Like a good auto shop, a salon and spa specializes in transformative bodywork, meticulous detailing, and fastidious full-body waxing. Spruce up your human chassis with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $100 worth of spa and salon services at Cosmetology & Spa Institute, with locations in Schaumburg and Crystal Lake.
Supervised style students master the craft of enhancing hair, skin, and nails in the educational environment of the Cosmetology & Spa Institute. The institute cultivates a symbiotic relationship, like that of a sea anemone and its team of personal assistants, allowing eager apprentices to learn the tricks of the trade while fortuitous physiques receive salon and spa services at a lower price. Each beautifying treatment is available from either a level 1 student, who is learning the tricks of the trade, or a level 2 student, who has more than 1,000 hours of study and 127,946 hours of hair whispering under his or her hair-dryer-holstered belt. Pulchritude pupils subdue and sculpt head fringe into handsome 'dos during a haircut and style ($12 for level 1, $15 for level 2), and a head of highlights ($35–$45 for level 1, $40–$50 for level 2) create the illusion of added dimension without the need for tesseract-shaped bangs. An array of facials purges pores and smoothes skin for a radiant, youthful glow ($20–$50 for level 1, $25–$55 for level 2), and spa students dote on digits during the hydrating paraffin spa pedicure ($20 for level 1, $23 for level 2).