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.
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.