Nothing beats summer in Chicago. It's time to dress up in your best summer dress and meet up with friends at a rooftop bar, hit Oak Street Beach in your teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, and put your best face forward as you enjoy all the fun festivals, concerts and events on the summertime menu. Shed those winter time layers and get your summer glow on with these summer-focused treatments at six of Chicago's best spas.
Spa at Dana (660 N. State St.)
Summer glow treatments at the dana are infused with the essences of fruits and essential oils. Illuminate your skin with the Pineapple Guava Facial, which will give your skin a vitamin boost thanks to natural guava and pineapple fruit extracts, leaving you feeling refreshed and radiant. Balance and rejuvenate with the Oolong & Lavender Massage, a toning massage featuring the summery scent of lime and lavender essential oils. The Cherry Blossom Manicure and Pedicure will prep your feet for sandals: nails and cuticles are polished and exfoliated with an enzymatic cherry blossom cream followed by a luxurious massage with a cherry blossom shea butter and your pick of the hottest summer nail shades. Plan on spending some time in the relaxation lounge or steam room after your treatment.
Four Seasons Spa Chicago (900 N. Michigan Shops, 120 E Delaware Pl.)
The Spa at Chicago's Four Seasons Hotel is a luxe escape where innovative spa treatments will bring out your summer glow. The customized Radiant Facial will help brighten and plump skin, prepping your face for the summer sun. Get ready to hit the beach in your best bikini bod with body scrub. The Maui Sugar Scrub and Hawaiian Honey Therapy with wrap you in Lehua honey, scrub you with Maui cane sugar, and soothe your skin with Hawaiian kukui nut oils. The Signature Crystal Clear Scrub combines old world spa traditions with modern technology with sea salt, sugar and magnesium oxide crystals that will polish your body until it shines, an ideal treatment for evening out skin tone before taking in the sunshine.
Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique (2457 N. Halsted St.)
Leah Chavie (pictured above) combined her knowledge and love for skincare products and treatments to open her first skincare boutique in 2010. Arrange for a consultation and Chavie herself will help you map out a plan for revealing your best you. Get ready to hit the beach with the Biologique Recherché Detoxifying Body Wrap which will increase blood circulation, eliminate toxins and excess water, hydrate the skin and balance the skin's surface PH. The Thermojet Spanish Infrared Body Wrap promises to help you burn 1,200-1,800 calories per treatment, reducing the appearance of cellulite over time and aiding in lymphatic drainage.
Rejeuvanete your face just in time for summer with the Seaweed Facial, which leaves your skin healthy and vibrant. Complete your look with a UVA/UVB free, customized sunless tan. If you're looking for a more intense summer makeover, Leah Chavie has also partnered with FACE Chicago's Dr. Julian Dixon to bring you natural facial enhancements, an organic approach to anti-aging therapies that make use of biologic materials found in nature as well as advanced rejuvenating technologies.
bliss chicago (644 N. Lake Shore Drive, at the W Chicago Lakeshore)
Located on the eighth floor of the W Chicago Lakeshore, bliss chicago offers a signature menu of spa services with spectacular views of summer as it unfolds on Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. Sixteen treatment rooms, four movie-screening manicure nail stations, a retail store packed with the best in bliss beauty products and a brownie buffet round out an awesome day at the spa. The Head-to-Toe Glow Treatment is a must if you want to step into your summer best skin, and offers a facial, body wrap and massage, or book a Carrot & Sesame Body Buff, an ultra-hydrating smoothing and skin softening treat.
Hotel Allegro Chicago (171 W. Randolph St.)
At the Hotel Allegro Chicago, the spa comes to you. In-Room Spa Services bring the summer-ready treatments directly to your room, so you can relax and unwind in the privacy of your guest room. The Spirulina Body Wrap is recommended for anyone looking to nourish and revitalize skin: Your body will be wrapped for 25 minutes to soak up essential elements from a vitamin-rich Spirulina Masque followed by a firming marine firming body creme and lavender body oil massage. The Aroma Journey Massage
will help you unwind after a long day of outdoor fun: indulge in a sensory balancing massage with your choice of one of four aromatherapy blends infused with your choice of essential oils.
The Spa at Trump (401 N Wabash Ave.)
The Spa at Trump has a full menu of fitness offerings that promise to get you into tip-top shape. Head to the The Terrace on Trump and watch the sun rise over the Chicago skyline while you practice yoga every Wednesday from 6 to 7 a.m. through September (weather permitting; class fee is $45).
Get into gear and enjoy the Chicago River Walk with River Walk Book Camp Class: every Saturday this challenging work out will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. along the Chicago River just outside of Trump (class fee is $45).
After your workout, head back to the spa for an Ultimate Kate Facial, the perfect treatment to help achieve that summertime glow: the 90-minute treatment begins with a superhydrating oxygen treatment using dermal boosters, plumping the skin with nutrients. After a relaxing pressure point massage, the experience continues with the Dermalucent therapy to protect the skin from free radical damage. Finally, relax with a Balancing Ayurvedic Massage featuring traditional massage techniques combined with specific oils, create a harmonious relationship among the three Doshas.