It should come as no surprise that the technology at Advanced Slimming Solutions bears nothing in common with the vibrating belts and coal-powered corsets of yesteryear. Instead, lasers and ultrasounds power the modern medspa treatments used here to help dieters shrink their silhouettes. To supplement these treatments, a staff of medical professionals supervises weight-loss programs, ensuring that inches and pounds are banished in a safe and healthy manner, never to return.
Roca Salon & Spa’s roots draw upon more than 35 years of styling history, adventure, and love. It began with Vidal Sassoon–trained hairstylist Rod Cavner running a small Main Street salon named Blondie’s, where he was joined by his soon-to-be wife, and fellow Vidal Sassoon–trained hairstylist, Rhonda. After marrying and moving to Hawaii for four years, the duo returned with innovative new services, design concepts, and island-themed nicknames for friends. The result was Rhonda's three-year makeover of the space, which now includes eco-friendly, energy-efficient lighting and appliances as well as eye-catching decor.
The couple's time spent island hopping is evident in the pedicure room, where bamboo reaches up toward a sparkling chandelier that shines upon backlit purple-and-pink glass basins, in which toes bask in hot stones and Hawaiian mud. Stacey Soble of Salon Today interviewed Rhonda when the salon was named the third runner-up in the magazine's Salon of the Year design competition. Cavner said, "The bonus wow factor is the entire styling area floor has embedded phosphorescent chips which cause the floor to glow in the dark when the lights suddenly go off!”
But the decor isn't the only thing that earned the company recognition as one of KC Magazine’s best Kansas City salons in 2012. The talented team includes hair colorists who have trained in London, Paris, and Beverly Hills, as well as skilled aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians. The color experts work their magic in an elegant, modern area with see-through chairs, potted white orchids, and long strings of crystal beads that divide the space and give visiting Spider-Men an easy way to reach the ceiling.
The team at Ageless Reflection Medspa and Wellness Center, which includes a board-certified doctor and licensed aesthetician, enhances its clients' beauty with a retinue of cosmetic treatments. Botox and Juvederm fillers restore the skin's smooth, youthful appearance, while IPL skin rejuvenation, medical microdermabrasions, and chemical peels call upon state-of-the-art technologies and NeoStrata skincare products to chase away various imperfections. Staff members harnesses the power of the FDA-approved eMax laser system to usher away unwanted body hair, and they help clients shed pounds by providing nutritional counseling, customized weight-loss plans, and purèed cauliflower disguised as ice cream.
Led by a board-certified plastic surgeon, Hudson Med Spas' aestheticians and medical professionals aim to restore bodies to a smooth, youthful, and healthy appearance. Four on-staff nurses perform beautifying procedures, which include laser treatments that can shrink fat cells, expunge unwanted hair, and tighten skin to give clients a youthful appearance smooth enough to get the kids' discount at a wind tunnel. In addition to medical treatments such as Botox and Radiesse, clients can opt for traditional spa services such as facials and soothing massages. Hudson Med Spas also schedules appointments after hours for an additional $20 fee, helping accommodate clients who need to work late stoking the sun's coal-burning core.
Aesthetics by Prescription diminishes dermal defects through the able hands of Mary Dugan, a board-certified family nurse practitioner with more than 10 years of experience. Microdermabrasion is a minimally abrasive procedure that gently exfoliates skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer and revealing the candy-coated disco ball hiding just underneath. Stripping dry skin scales in a similar fashion, chemical peels act as facial zambonies, gently smoothing the skin’s texture, and helping correct sun, acne, and age damage by buffing away outer layers in mere minutes. After either treatment, patients may notice a dissipation of fine lines, age spots, pigmentation irregularities, and temporary tattoos, trading in maligned mugs for smoother, more even facial plains.