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88 | THE RADAR | HEALTH & BEAUTY | Evanston Pretty City | By the Editors | Evanston Evanston’s Fit Girl combines our three favorite workouts—yoga, spin and barre—under one unpretentious and nonjudgmental (read: no men allowed) roof. Classes are limited to 15 participants and range from the relaxing—candlelit yoga, anyone?—to invigorating, like the 50-minute SpinnerGirl. With a varied class schedule and free towel service, Fit Girl aims to please. Or in other words: No more excuses. 1642 Maple Ave., Evanston, 847.869.4475, fi tgirlstudio. com With just enough time to get you gorgeous for all those holiday parties, new salons, spas and gyms are opening all over the city. We can’t believe no one thought of this sooner: We’re obsessed with Bucktown’s Urban Mom , a salon with an adjoining playroom and professional nanny staff to watch your kids while you choose from services including haircuts, color, blowouts, waxing, manicures and pedicures. 2413 N. Damen Ave., 773.687.8346, urbanmomsalon.com Kiehl’s celebrates its 160th anniversary—my, how time fl ies when you’re getting gorgeous!— with its fi rst Midwest fl agship store. The two-story space houses a photo booth and magnetic photo wall so customers can leave their (beauty) mark, a man cave complete with Shave Bar and personal consultations for a truly VIP shopping experience. 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312.321.3601, kiehls.com Bucktown Magnifi cent Mile River North Lush Cosmetics recently opened its fi rst Bucktown location, and the 600-square-foot space is the bath, body and skin care brand’s seventh in Chicago. We love the piled-high soaps made from fruits, vegetables and essential oils as well as the trademarked Bath Bombs (named for their fi zz after hitting the tub). Plus, the natural fragrances boast the perfect amount of allure without overpowering. 1727 N. Damen Ave., 773.227.3946, lushusa.com West Loop Loop Confused about beauty salon tipping? Enter Ladies & Gentlemen , a new spot in the Loop where gratuities aren’t expected—or accepted. What you will fi nd at this third-story Aveda salon/spa is a variety of hair, body and facial treatments whose price depends on the level of the stylist, from junior to master, doing the work. Kids get in on the beauty fun too with a separate salon space. 108 N. State St., 877.694.9192, ladiesgentlemen. com Blo Dri may be gone with the wind, but the River North space still has your hair needs front and center with the opening of Tracy Adduci Salon . The famed colorist with a cultlike following offers a full-service Aveda salon featuring her legendary cut and color, a Champagne blowout (drink while drying!) and Styling On the Go for those who like their beautifi cation in the privacy of their own homes. 408 N. Clark St., 312.595.3000, tracyadducisalon.com The West Loop is a hot hood for restaurants but a wasteland when it comes to beauty bastions. Thank goodness HM Day Spa has landed on Madison. The price points are beyond reasonable: A Day at the Spa treatment, just $149, includes a European conditioning facial, a 50-minute massage and a mani/pedi. You’ll save so much you might decide to splurge on eyelash extensions. 917 W. Madison St., 312.733.9720, hmdayspachicago.com Van Buren Gentlemen’s Salon is the new must-stop shop for busy Loop businessmen. In addition to haircuts, the salon offers straight-edge shaves, scalp treatments, gray coverage, manicures, pedicures, body waxing, facials and shoe shines. But, let’s be honest, most guys really hit Van Buren for the pre-shampoo head and neck massage. Simple creatures, aren’t we? 235 W. Van Buren St., vbgents.com GOOD LOOKS Beauty Bits Forget the 12 days of Christmas—the Elysian Spa & Health Club (11 E. Walton St., 312.646.1300, elysianhotels. com) is offering a “year of wellness” gift package that includes one treatment—think facials, body treatments and massages—every month, along with use of the sauna, steam room, pool and fi tness facility. The price? A cool $2,200. >>> Studio 110 Salon (110 E. Delaware Place, Ste. 1, 312.337.6411, studio110salon.com) now offers a one-hour Keratin Complex express blowout that lets even the busiest of shoppers step into holiday parties with smooth, shiny hair. >>> Getting into the holiday spirit at the Spa at Dana (660 N. State St., 312.202.6064, danahotelandspa.com) is a piece of cake, er, candy with its organic peppermint dream facial, which also comes with a take-home mask. December 2011

Getting Beautiful This Holiday Season— And Beyond—Is Easy With These New Spas, Salons And Gyms

The Editors

Pretty City

With just enough time to get you gorgeous for all those holiday parties, new salons, spas and gyms are opening all over the city.

We can’t believe no one thought of this sooner: We’re obsessed with Bucktown’s Urban Mom, a salon with an adjoining playroom and professional nanny staff to watch your kids while you choose from services including haircuts, color, blowouts, waxing, manicures and pedicures. 2413 N. Damen Ave., 773.687.8346, urbanmomsalon.com

Lush Cosmetics recently opened its first Bucktown location, and the 600-square-foot space is the bath, body and skin care brand’s seventh in Chicago. We love the piled-high soaps made from fruits, vegetables and essential oils as well as the trademarked Bath Bombs (named for their fizz after hitting the tub). Plus, the natural fragrances boast the perfect amount of allure without overpowering. 1727 N. Damen Ave.,773. 227.3946, lushusa.com

Blo Dri may be gone with the wind, but the River North space still has your hair needs front and center with the opening of Tracy Adduci Salon. The famed colorist with a cultlike following offers a full-service Aveda salon featuring her legendary cut and color, a Champagne blowout (drink while drying!) And Styling On the Go for those who like their beautification in the privacy of their own homes. 408 N. Clark St.,312. 595.3000, tracyadducisalon.com

Evanston’s Fit Girl combines our three favorite workouts—yoga, spin and barre—under one unpretentious and nonjudgmental (read: no men allowed) roof. Classes are limited to 15 participants and range from the relaxing—candlelit yoga, anyone?—to invigorating, like the 50-minute SpinnerGirl. With a varied class schedule and free towel service, Fit Girl aims to please. Or in other words: No more excuses. 1642 Maple Ave., Evanston,847. 869.4475, fitgirlstudio.com

Kiehl’s celebrates its 160th anniversary—my, how time flies when you’re getting gorgeous!— with its first Midwest fl agship store. The two-story space houses a photo booth and magnetic photo wall so customers can leave their (beauty) mark, a man cave complete with Shave Bar and personal consultations for a truly VIP shopping experience. 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312.321.3601, kiehls.com

Confused about beauty salon tipping? Enter Ladies & Gentlemen, a new spot in the Loop where gratuities aren’t expected—or accepted. What you will find at this third-story Aveda salon/spa is a variety of hair, body and facial treatments whose price depends on the level of the stylist, from junior to master, doing the work. Kids get in on the beauty fun too with a separate salon space. 108 N. State St.,877. 694.9192, ladiesgentlemen.Com

Van Buren Gentlemen’s Salon is the new must-stop shop for busy Loop businessmen. In addition to haircuts, the salon offers straight-edge shaves, scalp treatments, gray coverage, manicures, pedicures, body waxing, facials and shoe shines.But, let’s be honest, most guys really hit Van Buren for the pre-shampoo head and neck massage. Simple creatures, aren’t we? 235 W. Van Buren St., vbgents.com

GOOD LOOKS

Beauty Bits

Forget the 12 days of Christmas—the Elysian Spa & Health Club (11 E. Walton St., 312.646.1300, elysianhotels. Com) is offering a “year of wellness” gift package that includes one treatment—think facials, body treatments and massages—every month, along with use of the sauna, steam room, pool and fitness facility. The price? A cool $2,200. >>> Studio 110 Salon (110 E. Delaware Place, Ste. 1, 312.337.6411, studio110salon.com) now offers a one-hour Keratin Complex express blowout that lets even the busiest of shoppers step into holiday parties with smooth, shiny hair. >>> Getting into the holiday spirit at the Spa at Dana (660 N. State St., 312.202.6064, danahotelandspa.com) is a piece of cake, er, candy with its organic peppermint dream facial, which also comes with a take-home mask.

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