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Racked's own Rea Frey hails a cab and heads over to The 900 North Michigan Shops to explore the latest facial and bronzer in the luxe spa tucked away below street level.
As the warm weather makes its imprint in Chicago, what better way to celebrate than to treat yourself to some truly unique beauty products and services? Forgo your neighborhood spa and head down to The 900 N. Michigan Shops, where you can get cutting edge spa services for accessible pricing at Equinox - even without a membership.
First on the list? A face brightening Strawberry Facial, which evens out the complexion, lightens dark spots and leaves the skin hydrated and refreshed.
This ultra-conditioning facial uses the antioxidants of strawberries as a rich, vitamin-packed mask blended with milk and wheat protein and aloe to improve circulation and strengthen cellular metabolism. The naturally occurring alpha hydroxyl acids help aid cell turnover, giving you a renewed, more youthful complexion.
An extra bonus? Each client receives a detailed skin condition analysis from a highly trained aesthetician, followed by a deep, relaxing décolletage massage. Price? $155.
If facials aren’t your thing, but you still want a healthy glow (without baking like a roast chicken in the sun) The Spa @ Equinox has recently introduced Body Bronze, a new customized airbrush tanning service that promotes and encourages healthy tanning.
Trained aestheticians consult with each customer to create the perfect customized tanning “cocktail” for each individual based on their skin type, allowing for premium and natural looking results (no resemblance to leather handbags – we promise.) Individual tanning recipes created from the customer’s initial appointment are kept on file so each visit can recreate the perfect customized bronze.
Body Bronze is available in single sessions at $35 for first time clients that are Equinox members and $45 for non-members. Packages are also available in six-packs priced at $240, 10-packs for $350 and 24 for $720. (Body Bronze is available at the 900 North Michigan, Lincoln Park and Highland Park Equinox locations.)
Finally, take care of the entire body with a treatment guaranteed to make for a slimmer, thinner you (just in time for bathing suit season). The Detoxifying Mud Wrap will have spa-goers feeling relaxed, refreshed and invigorated.
The 80-minute service features a deep cleaning body polish that prepares the skin for a warm mud wrap and mask from the Dead Sea. The minerals used in the service offer healing and detoxifying essences to nourish the skin and help eliminate toxins from the body – to achieve more vibrant and healthy skin.
- Rea Frey
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