A Pivot Point–trained stylist with numerous hours of continuing-education courses, Carrie Thomas nimbly trims tresses and fashions strands into modern coiffures. Carrie lathers locks in a rich shampoo to rinse away dirt, excess oil, nesting barrettes, and tangled strands of phone cords acting as hair ties. Holstering her scissors, Carrie Thomas deftly drafts haircuts for men, women, and children to frame faces and match personal tastes before snipping manes into the desired shape. After cleansing and cutting curls, Carrie unfurls follicles under the warm breeze of a blow dryer and soothing strokes of a brush.
Though named for its styling services, Teri’s Hair Loft employs a staff whose expertise doesn’t stop at the scalp. The full-service salon and spa’s cream walls and subtle floral accents make for an appropriately relaxing background as registered massage therapists, stylists, and aestheticians work side-by-side to weave together beauty and relaxation. They greet every man, woman, and dry-skinned golem who enters the salon with a smile and a personal consultation. Among the salon’s customized services are keratin smoothing treatments for the hair, facials and waxing treatments for the skin, and massages in styles that range from Swedish to hot stone.
The team of creative stylists at Designing Women Hair Salon strives to realize clients' hair-related visions with thorough consultations. The crew has been cutting and coloring hair for more than 20 years—or the amount of time needed to give the Statue of Liberty a perm—and employs Sebastian products to sculpt hair into sleek styles or wedding-worthy updos.
The stylists cultivate a friendly, welcoming vibe at individually decorated, wood-trimmed stations, which define each of their personalities against a backdrop of earthy reddish-brown walls and pops of green from plants.
Inside His & Hers Studio, the nail salon floor is a flurry of activity as expert nail technicians and stylists set about carefully coiffing and grooming clients. They trim and clean nails during manicures and pedicures, outfitting nails with long-lasting, chip-resistant Shellac polish that sticks it out for two weeks no matter how much gossip cuticles dish its way. His & Hers Hair Studio also has a staff of experienced hair stylists who use split-end-stopping scissors as deftly as they paint on depth-enhancing hair color.
Owner Becky Weir and her handpicked team of stylists harness Redken and Pureology products to power fashion-driven services. During haircuts, shears remove split ends and snip flattering face frames to update styles while guests sip complimentary refreshments. All services refresh skulls with a shampoo and relaxing scalp massage and conclude with a blow-dry and style that pamper tresses like Rapunzel's elevator. Stylists wield Redken color during highlight services and delve deep into cranial underbrush to brighten locks with up to 31 foils or elect tactical surface strands for partial highlights. Patrons settle into sleek, black aprons, trusting their pelts to stylists who expand hairstyling awareness by taking two outside-education classes per year.
Heralded by KMBC as Kansas City's First Place Best Day Spa, La Vita Bella transports patrons toward the realms of relaxation with custom massage, facials, and body treatments. To begin the ultimate revitalizing peel and facial package, clients make a beeline to the relaxation room, where an aromatic neck wrap supplants the talons of pet parrots and a lavender paraffin hand treatment hydrates digits. Next, spa denizens sashay into the treatment room, where an aesthetician cleanses, tones, and exfoliates tired and weathered visages. A choice of papaya-pumpkin or aloe-azulene mask graces faces, followed by a moisturizing lip and eye treatment. A cocoa-butter foot treatment and upper-back massage extends the pampering parade across the entire body boulevard. Or, opt for an hour-long La Vita Bella facial, where faces are cleansed and steamed, then gently exfoliated with extractions. After a mask and moisturizing treatment, bodies are soothed by a face, neck, and hand or foot massage.