As we come back to reality following the New Year’s celebrations and settle into the cloudy chills of winter, it is important to re-focus our energy toward how to best take care of ourselves. Whether your New Years self-care goals center around freshening up your appearance, becoming well-read, or engaging your body in a new fitness routine, Logan Square has you covered. Check out new and old businesses that will speak to your body and soul for a
The Wax & Skin Lounge (2731 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
If you are looking for a one-stop shop for your waxing and skincare needs, look no further. A newcomer to the neighborhood, The Wax & Skin Lounge has a unique three-step waxing process and customized facials designed to put their guests at ease while refreshing your skin.
As one of the manager Lorena De Oliveira put it, The Wax & Skin Lounge provides “services that make you look and feel good so you can fall in love with the skin you are in.”
If you are new to the skincare world, their knowledgeable team is happy to provide consultations and information about how they can help you meet your skin care goals. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a waxing novice, each customer will receive 15 percent off their first waxing service when signing up online. The new lounge has experienced and qualified staff that operates with a strong team ethic. This spot just had a soft open on Jan. 28, so check it out and welcome The Wax & Skin Lounge to the neighborhood!
Five Point Holistic Health (3234 W. Fullerton Ave.)
Sometimes the beginning of the new year is a great opportunity to reset our bodies so we can face the months of winter ahead. Five Point Holistic Health offers a wide array of services to help clients balance bodily systems and alleviate underlying ailments. Their team of well-trained specialists provide acupuncture, herbal consultations, massage, and a variety of adjunct therapies to reinvigorate your body.
While these specialized services can often carry a heft price tag, Five Point Holistic Health increases accessibility through their Needs-Based Discount Program. As of Jan. 1, any client going through economic hardship but would benefit from their services can email to inquire about entering into this program. Also, their team will offer monthly discount community acupuncture nights for only $25, which is an affordable way to venture into acupuncture for newbies.
Good Beauty Chicago (2777 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Start off the new year with a fresh hair cut and color from the experienced stylists at Good Beauty Chicago. Their team prides themselves on creating a relaxing salon ambiance so that every customer feels right at home. With services ranging from chic haircuts to varied coloring options, plus hair treatments and nail services, Good Beauty Chicago has a variety of services. Revamping your appearance doesn’t have to be costly—this spot offers a tiered-level pricing system from new to master stylists to accommodate all budgets.
The salon recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and we were there to capture the excitement. Check out photos from the party, which featured a live DJ set and a guest appearance from Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa.
Logan Square Pilates + Core Studio (2771 N Milwaukee Ave.)
It’s hard to believe that it was only one year ago that Logan Square Pilates opened its doors in the neighborhood. In such a short time, this fitness center has created a warm, welcoming space for exercisers of varying experiences levels to engage in their practice of controlling movement and breath. Their expert instructors are ready to meet you at your level to help you achieve your goals and increase your “self-awareness of body, mind, and spirit.”
If you’re a newcomer to pilates, take a look at their introductory packs so you can explore this form of exercise for a reduced cost. Be sure to check out their upcoming Logan Square Wellness + Self-Care Fest on Saturday, March 16 to connect with additional wellness resources to reach your New Year’s resolutions.
City Lit Books (2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.)
City Lit Books is considered a neighborhood favorite for their varied book selections and warm environment but one of the most unique features it their staff-run book clubs. For those of us with New Years goals of reading more books or branching out to a new genre, their monthly book clubs offer the perfect opportunity!
Join their knowledgeable staff and other neighbors in enriching your brain and your connection to the neighborhood. If book clubs are less your style, try exploring a new section of the book store to learn more about a new skill, such as cooking, crafting, or gardening (for when it gets a bit warmer, of course). Check out their monthly event calendar to see all of their upcoming book club meetings and author events!
Uncharted Books (2630 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Uncharted Books always has good deals on books and notebooks, a quiet space to read and Ramona, the best business companion dog ever. Dig into books you’ve never read or ones you pretended to read to join in on a conversation. Its featured January book follows the cold theme of the outside: It’s John Steinbeck’s “The Winter of Our Discontent” and the copy is from the first 500 Special Edition copies that were given to friends and family of the author.
The bookstore is ready for the cold and even had this to say about the freezing outside:
“The way we get through Chicago winter is routine and something to look forward to. We’ve got books, events, dog, and friendly talkative faces. Come say hi this month, and every month after.”
Logan Parlor (3251 W. Fullerton Ave.)
Salon owners Jamie DiGrazia (Salon Professional) and Tricia Serpe (Business Specialist) opened up Logan Parlor five years ago with the intent of creating a safe space for their LGBTQ+ guests while also creating a community-oriented space in Logan Square. They are always creating fresh cuts, new designs
Come to Logan Parlor, sit by the vintage bar, have some Gaslight coffee, snack on some baked goods and chat with the other guests while you’re waiting to meet with your stylist in an eclectic and vibrant space where one can forget about their woes for the day.
Olivo Medical and Wellness Center (2412 W. Fullerton Ave.)
The second location of Jacqueline Olivo, M.D., offers a wide range of skin treatments, including a 4-step Hydrafacial M.D., chemical peels, fillers
Featured photo: The Wax & Skin Lounge