Ashley Lawrence loves to make clients feel beautiful. Her chair at Salon Ritz in Lee’s Summit sees plenty of regular customers, and it’s because Ashley believes in taking extra time to lavish each visitor with lots of personal attention. Specializing in on-trend cuts, coloring, and styling, Ashley also offers gentle facial waxing and formal updos for special occasions such as proms and weddings.
The teal, white, and purple floor tiles at Champu Hair Design complement its pink-accented walls, giving the salon a bright atmosphere. The stylists perform cuts and color treatments as creative as the salon's design, such as pink mohawks and intricate braids or classic straight styles and formal updos.
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.
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.
Salon Ahloe's owner, Safe Ahloe, is a style-savvy stylist with more than 20 years of beauty-bolstering experience. He and his staff offer a full range of spa and salon treatments to smooth and soothe whatever section of your surface-area aches need tending, be it a freshly sore Olive Oyl tattoo or love-bite scars from a pet gull. Tend to tresses with a haircut (starting at $30 for women, $18 for men). Or, swiftly sever strands from overly follicled areas such as the face, bikini area, or pancreas ($35 each). A spa manicure ($25) or pedicure ($25) can gussy-up nail farms. Hour-long massages range from $65 to $85, depending on the style, and laser hair-removal treatments range from $45 to $300 per treatment. Because this deal can be applied to any of Salon Ahloe's myriad of services, you may have trouble deciding which parts (fingernails, toenails, chortum) should get special treatment. Flip a coin or a 12-sided die and call to schedule your appointment.
Voted Kansas City's Best Barber in 2008 and 2009 by CityVoter, The Men's Locker Room provides guy-focused haircare and spa services in a comfortable, masculine atmosphere. Heads opting for the First Down haircut are first ensconced in the classic, black-leather barber chairs, reposing in regal fashion while the professional barbers shape and style hair into conservative buzzes or grandiose pompadours, perfect for taking the wind out of an Elvis-impersonating cousin's sails at an upcoming family reunion. Lip-adorning mustaches are trimmed and groomed as well, eliminating loose hairs and long-forgotten pie crumbs from a handlebar's shag. Cuts finish up in old-school style with a brush of powder around the neck, a choice of oil sheen or styling gel, and a splash of Clubman Special Reserve aftershave cologne.