Photographer / JJ Kaplan Many of you have probably travelled through the chaotic intersection of Michigan Road and 96th Street and seen a building bearing a sign “La Beauté”. With your mind focused on surviving the traffic congestion, you may not have given a second thought to how close you are to an oasis of beauty and enrichment, La Beauté. La Beauté is a full service spa started by owner Mailou Humphries nearly 18 years ago. Mailou grew up and was trained in skin care in France before immigrating to the United States nearly 37 years ago. At the time she was receiving training in France it was the epicenter for advances in skin care products and procedures. Once she arrived in the US, Mailou would travel back to France 3 or 4 times a year in order to continually advance her knowledge in skin care. As you might expect, Mailou is a hands on owner that continues to personally provide services to her clients while meticulously overseeing the operations of the spa to assure complete customer satisfaction. La Beauté has adopted a philosophy from the European skin and body care principle: beauty is more than skin deep. Mailou believes that truly effective skin and body care should improve the skin’s appearance, provide holistic benefits and boost your self-esteem. As a full service spa, La Beauté provides services to both women and men of all ages and in the case of massage, couples. The services provided at the spa include facials, waxing, nails, massages, hair removal and makeup application/lessons. The spa also uses the highest quality products and procedures available such as Darphin, ZO Skin Health Solutions, SkinMedica, SkinPen II and Latisse. Some of these products’ use requires medical supervision that La Beauté obtains from a prominent local physician. Recently, La Beauté added Coolsculpting as a service. For those not familiar with this procedure, Coolscupting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. There is no surgery, anesthesia or downtime. So the next time, you’re in need of an escape from the congestion and chaos that life brings, call La Beauté for a break of beauty and peacefulness.