Directory: The Best Salons, Spas, and Shops to Visit in Chicago
This is where the magic happens. Where Chicago’s stylish locals go for products, treatments, and sweat sessions.
With only five treatment rooms and just six mani/pedi chairs, the spa housed in the exclusive Soho House Chicago lends for an intimate pampering session.
Established in 1875, this apothecary has amassed a devoted clientele seeking mindful beauty products sourced from across the globe.
Stop into this airy space to shop an assortment of small-batch, locally made products curated for the modern minimalist.
The rustic Andersonville boutique is brimming with handmade bath and body care including a namesake line of uniquely scented soy wax candles like Horchata and Marzipan.
Part retail experience, part spa, Chicagoans come for the waxing services (Lena Rose waxes with MOOM, a blend of chamomile, lemon juice, water, and tea tree oil), and stay to shop for organic products to complement their treatments.
Curly girls, rejoice! Penny Lane specializes in the Deva Cut, a dry-cutting technique created by founders of Devachan Salon in New York City. (Fun fact: The salon also offers wig styling services and custom hairpieces!)
Tufted baroque chairs, basin tubs complete with golden faucets, microdermabrasion, and a firming 24-karat gold-infused mask are every indication that you’re in for royal treatment with the “You Are Golden” pedicure at Re’Luxe.
Five facials infused with surprising ingredients like kale and sandalwood. But the most unexpected on the menu? Breast milk. Book the one-of-a-kind Breathe facial for skin-firming results.
Though the mask bar is relocating to the West Loop later this summer, its nourishing face masks won’t change a bit. They’ll be made with botanic ingredients and blended with add-ins from local brands like honey from Bike-a-Bee and coffee grounds from Dark Matter, per usual.
Spa director Lindsey Blondin’s Anti-Gravity Facial lifts and tones facial muscles using
a microcurrent device and light therapy.
The hour-long session is likened to an aerial yoga class for your face.
Just last month, the fresh juice company with beverages inspired by Hollywood legends, celebrated Tupac’s 46th birthday with 46% off of the “Juice-Pak Shakur.” ‘Nuff said.
Acupuncture. Cupping. Jade Rolling. Find your balance at this modern wellness sanctuary, whichever method you choose.
Read the full story in our Chicago issue, out now.