Six stylists and a pair of nail techs make up the team at Sandra Araceli Salon, a haven of primping and pampering nestled in a mini-mall. Their haircuts, color treatments, and perms each begin with a thorough consultation to discuss expectations and taste, then finish with a rundown of styling tips that help you maintain your new look at home. They also carry DreamCatchers extensions, which are made of real human hair and can be used to add realistic length to limp locks or show dogs' coats.
The staff at Spa Vargas Wellness pampers bodies and minds with luxurious spa services that deploy the spa's own line of naturally sourced products. Moving to their new location, the team at the Pheasant Run Resort outfits clients with cozy robes and slippers before inviting them to relax in an aromatherapy waiting room, which is more fragrant than a dessert buffet at Strawberry Shortcake's house. Nimble hands can exfoliate skin with a sea-salt or mud scrub, and the spacious Moroccan-style Vichy shower rejuvenates skin during hydrotherapy treatments. The calm-inducing crew passes on kneading know-how to up-and-coming massage therapists and play-doh sculptors at Spa Vargas University.
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.
Rockstar Salon and Spa offers a bevy of beauty services to help its clients reach red-carpet readiness. A Brazilian blowout treatment (starting at $350—extremely long or thick hair may incur extra charges) de-frizzes noodle nests by adding protective protein to the hair. Wavy hair will appear healthier and naturally less curly, while curly hair will see reduced frizzle. If your headhide is in tip-top shape, opt instead for the second deal—down-and-out digits can be pampered with the spa manicure ($20) and pedicure ($45). Rockstar Salon's aestheticians will treat worn-out leg-ends to a soothing foot soak and shed unwanted layers through an exfoliating scrub. Each toe-topper and finger-ender will receive professional shaping, cuticle care, and a fresh coat of polish, with excess extremity tension released through a hand and foot massage. The one-hour European facial ($90) gives pores a deep steam clean, exfoliation, and a mask customized to the skin's wants, needs, and career aspirations. Finish off your luxurious lavishing with the 30-minute Massage a Trois treatment ($45), a much-needed kneading of the neck, shoulders, and head for relief from sinus congestion, headache tension, and undercirculation. A complimentary shampoo is included in this treatment.
Skincare regimens evolve throughout a lifetime. They begin in adolescence, with the appearance of a first pimple, and carry into middle age with the appearance of a first wrinkle.
That's why Nu Skin Scene's skincare services span the entire spectrum of concerns. Its beautifiers customize their facials to target whatever nagging issue assails each client's skin. That might mean a mask or chemical peel tailored to fight acne or wrinkles, or one that simply evens out rough texture or blotchy tones. And they don't just tend to the face; staff members also wax hair from the body and perform treatments designed to leave skin soft from head to toe?just like sleeping in one huge lotion-filled glove.
At Nice Nails II, the ceiling resembles a blue sky with fluffy clouds. Beneath this mural, manicurists top freshly groomed nails with traditional and no-chip polishes from OPI, Regal, Essie, and Nicole. They also lengthen natural nails with acrylic tips, and then decorate them with free-hand airbrush designs of flowers, animal prints, and thimbles. As a complement to nail services, beauty professionals wax hair and apply individual eyelash extensions.