After a beautiful weekend in Chicago, we kick off Monday by introducing you to one of our gurus of beauty and wellness from NoMI Spa, Aaron Young! Aaron has been a Spa Concierge at NoMI Spa since it opened three years ago. Read on to learn a little more about Aaron.
1. There are so many relaxing and rejuvenating treatments available at NoMI Spa. Which is your go-to?
Without a doubt, the Hydra Facial. For a long time, NoMI Spa was the only luxury spa to offer this treatment at varying lengths (30, 45 and 60 mins). You can feel the results immediately and it’s a unique treatment because it’s a moisturizing and also treats the skin. *Insider tip: Come in for a Hydra Facial once a month for the best results.
2. Though short-lived, summer in Chicago provides a lot of fun. What is your favorite Chicago summer activity?
I actually prefer winter! There are less bugs than in the summer and love fall fashions. Weather that allows me to layer items with a good fall coat is what I’d prefer. Despite the bad reputation, winter in Chicago is actually really beautiful. To avoid drying out and stay healthy, it is really important to drink lots of water. I try to drink up to a gallon a day.
3. What is something we, and our NoMI fans, might not know about you?
I love to bake! My background is in culinary studies so its always something I enjoy doing. I can do it for myself (no deadlines and no stress) which is very relaxing. My all-time favorites are truffles and pound cake. I’m also really into DIY-ing my own natural aromatherapy body scrubs and treatments. They are another great way to stay hydrated all year long.
4. If you could bring anyone to NoMI Spa, who would it be and why?
Definitely, Pattie Labelle — she’s my idol. She’s one of those celebrities that is tangible, human, approachable…while also being a star. I would love to meet her one day.