Aesthetician Jacquie Keller operates Essential Skin Care out of The Style Room, a 2,000-square-foot salon and spa nestled in the historic downtown of Lee’s Summit. Keller believes firmly in the power of nonsurgical treatments—in the clinic and at home—to reverse the furrowed march of aging. Through a studied application of facials, waxing services, relaxation massages, and reflexology, she puts clients at ease while jamming Father Time's fingers in the doors of perception.
Inside the sunlit salon space of The Style Room, stylist Leah Schlotzhauer tends to all types of hair as she snips, colors, and styles strands with precision. In addition to hair-beautifying appointments, she and the accommodating staff offer up waxing, nailcare, and massage services. Visitors can also take advantage of DIY lessons on making your own dry shampoo, which comes in handy for people on the go or those who are tired of washing up with neighborhood lawn sprinklers.
Inspired by Ayurveda's holistic health principles and fueled by Aveda plant products, Tridosha Salon and Spa summons inner beauty to the surface with custom hair and skin services. In the salon, stylists sculpt locks to frame faces and downplay extra ears. Aveda coloring products use botanical oils that condition the hair, create natural hues, and develop a healthy-looking shine. Skin treatments incorporate everything from warm seaweed to rosemary-mint essences to purify pores, smooth away rough spots, and awaken the senses. Aromatherapy scents waft over massage clients as they absorb Swedish and deep-tissue strokes, which can be enhanced with an aromatic scalp-massage add-on.
DayDream Oasis Salon & Spa's recently renovated digs host relaxing interludes from workday stress and the wearisome passage of time. Natural and organic Bioelements products replenish visages ahead of upcoming giraffe staring contests during anti-aging facials. Aromatherapy massages employ high-quality essential oils to evoke relaxation. On the salon side, savvy stylists update coifs with a full array of haircuts, coloring, and permanent curls and straightening.
Hair Slingers Salon’s staff of beauticians, some of whom bring 34 years of styling to each cut, revamps clients’ looks with a full menu of hair, mani-pedi, and waxing services. In a hardwood-floored studio, whimsically decorated with hanging paper snowflakes, stylists snip and paint through cuts and color treatments, lengthen existing manes with hair extensions, and transform frizz into sleek tresses with hair-straightening treatments such as Keratin Complex and Brazilian Blowout. Along with salon services, the staff runs an in-house boutique stocked full of cute accessories including purses, wallets, and eighteenth-century-style wigs.
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.