tans, and therapeutic bodywork. To help them promote wellness from the inside out, they draw on a fleet of organic and all-natural products from brands such as Arigato Skincare and Jessica Cosmetics. The stylists even take it a step further, weaving together natural strands with So.Cap extensions made from real human hair to give manes enough length to double as jump ropes.
Inside Vintage Parlour & Beauty Boutique, certified cosmetic technician Sabrina Kampmeier rids clients of unwanted hair through waxing treatments. She applies warm wax and removes strands from the root, which helps to exfoliate the skin and keep surfaces smoother for longer than shaving or cooing to them. In addition to waxing clients, Sabrina snips and colors full heads of hair with products from Redken, Rusk, and Paul Mitchell.
Lorraine, a certified reflexologist since 2007, approaches healthcare from the ground up, focusing on the soles of the feet to treat a range of chronic health conditions. Under the premise that nerve endings on the foot correspond to every organ and gland in the body, Lorraine applies strategic pressures to heels, toes, and arches to relieve conditions, such as stress, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. At the start of treatment, clients sink into a zero-gravity chair while Lorraine massages the feet. Then, using her thumbs in a rapid inchworm motion, she “thumb walks” up and down the foot, clearing away toxins and painful memories of stepping on pies.