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.
A local hub for beauty, health, and relaxation, Camron Nico Salon flaunts a zen-inducing menu of hair, massage, facial, and nail services. During the 45- to 60-minute spa mani-pedi, a licensed digit technician reenacts Michelangelo's career by carving away cuticles to form fingertip Davids, painting on long-lasting Shellac or OPI products from a miniature scaffold, and exfoliating appendages to prep them for upcoming cell-phone ads. Toes and tips tingle with a lavish soak, and hot towels serve as the stress-zapping phalange finale.
Keep It Young’s professional, certified aestheticians act as comfort concierges, summoning their experience and a philosophy of treating spa services as a craft to curate custom, soothing experiences for every client. Making good on the spa’s name, they strip away signs of aging with a comprehensive roster of services, eliminating age-inducing stress with massage, and buffing wrinkles with medical-grade facials, microdermabrasion, and resurfacing treatments. In addition to cleansing skin, they help keep epidermises smooth through hair-removal treatments that uproot fuzz with techniques such as body sugaring, electrolysis, and waxing. Whether returning smoother complexions to faces with IPL acne-clearing treatments, or harvesting wax to make homemade vinyl records during ear candling, the meticulous pamper practitioners aim to keep clients relaxed.
Licensed aesthetician Amy Culver believes in educating her clients about skincare so that they can maintain healthy skin at home. Though she creates a relaxing environment with soothing music, flickering candles, and a shoulder massage, Amy cares most about the efficacy of her facials. To deliver results, she exclusively uses Dermalogica Professional skincare products . Also a certified Cry Baby lash specialist, Amy applies the semi-permanent mascara to create the appearance of added volume, length, and curl; the waterproof mascara lasts about two weeks without smearing or selling your eyelids as ad space. Amy uses Berins Wax for full-body waxes and sculpts custom arches during eyebrow waxes .:m]]
Elements Salon Spa Retreat's team of experienced aestheticians and salon educators imparts self-confidence with accentuating hair, skin, and nail services performed in a calming spa environment. Stylists spruce up hair with cuts or partial or full highlights, which add a sparkle of brightness to bring focus to a patron's face or draw focus away from their third and fourth arms. In secluded rooms, aestheticians dip into PCA Skin supplies to nourish skin during facials, and mani-pedi stations provide quick touchups as well as more involved Shellac and gel treatments. Elements Salon Spa Retreat's clients further slip into a relaxing state by sipping on a complimentary glass of tea, hot cocoa, or wine.
At Salon 22, a great hairstyle is like a fine diamond: shiny, precisely cut, and multidimensional. Stylists summon these qualities in a sparkling space lined with earth-toned walls and decorative reeds. Armed with photos of their favorite looks, clients help design ’dos that amplify bright eyes, stunning cheekbones, or fashion-forward angel halos. In the process, stylists may sketch pictures of prospective coifs to gauge clients' reactions. They also teach clients how to hone their hair at home, using products by Aquage, Biomega, and Simply Smooth. Goldwell hues power color services, which range from eyebrow tinting to full-head foils. Texture services such as body waves and keratin treatments can make tresses pin straight or as rippling as an ocean watching a horror movie. In addition to prettifying locks, the styling team can pamper nails with cuticle softeners and glamorous polish.