For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations!
Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of 2017 winners. Share your thoughts with us on social media using the hashtag #Bestof2017.
This spa offers everything from an Olive Oil Manicure to a Therapeutic Pedicure.
Get long, luscious lashes at this beautiful boutique inspired by the 1960s.
Best Hair Color
Whether you’re looking for highlights or a completely new look, this hair boutique is the place to go for color.
Best Facial | Best Day Spa (Suburbs) | Best Massage | Best Eyebrow Service
However you’re looking to be pampered, our readers say this is the best of the best.
Best Day Spa (Chicago)
This spa on the 19th and 20th floors of The Peninsula Hotel Chicago features treatments “inspired by Ayurvedic and Asian philosophies.”
Best Medical Spa
This medical spa wins again for its exceptional service and procedures.
Best Men’s Services
Andreas Hogue offers the best in haircuts, color and hair removal.
Want to chop off all your hair or need a simple trim? Let the master stylists at Teddie Kossof work their magic.
Best Blow Out (Tie)
You’ll never worry about bad hair days after a visit to this favorite North Shore salon and spa.
Treat yourself to a blow out at this repeat winner before your next big event — or for no reason at all!
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Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of Glenbrook South High School and the University of Missouri, she loves cheering on the Cubs and Blackhawks and also fears she watches too much Netflix.