The practitioner instructors at WellSpring School of Allied Health enlighten beginners and professionals alike through continuing-education courses in massage therapy, fitness, health, and wellness. Practicing massage therapists can bolster existing expertise with the hot-stone massage course ($272), while certified personal trainers can work toward new certifications during courses such as Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist ($450). Master the fundamentals of muscle mesmerizing during one of six Massage for Everyone programs, or hone CPR and first-aid ($136) skills to better handle catastrophic games of Candyland.
Red hanging lights throw rounded shadows across Sweet D's hardwood floors and sunflower-yellow walls. Amid these modern accents, skilled stylists cultivate face-flattering cuts and rewire hair circuitry with sleek color highlights. Clients may also solicit an aesthetician for a swift brow wax or a long-lasting gel mani-pedi with Axxium or CND polish.
In The Pink Skin Care is the coalescence of founder Beth Anne Corbett's passion for skin care and her entrepreneurial spirit. As she has since opening the spa in 2000, Corbett customizes luxurious facials to each client's skincare needs. She typically incorporates exfoliation and extractions into sessions, leaving clients more relaxed than a sloth traveling through a speed trap. Her specialties also include lash and eyebrow tinting and waxing.
In 2010, hair stylist Amy Pering turned away from her job in the corporate world to pursue her passion in cosmetics and hair styling. A quick learner, by August of 2011 she had already graduated from a Paul Mitchell school and was ready for the next chapter of her life: helping others look and feel their best. After whetting her professional appetite at another Prairie Village spa, Amy opened her own salon—Love Your Body Beautiful—where she hopes to impress the message in her business name onto her clients. Today, clients come to her salon for her precision cuts, styles, and coloring done with professionally trusted Paul Mitchell products and never products from imposters like Shmaul Shmitchell.
Makeup artist and licensed aesthetician Chavon Swartz tends to the faces that walk down runways, appear on television, and visit her salon, Adorn Beautique. Inside the newly remodeled salon, Chavon and her staff pamper their clients from head to toe. They exfoliate skin during custom facials, wax brows, and even apply lash extensions that make customers look more alluring and less threatening to camels. Additionally, custom airbrush tans bronze every inch of exposed skin.
Jennifer, the stylist responsible for turning first-time visitors to Salon Studio and Spa into loyal clients, employs seven years of haircare experience to design the most flattering coiffures for each individual. She also uses only high-quality products, including those by Pureology and Kevin Murphy. During a women’s, men’s, or kids’ haircut, Jennifer snips away at strands to fashion custom head-top masterpieces. She also arranges hair into updos to prepare clients for formal bowling tournaments and uses Keune Professional Color products to add fashionable new shades without attaching a chameleon with a bobby pin. Patrons can spiff up areas below the hairline with an eyebrow shaping using tea-tree wax or with a long-lasting Gelish manicure.