Even as a 4-year-old growing up in Honolulu, Vee Osborne was drawn to Hawaiian shamanism and the Huna philosophy, which stresses the balance of the mind, body, and spirit through one?s actions. Her early passion for healing others led her down the path to becoming a hypnotherapist, reiki master, and ordained minister before she funneled her devotion to creating harmony and guiding others toward wellness into Plaza West Massage & Day Spa. Here, clouds of gentle music and the scent of essential oils greet her guests, who slip into robes and sip wine as they unwind. And Vee?s Hawaiian roots remain readily apparent, inspiring the spa?s potted palms, bamboo massages, pi?a-colada scrubs, and wall-sized pictures that bring Pacific beaches to Kansas.
Vee?s healing services go beyond relaxation, though. Her team of massage therapists kneads aching muscles with Swedish, trigger-point, and deep-tissue modalities, deepening their knot-fighting effect with volcanic stones and essential oils. After a body wrap with Dead Sea salts or a glycolic peel, guests can visit the two-tiered sauna or extend their rejuvenation with an energy-balancing reiki session. The spa also delves into treatments that rely on electronic frequencies, such as a tri-phasic resonator, which fights cellulite, or quantum electro-ionization, which aims to diminish blemishes rather than cover them up with white-out. Before heading home, clients can pick up body and facial products from Vee?s eponymous line, such as Island Essence hair products, complete with tropical scents.
After an eight-year tenure as an employee in a spa, master aesthetician Danie Hawkins set out to become her own boss. Now at the helm of Flaunt Esthetics, she tackles all skin issues put before her, from acne, to fine lines, to hyper-pigmentation. She also applies daytime and nighttime makeup, and is a master of popular looks including smokey eyes. But it's her custom eyelash extensions that have really put Danie on the map?her work designing custom eye fringe has even earned her the nickname "Queen of Lashes". By combining short and long single lashes with cluster lashes, she's able to create a look that is at once glamorous and natural, adding length and volume that lasts up to four weeks or longer for those who have tape.
The licensed stylists and aestheticians at MAC Salon and Spa pride themselves not only on their range of services for every skin and hair type, but also their consistently on-time appointments. Clients aren't left waiting at this busy multicultural beauty salon, which serves up a range of hair, skin, nail, and eyelash enhancement services. Come in for a classic manicure and pedicure, or have a therapeutic facial with ME'OIR products that deeply moisturize the skin and easily erase wine mustaches. Waxing treatments, haircuts, color, and extensions, and Shellac nail applications keep clients looking and feeling beautiful.
Bare Essence Med Spa’s goal is to boost confidence and pamper bodies within brightly colored treatment rooms decorated with flower art and real orchids. In these rooms, aestheticians exfoliate dead skin with microdermabrasion and vitamin-C enzyme peels. They further tend to skin with facials that hydrate or fend off signs of aging or acne. A battery of Image skincare products both protects and fortifies the skin, feeding the dermis a powerful diet of nutrients, vitamins, and tears from teenage pop stars. Technicians can also erase unwanted body hair through laser treatments and help clients slim down with detoxifying body wraps made from three types of seaweed.
At Dermalove Esthetics and Massage, licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Kelly Talmage expertly bestows anti-aging spa treatments and relaxing massages upon her clients. She evicts dead facial-skin cells using a microdermabrasion wand and gracefully wields a laser during hair-removal treatments or light shows for guests. Further beautification procedures include lash and brow tinting and spider-vein reduction.
From deep-pore and firming facials to hot-stone facials and facial cupping, aesthetician Debbie has a facial treatment for each customer’s specific needs. Paired with a massage for the head, neck, and shoulders, her soothing treatments don’t merely focus on faces, much to the relief of heads and necks tired of supporting them all the time.