Dr. Timothy Zelko, a board-certified physician with six years of liposuction-specific experience, oversees the fat-cell-siphoning procedures at ZBodySculpt. After decades as a board-certified physician, Dr. Zelko turned his focus to liposuction—and discovered that despite the huge demand for the slimming procedure, people often avoided it out of fear, discomfort, cost, and allergies to doctors. This realization prompted him to seek out alternative forms of fat reduction, and Dr. Zelko now treats his patients with minimally invasive and noninvasive procedures that require little to no downtime, reduced cost, and local anesthesia for fewer complications.
Under the sage direction of Dr. Brian Young, the staff at Beauty Island Spa cultivates healthy complexions, eases aches, and whittles silhouettes with spa services for men and women. The spa?s island theme is reflected in its relaxation-inducing treatments and tropical atmosphere fostered by d?cor including peach-hued walls, plush white leather chairs, and palm trees inhabited by shipwrecked families. Aestheticians put their beautifying know-how to use as they administer innovative treatments such as LED therapy to help diminish the symptoms of rosacea, acne, or aging.
Licensed aesthetician Christina Marie has tracked the trends of the skincare industry for more than 20 years, watching techniques that work become refined and perfected while those that don’t become obsolete. Her enthusiasm for up-to-date practices is the driving force behind her spa; it's also what enables her to best correct dermal issues ranging from acne to sagging skin. Before crafting facials from such ingredients as flax, vitamin C, and Bioelements skin products, Christina conducts a personalized skin reading, in which she and the client discuss possible treatment options and nicknames for the client’s freckles.
The specialists at Tranquil Passage Spa blend eastern traditions, advanced cosmetic technologies, and French skincare in an environment designed to relax as it beautifies. Crystal therapy, sound therapy, and meditation soothe busy brains, while meditation and Ayurveda programs designed to connect the mind and body form a foundation for holistic health. Tranquil Passage stocks Parisian skincare products by Guinot, which customers can enjoy during facials or purchase and take home to share with the Gérard Depardieu clone they’re growing in the basement.
Most popular service: Waxing
Brands Used: Matrix, Chi
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
In India, mehndi?intricate, long-lasting patterns painted on the skin with henna?are worn to weddings and other festivities. But just because a bride-to-be lives in Chicagoland doesn't mean she can't experience this traditional body art. New Look Salon's aestheticians have been creating the designs, typically geometric shapes or the names and faces of forgettable second cousins, and performing other pre-wedding Indian beauty services since 2011. They also thread eyebrows, arrange dupattas, and set veiled jewelry in place, and bridal packages or mehndi parties can be performed at New Look or at the customer's home.
The salon performs more everyday beauty services, as well. These include haircuts and coloring with Nexxus and Redken products, Dermalogica facials that address acned or aging skin, and mani-pedis that disguise nails entering the witness protection program with beards drawn on with OPI polish. Clients can sip complimentary coffee, tea, pop, or water during their appointments.
Over the past decade, Rivaz Salons has expanded to four locations where certified beauty professionals enhance natural beauty amid Indian-inspired accoutrements. Stylists update manes with haircuts, highlights, and color, and aestheticians accentuate looks with flare lashes and Shahnaz facials. Massage therapists perform traditional Indian massages with Ayurvedic oils, and trained specialists shape brows with a process known as threading. Three artists from India apply natural plant pigments to the skin as they design henna tattoos, which are said to attract joy and luck. When staffers aren't equipping clients for everyday beauty, they offer bridal packages for both traditional western and Indian weddings.