Inside Vivaldi Salon Suites, all the coiffeurs are master stylists and master colorists, with an average of 10 years of experience. Along with the estheticians, make-up artists, and nail technicians, they are also their own bosses and set their own schedules and pamper guests from inside their own suites. The beauty entrepreneurs expertly dispense their mastery skills that include face-framing highlights, refreshing facials, permanent eyeliner applications, acrylic nails, and quickie tans without the need for the sun or a vat of melted pennies.
Hair2O targets the latest trends in nail design, hair styling, skincare, and pampering using top-of-the-line products from Bed Head, Novella, and others. The expansive services at this full-service salon include everything from cuts and colors to waxing, facials, tanning, nails, body wraps, eyelash and hair extensions, and teeth whitening. Clients receive a cold or hot beverage and a free gift with every treatment.
For the artists here, skin is a blank slate on which to paint sweeping nature scenes, sprawling cityscapes, and other custom designs. The medium is henna, so clients don't have to make a lifelong commitment. Unlike tattoos, henna art is painless and the natural dye lasts for roughly two weeks, much like a successful celebrity marriage. The process is just one of the time-honored Indian rituals offered at The Henna Shoppe, where you can also opt for traditional eyebrow threading to redefine your arch. There's also an array of handmade earrings and necklaces to top off your look. In addition, the shop's online closet teems with vibrant printed skirts and wholesale sarongs.
Carlie Marie’s Esthetics’ licensed aesthetician bolsters beauty with permanent makeup that sets up shop on faces without vamoosing for years. During the appointment, the steady-handed makeup artist implants natural pigments into the dermal layer, enhancing visages with a burst of complexion-complementing color that won’t wash off in the shower or in the errant spray of a hydrant filled with cold cream. Permanent cosmetics revolutionize morning routines by saving precious clicks of the minute hand, and the treatment is ideal for clients with cosmetic allergies or skin sensitivity. The long-lasting color gradually softens over time, and customers generally require a touch up after 2–8 years or 3,000 miles.
Unless you were secretly cloned by your parents, your face is unique. Thus, proper skin care requires a personalized touch—the kind provided by certified aesthetician Courtney Odom. At the Southwest Institute, she learned to tailor her services to each individual's skin tone and features. These customized treatments—performed in her private studio—vary in intensity, ranging from refreshing facials to microdermabrasions. Clients can also schedule a waxing session to clear away unwanted body hair.
The physician-supervised staff at American Photon Lipo Centers, which also serves the Chicago area, offers noninvasive alternatives to liposuction and facelifts. Using BioSlim technology's red light, they can shrink fat cells during BioSculpt treatments or tighten skin during BioLift and BioRejuv treatments. The FDA-approved treatments yield similar results to their surgical equals, and they do so without the threat of scars, downtime, or hospital-room neighbors who lie awake plotting to steal your jello.