For close to a quarter century, the staff at HeadTurners Salon and Wellness Spa have been helping people look and feel better with a menu of relaxing treatments that earned the Hutchinson News Readers’ Choice award for Best Day Spa and Hair Salon in 2009 and 2010.
In the salon area, cosmetologists customize cuts and colors at 15 hair stations, and nail technicians pamper hands and feet. Two licensed massage therapists loosen muscles with aromatherapy or heated stones, and aestheticians clarify faces using the Clinical Care Skin Solutions line. The spa also offers automated treatments for clients seeking high-tech relaxation and detoxification or guests who were raised by robots.
The crystal chandelier illuminates a copper-colored tin ceiling and lights the way toward a reception desk made of rich cherry. Guests can browse a selection of jewelry, clothing, and accessories in the boutique area.
It's said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in your field. Hudson Optical's staff of professional eye-care specialists graph and bolster their patients' vision health inside a facility that hit its 10,000-hour mark more than 52,000 hours ago. Though more than 30 years have passed since Hudson Optical first opened its doors, its trained associates continue to practice their craft, as well as learn new technologies to ensure patients get optimal care. Doctors David P. Parupsky and Se Cecelia Xiong brandish skills gleaned from conquering their own hour cap to diagnose eye disease, address eyes' refraction needs, and perfect their own language of Morse-code blinks.
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.
Salon Envy's staff cossets hair, skin, and nails with natural Aveda products and expert techniques. Stylists imbue hair with highlights and alluring cuts, smooth strands with Brazilian blowouts and Juvexin, and twirl curls into updos for special occasions such as weddings and proms. As aestheticians exfoliate, massage, polish, and imprint appendages in Grauman's cement, water swirls in a hexagonal pedicure tub and guests recline in a plush leather armchair. The beauty buffs also enliven complexions with facials, eyelash extensions, whisker-slaying electrolysis, and massages.
A skilled nail technician and hair stylist, ZeeAna brings her artistic talent and flair for filing and haircutting to the chic salon Lomantini. Clients can relax as ZeeAna cuts, styles, and highlights hair or settle in across the table as she buffs and shapes nails, grooms cuticles, and applies a vibrant coat of standard or chip-resistant polish. For fancy nights out, she can even add intricate nail art, as well as adhere french tips or glue on tiny german sausages.
Though ZeeAna specializes in nails and hair, her fellow beauty specialists at Lomantini—including world-record holder Patrick Lomantini, who gave 227 haircuts in 72 hours—can administer all other beauty needs, from cuts and color treatments to brow waxes.
After determining his clients’ specific needs and goals, massage therapist Brad Thomison soothes their muscles with a range of techniques. Customized sounds, lighting, and aromatherapies create an atmosphere as relaxing as napping in a tropical-fish aquarium, while Brad rids bodies of aches with deep-tissue and Swedish massages or calms spines with hot basalt stones. As a trained reiki practitioner, Brad also weaves more holistic approaches into treatments such as reiki massages and Hawaiian lomi-lomi massages.