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.
Each one-hour visage revamping begins with a thorough cleansing treatment and is accompanied by a soothing massage of the neck, shoulders, hands, and arms. Strive to tighten wizened skin with the C-Quench Facial (a $95 value), which sees one of Elements Salon Spa Retreat's experienced aestheticians infusing skull sheaths with vitamin C and retinol in an attempt to decrease the visibility of wrinkles and sun damage. Those with more sensitive or acne-prone skin should opt for the Oxy Trio Facial (a $90 value) to obtain a countenance that's clearer than Mr. Rogers's background check. Elements Salon Spa Retreat also satiates its guests with complimentary coffee, tea, wine, and snacks.
Zen Wellness and Retreat’s aestheticians purify the body, shape its contours, and polish its exterior. Holistic-healing arts distinguish Zen’s menu, with sessions that redirect energy and restore balance, such as ear candling Lady Justice. Traditional pampering reveals youthful, healthy skin with topical scrubs and tonics, as well as mechanical exfoliators. Slimming treatments take the form of spa pampering or dietary supplements, and six modes of massage therapy soften hard muscles.
What began in 1985 as a small, six-chair salon has evolved into Color Room Salon & Day Spa, the realized vision of beauty expert and master stylist Pamela Anderson. Today, Anderson's 4,200-square-foot space boasts 18 styling chairs, 25 employees, and membership in both the National Cosmetology Association and the Chicago Cosmetology Association. You can see Anderson's Romancing Freedom collection in a fashion shoot featured in Salon Magazine and on the website Tupelu. Hair's How magazine noted that "body and volume, form and ease of detailed styling" were showcased in the "dramatic, glamorous" collection.
Anderson pours as much heart and creativity into the design of her salon as she does into updos and highlights. Estetica magazine says that she has successfully used a "refreshing palette of bright colors" to create a modern ambiance that, like a rapper sampling an Enya tune, is best described as "urban chic meets New Age charm." Warm red and orange tones are juxtaposed with an abundance of green plants, and red crystal vases and colorful abstract paintings boldly accent the walls' muted hues.
The caring team outfits guests with comfy robes for services ranging from cuts, colors, and Hairtini steam-conditioning treatments to indulgent mani-pedis, facials, and massages. The staff also gives back to the community, hosting charitable functions for organizations such as the National Autism Association of Northwest Indiana, the St. Jude House in Crown Point, and the Ronald McDonald House.
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.:m]]
Jillian's Day Spa beautifies bodies with an array of services including facials and sunless tanning inside its whimsically colored enclave. Choose Jillian's signature 70-minute facial for a personalized pore pampering using Bioelements skin-care products. In combining plant elixirs, aromatherapy oils, and overachieving ingredients, Bioelements renews skin more eagerly than the brownnoser who works in logistics. During each treatment, a skilled aesthetician smoothes skin's rubbly pathways by exfoliating under billowy steam before massaging through taut muscular tunnels of face and limbs. Sets of hot mitts and booties encase hands and feet like warm breakfast links, softening them while faces rise and shine with rejuvenated glow.