Licensed aesthetician and business owner Linda Camacho has surgical precision with a makeup brush. Drawing on 12 years of experience beautifying clients, Camacho and her crew of expert beauty techs pamper faces with a dynamic array of makeup and skincare services. Clients can nix fuzz from upper lips with a waxing session or request a full makeover replete with a Bioelements facial, lash extensions, and a makeup application. A skilled massage therapist is also on hand to perform deep-tissue techniques that promote circulation and Swedish massages that leave clients reminiscing about their last lutefisk sandwich.
C'est La Vie Hair Boutique & Spa's private manicure and pedicure stations reside in a cove that's as stylish as the nails that emerge from it, its deep-blue walls and plush leather chairs partitioned off by attractive drapery. This appreciation of the finer things extends to the lineup of spa and salon products: staffers use popular OPI polishes to paint nails and Goldwell products to add color to hair that's dabbling in the artsy black-and-white phase of its career. Though the spa specializes in bridal hair and makeup services, men shouldn't feel left out, as the slate of male-centric treatments includes beard grooming, gray-hair blending, and even a special men's facial.
Aesthetician Jennifer Lopez presides over Inspirations by Design with eight years of experience in the makeup industry, including time spent studying with Bobbi Brown and as a makeup expert at Sephora. She can create flatteringly natural or dramatic makeup looks for each client, or can flex real transformative power by shearing hair or coloring it to a rich chestnut, golden blond, or the black of a jaguar’s heart. The multitalented artist can combine her skills to doll up brides and their attendants before the ceremony.
Wanda Enoch has kept a steady hand through more than 30,000 permanent-makeup applications. Years of experience with the manual pen, electric pen, and coil machine allow her to accentuate features without disrupting the face's harmony.
Enoch shares her wisdom through newspaper articles and lectures read from notes tattooed on her colleagues' foreheads. The Chicago Tribune has featured her for her work with scar camouflage and repigmentation for burn survivors, breast-cancer patients, and people with cleft palates.
Led by Perfect Skin Solutions medical director Dr. Kannan Sundar, licensed medical aesthetician Peggy Schremser restores or maintains clients' youthful looks with exfoliating chemical peels, dermaplaning, and micro-needling sessions. She employs high-potency products such as a peptide-booster serum that combats fine lines and a vitamin-C "super serum" that can protect skin from sun damage, pollution, or windburn while flying around Metropolis. Schremser is also certified in the application of permanent makeup and eyelash extensions.
Each stylist and aesthetician at the full-service Salon Evania brings more than 15 years of experience to skin- and hair-beautifying efforts. Before each haircut, stylists assess each client's hair type and blood type, then snip strands and tint tresses into an attractive frame around facial features. Aestheticians cosset bodies in luxurious wraps such as the Egyptian myrrh treatment, which rejuvenates skin with Dead Sea salts and ancient oils while swaddling bodies in soft, genuine Egyptian linens. Nail technicians further enhance appearances with natural manicures and spa pedicures, in which warming paraffin gives toes a feeling of comfort previously available only to feet wearing marshmallow sandals.