Fall foot, face, or follicle first into Salon Knotty and Day Spa, where a wide variety of services nurture noodle nests and buff bone boxes back to their younger, fresher selves. Tame wily manes with a haircut (starting at $24 for men, $32 for women), or restore lackluster locks to a natural shade of fuchsia with all-over hair color ($50+). Tongues and toes are equally pampered during the margarita-inspired Ritas & Rocks pedicure ($60), wherein clients are invited to sip a complimentary nonalcoholic margarita as their nails drink up moisture and shine. For the bristle and ripple beriddled, an array of waxing services ($15+) is available to smooth stubbly soul sacks. The spa's anti-aging layered facial ($125) freshens weary frontispieces and leaves skin smooth and well hydrated. Boasting a sleek, streamlined interior and on-site childcare for kids age 12 and under, Salon Knotty's chic and tranquil atmosphere offers a relaxing environment in which to mollycoddle your life-size action figure.
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.
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.
The aura of warmth that envelops clients at Agape Therapeutic Massage is not merely a product of their imaginations. Heated tables wrapped in flannel linens aid the spa’s massage therapists, loosening muscles and thus making them more susceptible to a range of Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic strokes. Though these techniques apply varying degrees of pressure, all of them can be enhanced with a hot-towel treatment that causes stress to melt faster than a snowman’s face after a shredding guitar solo. Dry-brush exfoliation treatments, sugar scrubs, and body wraps hydrate skin and flush out toxins, and seaweed or rose-mud wraps soften skin with nature’s most soothing ointments. :m]]
Patrick Lomantini, who holds a World Record in endurance haircutting and traveled the nation to perform 50 haircuts in 50 states in 50 days on a fundraising tour, oversees a team of professional stylists and colorists at Lomantini the Salon. Together, the team specializes in revamping styles with haircuts, colors, and updo services using professional products such as Fudge and Unite. Deep-conditioning treatments can add an extra oomph to follicles, and eyebrow waxes truncate jungle-like brow lines or remove mistletoe taped to foreheads.
Owner and aesthetician Katrina Barringer opened Skin Essentials Laser and Medical Spa in 1999, and has since recruited an elite team of eight that includes a physician and a licensed acupuncturist. Each of the women on staff boasts a specialty such as bamboo-fusion massage, eyelash extensions, or aromatherapy that smells like colors. Barringer's interests are of an academic complexion, as she penned an award-winning paper and is one of 67 laser technicians without an M.D. degree to be accepted into the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.