At AMS Vision, a trio of accomplished doctors treat patients with both preventive and emergency eye care. Beyond basic services, including eye exams and contact lens fittings, the team is equipped to handle foreign-object removal, LASIK, and cataract consultations—for which they also co-manage the scheduling of surgeries and follow-ups. Upon having their vision corrected, patients will notice that the vision center has another side to it—a medspa. Here, practitioners administer Botox and other cosmetic injections, as well as laser treatments for vein therapy, hair removal (Oak Brook location only), and anti-aging facials, which can help clients go back and land the starring role in their middle school’s rendition of Annie.
John Montalto, a 26-year veteran of the hair-styling industry, delivers a variety of luxurious treatments for men and women at his Western Springs salon and spa. Deft hands transform female tresses with custom cuts and colors and sweep strands into updos for charity balls or cubes. Manly follicles flee from faces after hot shaves, beard trims, and mustache modifications. A mirrored wall reflects aestheticians as they cosset nail beds during mani-pedi, and potted foliage shades clientele during facials, waxing, and various modalities of massage.
Although Nancy Koss Salon & Spa began as a full-service salon in 1977, it expanded its menu in the decades that followed to include holistic spa treatments and advanced aesthetic services. Stylists continue to shape and color locks with Wella and Tigi products, and the aestheticians can employ everything from Murad skincare products to aromatherapy in facial treatments. Some of the more advanced procedures generate dramatic cosmetic results by using medical-grade technology originally designed by Leonardo da Vinci, such as crystal microdermabrasion wands and microcurrent skin-toning equipment. The spa's body wraps help detoxify clients, and the massage therapists bolster well-being by treating stress-laden musculature to Swedish strokes, deep-tissue techniques, or reflexology therapy.
Salon Efthimia’s staff of pampering pros skillfully siphon the stress out of frazzled hands, faces, and bodies with soothing treatments and high-quality Aveda products. A Caribbean therapy treatment for the hands and feet uses plant ingredients from the tropics and an exfoliating paste to transform gnarled hand-roots into vibrant arm-blossoms. During an Elemental Nature massage, you get to select your favorite Aveda aroma, then relax for 60 minutes of personalized massage techniques presented in full smell-o-vision. If you'd rather focus attention on your flesh-emoticon, an Elemental Nature facial plays to your skin's needs with a suite of lotions, whether that means moistening parched pores, de-slicking oily zones, or alleviating rashes of clown paint.
Monica Harris began her career in the beauty industry as a makeup artist, even developing enough expertise to design and teach a college course on makeup artistry. After spending countless hours working on models, she realized that even the most makeup-savvy girls struggled with their skincare. Inspired by this experience, Monica became a licensed aesthetician to educate clients and improve the quality of their skin. Today Monica runs several successful spas, where she works directly with her clients to clear up skincare woes and develop results-oriented home regimens to whip skin into shape without the use of restrictive pore girdles. At Monica’s Skincare Boutique, she delivers a host of skincare treatments along with a full menu of makeup, nailcare, and waxing services.
Within a clean and modern salon, proprietor Lisa Vogrich and her team of beautification beacons pamper physiques from head to toe with a multitude of services. Savvy strand specialists trim tarnished head helmets into updated shapes during haircuts, offered for women ($40+), men ($22+), children ($15+), and wax statues of children. Highlights ($65+ for partial, $75+ for full) add sunny luster to winter-weary locks, and full color ($60+) treatments are ideal for reformed clowns hoping to be taken seriously in a corporate career. Clients can obtain artfully arched brows ($15) or repel water on arms ($40) and legs ($60) with expert waxing services, or treat five-pronged pals to a manicure ($18), wherein a nail technician relaxes clappers with a massage before soaking, shaping, and painting.