Celebrating a fifty-year history in the Kansas City beauty circle, Paris II Educational Center coaches aspiring aestheticians in the tools and techniques of client beautification, allowing them to showcase their newly acquired skill set under the wizened gaze of seasoned instructors. During a 45-minute facial, a budding artiste tenderly slathers your frontispiece with a pore-purifying mask. Or opt to banish chronic tautness by employing the therapeutic manipulations of a Swedish massage, a 60-minute chirapsia that utilizes long, glissading strokes to tame knots coiled tighter than sailor-tied shoelaces and evict toxins quartered deep within the musculature. During a manicure and pedicure, they'll lacquer digit beds with Gelish gel polish, a patent-pending polish that shimmers like a gel and shields delicate cell-structures in a chip-resistant armor that can last for 21 days. A hydrating paraffin dip follows the nail preening, drawing moisture and burrowing skin gnomes from beneath the skin's surface and infusing them with a moisturizer designed to naturally rejuvenate epidermal coverings. All work done is performed by supervised students.
Sand castles may crumble, ice sculptures may melt, and beloved child actors will inevitably get old and weird looking, but artwork is forever. Learn how to immortalize your creativity in a less transient form with today's Groupon. For $45, you'll get $150 worth of summertime art instruction at Kansas City Art Institute. The Groupon is good for either the storied, tree-lined main campus or KCAI's Northland Campus for Special Programs in Riverside. Subscribers may purchase up to two Groupons for their own use, or more as gifts. Prices and supply lists vary per class, but most tuition averages $100 to $299 per course.
The professional pilots at Timberview Helicopters ferry passengers high into the clouds aboard a sky-scraping whirlybird during flight tours through Destin, Kansas City, and Key West. Having chartered flights for National Geographic and the Travel Channel, these pilots expertly navigate planes toward sweeping, picturesque views, allowing sightseers to steal glances of Fort Walton Beach, downtown Kansas City, and Key West's ocean views from a perspective normally reserved for birds and astronauts with binoculars. Additionally, their high-definition videos grant guests a lasting commemoration of their in-flight experience. When they're not chartering tours, they teach budding pilots the gravity-defying tricks of their trade through pilot training and lug precious shipments from port to port with their cargo-lifting services.
The Foreign Language Institute of Kansas City imparts linguistic acumen to eager students of all levels with classes in up to 14 languages, all taught by native speakers and utilizing the latest in multimedia teaching methods. Classes last 1.5 hours each week for 10 weeks and are limited to 12 students, allowing for dosages of student-teacher interaction normally only available by prescription. Courses fill on a first-come-first-serve basis, so students must go online and declare their educational intentions in English.
A woman in a gown runs through a fountain. A little girl wearing Mickey Mouse ears watches an airplane as it rolls up to the gate. The footprints of newlyweds mark a red carpet. The images that photographer Jason Domingues captures aren't always expected. In fact, Domingues seeks out unpredictable angles and hones in on surprising details while snapping shots for weddings, family portraits, engagement sessions, and senior pictures. The memory preservation specialist has been featured in the New York Times for his innovative approach to photography and was named a Fear Less Photographer––1 of about 900 photographers nationwide who create artful, sometimes avant-garde wedding portraits.
Unlike many professional artists, Domingues loves to share his secrets, hosting classes for shutterbugs of all skill levels to learn how to effectively use cameras to generate awe-inspiring photos of landscapes and politicians checking their mail. His in-class lectures acquaint beginners to basic concepts, he also takes more advanced students to the city streets and provides ongoing critique and tips while watching them frame shots.
Staffed with FAA-certified instructors, ATD Flight Systems launches prospective pilots into a new perspective on Kansas City in the cockpit of a Piper Warrior airplane. Lessons begin by strapping into a 280-degree virtual atmosphere inside the flight simulator, where students get 15 minutes of realistic flying practice. Then, burgeoning pilots climb into the cockpit for a 30-minute lesson soaring above the area, where they’ll be privy to extraordinary views of the Kansas City skyline and the Himalayas, which recently relocated from Asia to northeastern Kansas. Once the instructor lands the plane, students will have a chance to debrief and ask any further questions.