Take a break from your chaotic schedule and treat yourself to an ultimate day spa experience at Thee European Spa in Chicago.
A facial from this spa is your first step to clearer and healthier skin.
Looking for a mid-week pick-me-up? Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, such as hot stone, deep tissue, and Swedish.
Treat your skin to an anti-aging treatment and leave feeling younger.
Prep yourself for bikini season with a painless hair removal service, such as waxing.
Whether you're looking for a fresh nail color or a bold design, this spa is here to please you.
This beauty establishment offers a range of alternative remedies for you to try out.
Get all the hairy details (and the best service) when you schedule your appointment at Thee European Spa today.
Salon 1800 has drawn praise from publications such as
and Michigan Avenue for its décor and dedicated stylists, who keep up to date on the latest trends in hair and nail services. After forging swords in the waiting area’s fireplace, guests can survey the 9,000-square-foot space’s exposed brick and high ceilings as aestheticians customize rejuvenating facials to each client’s preferences.
We spoke with Waxing Room owner CherylAnn Gutierrez about how it feels to have your hair removed with thread and what you can do to make the process quicker and easier.
What does threading feel like?
CherylAnn compares the sensation to tweezing, "but many hairs at a time." As the aesthetician works strands of cotton thread around the brows and lips, a quick twist uproots an entire line of hair at the follicle. CherylAnn says her staff can help soothe away any sting afterwards by applying ice, cortisone, a gentle massage to the treated areas.
How quickly can your aestheticians thread a line of hair?
"We've never timed it," she says while laughing, "but very quickly."
Which is better: threading or waxing?
CherylAnn refuses to take sides: each one has a place. Threading may be especially useful for people who are allergic to certain waxes or who have sensitive skin due to, for example, a recent chemical peel. But her general advice is "try each one." She says fans of threading tend to believe the process gives aestheticians greater control, allowing them to create better definition, straighter lines, and more dramatic angles than are possible with waxing. But the main reason CherylAnn offers threading is that she knows it's ultimately a personal preference, and she "wants to be able to serve everyone."
What can clients do to get the best results?
During appointments, clients will be asked to slightly stretch the skin around their eyebrows so that it's flat and level. According to CherylAnn, the most important thing you can do at this time is to hold your skin so that it's as taut as possible. She says this allows the aesthetician to go line by line with greater speed and accuracy, which minimizes any potential discomfort.
Ever wonder what it would've been like if history class included beer as a part of the curriculum? With Chicago Beer Experience, you don't have to wonder. The company seamlessly blends history lessons of storied Chicago with beer samples—often from local breweries—on neighborhood tours.
During the Lakeview & Lincoln Park Beer Tasting and Bar Tour, groups visit multiple hot spots, including an Irish pub, a specialty beer and wine store, and a pre-Prohibition punk-rock bar with an impressive beer list. During their bar-hopping, they'll learn about the city's first brewery and how brewing practices have evolved since then to turn Chicago into a sought-after beer city.
The Bucktown & Wicker Park Beer Tasting and Bar Tour follows a similar formula, this time with visits to a video-game bar, an established neighborhood watering hole, the mansions along Beer Baron Row, and a bar featured on NBC's Chicago Fire. The neighborhoods' blend of historic immigration and modern popularity share the spotlight with samples of ales, pilsners, and porters, enlightening patrons on brewing techniques passed down from the Old World.
The company's newest tour, the Loop & South Loop tour, takes tourists through some of the most iconic and historic locales in the loop and south loop. The tour combines beer with Chicago's rich vice history, including gambling, saloons, crime lords like Capone, and other nefarious activities. Stops include an old Capone-era haunt, one of the oldest bars in the city, a blues club run by a legend, and a new microbrewery.
Modern lights hang from the ceiling like glowing mushrooms, illuminating Robert Jeffrey Salon’s beige walls and chestnut wood floors. Amid these cozy accents, licensed manicurist Celina Staniow draws on 18 years of experience to shape and spiff up nails. Adhering to safe and hygienic practices, Celina softens skin with organic soaks and applies chip-resistant Shellac polish. She upgrades treatments with services that address aesthetic and health-related concerns, whether that means adding all-natural polishes to each nail or strengthening nail beds with vegan elixirs and tiny metal shields.
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Groupon has partnered with the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce to curate a deal collection that embodies the spirit of this iconic Chicago neighborhood. From candlelit dinners at Geja’s to chasing butterflies at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, these are some of the city’s most essential destinations. Shop the full collection
Dr. Shanicka Williams has worn a lot of hats in her career. She's served as a traveling physician, worked with the uninsured in a health center, and currently serves as medical director of Georgia Doty Hepatitis/HIV Community Outreach, Inc. And through it all she's held fast to one belief—that patients should not be made to wait for three hours, only to be rushed through an appointment or given cookie-cutter treatment.
That's exactly the type of treatment Dr. Williams hopes to avoid with Divine Aesthetics Medspa & Wellness Center. She's able to give them the individual time and attention they deserve without adhering to a strict office schedule designed to address the needs of a revolving door of patients. Her medical services include everything from monthly visits for chronic diseases, to medication refills, and even referrals to specialists.
In addition to this medically-oriented service, Divine Aesthetics Medspa & Wellness Center also caters to patrons' overall well being with medspa services. With a membership, the staff can provide a variety of massage modalities and facials. In addition to monthly memberships, they can also perform a variety of a la carte services including massages and facials, as well as waxing services for the bikini area, legs, or an unruly shag carpet.