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NOW IN CHICAGO BEST OF If your foot-care routine involves little more than occasionally cutting your toenails, now’s the ideal time to step up your grooming game and let the pros take care of your paws. Not only will your feet be ready for their big summer reveal, but we’re also willing to bet you’ll be blown away by just how relaxing a good pedicure can be. Before you switch from shoes to sandals, book an appointment at one of these three spots—all of which cater to the needs of even the manliest of men. TOE THE LINE You should care about feet. Michelangelo did‚ as demonstrated by these studies for his “David” sculpture. Step on It Start the summer season off on the right foot with a professional pedicure at one of these three standout spots. | By Melanie Rud Chadwick | Channing’s Studio & Spa Beer aficionados, take note: This Gold Coast salon staple offers a seasonal Microbrew Pedicure ($55 for 45 to 60 minutes, June 1 to July 15) inspired by your favorite beverage. You’ll soak your feet in a soothing blend of citrus oils, hops and barley to soften even the most stubborn of calluses, then enjoy a scrub, nail and cuticle care, and massage. A complimentary microbrew is also included, of course. For those who prefer a superspeedy service, the Male Pedicure ($30) offers all the basics in a mere 30 minutes. 67 E. Oak St., Ste. 3W, 312.280.1994, channings.com Spa Space You’ll find a variety of male-oriented treatments to choose from here, but it’s the Sports Pedicure ($50 for 50 minutes) that attracts the likes of professional athletes, including members of the Cubs, Bulls and Bears. A whirlpool soak, salt scrub and hydrating clay mask leave those constantly sneaker-clad feet soft and smooth, while a foot and lower-leg massage relieves even the achiest of muscles. 161 N. Canal St., 312.466.9585, spaspace.com Van Buren Gentlemen’s Salon This one-stop grooming shop may be known for offering impeccable haircuts, but its spa pedicure ($38 for 45 minutes) is just as spot-on as any of the other services. Step into the private nail room, where you’ll sip a glass of whiskey or a cold beer while your feet are soaked, nails trimmed and cuticles nipped. A foot-and-leg scrub, followed by a 10-minute massage, make for the perfect ending, whether or not you choose to add on the optional nail buffing. 235 W. Van Buren St., Ste. C-3, 312.753.5363, vbgents.com 26 | | Summer 2016 PHOTO BY GOLDMUND LUKIC

Now In Chicago Best Of

Melanie Rud Chadwick

Step on It

Start the summer season off on the right foot with a professional pedicure at one of these three standout spots.

If your foot-care routine involves little more than occasionally cutting your toenails, now’s the ideal time to step up your grooming game and let the pros take care of your paws. Not only will your feet be ready for their big summer reveal, but we’re also willing to bet you’ll be blown away by just how relaxing a good pedicure can be. Before you switch from shoes to sandals, book an appointment at one of these three spots—all of which cater to the needs of even the manliest of men.

Channing’s Studio & Spa

Beer aficionados, take note: This Gold Coast salon staple offers a seasonal Microbrew Pedicure ($55 for 45 to 60 minutes, June 1 to July 15) inspired by your favorite beverage. You’ll soak your feet in a soothing blend of citrus oils, hops and barley to soften even the most stubborn of calluses, then enjoy a scrub, nail and cuticle care, and massage. A complimentary microbrew is also included, of course. For those who prefer a superspeedy service, the Male Pedicure ($30) offers all the basics in a mere 30 minutes. 67 E. Oak St., Ste. 3W, 312.280.1994, channings.com

Spa Space

You’ll find a variety of male-oriented treatments to choose from here, but it’s the Sports Pedicure ($50 for 50 minutes) that attracts the likes of professional athletes, including members of the Cubs, Bulls and Bears. A whirlpool soak, salt scrub and hydrating clay mask leave those constantly sneaker-clad feet soft and smooth, while a foot and lower-leg massage relieves even the achiest of muscles. 161 N. Canal St., 312.466.9585, spaspace.com

Van Buren Gentlemen’s Salon

This one-stop grooming shop may be known for offering impeccable haircuts, but its spa pedicure ($38 for 45 minutes) is just as spot-on as any of the other services. Step into the private nail room, where you’ll sip a glass of whiskey or a cold beer while your feet are soaked, nails trimmed and cuticles nipped. A foot-and- leg scrub, followed by a 10-minute massage, make for the perfect ending, whether or not you choose to add on the optional nail buffing. 235 W. Van Buren St., Ste. C-3, 312.753.5363, vbgents.com

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