As he reported to Sheridan Road Magazine, Charles Ifergan took the first steps toward establishing his hairstyling empire at the age of 13, when he talked his way into a job at the chic Paris salon where his older brother worked. Just a decade later, he settled down in the Chicago area to establish the first of four salon locations and try to convince the John Hancock building to do something about its two glaring cowlicks, and his work has since garnered media features in publications such as Vogue and Marie Claire. Charles's continually educated stylists keep their deft fingers on the pulse of fashion trends, which they transform into edgy hairstyles for women and men. In addition to drenching hair in deep hydration with moroccan oil and texturizing coifs with Redken products, aestheticians venture to other corners of the body with a concise menu of spa services that includes facials, waxing, body wraps, and mani-pedis.
Panda Nails, Inc. features soft and plush spa pedicure chairs that invite clients to relax and indulge in a pampering spa treatment. Here, technicians put all their focus toward finger and toes, offering everything from basic manicures and pedicures, to extras such as hot stone foot massages and repairs for broken nails no longer covered by their manufacturer's warranty. To keep the rest of the physique in fine shape, the staff also offers full-body massages and waxing services for the face and body.
The expert nail technicians at Secret Style Nail Salon decorate digits with manicures and pedicures for men and women. Their basic nail treatments clean up cuticles and reshape nails with filing sessions before ending in a flourish of polished color from brands such as OPI. Techs also harness UV rays to harden no-chip manicures, which is the most practical use of solar-themed power since scientists used the sun to cook the world?s largest pizza.
In addition to showing off their technical skills, staff members also reveal their artistic sides with custom nail art. Using luxe OPI polish, they can decorate nails with creative designs such as animal prints and floral arrangements or hand-painted characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Winnie the Pooh, and the Pink Panther.
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At A'Lovish Spa, the pampering begins almost immediately. Upon entering, every guest receives a warm neck wrap and an invitation to sip cucumber water and herbal tea. The attention only gets more personal from there, especially once guests find themselves in a private treatment room. During a facial, a licensed aesthetician begins cleansing the face with organic plant extracts and lathering a smoothing moisturizing creme on the skin. But there are even more ways to get pampered at A'Lovish, which include invigorating Bodyscrubs, six kinds of facials, and a hot stone paraffin manicure that leaves nails brightly polished and skin soft enough to eliminate fingerprints. The spa also offers waxing and staffs a makeup artist who artistically prepares clients for special occasions.