Mens Locker Room’s team of old-school barbers spruce up all types of man manes using handpicked products by American Crew, Paul Mitchell, and Chi-Man within a lounge-like space decked out with pool tables, dart boards, and five flat-screen TVs, earning the barbershop CityVoter's 2009 Best Barber award. Sleek leather swivel chairs hoist gents during the First Down haircut, a custom snipping that includes a mustache trim, a dash of neck powder, an oil sheen, a splash of aftershave, and an opportunity to uncover the secret barber conspiracy to finally cut Iggy Pop’s hair. During straight-razor shaves, staffers swaddle faces in soothing hot towels before slathering cheeks and necks with a mix of shaving cream and gel. After ousting unwanted fuzz with a straight razor and a sharply worded eviction notice, they’ll freshen countenances with a moisturizing aftershave. Combine the cut and shave or add a 30-minute massage](http://www.menslockerroomkc.com/25089.html) into the mix, which gives stress the boot with a Swedish or sport massage designed to increase circulation and slacken tight tendons.
Annette Jones's grin on the glossy cover of KC Business magazine is a constant reminder that Zafar's guiding concept is "do what you love." It's a motto Jones obviously took to heart, since her shop’s utterly appealing trio of services—Zafar is one-third spa, one-third salon, and one-third boutique—still stirs her passions today.
Within the hybrid shop, shoppers duck into changing rooms, where they step into the sequined leggings, feed sugar cubes to the animal print coats, and strike poses in the mini-dresses that comprise Zafar's wardrobe. At 10 hair care stations, technicians cut, style, and color, or select from a menu of natural hair services that ensure successful 'dos for almost every strand type. Facials, waxing, and massage keep skin smooth and muscles supple, and nail treatments even include a manicure option for men.
Crossroads Chiropractic & Massage Associates provides therapeutic massage treatments tailored to each client's specific needs to gently coax tenseness from bodies. Registered massage therapist and local lumbar hero Reiss Rankin escorts clients into clean, comfortable treatment rooms for 30- or 60-minute therapeutic muscle-kneading sessions. The Crossroads approach to massage aims to relieve musculoskeletal pain and promote soothing circulation by tailoring each session to address the client's unique sources of tension, be they chronic pain, injury, or stress. Each session can incorporate an array of common therapeutic massage techniques and styles, including deep-tissue massage, sports massage, and the sweet relief of funnel-cake massage.
Monica Miller is passionate about the subtle systems at work in the body and committed to restoring her clients’ inner energy⎯so much so that she is not only a licensed massage therapist, but also a practitioner of reiki and attunement (a form of energy medicine) and has studied the body's meridian systems. At HeartSong Bodywork, Monica showcases this in-depth knowledge of alternative medicine by easing her clients' aches and pains with energy work and therapeutic massages enhanced with essential oils and hot-towel treatments. As a proponent of reflexology, Monica also reenergizes specific areas of the body, such as the organs and glands, by targeting points along the hands and feet, including the space between the toes and the Restart button on the outer ankle.
While getting her Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Donna Tatum developed her own attitude and approach to skincare, herbal medicine, and essential oils. From her experience, she's seen that skin and health are often a reflection of one's diet, stress levels, negative emotions, and proximity to a volcano. As a result, she uses a holistic approach when administering her treatments. In addition to traditional and cosmetic acupuncture, she also provides all-natural facials that use local and organic ingredients in addition to antioxidant herbs. During the course of every visit, she also dispenses advice to her clients about natural ways in which they can eat better, care for their bodies, and promote self-healing in their to day-to-day lives.
Angie Mathews knows that to look good, you need to feel good, and vice versa. She caters the menu of services at Mind-Body Nutrition Day Spa to strike such a balance between said mind, body, and the elusive spirit. Angie's signature treatment, the microcurrent face-lift, sends mild electrical currents through the skin to stimulate rejuvenation at the cellular level. With Cirepil wax from Perron Rigot, she deftly lifts away unwanted hair and stubborn glitter, leaving skin smoother than a freshly baked jellybean. Body wraps, massages, facials, body sculpting, and chemical peels round out her list of offerings, allowing her to promote relaxation and tend to sensitive skin.
As a registered yoga school with the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists, KCFitnessLink regularly mints new instructors. The fitness company advances students through 200- or 500-hour programs that yield certifications in various styles including Hatha and Vinyasa. In addition to transforming students into teachers, KCFitnessLink empowers people to become healthier and happier. Corporate wellness programs bring relief to stressed-out employees by integrating massage, yoga, and retreats to naturally occurring water coolers. Alternatively, personal-training sessions tackle individual goals such as weight management and sports conditioning. Replete with drop-in yoga and boot-camp sessions, KCFitnessLink's class schedule caters to athletes of all abilities. Massage therapy, available in several modalities, keeps muscles limber and free of knots.
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