PICTURED: Inside Blow by Blow's blow-dry bar The Grooming HER: Complete your look with gorgeous hair from Blow by Blow blow-dry bar. Select your style: the Jeze “Belle” offers triple the volume and is always a great option, but for Valentine’s Day we love the Scene Stealer’s soft, romantic curls. In honor of the holiday, Blow by Blow is offering a blow out and makeup application combo pack ($60 all week long), so you can get ready in one convenient trip. 67 E. Oak St., 312-867-0332
HIM: For full-service grooming and date-night prep, look no further than John Allan’s. The men-only club offers a signature full-service treatment that goes beyond the basics: your usual shampoo-condition-haircut treatment gets supplemented with a hot towel, manicure, and shoeshine. It also includes a beverage (they serve Macallan whiskey and white wine, and have Sam Adams on tap). As a bonus, massages are 25 percent off in February. 111 W. Jackson Blvd., 312-663-4600
PICTURED: A massage at Mario Tricoci The Spa Treatment HER: Sample the new organic sugar olive oil scrub manicure at George the Salon to combat rough winter skin. The treatment starts with a scrub of organic honey, sugar, and olive oil that is mixed at the salon before your session (and you’ll get a mini jar of it to take home). Book an appointment between 1 and 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day and get the mani from celebrity nail technician Jade Morales, who previously polished A-list nails at HARPO Studios. $25-35. 23 W. Hubbard St., 312-923-9444
HIM: Whether you plan to pop the question or just want to put on the perfect date, Valentine’s Day can be stressful for men. Relax pre-date with Mario Tricoci’s brand-new Men’s Massage, specifically designed to target the areas where men experience tightness. A therapeutic sports oil is used for the massage; its cinnamon, sandalwood, and arnica aromas also relieve muscle pain. $95-142. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 847-202-1900
PICTURED: Nike classes The Workout HER: Classes start this week at NTC Lincoln Park, Nike’s brand-new retail and fitness destination just for women. The upstairs studio space offers a variety of classes, but on Thursdays it’s the straightforward Nike Training Club (6:30 a.m.), a full-body strength and cardio session, that will leave you feeling sexy for your Valentine’s date, and comfortably sore the next day. RSVP up to one week in advance at gonike.me/ntclp. 833 W. Armitage Ave., 773-294-8121
HIM: Group fitness isn’t just for the ladies. Fitness Formula Club has a couple of classes that are predominately male, including Urban Athlete, an intense, drill-based rope training class. On Valentine’s Day, hit the gym and try it out (6:15 a.m.) before your day begins. 1030 N. Clark St., 312-944-1030
The Outfit HER: Pass up the usual red and pink hues for this long-sleeve dress from Sofia in romantic winter white. The boutique has partnered with two of the city’s hottest date-night venues for Valentine’s Day: when you spend $200 on the perfect date dress or outfit, receive 20 percent off at Nellcote and a complimentary glass of Champagne at Drumbar on February 14.
Twilight Garden Lace Cut Away Dress, One Teaspoon ($197). Sofia, 100 E. Walton St., 312-640-0878 (PICTURED)
HIM: For your rendez-vous, fancy up these color-of-love Marc by Marc Jacobs trousers with a crisp button-down. Post-date, though, the pants are perfect year-round, dressed down with neutral-colored sweaters in winter, or folded up with boat shoes come summer.
Slim Straight Leg Pants in rock lobster, Marc by Marc Jacobs ($198). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515