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The Red Wine Experience at Aire Ancient Baths includes a relaxing scalp massage.

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The Best of Chicago Health & Beauty for 2019

By The Editors

Photo courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths

12.20.18

Looking good and feeling good are a snap thanks to these resources.

BEST USE OF RED WINE
In the private room of Aire Ancient Baths, you relax in a two-person antique bath filled with antioxidant-rich red wine. While you soak, you’ll receive a 15-minute scalp massage followed by an hourlong couples massage. À votre santé! $800-$900, 800 W. Superior St.

BEST GOLD STANDARD PAMPERING
With its 24K Gold Luxe Package, the Spa at JW Chicago offers a pampering package with exfoliation, envelopment in mineral-rich gold mud, a relaxing scalp massage, an 80-minute signature massage and an 80-minute gold collagen facial. Four-hour treatment $775, 151 W. Adams St.

BEST WAY TO ENHANCE YORU MOVES
Opening soon in the Gold Coast, Ethos Training Systems will offer private training, group classes and Kinstretch, which is the first-of-its-kind mobility class meant to improve your range of motion. Private training $80, group classes $25, 314 W. Institute Place

BEST PLACE TO GO AU NATUREL 
The new Wellchemist is a curated clean beauty concept store at Bloomingdale’s, where you’ll find luxe brands like Skin Design London and Ursa Major. 900 North Michigan Shops

BEST BROW SHAPING
For over 30 years, Cheryl Renella at Channing’s Studio & Spa has tweezed brows (she never uses hot wax or threading) to perfection. She’s in demand with local celebrities like Desirée Rogers because, if your brows look good, you look good. Initial 30-minute appointment $100, 67 E. Oak St.

BEST WAY TO PEEL BACK THE YEARS
The popular no-downtime combination treatment at Mireille’s Studio starts with a chemical peel followed by a Dermalinfusion treatment, which exfoliates, extracts and infuses serum simultaneously, leaving your skin intensely rejuvenated. Both treatments $414, 47-49 E. Oak St.

BEST ALTERNATIVE TO MCRONEEDLING
If you’re looking to increase your skin’s collagen and elastin but are wary of microneedling, Mario Tricoci just introduced three new treatments with RevitaPen Pro Dermalinfusion by Osmosis that produce instant results with no downtime. The complete Osmosis line is also available for in-home use. Facials $125-$185, 900 North Michigan Shops

BEST FACIAL FOR GLOWING RESULTS
The holistic skincare at Elina Organics includes using bioenergized infusions of diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and gold in the Organic Gemstone facial—all to make your skin sparkle. 75-minute treatment $150, 100 E. Walton St., Ste. 600E

BEST COLORIST FOR BLONDES
Amy Geister has trained with some of the industry’s best, including Zahir Ziani. As salon manager and color director for SalonDJ, she is adept at keeping tresses blonde, not brassy. Color from $60, 300 N. Elizabeth St., Ste. 210C

BEST COLORIST FOR REDHEADS
Going red is a statement, but colorist Nicole Berry at George the Salon specializes in finding the right combination of warm red and copper tones to reflect light and keep color natural and iridescent. Color from $110, 945 N. Rush St., 3rd Floor

BEST COLORIST FOR BRUNETTES
Partnering with Goodwell, Renee Feldman Salon offers new Cat Eye Color that combines shades of brown with bright gold reflections for a 3D effect, not unlike a cat’s eye color, for what might be the coolest hair trend of 2019. Color from $250, 1006 N. Clark St.

BEST CARE FOR NATURAL HAIR
The owner of Van Cleef Salon used to style a certain former first lady’s hair when she lived in Chicago. The expert stylists can relax, color and style hair, but if you want to keep your curls and texture, this salon will let your natural beauty shine through. Shampoo and finish for natural hair from $67, 1255 S. Halsted St.