To attain the rosy glow of flushed cheeks, 18th-century ladies often took snowballs to the face, nuzzled fire-ant hills, and bench-pressed child princes. Give your complexion a painless glow with today’s Groupon: for $57, you get a vitamin C facial and an eye contour collagen treatment at Big Girl Makeup Bar & Spa in Hyde Park (a $100 value).
After winning a free car from Oprah, Kiley Russell promptly sold it and used the profits to start Big Girl Makeup Bar & Spa, a hip, eclectic pampering parlor that specializes in professional spa treatments and female empowerment. Treat vital visages to the vitamin C facial, which keeps skin supple and blemish-free. The citrus-infused elixir also gives skin a rejuvenated, youthful glow and decreases the risk of contracting scurvy. Attend to unsightly under-eye circles with the accompanying eye contour collagen treatment, tailored to hydrate, firm, and reduce puffiness in the delicate skin around the eyes.
The boutique spa's décor fuses serene, Asian-inspired pieces such as a statue of Buddha with feminine wall silhouettes and vibrant, glamorous hot pink accents. As the friendly staff lavishes your face in luxury, do some light reading and scan the inspirational quotes scrawled on the walls, such as "You are confident," "You are beautiful," and "Invest in bonds." After acquiring a perfectly preened palette, peruse Big Girl's line of makeup and skincare products featuring unique, chic shades and loose powders and minerals.
- Sleek pink walls and comfy furnishings beckon the girl in all of us while a Buddah fountain and serene spa sounds floating through the air promise relaxation of the most adult sort. – Pretty City
- I bought my girlfriend a gift card here and after she used it, she came home and gave me a big hug and kiss - the people at Big Girl must have done a great job - thank you for making me look good – Jeff G., Yelp, 11/19/2010
Big Girl Makeup Bar & Spa
After being gifted with a free car on The Oprah Winfrey Show, makeup artist Kiley Russell sold her prize and used the profits to launch Big Girl Cosmetics, a line of mineral-based makeup and body products never tested on animals or underage mannequins. Years later, the company opened Big Girl Makeup Bar & Spa in Hyde Park, where friendly staffers regularly pamper visitors with facials, waxing, and massages infused with Big Girl products. Nail artisans augment manicures and pedicures with a chocolate scrub or honey-almond lotion before slicking talons with DBP- and formaldehyde-free polish. Feminine décor, such as bright pink walls and silhouettes of sassy gals, reflects the energetic, cheerful service that accompanies even the most relaxing of massages and facials. Eager to go the extra mile, the staff tops off every facial with a shoulder massage and a complimentary forged report card with straight As.
5239 S Harper Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60615Get Directions