Best of Chicago 2019: Beauty

Better: Best of 2019

Living in a big city, the options are endless when it comes to where to get your beauty services. We cut out the guess work with our ninth annual Best Of awards, where you share your favorite and most trusted local businesses.

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist (City)

Dr. Jordan Carqueville

680 N Lakeshore Drive, #1425, Chicago; 125 W. 2nd Street, Hinsdale

Best of 2019: Jordan Carqueville

Dr. Jordan Carqueville is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic, general, and surgical dermatology. She sees patients in Chicago and Hinsdale.

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist (Suburbs)

Advanced Dermatology

Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD, Anne Marie Mahoney, MD, FAAD, Monika Kaniszewska, MD, FAAD

716 Vernon Ave., Glencoe; 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire

Best of 2019: Advanced Dermatology
Photo courtesy of Advanced Dermatology.

With offices in Lincolnshire and Glencoe, Advanced Dermatology offers the latest in cosmetic and dermatological skincare treatments and procedures.

Best Facial (City)

Images Med Spa

1006 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago

With top-of-the-line technology and a tranquil atmosphere, Images Med Spa focuses on a “complete image” experience, encompassing both the mind and body. Find your best skin at one of Images Med Spa’s four locations.

Best Facial (Suburbs) | Best Massage (Suburbs) | Best Nail Salon (Suburbs) | Best Spa (Suburbs)

Egea Spa

1521 Sherman Ave., Evanston

Best of 2019: Egea Spa
Photo courtesy of Egea Spa.

Since 2003, this spa has been a go-to for body wellness and skin health. Services include massage, laser treatments, cosmetic fillers, medical peels, HydraFacial, SculpSure Body Contouring, and more.

Best Massage (City)

Four Seasons Hotel Spa

120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago

Offering a menu full of luxury level massages, the Four Seasons Hotel Spa is the perfect place for an afternoon of relaxation.

Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago

330 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Visit the Chuan Spa at the Langham for a one-of-a-kind spa experience. Meaning “flowing water” in Chinese, Chuan Spa invites guests to take part in its special bathing ritual prior to treatments.

Best Nail Salon (City)

Waldorf Astoria Spa

11 E. Walton, Chicago

Explore the signature spa and beauty services at the Waldorf Astoria Spa.

Best Spa (City)

Peninsula Spa

108 E. Superior St., Chicago

The luxury spa offers stunning views of the city with complimentary amenities to guests, including a sun terrace, fitness center, and indoor half-Olympic length swimming pool.

Best Med Spa (City)

The Med Spa at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery

676 N. Saint Clair St., Chicago

Services here include facials, chemical peels, laser treatments, body contouring, and microblading.


1133 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago; 1048 W. Madison St., Chicago

Best of 2019: SpaDerma
Photo by Vibe Tribe Creative.

SpaDerma has served more than 20,000 patients with highly trained aestheticians providing advanced skincare and laser treatments. With almost 20 years of experience, this medical spa continues to keep up with the industry’s latest trends and standards.

Best Med Spa (Suburbs)

Trio Med Spa

200 Northfield Road, Northfield

Best of 2019: Trio Med Spa
Photo courtesy of Trio Med Spa.

A repeat “Best Beauty” winner, Trio Med Spa offers the latest anti-aging technologies with its menu of superb aesthetic procedures.

Best Men’s Haircut/Salon Services (City) | Best Women’s Haircut/Salon Services (City)

Gordon Salon

333 E. Benton Place, Chicago

Find your next new look with Gordon Salons. With Gordon’s 100 percent Money Back Service Guarantee, every stylist ensures that their clients leave feeling confident and happy.

Best Men’s Haircut/Salon Services (Suburbs) | Best Women’s Haircut/Salon Services (Suburbs)

Andreas Hogue Salon

840 Willow Road, Northbrook; 901 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills

Best of 2019: Andreas Hogue Salon
Photo by Nicole Thomas Photography.

With salons in Northbrook and Vernon Hills, Andreas Hogue Salon offers a variety of services: haircuts, hair coloring, extensions, facials, bridal hair, and makeup.

Best Makeup Artist

Elise Brill

Best of 2019: Elise Brill
Photo by Leathem Photography.

Repeat winner Elise Brill is a Chicago makeup artist and owner of Leesi B. Cosmetics, a brand committed to natural beauty.