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Nine of Chicago's Best, Most Expensive Beauty & Spa Services

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Sometimes we become complacent with Chicago's array of options for spa services or beauty treatments and stick to the usual suspects — Lee's Nails on Broadway, Juko for waxing on Division, Merle Norman for Waxing on Clark. Reason being is that the quality these treatments are consistent and happen often enough at the right price. But wait! Life is so much better than that. What about a splurge—something above and beyond and just ridiculously feel-good at a once, maybe twice-in-a-lifetime price?

If this is you, feeling a little splurge-y and want a treat, or maybe there are actual real people out there who are spa junkies and throw some green down every Tuesday after work lunch. Whatever your bag, here are a fine number of spas in Chicago, some stand alone, some within hotels, offering fancy spa treatments for juuust the right price.


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The Spa at Trump

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The Spa at Trump suggests you arrive 45 minutes prior to any treatment, meaning this spa is an all day affair. The treatment of epic luxeness is the 7 hour Trump Luxury Treatment which comes with lunch, a gemstone massage, seaweed body treatment, a bio pearl hand treatment, crystal foot treatment, reflexology, gem infused massage oil and a candle.

JW Marriott Chicago

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At the 20,000 square foot Spa at J W Marriott, the pricing is totally up to you - or how long you want to spend in the spa that day. Services are priced in 10-minute increments with each increment priced at $25. So really someone could get an hour long pedicure for $150. Or if holistic is your thing you can spend a few hours in the popular "Clarity Chambers" which is their own modern version of turkish bath. The all-stone room has a large marble slab in the middle of it that you lay on with a roaring fireplace in the corner.

Waldorf Astoria

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Located, almost hidden above the bustle of State Street in the Gold Coast, the Spa at Waldorf isn't just a spa, more a health club. It boasts a lavish, state-of-the-art fitness center, lap pool, steam room, on-staff barber, sauna, a thorough retail section, fresh fruits on nearly every table, an outdoor terrace and world class massage therapists.

Ruby Room, The Style of Wellness

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The Ruby Room's mission is to positively affect the energy & spirit of those they touch. Ruby Room's signature "Healing Ritual" incorporates your chosen intention and selection of a Ruby Room Aroma Infused Flower & Gem Essences to keep your energy positive and clear. This combined with numerology reading ($250) could run you at most $350 if you choose to bring a partner along. After your treatment, head next door to the Ruby Room Salon and get the Brazilian blowout for $300.

Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute

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Most passers by of this second floor enhancement center don't realize how many services they actually offer. Some superstars are the (Chicago exclusive) Cool Sculpting treatment which freezes fat and is slowly deposited through your urine over a three month period. Cool Sculpting ranges $1500-$1000 for smaller areas of fat and $750-$900 for larger areas. With this non-surgical one-hour treatment, always make sure to ask about specials happening at the time. Another treatment is The Ora which helps get rid of lose skin after weight loss. The Ora is around $300 per area with periodic specials bringing down the price to $250.

The Peninsula Spa

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The Spa Peninsula by ESPA earns a place on the list for their luxury treatment named Peninsula Haven. This is a 4.5 hour treatment which includes an Uplifting Mint Experience, Espa Intensive Facial and a Reflex Zone foot massage. It's a mint-inspired treatment that combines aromatherapy with energetic massage and includes a tailored facial for $630. Need a more exotic experience, try the Purva Karma, four handed synchronized massage for $450.

NoMI Spa

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The Spa at Park Hyatt Chicago believes in crafting an evolution in the spa experience. Each treatment is based on what’s happening in the Hyatt garden and what’s happening in your own world. Each treatment includes a hand-crafted beverage that compliments the result of your treatment. For instance if you ordered the Ultimate Firming Facial which will run you $315.00, you'll receive the carefully steeped firming Akati tea.

Exhale Spa

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Exhale Spa earns their place on our most expensive spa map for their Power Facial with Ultrasonic Peel for $280. Additionally, exhale offers acupuncture and energetic therapies as well as specialty therapies like LED Core Contouring by SlimStation and a head to toe wash followed by a heated hammam stone two-step exfoliation.

Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

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The Four Seasons Spa earns its way onto our list of the most expensive (and obviously beautiful) spas in Chicago for their Ancient Healing Massage treatment for $290 which combines essential oils and hot ancient stones. The other treatment that we love here is the Vintage Bourbon Massage for $260 which utilizes a scrub made of brown sugar and Kentucky bourbon. Bam-Shazam!

The Spa at Trump

The Spa at Trump suggests you arrive 45 minutes prior to any treatment, meaning this spa is an all day affair. The treatment of epic luxeness is the 7 hour Trump Luxury Treatment which comes with lunch, a gemstone massage, seaweed body treatment, a bio pearl hand treatment, crystal foot treatment, reflexology, gem infused massage oil and a candle.

JW Marriott Chicago

At the 20,000 square foot Spa at J W Marriott, the pricing is totally up to you - or how long you want to spend in the spa that day. Services are priced in 10-minute increments with each increment priced at $25. So really someone could get an hour long pedicure for $150. Or if holistic is your thing you can spend a few hours in the popular "Clarity Chambers" which is their own modern version of turkish bath. The all-stone room has a large marble slab in the middle of it that you lay on with a roaring fireplace in the corner.

Waldorf Astoria

Located, almost hidden above the bustle of State Street in the Gold Coast, the Spa at Waldorf isn't just a spa, more a health club. It boasts a lavish, state-of-the-art fitness center, lap pool, steam room, on-staff barber, sauna, a thorough retail section, fresh fruits on nearly every table, an outdoor terrace and world class massage therapists.

Ruby Room, The Style of Wellness

The Ruby Room's mission is to positively affect the energy & spirit of those they touch. Ruby Room's signature "Healing Ritual" incorporates your chosen intention and selection of a Ruby Room Aroma Infused Flower & Gem Essences to keep your energy positive and clear. This combined with numerology reading ($250) could run you at most $350 if you choose to bring a partner along. After your treatment, head next door to the Ruby Room Salon and get the Brazilian blowout for $300.

Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute

Most passers by of this second floor enhancement center don't realize how many services they actually offer. Some superstars are the (Chicago exclusive) Cool Sculpting treatment which freezes fat and is slowly deposited through your urine over a three month period. Cool Sculpting ranges $1500-$1000 for smaller areas of fat and $750-$900 for larger areas. With this non-surgical one-hour treatment, always make sure to ask about specials happening at the time. Another treatment is The Ora which helps get rid of lose skin after weight loss. The Ora is around $300 per area with periodic specials bringing down the price to $250.

The Peninsula Spa

The Spa Peninsula by ESPA earns a place on the list for their luxury treatment named Peninsula Haven. This is a 4.5 hour treatment which includes an Uplifting Mint Experience, Espa Intensive Facial and a Reflex Zone foot massage. It's a mint-inspired treatment that combines aromatherapy with energetic massage and includes a tailored facial for $630. Need a more exotic experience, try the Purva Karma, four handed synchronized massage for $450.

NoMI Spa

The Spa at Park Hyatt Chicago believes in crafting an evolution in the spa experience. Each treatment is based on what’s happening in the Hyatt garden and what’s happening in your own world. Each treatment includes a hand-crafted beverage that compliments the result of your treatment. For instance if you ordered the Ultimate Firming Facial which will run you $315.00, you'll receive the carefully steeped firming Akati tea.

Exhale Spa

Exhale Spa earns their place on our most expensive spa map for their Power Facial with Ultrasonic Peel for $280. Additionally, exhale offers acupuncture and energetic therapies as well as specialty therapies like LED Core Contouring by SlimStation and a head to toe wash followed by a heated hammam stone two-step exfoliation.

Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

The Four Seasons Spa earns its way onto our list of the most expensive (and obviously beautiful) spas in Chicago for their Ancient Healing Massage treatment for $290 which combines essential oils and hot ancient stones. The other treatment that we love here is the Vintage Bourbon Massage for $260 which utilizes a scrub made of brown sugar and Kentucky bourbon. Bam-Shazam!