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The Best Budget-Friendly Beauty Treatments

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Neglect is the first sign of seasonal depression. (Which is to say, you’ve really let yourself go in the beauty department.) Turn things around with six services sure to lift your spirits without weighing on your wallet.

Cashmere Blowout and Curl
Payoff: Voluminous, soft waves created by the usual suspects (blow-dryers, curling wands), plus products containing cashmere proteins and golden micro particles that add shine.
Payout: $60
Place: George the Salon, 23 W. Hubbard St., b/t Dearborn & State Sts., 4th flr. (312-923-9444).

Manicure, Pedicure, and a Drink
Payoff: Two treatments for the price of one as you sip free green tea, sparkling water, or mocha coffee (Mon.-Fri.).
Payout: $35
Place: Pearl’s Nails, 2676 N. Halsted St., b/t Diversey Pkwy. & Wrightwood Ave. (773-348-0552).

Facial Threading
Payoff: An upper lip softer than a baby’s butt, plus precisely shaped brows. Word on the street is that Kimini is the lady to see (she ends the session with a mini temple massage).
Payout: Lip, $10; brows, $15
Place: Thread Away, 500 N. Wells St., at Illinois St. (312-670-2513).

Spa Day
Payoff: Three heavenly hours of access to a eucalyptus steam room, cedar sauna, hot tub, and relaxation room at the women-only spa. Add a service (hot stone massage, herbal wrap) if the mood strikes.
Payout: $20
Place: Thousand Waves Spa, 1212 W. Belmont Ave., at Racine Ave. (773-549-0700).

Lash Tint, Brow Tint, and Wax
Payoff: Bold, beautiful lashes and thick, tamed eyebrows courtesy of wax guru Courtney Allen.
Payout: $50
Place: Milano Hair Design Studio, 1755 W. North Ave., at Wood St. (773-227-1100).

Mini Facial
Payoff: The service starts with exfoliation, followed by a face mask, red or blue LED light treatment, and an activator, plus toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
Payout: $40 for 30 min.
Place: Love Your Skin, 1440 N. Kingsbury St., b/t Blackhawk & Eastman Sts., ste. 124 (312-523-7786).

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LOCATIONS
1440 N Kingsbury St
bt Blackhawk & Eastman Sts, ste 124
Chicago, IL 60642
312-523-7786
1755 W North Ave
@ Wood St
Chicago, IL 60622
773-227-1100
500 N Wells St
@ Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60610
312-670-2513
23 W Hubbard St
bt Dearborn & State Sts, 4th flr
Chicago, IL 60654
312-923-9444
2676 N Halsted St
bt Diversey Pkwy & Wrightwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-348-0552
1212 W Belmont Ave
@ Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-0700
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