- Why We Love It: customized service, comfy robes
- Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
- Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars
Tucked into the back of the 900 Shop’s basement salon is the Tricoci Salon & Spa. While the location, which is set up directly across from a loud, sweaty gym, leaves something to desired (I found it harder than usual to get into zen mode with the busy workout bees swarming in and out of the facility right next to me, despite the upscale locker rooms and thick, plush robes), I’d do it time and time again for the service.
The facial I received here from Dee Dennison was one of the best I’ve ever gotten in the city. Rather than immediately trying to sell me on the spa’s entire product line and slapping my face full of a bunch of unknown potions that would be lost upon me in an hour, she took a vested interest in my skin, inquiring as to what products I currently used, educating me about problem areas she saw that she’d be addressing (turns out, your girl’s skin is perma-parched) and making recommendations that would work with my current routine. She also walked me through every step of the service while still allowing me to give into total relaxation, gym rats be darned. By the time she was finished, I felt completely rejuvenated, and I have no doubt my skin was all the better for it.
That same level of service goes into all of the salon’s offerings—even a basic pedicure is a cut above, with a level of care that goes far beyond polish to your actual feet. (Hey, they do a lot for us: They deserve a little TLC!)
847-202-1900, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60611; tricoci.com