In a relaxation haven perched just outside of the city, Eve Beauty Salon's stylists have spiffed up beauty-seekers for more than two decades, specializing in contemporary haircuts and bridal makeup. Hair whisperers stay abreast of the latest styling, cutting, and coloring techniques for men, women, and show horses alike. After locks luxuriate in a hot-oil head massage or lengthen with the aid of fused extensions, countenances soak up hydration and stoke a natural glow with the help of 24-karat-gold and rose-petal facials. Eve Beauty Salon rounds out its laundry list of services with eyelash extensions, henna tattoos, nose piercings, and henna tattoos of pierced noses.
To the staff at Renaissance Med Spa, a client's request for facial tightening never conjures images of a surgical procedure. Instead, the lateral-thinking staff would probably envision the Inmode fractora laser—a device that glides over skin to painlessly promote collagen production and fade wrinkles, acne scars, and Sharpie-drawn goatees. The spa offers nonsurgical solutions to other skincare woes, including laser hair removal, massage, and age-fighting dermal fillers. Each treatment is performed under the supervision of Dr. Carl Cucco, and the certified staff comprises registered nurses, nurse injector specialists, licensed massage therapists, and licensed aestheticians.
At Asha SalonSpa, aestheticians and massage therapists combine forces to ensure the whole-body well-being of clients. Spa services such as facials, microdermabrasions, and prenatal care coddle the corpus from head to toe, beginning with a neck pillow and cup of tea. At the salon, makeup and nail services revitalize faces and fingers, and hair treatments such as cuts and color rely on Aveda’s natural line of products. Asha also offers several massages, including deep-tissue, couples, and chakra-balancing modalities, allowing patrons to unwind without setting off their clockwork motors.
Sunlight streams through floor-to-ceiling windows in the waiting room at Lift Laser & Body, where a trio of doctors oversees aesthetic treatments powered by cutting edge technology. These procedures range from natural-looking plastic surgery such as tummy tucks and breast enhancements to less invasive procedures. Noninvasive treatments include SkinTyte, which relies on broadband light to get clients firmer and younger looking skin. Lift Laser & Body also offers rejuvenating ProFractional laser treatments for faces that can make patrons look younger, much like not calling a MP3 player “walkman.”
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
Certified reflexologist James Markgraf has been applying health-promoting acupressure to feet for 17 years. James has studied at three different institutes of reflexology and now brings his mastery of the method to his own private practice in Schaumburg. Poring over feet as if he's exploring the skull of a newly discovered dinosaur, James enters into a silent dialogue with the body, testing for problems that might pervade the patient's entire system.