Owner Cleise Gomes moved to Chicago from Brazil in 2000, working tirelessly to bring traditional Brazilian beauty techniques stateside ever since. Given her experience and background, it’s no surprise that Cleise is famous for her excellent waxing techniques, but it’s her facials that are actually one of the city’s best kept secrets. The classic treatment errs on the clinical side, but she also offers more luxe options (like a gold-leaf facial and a diamond peel) if you’re interested in trying something more spa-like.

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