Best of 2018: Beauty

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:

Advanced Dermatology Best of 2018 Ad

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist (City)

Dr. Jordan Carqueville

Best of 2018: Beauty (Dr. Jordan Carqueville)
Photo courtesy of Dr. Jordan Carqueville.

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)

Dr. Amy Taub

716 Vernon Ave., Glencoe; 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, 847-459-6400

Best of 2018: Beauty (Dr. Amy Taub)
Dr. Amy Taub (Photo courtesy of Advanced Dermatology.)

Dr. Amy Taub has two practices that offer nationally renowned cosmetic procedures and treatments.

Best Makeup Artist (City)

Shannon O’Brien

Shannon O’Brien has done makeup for celebrities like Sophia Bush, Kristin Cavallari, and Meghan Markle.

Best Makeup Artist (Suburbs)

Elise Brill

Best of 2018: Beauty (Elise Brill)
Photo courtesy of Elise Brill.

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)

Cowshed at Soho House

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)

Egea Spa

1521 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 847-332-2772

Best of 2018: Beauty (Egea Spa)
Photo courtesy of Egea Spa.

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

Best of 2018: Beauty (Allyu)
Photo by John Faier.

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)

Dermatology + Aesthetics

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)

Trio Med Spa

200 Northfield Road, Suite 1, Northfield, 224-255-6404

Best of 2018: Beauty (Trio Med Spa)
Ali Spatz (Photo courtesy of Trio Med Spa.)

Trio Med Spa’s superb services won this year’s vote.

Best Men’s Haircut/Salon Services (City)

Iron Heritage Supply Co.

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)

Andreas Hogue Salon

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)

Urban Lift Salon

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)

ZaZaZoo Nail Salon

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)

Teddie Kossof Salon Spa

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)

Amazing Lash Studio

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)

60s Beauty Lash

572A Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, 847-807-9311

Inspired by the 1960s, this boutique will give you the lashes of your dreams.

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