It's not often you can tell people you've gotten your hair done by someone who has worked in Hollywood and actually mean someone who has worked in the movie business, as opposed to someone from Hollywood, Florida. But if you visit Robert McCain at Blo Salon Studio, you certainly can. He was the hair-department coordinator for the movie Fling, and even landed some small parts as an actor. Plus, he's lent his skills to the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, and he provides wigs to several Kansas City theater productions and the odd hairless cat every now and again.
He works alongside people such as Devon Henderson, who has worked on independent films, and Amy Crouch, a hair and makeup artist who has also styled hair for movies, as well as for commercials, photo shoots, and fashion shows. These stylists and others perform everything from sun-kissed highlights to relaxers to keratin straightening treatments.
Over the course of approximately 90 minutes, your opposable knuckle sticks will be equipped with shiny new finger helmets worthy of a Costanza hand model. Put your hands and feet where a member of the skilled and licensed staff can see them, and you'll be rewarded with a soak and neat trimming of fingernails and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of formerly unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition. The skilled 'curists will massage your feet with their hands and your hands with their feet, leaving your handlebars and kickstands feeling buttery and spry. A deliberate polishing finishes up your transformation from hand and foot abandon to extreme extremity envy. The pedicure also includes a foot scrub and hot towel wrap, a perfect companion for relaxing in the comfortable, spa-like atmosphere. Call to schedule an appointment with the professional cuticle coaches.
From the bottoms of your feet to the top of your head, Symmetry Salon shines a beautifying spotlight on every feature. Haircuts and coloring yield fresh new hairdos, while mani-pedis include beverages for clients to sip on as their digits are buffed, exfoliated, massaged, and polished. Aestheticians even complexions with European facials and massage therapists use peri-natal, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages to loosen gridlocked muscles.
The aestheticians and manicurists at Tropical Tanning and Nails maintain a comfortable space accented by restful decor such as white and slate-blue chiffon wall hangings and portraits of celebrity pillows. Tanning and waxing services occur in private treatment rooms, and nail services take place in a bright salon area. Cream-hued pedicure chairs comfort customers with smooth leather, hands rest on glossy wood armrests, and feet soak in soothing baths.
The staffers at Zoe Nails & Spa know that there’s more to beautiful nails than a slick layer of polish. That’s why their manicure and pedicure services also focus on improving the overall health of the hands and feet by softening skin, refining cuticles, and massaging surrounding muscles with the help of organic Nu Skin products. Nail technicians select the skincare line’s lotions, scrubs, and creams to suit their clients’ individual needs, using the natural healing powers of plants and oils to reduce cellulite, relieve pain, or soften heels rough from carpooling with the Flintstones. Once skin is properly cared for, staff members then turn their attention to the nails, getting each one groomed and polished before crowning their work with a choice of OPI or chip-free Shellac colors. The pampering doesn’t stop with grownups, either—kids are also invited to spend a day out with Mom while seated in one of the salon’s youthful character pedicure chairs.
The state-licensed technicians at iNail Artistry & Spa are neatniks when it comes to health and hygiene in their salon. In addition to sterilizing all reusable implements, they never use blades to slice away calluses or nail clippings. They work to reduce staff and client exposure to malevolent fumes and carefully assess the nail health before beginning treatments.
The staff sets itself apart from other nail crews by offering reflexology pedicures, which use precisely applied pressure to specific areas of the feet to stimulate different body organs or nerves, and it has been known to help with vascular disease and arthritis.