Beauty comes in many forms at Salon Bella & Boutique. Hairstylists craft elegant haircuts with highlights and lowlights, skincare specialists offer facials and waxing, and nail technicians adorn fingers and toes with nail art, mani-pedis, and spa pedicures with sugar scrubs and massages. This full-service salon also features Level 3 and Level 4 tanning services as well as a full boutique.
Whenever her kids' bangs began to fall into their eyes, Paula Thurman couldn't help but feel a twinge of anxiety. She knew a trip to the hairdresser was in store, which meant an hour of squirming, whining, and complaining about itchy bits of fallen hair. But it was on one such trip that inspiration struck. As Paula told reporters from the Kansas City Business Journal, ?as soon as I walked into the salon, a fire went off in me, and I knew it. I saw it and thought, ?I can do this.?? Although she had no experience running a salon or business, Paula had plenty experience keeping kids happy. She decided to combine that with keen motherly intuition and lessons learned from a few business classes to design a special salon for energetic youngsters?Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids was born.
Today, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has sprouted locations across Kansas, Missouri, and into New Mexico. Amid the salons' mad splashes of color, cheerful stylists snip up new styles and arrange locks into playful pigtails and beehives that are perfectly sized to hide uneaten vegetables. While they work, their young clients sit in chairs shaped like race cars, watching movies or playing video games. As kids are getting cuts, moms can shop for a toy, bow, or bottle of root-beer-scented shampoo for their wee ones in the onsite boutique.
At Beautiful Reflections by Barbara, Barbara boasts licensure in aesthetic services that include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and eyelash extensions. But the service that really sets her apart from her aesthetic contemporaries is her skill with waxing.
Dedicating her craft to discovering the golden bullet of "painless" waxes, Barbara undertakes gentle strand-removal procedures with high-quality waxes and techniques carefully chosen over years of experience. But her specialty is Brazilian waxes, a skill that has earned her the nickname "Barbara Brazilian" by her clientele. In addition to clearing away unwanted bikini fuzz, she decorates newly smooth skin with vajazzle services, adorning down-unders with more flair than a rainbow saddle.
?Give me 45 minutes and I will take off 15 years,? says Midwest Medical Aesthetics' president Kathleen Stegman on the company's website. As a registered nurse with a quarter-century of experience in the beauty industry, she has the knowledge to do just that. Stegman's expertise lies in beauty injections such as Botox and Dysport, which she's been using to tighten faces for more than 17 years. Along with her team of associated physicians, she also harnesses the power of laser energy to help clients remove unwanted hair, shed fat, and erase tattoos of ex-lovers' favorite species of fungus.
With nearly a decade of aesthetics-experience under her belt, Christine Alquist can solve a multitude of skin issues. Her custom facials address problems such as acne, excess oil, fine lines, and discoloration. Meanwhile, microdermabrasion and chemical treatments help erase more stubborn wrinkles and blemishes, while a full slate of waxing services helps clients unveil smooth, soft skin that's free from stubble.
AesthetiCare employs a highly experienced staff of medical professionals and certified aestheticians and utilizes up-to-date technology, including 18 FDA-approved lasers. The five-step medical microdermabrasion begins with a deep cleansing to remove dirt and cheese dip from pores. Next, stainless-steel diamond- encrusted wands remove dead layers of skin to reveal healthy dermis with no downtime. One of four light chemical peels assists in a deep exfoliation and skin-tightening treatment. BiO2 Oxy-Mist is applied, which uses a formula of amino acids, vitamins, and oxygen to help the face heal more efficiently. The microdermabrasion treatment's bell is rung with a facial moisturizer, which encourages new skin to emerge in a three-piece suit of radiance, with an improved appearance in regards to fine lines, scarring, sun spots, black heads, clogged pores, and hyperpigmentation.