In the world of beauty, spas and salons are easily tossed overboard to swim in monotonous waters. Threaders at the mall beckon with their 10 dollar brows as strings hang from their smiles, nail salons attempt to lure the high-end folk with signs that proclaim, “We speak English”. Estheticians' menus resemble those of the Cheesecake Factory, with every service imaginable being crammed into one space, ensuring that no monetary opportunity is missed. In the age-old “quality vs. quantity” game, the beauty industry has really lost itself in big numbers and small minds.
Where brand names seem to trump true talent, a small business has emerged with a vengeance and promise to practice “honest beauty”. Fix Your Face is an Aesthetics and Brow Boutique located in a quiet corner of Arlington Heights. An eccentric twist on the med spa, this little gem takes up a whopping 400 square feet with 70's rock blasting, vintage photos, skulls and quirky one-liners that make Fix Your Face feel more like a tattoo parlor than a beauty shop. The owner and PCA Certified Esthetician are one in the same, offering up 10+ years experience in Brow Shaping and a sharp eye for brands and companies' deplorable attempts at making a buck off the insecurities that we all face when it comes to our skin. With cosmetic services such as Brow Tinting and Shaping to clinical treatments like LED Therapy and Epidermal Leveling, no retail products are sold so that the focus is correcting the complexion. No robes. No cucumber water. Just results.
The name "Fix Your Face" is a phrase with both literal and sentimental value, with the owner's Nana being the inspiration behind the boutique's approach to beauty. Clients are encouraged to ask questions, be critical of their skincare products and appreciate the responsibility that comes along with being a client at (newly nicknamed) “The Fix”. No whining or judgment is allowed. Misfits and open-minds are welcome.
Prices range from $10-$200 and this cash-only establishment is like the Ed Debevic's of the beauty world, only prettier. Visit the website for much more information, photos and service descriptions. Also, Fix Your Face can be found on Yelp and Facebook