Where it’s at: Renew Spa (renewspachicago.com) in Chicago.
Description on menu: The treatment begins with a gentle, foamy Timeless Balm Cleanser that leaves skin refreshed and free of impurities and toxins. After cleansing, alcohol-free repair lotion is applied. Once the skin has been cleansed and moisturized, Timeless Repair Serum helps soften and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is finished with a repairing cream enriched with potent actives that combat signs of aging, leaving skin hydrated and replenished.
Products used in the service: “We use Pevonia products because they’re all organic,” says Vipul Aggarwal, co-owner of Renew Spa along with brother Varun. “We are a very eco-friendly spa, so we only use products that are eco-friendly and organic—plus they aren’t harsh on skin. Pevonia products smell so good you could just eat them!”
How much it costs: $135
How many appointments are made each month: Since May 2009, between 20-25 appointments have been made each month.
What is the salon’s profit on the service: 35 percent of cost, after product and labor costs.
How long it takes: 75 minutes
Target market: “We have clients aging from 25 years and up, but this is a little bit of a high-end facial and an anti-aging treatment,” says Vipul. “This particular treatment has attracted 90 percent women, 10 percent men.”
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