6 great in-home services you need right now

Your lifestyle doesn’t have to be Real Housewives-level to revel in the luxury of mobile services.

Whether you have a special occasion coming up or just embrace the convenience of on-demand specialty services, here are a few in-home pros to hire in Chicagoland.

Holiday decorations

Banish stress from the holiday season by hiring a professional lighting designer to create a stunning LED-scape for your home and yard. Light Up Your Holidays installs, services and removes lighting for you.

Bonus: since you rent the lights, there’s no untangling or storing big webs of cords year after year.

Hair blow outs

Yes, you can get lavish locks while you place an Instacart order, the kids are running wild and dinner is cooking in the Crock Pot.

Ring up BeGlammed, a national corps of beauty professionals (yes, with stylists in Chicago) who can blow out and style your hair, apply makeup and even give you great lashes.

Want pampering from head to toe? Windy City Mobile Spa offers mani-pedis, eyebrow shaping, facials and massages in Chicagoland.

Photo: beGlammed

Wardrobe stylists

So you’ve overdone it with the late-night online shopping sessions.

Or maybe you are starting a new job, or just tired of wearing the same old things over and over. A personal stylist can declutter your wardrobe and create a custom lookbook of styles just for you.

He or she can dress you for a special occasion or do some personal shopping so you never have to step into a fluorescent-lit dressing room again.

Heidy Best of BeClothesMinded can revamp your look, show you how to polish up your accessory styling, and also offer packing services so you don’t have to stress about what to wear on a work trip or great vacation.

Yanira Garza will declutter your closet and then manage consignment sales on everything that must go.

If you are a gentleman ready to retire threadbare khakis, A Sharp Dressed Man’s stylists offer private image consulting, closet editing, seasonal shopping and clothing repairs – all at affordable pricing levels.

Personal chefs

Photo: Silver Plum Personal Chef

Turn your kitchen into a five-star restaurant without slicing a single thing or washing one dish. Hire a personal chef like Chef Elizabeth Prewitt of Silver Plum Personal Chef, which offers personalized dinner and drink menus for families across Chicago.

If the occasion calls for something more interactive, choose a special-themed steakhouse or sushi dinner, romantic date night meal or chocolate workshop by one of the Big City Chefs.


Want to spend more time sipping cocktails than shaking and stirring them at your next dinner party or barbecue?

Bring in a bartender who will keep the spirits flowing, and even create custom cocktails for your special occasion. Lush Mobile Bar’s catered beverage services range from mocktails to a full bar with service staff, and crash courses in mixing your own perfect drinks.

The 11th Hour Bartending in the western suburbs is an affordable BYOB service with a team that will create your custom shopping list, bring in a portable bar and all tools, then serve you and your guests.


Get your ommm on at home.

Schedule a visit from a yoga, Pilates or meditation teacher. Elate Yoga’s band of yoginis arrive with a mat, exercise bands, and all the gear and Zen you need for a private class in your home or office (they also lead classes in a host of residential buildings and hotels).

Satnam Yoga follows the ancient practice of individualized instruction, with yoga, meditation and Qi Gong self-healing sessions to strengthen and heal you one-on-one.


Written by Jessica Ashley
Jessica Ashley is a writer, coach and the voice of Single Mom Nation and its sister podcast. She wears inappropriately high heels to the playground, is mom to a teenager and a threenager and lives with her chef boyfriend on the north side of Chicago.