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1401 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.889812 -87.662487
Neighborhoods: West Side, Goose Island
Great Place to get a Massage – I was feeling a little bit stressed due to work. I decided it would be wise to get a massage to help release the extreme tightness I was feeling in my back. They were so very polite from the minute I picked up the phone to schedule an appointment. The young lady who gave me a massage was unbelievable. She was very personable and made me feel comfortable with her outgoing nature and ability to really connect. I took an hour out of my day and the kinks she was able to work out well help me for weeks. A definite worthy investment. If you want to spoil yourself for an hour and need to release some tension this is the best place to get it done.
Editorial Review by Chelsea Trembly – Sleek River West spa emphasizes relaxation with its massage, facial, hair removal, skin treatment and manicure and pedicure services.
Avoid the Brazillian Wax – I wish I could say I had an amazing experience, but unfortunately I didn't. I went in for a Brazilian wax for the first time ever. The woman wasn't reassuring or comforting at all. Didn't fill me in about what was going to happen, how she was going to do it, etc. The process itself was nothing like I had read about - everyone who's ever had ANYTHING waxed knows that one of the key elements is to pull the skin taught before ripping off the cloth - well, that didn't happen. Not to be gross, but I was left with multiple areas that still had hair and was told that since it was my first time that she didn't want to put me through additional pain and that the hair hasn't been trained to be waxed yet, therefor it wouldn't be a completely smooth wax. To say it wasn't completely smooth is an understatement. Everyone I've talked to about their first time was surprised when I told them about my experience. For $60, I want it gone! You've already put me through the initial pain, just finish it! To complete the experience, the following day I had stubble everywhere - meaning the hair wasn't pulled properly resulting in the hair breaking at the root. So $60 and 24 hours later, I felt like I usual do 7 days after I shave! Needless to say, I don't recommend the Brazilian wax, AT ALL. Also got a manicure - it was nothing special. For $20 you get the same thing you get at every other generic nail place. Being a 'spa' you'd think there would be something a little extra, but no. To end a positive note though - I did get a deep tissue massage and that was Fantastic! If I went back for anything it would be for the massage therapist only. She was great and really worked to get the knots of my muscles. Moral of the story - if you need a massage go ahead. Anything else, I'd go elsewhere. Quality doesn't match the price here.
Great first time incentives – I went to Urban Spa Chic because of an incentive they had on Chicago Beauty for a $15.00 bikini wax when I scheduled a spa manicure & pedicure. The place was cool, low key and they have free parking. I have gone back twice now and had a positve experience both times. What I really liked was how they change their spa nail services with the seasons - chocolate covered strawberries for February and now a coconut lemongrass for spring. The waxing was quick and lasted a long time and for 15 bucks you can't go wrong.
poor customer service – I'm unhappy to say that I did NOT have a great experience here. The spa is a small space, without locker rooms. They did not provide robes or slippers before the massage service, and the massage itself was not what I was looking for. I specified that I liked more deep tissue and kneading, but they did mostly the swedish type of massage. also the other patrons in the waiting area were speaking kind of loudly and the staff did not tell them to keep their voices down - generally it did not have that soothing spa atmosphere when you walked in. I have to say that I would not return here. There are too many other nice spas in the area (like Kaya Day Spa) that really go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable experience.
A party for my feet...oh ya, and a bachelorette party ;) – Although a great friend of the "entourage", I rarely (think once a year...if that) treat myself to the mani-pedi (much to my feet's chagrin). LOVED this place - very casual and didn't look down upon my overdue pedicure. Clean, sassy and went above and beyond for our crowd. Cheers!
Fantastic Service! – I don't really frequent the spa as I think I ought to, but I did enjoy my experience at Urban Spa Chic. I was one of the girls in "cgreenerac"s entourage that night of the shower. It was very mellow and relaxing and the owner and technicians that helped us out were so great. Melva (if I remember correctly!) gave me a great mini-manicure and she was very accomadating and easy to talk to. It was great fun and I recommend it to everyone I know living or going to Chicago!
Best Spa Ever – Urban Spa Chic is my FAVORITE place to go when I need to pamper myself and relax. I also go here for all my beauty needs. From my monthly facial and waxing to my spa manicure and spa pedicure, I can ALWAYS count on a relaxing experience. The evening hours work well with my busy schedule and I know I always count on the staff to soothe away all my worries! I love this spa and HIGHLY recommend it to the frequent city traveler or a city regular. You will NOT be disappointed!!!
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