Body hair points to humankind’s evolutionary history as an exceptionally cuddly descendant of the hedgehog. Rid your skin of spare spines with today’s Groupon to SpaForever. Choose between the following options:
- For $119, you get six laser hair-removal treatments for one small area (a $900 value). Small areas include the following:
- Tip of chin
- Upper lip<p>
- For $169, you get six laser hair-removal treatments for one medium area (a $1,200 value). Medium areas include the following:
- Basic bikini (not including Brazilian)
- Both shoulders
- Neck (front or back)
Praised in the pages of Time Out Chicago¬ and Chicago Social, SpaForever arms licensed techs with the YAG Cutera Coolglide laser to eradicate unwanted fuzz sprouting from all types of skin. After filling out a brief consultation form in SpaForever’s bright, minimalistic lounge, an attentive aesthetician guides guests back to a private treatment room, where they recline on a padded table and turn personal iPod speakers to a song of their choice. Quick pulses of carefully calibrated light charge directly toward follicles, intent on rendering them permanently inhospitable to hair and crabgrass growth. Throughout each 15- to 30-minute session, the device’s cooling tip keeps skin comfortable and hair from panicking and disguising itself as tattoos of tiny snakes; some patients may experience posttreatment redness or swelling that doesn’t inhibit normal activity.
Spa Forever's lounge greets visitors with floor-to-ceiling windows, white walls, and a few plush couches. The aesthetic reinforces an approach to wellness and comfort that is both down-to-earth and elegant, a combination admired by Time Out Chicago and Chicago Social, which praised both the spa’s “unpretentious” atmosphere and its “awesome heated beds.”
Whether administering facials or dealing the death blow to unwanted hair with the Cutera CoolGlide laser, the aestheticians and massage therapists sit down with clients before each appointment to chat about their services, letting each guest know exactly what’s coming down the pike. From there, the pampering practitioners calibrate their services, modifying them for each guest’s needs. For instance, aestheticians fine-tune every step of their signature Forever facial—complete with double cleansing and mask—to correspond to visitors' complexions. They also use hypoallergenic products from AquaDerma and Dermalogica for people with sensitive skin. Alternatively, massage therapists tweak the hydraulic pressure on their robotic fingers to deliver all manner of massage, including Swedish aromatherapy, tandem massages that feature two therapists, and ashiatsu performed with the therapist's bare feet.