There’s no shortage of fantastic spas in Chicago, and there’s a new one in Lincoln Square that’s grabbed my attention. I’d heard rumblings of a new “green” eco-friendly only spa space opening in the city and just last week, Noktivo, located in Lincoln Square, opened its doors.
Noktivo’s pedicure stations
Noktivo Owner Jenny Perillo
I stopped by to chat with owner Jenny Perillo, of Head 2 Toe Mobile Spa fame, and get a peek at the menu – which, as you can now see online, is totally amazing. A nail artist by trade, Jenny spoke to me about how breathing in chemicals day in and out really took a toll on her health. It’s why everything she uses in Noktivo is chemical-free. And she spared no pampering – this menu is stacked. The nail offerings are some of the best I’ve seen in price and service. There’s the “express” mani for $12 if you’re going no-frills or the Milk & Honey for $17, a.k.a. the Lulu Blossom experience of shea butter, honey, coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract. And the one I can’t wait to try? The Salt-n-Pepper pedicure, which includes an organic salt scrub blended with black pepper, vitamin E and hydrating oils.
Jenny loves Spa Ritual polishes – the colors, wear and social good of the company
Noktivo will have a makeup artist on duty. Also, I’ve got to get my hands on that Eco-Tools fan brush!
And it just gets better from there. Jenny wants Noktivo to be all about education and not just a one-time facial treatment with products you’ll never use again. Her team offers skin consultations and a variety of facials, beginning at $85. All of Noktivo’s facials incorporate products local to Chicago. There’s the Noktivo Signature which uses Purelements Naturals, the Au Chocolat with Chicago’s own CALM Skincare and the one I’m most curious about: the Modern Radiance Luxury Facial with La Bella Figura products. Noktivo will also sell products from One Love Organics, Lulu Blossom, CALM, Mad Hippie and La Bella Figura, as well as host “Beauty Baking” classes to show you how to mix up your own scrubs and skin care.
The grand opening festivities are coming soon — if you’re a 312-er, get on the list!