Dragonfly Integrative Wellness, Inc.’s therapists draw from Eastern methods to help improve clients’ overall health and mental well-being with massages and other holistic therapies. During craniosacral therapy and reiki, practitioners place gentle touches on bodies to release tension and balance bodies’ energy. Tui na incorporates traditional massage techniques to focus on chronic pain at acupressure points. Available massage therapies include Thai massage, which is based on stretching movements, and shiatsu bodywork, which helps to relieve pain and stress by stimulating pressure points.
At Nice Nails II, the ceiling resembles a blue sky with fluffy clouds. Beneath this mural, manicurists top freshly groomed nails with traditional and no-chip polishes from OPI, Regal, Essie, and Nicole. They also lengthen natural nails with acrylic tips, and then decorate them with free-hand airbrush designs of flowers, animal prints, and thimbles. As a complement to nail services, beauty professionals wax hair and apply individual eyelash extensions.
Newly opened in 2012, Alta Moda Salon boasts modern décor and facilities that refresh eyes and bodies worn down by the urban elements outside its tranquil doors. Inside, its walls are dotted with the kaleidoscopic colors of Zoya nail polish, and pedicure chairs cradle each client's body as feet soak in a warm bath. The salon uses a product line that's all-natural and toxin-free, properties that are also shared by the best pet jellyfish.
Angie's Hair Studio of Chicago anchors one of the rare modern buildings on a neighborly stretch of Irving Park Road lined with mid-20th-century two-flats. Its location suits its mission: offering up-to-date but accessible cuts and color in a welcoming environment. A small team of stylists get coiffures just right for a date or the inside of a hat they really want to impress. To make the rest of the head look just as perfect, clients can also schedule waxing and facials.
The trained specialists at Advanced Laser Body Care take aim at aesthetic imperfections with noninvasive light and sound waves, dermal fillers, and mini facial procedures. These skincare professionals work closely with each patron to draft a custom treatment plan that considers biological variables such as skin type, skin color, hair color, and hair flavor. Unwanted stubble, troublesome fat deposits, spider veins, wrinkles, and acne blotches fade or retreat entirely under the pulchritude professionals' experienced care. Anti-aging, antioxidant-full skincare products from Vivité and RevaléSkin revitalize visages and are available for purchase from the institute.
By 1988, Anthony Santangelo felt the hair restoration business had become stale. His colleagues were not innovating and moving ahead with the times. So, he started AMS Designs to focus on creating innovative solutions for clients that focused on image and style, rather than simply selling a hair-replacement system. Using the finest quality human hair available, he and his award-winning team create hairstyles that look completely natural and live up to each client's lifestyle and personality. How they do that varies from client to client. For some, a hair system may be the best option, while for others integration of new hair into existing hair will do the trick. They also offer extensions and cranial prosthesis.
Hair regrowth is another option. Through laser hair-restoration, the LLLT stimulates blood flow in the scalp, resulting in the growth of up to 135 new hairs per square inch. Topical treatments such as Minoxidal and Rogaine have also resulted in successful hair growth, and the staff also perform surgical hair transplantation. And whatever the system, they work with their clients every step of the way to ensure each client gets the look and style they desire.
Master hairstylist and makeup artist Heather Broder and her staff take the time to conduct a consultation at the beginning of every appointment, ensuring that each client's hair dreams are realized. Broder uses her skills to craft haircuts that range from classic to cutting-edge and can include the addition of eye-catching color or strategically placed tinsel. To complete new looks, clients can opt for a brow wax and makeup application.