The private rooms at Tan-Tastic Tanning yield many paths to acquiring richer pigmentation. Among the most popular of these are bronze-, silver-, and platinum-level tanning beds that imbue skin with varying degrees of UV light to ensure a smooth and even tone. Bronze beds illume bodies and faces with separate tanners, silver beds cradle client in an ergonomic acrylic base that includes a ventilation system and mp3 plug-in, and platinum beds boast high-pressure bulbs and shoulder tanners. Just off to the side of its more traditional siblings, a VersaSpa spray-tan booth burnishes skin with a UV-free mist until it achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried garden sculpture. At the salon’s front desk, lotions and elixirs from Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold mingle with blends from Devoted Creations, such as a skin-firming aromatherapy formula with anticellulite agents and white-birch extract.
As a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, he Said... she Said Salon exclusively carries Paul Mitchell products and houses a staff extensively trained to offer top-notch services and recommendations. Most days, the stylists keep snipping, coloring, and chatting well past sunset to accommodate guests with hectic work schedules or vampires with split ends. Since relocating to a new space in late 2011, the salon regularly hosts brief guided tours that highlight unique features including the comfy zone-out room, outdoor lounging area, and sophisticated man parlor.
The Living Room Salon's stylists render cuts and color services in a space that resembles a real living room. Their salon is decorated with abundant artwork and period photography, such as a large print of the Eiffel Tower. The décor helps to make the atmosphere relaxed and inspire beautifying overhauls. Haircuts, highlights, and facial waxing services each do their part to spruce up hairdos and leave clients feeling stunning, like news that the Moon landing occurred on Deimos.
Stylist Emelia Johnson has a passion for hairstyling and aims to send each of her clients out the door with a new coiffure that imbues them with confidence. Armed with Joico products, she creates chic styles, vivid color treatments, and deftly waxed eyebrows, among other services.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.