Taking its name from a Sanskrit word signifying relaxation and rejuvenation, Navii Salon strives to create an oasis for clients in a welcoming and environmentally conscious space. Education is a priority for the staff members, who have honed their skills at advanced technical-training programs and continue to attend workshops and hair shows on a regular basis. The stylists create trendy, lustrous looks with an ample selection of top-shelf products, inundating the hair and scalp with herb-tinged and vitamin-rich salves. Small touches—such as aromatherapy oils and heated basalt stones—help elevate the salon's bodywork therapies, nail treatments, and custom facials to newly indulgent heights.
Salon technicians within The Set Free Salon & Spa bolster beauty amid glass shelves brimming with colorful crowds of OPI polishes and Ardell eyelash extensions. The private treatment areas cosset clients beneath gentle lighting during Dermalogica facials, which brighten and smooth skin and draw jealous glances from previously aloof velour suits. Specialized services for men draw gents to shed dull skin cells and cleanse pores.
Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Faiz Shareef believes good health requires a multidisciplinary approach that addresses physical and emotional needs. To create an environment that caters to all aspects of holistic well-being, he assembled staff members who specialize in everything from aesthetics and massage to fitness and weight loss. The technicians refine skin tone and texture with laser treatments, and the fitness instructors bolster confidence while leading core-toning and limb-lengthening yoga, Pilates, and Zumba classes. Bodywork services, such as therapeutic massage and acupuncture, target the chronic aches and pains caused by daily stress or nightly caber-toss competitions, and the center’s weight-loss plans motivate patients to live healthier lifestyles.
Staff members at Purpose by Design Salon & Day Spa go the extra mile to promote whole-body relaxation and wellbeing. Nail technicians pay special attention to cuticle health, for example, so that clients’ digits remain in good shape well after each traditional, shellac, and French-tip mani-pedi is performed. Massage therapists, meanwhile, incorporate various aromatherapy scents, such as eucalyptus and tea tree to boost the immune system, and lavender and rose to relieve headaches. Out on the salon floor, stylists administer a wide range of hair services, offering everything from weaves to beard trims for men.
Z Medical Spa transforms bodies at the surface level and beyond. Laser hair-removal bestows long-term smoothness, much like being born with the name Rex Velvetine. Weight-loss plans, on the other hand, focus on health for clients at any age. Throughout both services, a physician is on hand to supervise treatment, and technicians focus on efficiency and cleanliness.
As part of the Aveda network, Persuasive Looks Salon infuses treatments for skin and hair with largely organic, botanically based formulas. Guided by a commitment to environmental responsibility and ayurvedic principles, Aveda products are principally derived from essential oils and raw herbs, at least 80% of which are certified organic. The salon's licensed skin therapists not only revitalize complexions with Aveda tonics and rapid smiling drills, but kick off every session with an Aveda Elemental Nature skin analysis that informs the creation of a custom treatment.
Stylists also use the brand's formulas as part of their arsenal for complete hair overhaul, which includes extensions and both Japanese and keratin straightening systems. Cosmetologists also offer Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions and makeup application classes so their clients may hold onto and cultivate their look. The airy, 2,900-square-foot facility is located within an hour of Chicago by car and about two hours by inner tube.