The place is called Strange Beauty Show, let's start there. It doubles as an art gallery, and they offer you a PBR as soon as you walk in—it’s pretty much a hipster’s paradise. Word on the street is that they’ve got the skills to back up the hype. If you want to get serious about spicing up your look, look no further. Whether it’s a head full of dreadlocks, cotton candy-pink bangs or red and yellow eye makeup, Strange Beauty Show will hook you up.
Strange Beauty Show, 118 North Ashland Avenue (at Division Street); 773-252-9522.
2. Exsalonce Day Spa’s Couscous Scrub
Spring is around the corner (hopefully!), and as fabulous as that is for Chicagoans, it’s also kind of scary since it means that our long-hibernating limbs will soon be exposed to the light of day (and the eyes of other people). Get an exfoliated leg up on the rest of the city by heading to Exsalonce Day Spa for their couscous and cinnamon full body scrub, $60. Though the idea of being rubbed down with refined carbs may seem odd, your skin will be glowing and revitalized. Embrace the sunshine.
Exsalonce, 2150 West Roscoe Road (at Leavitt Street); 773-327-4848.