Whenever her kids' bangs began to fall into their eyes, Paula Thurman couldn't help but feel a twinge of anxiety. She knew a trip to the hairdresser was in store, which meant an hour of squirming, whining, and complaining about itchy bits of fallen hair. But it was on one such trip that inspiration struck. As Paula told reporters from the Kansas City Business Journal, “as soon as I walked [into the salon], a fire went off in me, and I knew it. I saw it and thought, ‘I can do this.’” Although she had no experience running a salon or business, Paula had plenty experience keeping kids happy. She decided to combine that with keen motherly intuition and lessons learned from a few business classes to design a special salon for energetic youngsters—Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids was born.
Today, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has sprouted locations across Kansas, Missouri, and into New Mexico. Amid the salons' mad splashes of color, cheerful stylists snip up new styles and arrange locks into playful pigtails and beehives that are perfectly sized to hide uneaten vegetables. While they work, their young clients sit in chairs shaped like race cars, watching movies or playing video games. As kids are getting cuts, moms can shop for a toy, bow, or bottle of root-beer-scented shampoo for their wee ones in the onsite boutique.
CA Men's Fine Grooming places each gentleman in a sophisticated environment replete with masculine amenities, such as a pool table, flat-screen televisions, and a private locker room with steam shower to provide a club-like oasis that doesn't require 18 holes of Gobi Desert golf to achieve. The Works gives every charming brute the salon's most comprehensive grooming treatment. Hop into the leather barber-style chair, where a friendly pro will nurture your noggin with a soothing scalp massage, shampoo and condition, and hot-towel treatment, relaxing muscles tensed by stock-ticker tornadoes. That sets the table for the expert haircut, where one skilled hair-slayer will snip away unruly threads while another performs an in-chair hand detail to refine your high-five dispensers. After an attendant puts a beer in your hand and a shine on your finest foot boats, you'll look in the mirror feeling fresh-faced and relaxed, putting an end to follicle follies and restoring faith in a dapper tomorrow.
In a beautiful and relaxing loft studio, EnVogue's talented team of technicians and cosmetologists transform tattered nails and fatigued faces with nourishing nail-care and skincare services. Cuticle caretakers can treat their hands to a French manicure complete with an expert buffing and filing, a wash of pink or nude coloring, and white tips for a look that's more French than a beret full of fried potato slices. Then, EnVogue's trained nail techs take care of foot fingers with the deluxe pedicure, a combination of a Carita Renovateur anti-aging treatment, a moisturizing mask, and a softening paraffin treatment that helps feet put their best footprint forward.
Deluxe Hair & Boutique’s barbers, stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians have clients covered from head to toe in the beauty department. They color hair and keep it smooth with the help of Schwarzkopf, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil products. In the mani-pedi section, a technician paints fingernails and toenails using bottles of brightly colored polish. The aesthetician takes care of skin, rehydrating faces and waxing everything from legs to wings.
SalonOne19 & Spa's featured aesthetician, Breena Yates, is trained and certified to wield Image Skincare’s high-quality products to refinish facial exteriors, which she does in a modern office marked by sunny yellow walls and plush brown furnishings. The Image Signature facial pummels signs of aging with a concoction of antioxidants, enzymes, and collagen-coaxing materials designed to tighten skin and overhaul facial tissue marred by wrinkles and unfinished games of tic-tac-toe. Alternatively, fragile façades rejoice in the indulgent ministrations of a chemical-, acid-, and paraben-free organic balancing facial. This facial harnesses the powers of potent antioxidants and botanicals to even out unbalanced or sensitive skin common in pregnant women and poets with vertigo.
Salon Exposé's savvy stylists update ‘dos with contemporary cuts and natural-looking color using Italian-made Davines haircare products. Trained colorists can brighten drab locks with a two-color partial foil highlight or permanently dye strands to match your favorite movie star's workout wardrobe using a milk-protein conditioning color system that tints tendrils while adding softness and shine. Strategically executed snips and a fresh style update newly hued tresses with texture, sleek edges, and increased aerodynamic lift on particularly windy days. The clean white walls, dark furniture, and geometric artwork lend a modern ambiance to the bright and airy salon.