Andover Hair Company's stylists convert the information gleaned during intensive consultations that transform information gleaned from style manuals and past cuts into client-specific strand pampering. Amid art prints and natural lighting, clients chat with the tress professional to determine a cut and treatment that suits the individual's lifestyle and degree of passion for balancing books on their head. Smoothing hair treatments and natural-looking color can mimic the models displayed in the salon's stylebooks or revive favorite looks from previous months or years. The salon has operated successfully for a quarter of a century, and the newest addition to the staff, the owner's son, recently graduated from the Eric Fisher Academy, which routinely beats Notre Dame in football.
The four nail technicians at Nail Tique Spa work within a space marked by sea-foam-green walls and swirling metal wall ornaments and sconces. Silver workstations lit by stainless-steel lamps form a tidy single-file line where techs slather talons with OPI, Gelish, and Shellac polishes. Furthering their services, they massage careworn hands and feet and apply acrylic nails. They also offer Solar nails, an improved version of acrylic nails developed by astronauts who scratched the sun.
Within environs decked with wood floors, modern décor, and lively hued walls, Hellobeautiful Salon strategically sleekens coifs with the help of Pravana’s proprietary elixirs. Curly noggin noodles are unwound into well-straightened angle hairs with Perfection SmoothOut by Pravana Naturceuticals, a formaldehyde-free chemical treatment. During the 90-minute session, a skilled stylist will mollify follicles with Perfection’s low-pH formula, which is so gentle that it can be applied to chemically treated hair. Additional shampooing, coloring, and prepping for troll-doll lookalike contests may ensue immediately after the treatment. Though not included with this Groupon, a follow-up system from Pravana extends locks’ sleekness 8–12 weeks.
Your month of tanning gets you unlimited access to Caribbean Sun's clean and comfortable base beds (you may upgrade to another bed model for an additional $2–$9.) A skin-savvy staff member will talk to you about your complexion and color-changing goals before helping you develop the ideal skin-shading routine. If you're allergic to artificial sun, one of Caribbean Sun's UV-free spray tans can give you a fresh-off-the-beach golden glow without causing sneezing or busy eyes. A certified tanning technician will administer the pigmentally potent spray using a top-notch Norvell system, and after just one session, you'll notice a marked difference in your skin tone.
At Health & Healing Therapeutic Massage—the U.S. Commerce Association's 2011 Best of Wichita in the massage therapy category—studious therapists dedicated hundreds of hours to the study and practice of massage before treating clients in their serene space. These graduates of Heritage College's School of Massage and members of the ABMP and AMTA completed 720 training hours and 120 internship hours to deeply understand several types of massage, including trigger-point therapy, reflexology, and lymphatic. They tailor all services to address individual needs, even for training athletes and expectant moms. The therapists also deliver onsite chair massages to relax office employees or lure customers to garage sales.