A Renewing Escape
Trés Bien Nails of Wilmette offers a variety of professional, spa-inspired services at affordable prices. Whether at the end of a long work day or as a girls’ night indulgence, the salon provides the perfect balance of relaxation and glamour.
Photographs by Jon Cancelino
Next time you find yourself in need of some rest and relaxation, visit Trés Bien Nails in Plaza del Lago. As soon as you walk through the door, you are greeted by the welcoming staff and the soothing aroma of their rose mint exfoliating scrub. Unwind and rejuvenate in plush massage chairs and enjoy a Trés Bien pedicure; feel your stress melt away under the pressure of one of their esthetician’s knowledgeable hands.
As the trials of daily life are sloughed away, you will sink deeper and deeper into a Zen state of relaxation. After 45 peaceful minutes, you have strappy-sandal-ready toes and a revitalized spirit, all for a very reasonable price. Residents from all over the North Shore are discovering this secret: Trés Bien Nails is all the comfort of a day spa, with very little of the cost. And from the very first visit, they are hooked because the owner, Soo Kim, strives to exceed each client’s expectations.
Customer satisfaction is very important to her. She loves to see her clients return week after week. She gives customers their 11th manicure and pedicure as a complimentary gift from the spa. Clients also receive a free manicure on their birthday. And each client has her own box of manicure supplies, stored by the spa and cleaned after each visit with the same products used to clean dental supplies. Even ahead of luxury, safety is Trés Bien’s priority.
These details do not go unnoticed by clients. In the three months since its opening, thousands of North Shore women have flocked to the convenient Wilmette location for manicures, pedicures, and waxing. Hundreds of men frequent the salon on their lunch break for a massage to renew the senses, refresh the mind, and invigorate the body.
And many lucky children enjoy the Princess Chairs: mini-massaging pedicure chairs perfectly sized for young girls. Now, even the youngest North Shore residents can have their tiny hands and feet pampered next to Mommy.
Soo, who has also worked as an event planner, loves coordinating mother/daughter outings and birthday parties for young girls at Trés Bien. She loves seeing their glossy nails and smiling faces. “All women and young girls need to have beautiful nails,” says Soo, and at Trés Bien, they will leave with beautiful manicures and pedicures that will last.
Trés Bien is among a select group of spas offering the brand new Axxium Gel Service System by OPI. With Axxium, you can use your manicured hands to type on a laptop, rummage through a purse, do the dishes, and garden without worrying about ruining your manicure! Axxium gels are virtually weightless and give your nails an incredible shine.
An Axxium service at Trés Bien can last up to two weeks, so it is perfect for busy moms and professional women, special occasions, extended vacations—any occasion that demands long-lasting color.
And weeks later, when your polish needs a touch-up, Soo and the Trés Bien staff strive to accommodate your busy schedule. They are open seven days a week and always welcome walk-ins. Whether you are in need of a last-minute polish change on Friday night or want a fresh manicure before Sunday brunch, Trés Bien Nails is ready to serve you. Or, you can call upon Trés Bien nails whenever you simply feel overwrought.
At the end of every visit, clients receive a complimentary shoulder massage—one last relaxing service—before re-entering the world of errands, soccer carpool, and career demands.
Trés Bien Nails is located in Plaza del Lago; call 847-728-0635 for an appointment.