Inside Ultimate Exposure Tanning Centers' 34 Chicagoland locations, a full lineup of UV- and spray-tanning equipment infuse skin with a healthy summer glow year-round. Individual sessions in the automated spray-tanning booths—such as VersaSpa—or UV beds gild bodysuits for nights on the town, and unlimited monthly packages fashion a continuous golden hue previously only available to sunbathing satellites. The salon stocks a variety of tan-accelerating lotions from Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin, which deepen bronze hues and moisturize skin to fashion a long-lasting radiance.
Tres Chic Salon and Spa's innovative and down-to-earth staff revamps appearances with extensive offerings of hair, skincare, nail, massage, and waxing services. As clients arrive, textures of stone and leather introduce clients to the facility's luxurious feel as guests await their complimentary consultations, available for all services. Beauty experts armed with beauty products from Aveda, Moroccanoil, and Dermalogica then snip strands and cosset façades, providing clients with a naturally lit respite from the outside world. Digit designers in the secluded mani-pedi nook encourage in-depth conversations about polish trends and their effect on partisan politics, and aestheticians polish dermises in private spa rooms with procedures that include a sugar body treatment.
Nail technicians at The Sole Fetish Nail Parlour buff fingers and toes until they are smooth, soft, and glistening at the ends. During the Basic Sole 6 manicure, technicians soak hands in a signature bath blend, then file each nail into the shape of a square, oval, or unicorn. Technicians groom cuticles, buff dry skin, and deliver a relaxing massage before a coat of polish seals in handiwork. The express pedicure includes a softening and signature foot soak in addition to basic nail shaping and cuticle sculpting. After buffing removes dull skin and calluses and reveals fresh, softer skin unseen since you were 4, toenails bathe in a shiny layer of polish. Clients may choose to upgrade the manicure or pedicure to a citrus-infused session that includes a paraffin dip or a Minty Winter Ice spa pedicure with a spearmint and eucalyptus soak, exfoliation, warming foot mask, and foot and leg massage.
If Dr. Rekha Sharma could bring only one piece of beauty technology to a deserted island, she would probably pick the laser. At her clinic, Forever Fit Health Center, she uses noninvasive pulses of laser light for many aesthetic purposes, from resurfacing skin to diminishing the appearance of spider veins. Per its name, however, her practice is just as devoted to holistic health as it is to beauty. Specializing in primary care, Dr. Sharma also supervises weight-loss programs and trains seniors in balance correction, reducing their risk of falling and boosting their ability to land triple salchows.
The Lather Lounge is a Paul Mitchell–focus salon that creates an atmosphere which allows clients to look and feel their best with a menu of indulgent hair services. Before opening her own salon, Lynn Griglin spent 2.5 years honing mane-management skills at Vidal Sassoon in Chicago, before working as an educator for Paul Mitchell, where she trained fellow stylists in the art of hair chromatics. Her equally dedicated staffers conjure pleasant visits by providing two complimentary services of the client's choice, such as a steam facial or neck massage, with each haircut, waxing, or skin treatment. In addition to snipping signature 'dos and shaping eyebrows into elegant arches or intimidating lightening bolts, The Lather Lounge contributes to several charitable causes, including cancer research and an organization that uses hair clippings to clean up oil spills.