By Brittany Wiley
BAPA Business Liaison
As we enter into a time of overscheduling, celebrations and last–minute shopping, it’s easy to put self-care on the backburner. But especially after the shock we’ve all gone through this year and the harsh winter approaching, it’s important to prioritize – and pamper — ourselves. We are lucky to have an array of salon and spa destinations in the neighborhood to meet and exceed all our needs. They help us take care of our outer selves and heal our inner selves.
Restore, Energize, Vitalize
There’s no question that Joan Each Rowan, owner of Everything’s Relative, 10548 S. Western, has gone above and beyond to ensure the safety of her clients and staff this year. She installed glass partitions between salon stations and shampoo bowls, staff consistently disinfects, and makes sure everyone is properly masked, and clients get temperature checks upon arrival.
When Phase 4 began, facials were reintroduced as a treatment option. Many people are nervous about treatments that require close proximity, but Everything’s Relative is making facials as safe as possible. Aveda-trained aestheticians wear masks, gloves and face shields while clients get pampered in a private room. Facials are customized depending upon your personal needs. The salon uses Aveda products which are plant–powered and botanically–based.
If you’re not quite ready to lower that mask, there are plenty of other options to take advantage of at Everything’s Relative. During phase 3, Rowan began offering eye treatments as an alternative to facials. You can relax with your mask up for one of the three options: Restore to “boost natural collagen production to minimize lines and wrinkles,” Energize to “diminish puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles” or Vitalize to “brighten and leave the skin around the eyes glowing and hydrated.” Book these treatments for only $30 by calling 773-941-6565 or requesting an appointment online at everythingsrelativesalon.com.
Create, Connect, Clarify
At Tranquility Salon, 9908 S. Walden Pkwy., owner Katie Barba Schickel and her sister Meg’n Barba, have created a “raw, spacious and naturally lit space” while offering contemporary services for their clients. Tranquility is not only a salon, it’s a space that cultivates creativity and connection between artists, businesses and neighbors, promoting healing through the products they carry and the relationships they build with their clients.
Schickel believes that after all the suffering this year, we need a place and connection that provide a therapeutic experience. Tranquility is all about “caring for outer selves and inner selves.”
Their new CBD line, Blossom Wellness, is used “to boost immunity, mood and brain health.” The Bliss Blend combines full spectrum CBD oil and functional mushrooms. The blend of cannabinoids and terpenes can work synergistically to alleviate stress, anxiety, inflammation related pain, and more. Lion’s Mane, often referred to as “the brain mushroom,” can improve clarity, focus, and memory,” while Reishi mushroom has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries to calm the mind and slow down the aging process.
Tranquility Salon also incorporates the use of CBD in scalp treatments. These treatments are perfect way to treat yourself this winter. Cold weather tends to dry out skin and can make your scalp flake and itch. These treatments can regulate scalp health to help with these ailments. They also stimulate hair growth and provide a very relaxing experience. You can book this service for $60; visit tranquilitysaloncompany.com or call 773–298–8901.
Color Me Beauty Bar
Natural, Safe, Upscale
Color Me Beauty Bar, 1810 1/2 W. 99th St., is owned by Kimberly Buford and Dr. Angelique Jackson. It is a premier nail and skincare boutique spa that “aims to use products with ingredients that are made from plant and fruit sources, ensuring ingredients that are natural, safe, vegan, and environmentally friendly” for their beauty treatments.
Buford’s 20+ years of experience as a nail technician is truly highlighted in the manicure and pedicure bar. The trendy and upscale space includes high back settees and plush bar seats for ultimate comfort in a stylish setting. Healthy nail care is of utmost importance, but they also offer trendy nail designs.
Beginning Nov. 12, Color Me Beauty will offer special manicure/pedicure treatments specifically designed to care for your skin during harsh weather. They have also integrated fun, seasonal ingredients to elevate the experience even more.
The spiced cider pumpkin mani/pedi is $80 and includes a soak, scrub, mask and massage. The pumpkin and cinnamon duo is designed to gently remove keratinized dead skin cells, relieve dry cracked skin, soften top layers of skin to reveal younger and smoother skin.
The apple cinnamon mani/pedi is accompanied by an in-house spa detox apple cinnamon refresher to help boost immunity during the winter. The treatment features kokum butter, which helps prevent dry skin, heal fissures on hands and soles of feet, and regenerate skin cells.
Book appointments for these and other treatments at colormebeautybar.com or 773–941–8349.