Blow Outs & Styling in Independence

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The walls are lavender. The doors are lavender. The smell might even be lavender. But here's the thing—Lavenders Nail & Tanning Studio is serious about the entire spectrum of colors, from bronzed skin tones to kaleidoscopically vivid nail polishes. Eight tanning beds install fresh-from-the-space-station glows with UV-light systems, while airbrush artists coat clients form head-to-toe without harsh aftereffects. Optional red-light therapy beds stimulate collagen to keep skin youthful by diminishing sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and other blemishes. Nearby, nail techs can coat nails in solid colors, polka-dot patterns, or collages that feature glitter and decals. However classic or daring clients want their nails to look, the savvy staff at Lavenders listens closely and delivers artful results.

701 E 23rd St
Independence,
MO
US

Waxing expert and aesthetician Cara Futch knows how to make waxing sessions more comfortable, and not simply by advising clients to skip caffeine and take some ibuprofen before coming in. As the hair-removal guru of The Lucky Waxing Company, she fully educates clients on the process and chats with them a bit to help set them at ease, stating, "I’m told I'm like therapy, only cheaper!" Add-ons to waxes can also help lighten the mood—dye, glitter, and small jewels can add a little dazzle to brazilian and bikini waxes, and ear-candling, while having nothing to do with hair removal, can suck out excess earwax and improve overall health. Futch is joined by a spray tanning specialist and a stylist/nail technician who both perform non-wax-related services.

1010 NW Woods Chapel Rd.
Blue Springs,
MO
US

At Creative Images, stylists glamorize clients with contemporary hairstyles and salon services. During appointments, the staff invites guests to enjoy coffee, water, and cookies that were baked instead of blow-dried.

1412 SW State Route 7
Blue Springs,
MO
US

Before developing Elite Ceuticals Non Surgical Face Lift, the owner spent more than 20 years formulating skincare products for other companies. Armed with that experience, she creates skincare blends that stimulate and revive aging skin with aloe vera that's grown hydroponically—that is, fed a regimen of minerals and vitamins and never treated with pesticides or put through a laminating machine.

435 Nichols Road
Kansas City,
MO
US

The stylists at Ado Blowout Lounge understand that an alluring hairstyle can serve as the body’s leading source of compliments. That’s why they perform an array of blowout and styling services that yield voluminous tresses or dramatic, flirty curls that demand positive attention. With blow-dryers and eco-friendly Davines products in tow, they can design sleek, polished hairstyles or create natural waves without relying on the old-fashioned method of tossing clients into the ocean. They also sweep strands into updos for fancier occasions.

Aside from blowouts, stylists calm stressed hair with deep conditioning treatments and add shine to dulled locks with gloss treatments. Makeup applications and eyelash extensions further enhance outer beauty, and Ado’s organic airbrush-tanning services bronze exoskeletons with a solution enriched with vitamins, pure botanicals, and natural oils.

1813 W 45th St.
Kansas City,
MO
US

Dim lights and candles illuminate the earth-toned walls and other Tuscan flourishes that complement Serendipity Boutique and Day Spa’s relaxing salon and spa services. The all-inclusive oasis houses a staff of stylists and aestheticians who work tirelessly to soften skin, soothe aching muscles, and enhance the appearance of hair and nails. Clients awaiting treatment can sip on steamy beverages from an in-house espresso bar or peruse the spa’s very own boutique, which enhances newly treated areas with jewelry, handbags, footwear and apparel.

1516 NE 96th St
Liberty,
MO
US