Blow Outs & Styling in East Independence

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The walls are lavender. The doors are lavender. The smell might even be lavender. But here's the thing—Lavenders Nail & Tanning Studio is serious about the entire spectrum of colors, from bronzed skin tones to kaleidoscopically vivid nail polishes. Eight tanning beds install fresh-from-the-space-station glows with UV-light systems, while airbrush artists coat clients form head-to-toe without harsh aftereffects. Optional red-light therapy beds stimulate collagen to keep skin youthful by diminishing sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and other blemishes. Nearby, nail techs can coat nails in solid colors, polka-dot patterns, or collages that feature glitter and decals. However classic or daring clients want their nails to look, the savvy staff at Lavenders listens closely and delivers artful results.

701 E 23rd St
Independence,
MO
US

Waxing expert and aesthetician Cara Futch knows how to make waxing sessions more comfortable, and not simply by advising clients to skip caffeine and take some ibuprofen before coming in. As the hair-removal guru of The Lucky Waxing Company, she fully educates clients on the process and chats with them a bit to help set them at ease, stating, "I’m told I'm like therapy, only cheaper!" Add-ons to waxes can also help lighten the mood—dye, glitter, and small jewels can add a little dazzle to brazilian and bikini waxes, and ear-candling, while having nothing to do with hair removal, can suck out excess earwax and improve overall health. Futch is joined by a spray tanning specialist and a stylist/nail technician who both perform non-wax-related services.

1010 NW Woods Chapel Rd.
Blue Springs,
MO
US

At Creative Images, stylists glamorize clients with contemporary hairstyles and salon services. During appointments, the staff invites guests to enjoy coffee, water, and cookies that were baked instead of blow-dried.

1412 SW State Route 7
Blue Springs,
MO
US

Dim lights and candles illuminate the earth-toned walls and other Tuscan flourishes that complement Serendipity Boutique and Day Spa’s relaxing salon and spa services. The all-inclusive oasis houses a staff of stylists and aestheticians who work tirelessly to soften skin, soothe aching muscles, and enhance the appearance of hair and nails. Clients awaiting treatment can sip on steamy beverages from an in-house espresso bar or peruse the spa’s very own boutique, which enhances newly treated areas with jewelry, handbags, footwear and apparel.

1516 NE 96th St
Liberty,
MO
US

Deana Morgans has been a cosmetologist for more than a decade, and is a national educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems. As a master stylist at Beauty Mart, she calls upon her years of experience to craft face-framing layers and decorate strands with all-over color, highlights, and popcorn garland. Deana also holds certifications in Great Lengths hair extensions and Lavish Lashes semipermanent eyelash extensions, which result in a more voluminous look without the mess of mascara.

967 W Liberty Dr
Liberty,
MO
US

Before developing Elite Ceuticals Non Surgical Face Lift, the owner spent more than 20 years formulating skincare products for other companies. Armed with that experience, she creates skincare blends that stimulate and revive aging skin with aloe vera that's grown hydroponically—that is, fed a regimen of minerals and vitamins and never treated with pesticides or put through a laminating machine.

435 Nichols Road
Kansas City,
MO
US