A dedication to meticulous skincare and a bevy of spa services impress clients at Westmont's newly renovated Clear Skin Day Spa, where trained technicians wield products by renowned brands such as Isolaz to rejuvenate countenances. More than a dozen facials address individual needs with the aid of customizable formulas from Bioelements. Med-spa treatments employ advanced microdermabrasion and 3-D laser hair-removal technologies, and traditional mehndi services decorate the skin with henna in traditional paisley, flower, and sheep patterns.
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.
• For $40, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (an $85 value). • For $65, you get a four-layer face-lift facial (an $85 value) with a microdermabrasion treatment (a $50 value; a $135 total value).
• For $69, you get a Steamy Wonder cellulite treatment (a $150 value).
In his own words, surgeon Dr. Wafik Hanna believes firmly that "your face is your calling card." That's why he works with, and not against, his patients' own natural looks. Guided by his philosophy of naturalness, he takes patients' existing bone structure into account when helping them achieve desired complexions and contours. And while many patients opt for surgical services, those preferring non-surgical procedures can opt to rejuvenate their skin with a photofacial, injectables, or thermage, a treatment that tightens the skin. In the 25 years since he opened Hanna Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hanna has showcased his talents not only in his portfolio, but by sharing his wisdom on the pages of The New York Times.
Chevette Birgans helms Appealing Skin, where she and her team of licensed aestheticians offer a variety of beautifying treatments. Their services include facials, chemical peels, and makeup application. They also offer eyelash extensions, body waxing, and body wraps.