In a city as vibrant as Chicago, making everyday decisions — where to order dinner, get a haircut, push your kids on the swings — can feel downright dizzying. Enter our (eighth annual!) Best Of awards: You shared your favorite spaces and places, we tallied the votes, and together we’ll celebrate all that makes our beloved communities shine.
Here are the Best of 2018: Beauty winners:
Best Cosmetic Dermatologist (City)
Dr. Jordan Carqueville can take care of all your skin concerns — acne, pesky fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage — and has offices in both Chicago and Glenview.
Best Cosmetic Dermatologist (Suburbs)
716 Vernon Ave., Glencoe; 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, 847-459-6400
Dr. Amy Taub has two practices that offer nationally renowned cosmetic procedures and treatments.
Best Makeup Artist (City)
Shannon O’Brien has done makeup for celebrities like Sophia Bush, Kristin Cavallari, and Meghan Markle.
Best Makeup Artist (Suburbs)
Whether you want a natural, fresh-faced look or a bold smoky eye, Elise Brill can give you the look of your dreams.
Best Massage (City) | Best Facial (City)
113-125 N. Green St., Chicago, 312-521-8000
Get clear, glowing skin at this spa, which offers a variety of ultra-luxe facials in addition to an impressive menu of massages.
Best Massage (Suburbs) | Best Facial (Suburbs) | Best Spa (Suburbs)
1521 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 847-332-2772
This repeat winner offers top-of-the-line spa services, including comprehensive spa packages designed to help relieve stress and tension.
Best Spa (City)
600 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 312-755-1313
Whether you’re looking for a pedicure, a massage, a facial, or some chakra balancing, our readers say, Allyu is the place to go to.
Best Med Spa (City)
1765 N. Elston Ave., Suite 110, Chicago, 773-276-1100
This spa was voted top of the line for its outstanding services and procedures.
Best Med Spa (Suburbs)
200 Northfield Road, Suite 1, Northfield, 224-255-6404
Trio Med Spa’s superb services won this year’s vote.
Best Men’s Haircut/Salon Services (City)
4025 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773-857-0277
Offering both hair and beard grooming services, Iron Heritage Supply Co. wins this year’s vote for its stellar service.
Best Men’s Haircut/Salon Services (Suburbs) | Best Women’s Haircut/Salon Services (Suburbs)
840 Willow Road, Suite K, Northbrook, 847-272-1616
In both the men’s and the women’s category, our readers say, Andreas Hogue’s services are simply the best.
Best Women’s Haircut/Salon Services (City)
3617 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, 773-281-5438
The clean, cozy atmosphere makes Urban Lift Salon the perfect place to relax and unwind while getting first-class hair services.
Best Nail Salon (City)
1842 N. Damen, Chicago, 773-687-9717; 1404 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 312-465-2252
The fun decor and exceptional services make ZaZaZoo Nail Salon the best of the best this year when it comes to all things nails.
Best Nail Salon (Suburbs)
281 N. Waukegan Road, Northfield, 847-999-9500
The largest salon on Chicago’s North Shore, Teddie Kossof wins this year’s vote with its wide selection of nail services (like their nourishing conditioning treatment).
Best Lashes (City)
334 E. Ohio St., Chicago, 872-228-5274; 1845 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, 773-248-5274
Get long, fluttery lashes at Amazing Lash Studio’s Chicago locations.
Best Lashes (Suburbs)
572A Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, 847-807-9311
Inspired by the 1960s, this boutique will give you the lashes of your dreams.