Over the past decade, Rivaz Salons has expanded to four locations where certified beauty professionals enhance natural beauty amid Indian-inspired accoutrements. Stylists update manes with haircuts, highlights, and color, and aestheticians accentuate looks with flare lashes and Shahnaz facials. Massage therapists perform traditional Indian massages with Ayurvedic oils, and trained specialists shape brows with a process known as threading. Three artists from India apply natural plant pigments to the skin as they design henna tattoos, which are said to attract joy and luck. When staffers aren't equipping clients for everyday beauty, they offer bridal packages for both traditional western and Indian weddings.
At Aloha Waxing Company, your regularly-scheduled waxes will become a breeze. With Hawaiian music playing in the background and tropical décor, you may even feel like you’re on vacation—not an easy feat when going for a Brazilian. Aloha emphasizes three vital aspects of their business: gentle care, skilled expertise, and a high standard for cleanliness. All estheticians undergo a rigorous process in which they are trained to be as efficient as possible while still being accurate. Aloha even uses pain reduction techniques that have been researched at MIT. Lisa, the owner, is especially skilled, having been trained with Brazilian-born waxing specialists, and will make sure your experience is as pleasant as possible. For those who want to make the investment in smoothness, Aloha Waxing Company also offers laser hair removal for both men and women.
The aesthetician and eponymous owner Erin Sharp's Esthetics Studio beautifies visages with treatments that range from chemical peels to waxing sessions.
When she isn't extracting unwanted fuzz or improving complexions, she’s prepping skin for the beach with paraben-free tanning solutions by South Seas Skincare. Erin also bulks up lash lines with synthetic extensions from Xtreme Lashes, which withstand showers, workouts, and days spent staring directly into fans for up to two months. During her off-hours, Erin studies the art of permanent cosmetics so that she can indelibly accentuate eyes, lips, and brows.
At Naomi's Studio 22, comfort is paramount. Although that's not easy when it comes to hair removal for men and women, Naomi’s aestheticians take several measures to ensure their treatments are as gentle as possible. They always provide the most efficient waxes depending on the area being waxed.
If experience were measured in pounds, the laser technicians at Advanced Laser Clinics would be lugging around an aircraft carrier. Across the country, they have performed more than 250,000 treatments, banishing hair, acne, veins, and wrinkles from the body like so many itchy berets. During hair-removal sessions, technicians use the heated energy of the Lumenis LightSheer laser to destroy hair at the root as a built-in ChillTip prevents clients from experiencing excessive discomfort. The LightPulse Skin Renewal system reduces the appearance wrinkles, and other laser treatments work to eliminate surface veins and irritating acne that won't stop singing “MMMBop.”
To ensure patients' safety, a medical doctor supervises technicians and oversees procedures such as aluminum-oxide crystal microdermbrasion, which is performed by medical aestheticians armed with skincare products from Cellex-C, Decléor, Dermalogica, Dermablend, and Dr. Brandt.
At each AmeriLaser Center and AmeriCosmetic Surgery Center in Des Plaines and Downers Grove, experienced laser technicians and aestheticians, under a team of supervising doctors, take time to listen to each client’s skincare needs. Building this rapport helps the staffers to craft custom treatment plans that may include non-invasive procedures like laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers, as well as invasive procedures like liposuction, breast augmentation, face lifts and tummy tucks. Their most celebrated treatment may be non-invasive skin tightening, which uses bipolar radio frequencies and magnetic pulses to help to firm lax skin caused by aging or extreme weight loss, and it has earned ringing endorsements from The Biggest Loser winner Michael Ventrella, WWE pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon, and a cherry tomato that sat untouched in Elvis Presley’s fridge for years.