Brother’s Hair Design, 4902 W. Irving Park Rd.
Offer: $2 off a haircut
About: “We’ve offered 25 years of professional haircuts and great styles. We also specialize in fixing bad haircuts from other barbershops,” says Baker Shakar. That last piece- that might be especially helpful to you. But, in general, Brother’s just updated all of their equipment and supplies and they are your place to go to treat yourself during your holiday shopping or in preparation for your festivities.
Luxe Blue Laser and Med Spa, 4016 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Offer: 25% off nail services, $29 for facial Microdermabrasion, $60 for pumpkin peel or detox (reg $99) red carpet glow, $40 for one session of lip or chin laser hair removal, $80 for one session of underarm laser hair removal.
About: Luxe Blue is a cute boutique that offers custom facials and peels for all skin types. They also specialize in laser hair removal and nail services. Talk about treating yourself! Get your nails done, get your face peeled, and be glowing and ready for your holiday festivities with Luxe’s professional team of experts.
Prism Optical Chicago, 3594 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Offer: Free anti-reflective upgrade on all lenses purchased including 1-year scratch guard warranty at no additional cost. Some restrictions apply.
About: “What sets us apart is our specialized optical service, attention to details and our on-site optical lab technician with over 30 years of experience. We have been family owned since 1991,” says Darlene of Prism Optical. We’re all always putting off getting ourselves new glasses- why don’t you upgrade this holiday season and enter 2019 as your most fashionable, four-eyed self yet?
Today's Avon, 4057 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Offer: Spend $40 and get a special Avon gift box for $10.
About: “We have a wide selection of items for skin care. There is no need to wait for shipping as items are ready to be purchased and go home with you on the same day. Products are also available for testing,” says Rossy, longtime owner of Today’s Avon. Walking into the shop will be a treat in itself, as even in these dreary winter days, the shop is bright and cheery. Owner Rossy is extremely friendly and helpful and in addition to giving you tips on the best gifts in the shop, she can tell you what you need to up your skincare game.
SoundBite Coffee, 4255 N. Knox Ave.
Offer: We will offer 10% off all our 12 oz. coffees including the world-famous blends: Unicorn Blood, Get the F*ck Out of Bed, Machete (barrel aged), Giant Steps, and A Love Supreme
About: Professional music and film/video ecosystem SoundBite Coffee offers real deal classic subs, totally from scratch Sicilian Schiacciata, salads and snacks alongside their coffee. They feature local vendors and many Chicago-based brands. Their Astoria espresso machine is custom-painted by Jason Brammer and it brews Unicorn Blood beautifully! Head over here to get out of the cold and treat yourself to some delicious (and eclectically titled) coffee.
Shilas, 3938 N. Cicero Ave.
Offer: One free drink (must mention this ad in gift guide)
About: “Shila’s offers fresh food—never frozen—and all natural and organic ingredients. All orders are prepared to order every day. Customers are treated with the highest priority and with a personalized experience,” says Manny Romero of Shilas. What we know you should treat yourself to, though, is their fluffy French toast. But you really can’t go wrong with a Shilas brunch.