Petite Facial at Adam’s Skin Care, $45
Affordable facials do exist. And they are a wonderful, wonderful thing. Stripped down to just the absolute essentials, this quick-n-dirty facial is exactly what you need to face those harsh winter winds off of the lake. Adam’s Skin Care, 3257 North Sheffield Avenue, (between Belmont Avenue and School Street); 773-865-2864.
Bumble & Bumble Mini-Hair Repair at Sine Qua Non, $7
Stop by your local Sine Qua Non for this quick deep-conditioning treatment that costs less than what you’ll spend on street parking. Use it as an add-on to your haircut or color service, or just stop by when you need a little somethin’ to get you through the winter months. Sine Qua Non, 2766 North Lincoln Avenue (at Diversey Street); 773-871-2280.
Haircut & Style at the Aveda Institute, $28
Little known secret: Salons attached to Chicago’s beauty schools are the best places to get the look (for less). Let budding experts transform your frostbitten tresses into something that’ll look just as good in your hat as out. Plus the enriching Aveda products are treat enough themselves. Aveda Institute, 2828 North Clark Street (just North of Diversey Parkway); 773-883-1560.
Eye Brow Sculpt at JJ Waxing, $12
Step away from the tweezers and leave it to the experts. Seriously. The only permanent look of surprise you’ll get here is from the price. You’re in, you’re out, you’re sculpted, you’re done. JJ Waxing, 1729 North Clybourn Avenue (between North Sheffield Avenue and Concord Place); 312-951-7335.
Spa Pedicure at Jordan Nails, $20
Just because you never seem to take off your boots doesn’t mean you can just forget about your toes. Keep them fresh, filed and painted for the off chance you’re taking your socks off in the relatively near future. You’ll thank yourself for this one later. Jordan Nails, 2010 West Chicago Avenue (at North Damon Avenue); 773-489-9224.
Photo: Nails - Photographed by Shanita Sims, Makeup - Photographed by Dan McMahon, Hand with Makeup - Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh. YSL Nail polish image via EnerSpa, Benefit Beauty Lounge image via Benefit, Adams Skin Care image via Adams Skin Care, Sine Qua Non image via Sine Qua Non.
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