We all deserve a little rest, relaxation and pampering. Here are your favorites.
Best Cosmetic Dermatologist (City)
Dr. Jordan Carqueville
The Derm Institute of Chicago: 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1425, Chicago
Dr. Carqueville, a double board-certified Dermatologist, has been recognized for her quality care in our Best Of celebration year after year. She founded The Derm Institute of Chicago, a comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology practice, with locations in the city and the suburbs.
Best Cosmetic Dermatologist (Suburbs)
Lincolnshire and Glencoe
With two locations on the North Shore, Advanced Dermatology offers the latest in cosmetic and dermatological skincare treatments and procedures.
Best Spa (City), Best Facial (City)
The Spa at The Peninsula Hotel
108 E Superior St., #2508
The luxury spa offers stunning views of the city with complimentary amenities for guests, including a sun terrace, fitness center, and indoor half-Olympic length swimming pool.
Best Facial (Suburbs)
One Magnificent MedSpa
1100 Central Ave., 11th Street Entrance, Wilmette
One Magnificent Medspa was founded in 2017 with the desire to create the most efficient skincare experience for their clients. To age gracefully, you owe it to yourself to take care of you, your skin, and your wellness – inside and out.
Best Spa (Suburbs), Best Massage (Suburbs)
1521 Sherman Ave., Evanston
An award winning day spa and medical spa, Egea focuses on body wellness and improving skin health, offering complete laser skincare services and injectables under the guidance of their medical director Dr. Adam Cohen M.D.
Best Massage (City)
Four Seasons Hotel Spa
120 E Delaware Place
Offering a menu full of luxury level massages, the Four Seasons Hotel Spa is the perfect place for an afternoon of relaxation.
Best Med Spa (City)
Iteld Plastic Surgery
939 W North Ave., Ste 600
Proudly founded in 2013, Iteld Plastic Surgery is dedicated to a superior experience with excellent outcomes for their clients and patients. Their new office in Lincoln Park, provides a warm and welcoming location with convenient covered parking.
Best Med Spa (Suburbs)
Images Med Spa
505 Skokie Rd., Wilmette
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 locations.
Best Haircut/Salon Services (City)
Sine Qua Non Salons
Opened in 1993 by Chicago native Laura Boton, Sine’s award-winning salons deliver excellent artistic hair services in a friendly and restorative environment.
Best Haircut/Salon Services (Suburbs)
Andreas Hogue Salon
840 Willow Rd., Ste K, Northbrook
Andreas Hogue Salon is a high end cut and color salon celebrating its 10th year — 8 of which it’s been voted “Best of Chicago” by Better magazine. They are now serving guests in three locations: Northbrook, Vernon Hills and a pop-up shop (also in Northbrook), the third location was established in May 2020 as a temporary space which has provided guests a private space for salon services during the pandemic.
Best Nail Salon (City)
611 W Briar Pl., Ste 1
Jenilea makes bespoke nail art in a cozy, private studio. They have been doing nails since 2017 and have been in a solo Lakeview studio since April 2021. They wanted to create a space where getting your nails done felt more like getting a tattoo, using wearable art as self-expression, and collaborating with clients to create their dream nails.
Best Nail Salon (Suburbs)
Allure Nails and Spray Tan
950 Green Bay Rd., Ste 100, Winnetka
Allure Nails and Spray Tanning focuses on giving their clients a healthier alternative to full-service nail treatments and the best custom sunless tanning service. Their featured products are selected with you in mind, containing safer ingredients to produce optimal results. Their tans are always performed by trained specialists, never in an automated booth. They pride themselves on their level of friendliness, skillfullness and cleanliness.
Best Lash Services (City)
833 West Chicago Ave., Ste 404
Educated, creative and talented stylists are readily available to provide you with all your beauty needs at Chicago’s Lash Luxe. Indulge in a wide variety of reasonably priced spa services and leave feeling uplifted.
Best Lash Services (Suburbs)
60’s Beauty Lash
572 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
The most sought-after lash studio in the North Shore since 2016, specializing in lifestyle lashes and gorgeous lash lifts. They pride themselves in their customer service and the lash work they do.
Best Waxing Services
The Wicked Waxer
611 W Briar Pl.
Kaycie McClure opened The Wicked Waxer in February 2017 to provide both amazing brow artistry and Brazilian waxing for all types of women. She has been a licensed esthetician for eight years but having her own space and being able to provide services on her own terms has been one of the best decisions of her life.
Best Make Up Artist
Leesi B Cosmetics
2612 Kingston Dr., Northbrook
Elise Brill has a makeup studio in Northbrook and an online store. Elise loves teaching clients how to apply makeup so they can feel their best. She loves to show clients how even the most minimal amount of makeup can make them feel better about themselves.