Salon Bellissima's experienced stylists and nail technicians beautify clients through an extensive array of salon services, including haircuts and colors, mani-pedis, waxing, and other titivating treatments. Revivify follicle feathers with a haircut—after a consultation, the resident hair mavens will shampoo, rinse, snip, and dry hair to styled perfection (women's cuts, $30; men's, $20). Clients can knock out curls with a flat iron treatment ($10 with haircut) or embrace them with a perm to amplify auras in semi-permanent fashion ($70). Or, focus on the finger shingles with a spa manicure, with hand massage, cuticle shaping, and nail filing, buffing, and polishing with OPI or Creative nail products ($25). Rekindle the lost love with toes with a spa pedicure, which includes a foot massage, plus customized upper and lower back massage in a heated seat ($45). Customers can also banish unwanted fuzz with a full-face wax ($30), or target the brows ($12), chin ($8), neck ($15), or lip ($12).
At Sunlight Beauty, nails don’t have to scratch their way into the spotlight—they are the one and only focus for the team of nail technicians. That focus means they execute meticulous manicures and pedicures with gel, Shellac, and basic polishes and include additional treatments such as sugar scrubs to exfoliate and soften hands and feet. They also affix acrylic nails to digits and enhance individuality with custom nail art.
The aestheticians and manicurists at Tropical Tanning and Nails maintain a comfortable space accented by restful decor such as white and slate-blue chiffon wall hangings and portraits of celebrity pillows. Tanning and waxing services occur in private treatment rooms, and nail services take place in a bright salon area. Cream-hued pedicure chairs comfort customers with smooth leather, hands rest on glossy wood armrests, and feet soak in soothing baths.
The beauty professionals at Adore Nails And Spa enhance nails and faces. Nail techs begin mani-pedis with basic cleansing and grooming, and enhance the experience with citrus scrubs, fruit-oil massages, and coats of chip-resistant polish. Waxing specialists focus their talents on the eyebrows. Working with the precision of robot surgeons, they spread wax across brows and lift away errant hairs.
It's not often you can tell people you've gotten your hair done by someone who has worked in Hollywood and actually mean someone who has worked in the movie business, as opposed to someone from Hollywood, Florida. But if you visit Robert McCain at Blo Salon Studio, you certainly can. He was the hair-department coordinator for the movie Fling, and even landed some small parts as an actor. Plus, he's lent his skills to the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, and he provides wigs to several Kansas City theater productions and the odd hairless cat every now and again.
He works alongside people such as Devon Henderson, who has worked on independent films, and Amy Crouch, a hair and makeup artist who has also styled hair for movies, as well as for commercials, photo shoots, and fashion shows. These stylists and others perform everything from sun-kissed highlights to relaxers to keratin straightening treatments.
Experienced stylist Pete Meaole adds dramatic length and thickness to every blink with NovaLash eyelash extensions. After a detailed consultation to discuss desired results, clients lay back and allow a gentle cleanser to remove lingering makeup and misplaced mustache wax from lids. Then Pete tapes down the lower lashes to keep them out of the way and affixes each extension to a natural upper lash with medical-grade adhesive. Procedures span about two hours, and the durable bonding agent lasts up to four weeks or until the next TV broadcast of Steel Magnolias.
Over the course of approximately 90 minutes, your opposable knuckle sticks will be equipped with shiny new finger helmets worthy of a Costanza hand model. Put your hands and feet where a member of the skilled and licensed staff can see them, and you'll be rewarded with a soak and neat trimming of fingernails and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of formerly unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition. The skilled 'curists will massage your feet with their hands and your hands with their feet, leaving your handlebars and kickstands feeling buttery and spry. A deliberate polishing finishes up your transformation from hand and foot abandon to extreme extremity envy. The pedicure also includes a foot scrub and hot towel wrap, a perfect companion for relaxing in the comfortable, spa-like atmosphere. Call to schedule an appointment with the professional cuticle coaches.