Chicago’s weather may be just as famous as its hot dogs, sports teams, and politicians. Throughout the disparate—and at times extreme—seasons, residents may deal with dry skin, cracked nails, frizzy hair, or sore shoulders from multiple layers of sweaters or sunscreen. In addition to searching for remedies for themselves, they’ll need beauty gift ideas for loved ones, which is where Groupon comes in. Read on to find the best beauty treatments in the Windy City.
1. The Just for Her (and Him!) Spa Packages at Olga’s Day Spa
Spas: either you hound them, or you don’t. But even if the No. 1 boo on your gift list has yet to darken a spa doorway, it doesn’t mean that a spa package isn’t prime gifting territory. Olga’s Day Spa makes gifting decisions fairly clear-cut with two gender-specific packages. The Just for Him package includes a deep-tissue massage for tackling chronic aches and a facial for clearer skin; they’re followed by a manicure and a haircut and style. The Just for Her package treats women to an aromatherapy massage, which blends essential oils with soothing strokes to ease tension, followed by a european facial and rose-milk-and-honey mani-pedi.
2. Multiple Massage Modalities from River North Massage Therapy Center
At River North Massage Therapy Center, there are several modalities to gift, depending on your recipient’s needs. Swedish massage is known for its gentle, sweeping strokes and relaxing properties—just the thing for a loved one who doubles as a stressed-out office worker. Eastern bodywork addresses flexibility thanks to its mix of stretching and kneading, which could be ideal for an athlete. Need an easy gift for the couples on your list? A couples massage combines Swedish and deep-tissue strokes during a side-by-side appointment.
3. Smoothing or Curling Treatments at Salon Moka
Is your gift recipient constantly looking to smooth her flyaways and frizz? Or does she desperately want more curls and volume? Have her check out Salon Moka, which offers both keratin hair-smoothing treatments and perms. Another perk: clients are treated to complimentary Japanese tea while they’re waiting.
4. Long-Lasting Nail Design at Pretty Nails and Spa and LD Nails & Spa
Pretty Nails and Spa rolls out services such as no-chip manicures, which last up to two weeks—and it’s BYOB, which means you could throw in a budget bottle of bubbly to add to the experience (and encourage your giftee to experiment with a bold new design). At LD Nails & Spa, UV-cured gel nails are similarly long-lasting and chip-resistant, while acrylic nails add a pop of personality thanks to additions like pointed tips, glitter, or tiny jewels.
5. (Even More) Radiant Skin from Chicago Skin Solutions
If glowing, youthful skin is on your loved one’s gift list, check out Chicago Skin Solutions. Here, Dr. Bradley Hulten and his team reduce blemishes and boost collagen production with photorejuvenation and microdermabrasion treatments. The team can also tackle sun damage during a 30-minute chemical exfoliation peel, which combines proteins, enzymes, vitamins, and acids to remove dead skin cells and allow newer skin to take center stage.