Serving services for more than 30 years, Michael Thomas Salon & Day Spa helps transform unruly manes and scuffed soul sacks into lustrous locks and frictionless fleshoskeletons with a bevy of beautifying services performed by a talented staff. A women’s ($45–$70) or men’s ($30–$50) haircut and style or a classy up-do ($65) will chisel hair into eye-catching hair statues, and a French manicure ($23) that includes an arm massage, nail and cuticle conditioning, and crusty peanut butter removal will pretty digit plates. Spiff up frontispieces with a moisturizing European deep cleansing facial ($80), which unclogs pores and extracts impurities by utilizing exfoliation, steaming, and elaborate voodoo dances before applying a relaxing face, neck, shoulder, and confidence massage.
In more than two decades, Dr. Mark Golden has performed more than 23,000 LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, and Conductive Keratoplasty procedures for eliminating the need for glasses and contacts. This extensive experience along with his own firsthand knowledge—he has received both LASIK and Conductive Keratoplasty treatments himself—helps him relate to patients and calm their nerves before and after procedures.
But refractive eye procedures aren't the only treatments offered. Traditional eye exams and treatments for dry eyes, glaucoma, and astigmatism are also listed on the Doctors For Visual Freedom's service menu. In addition, Dr. Golden performs dermal filler injections to erase facial lines and offers Latisse products to help clients grow long natural lashes that will cool their cheekbones on hot summer days.
No matter the look you're going for, Mark William Salon & DaySpa's staff can help you achieve it. Here, the stylists cut long layers and asymmetrical bobs, finishing them off with all-over color or sun-kissed highlights. They also affix natural-looking extensions to existing hair to create length and volume without gluing the family cat to your head.
The experts don't stop with hair, either. They fill their spa menu with hydrating facials, hot-stone massages, colorful mani-pedis, and makeup applications for a special event or night out on the town.
Elizabeth Bilow has more than 19 years of experience as a professional makeup artist. She spent this period working for prestigious companies such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Smashbox. The director of Makeup Chicago, who trained with a celebrity makeup artist, has even had her work featured in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Fashion Magazine, and on HBO. She and her team specialize in on-location airbrush makeup applications for weddings, fashion shows, and editorial photo shoots. In addition, they’ve recently begun applying single-strand synthetic eyelash extensions, which adhere to individual lashes to create a fuller, thicker lash line that holds up against showers, swimming pools, and squirting clown flowers.
Aisha's training at the Niles School of Cosmetology and 17 years of experience underscore her expertise. At Aisha's Beauty Salon, she flexes her shears as a stylist and flaunts her knack for matching hues to hairs as a master colorist. She paints strands with multidimensional highlights and lowlights and dresses hair with natural or dramatic shades using single- and double-process color. Her salon’s services also include makeup applications, facials, nailcare, and threading and waxing for men and women.
Anastasia Makeup Chicago is a go-to resource for cosmetics, given that it not only provides applications of traditional, and permanent makeup, but also lessons on applying makeup yourself. The staff takes its time with clients, spending one to two hours on lessons and up to a full day for applications. By creating cat-eyes, shaping eyebrows, and applying eyelash extensions, staffers ready faces for magazine covers, fashion shows, weddings, and, if all those go well, postage stamps.