Avenue Hair Styling and Day Spa's seasoned aestheticians beautify bodies with a range of noninvasive prettifying techniques from haircuts to body wraps. An expansive ocean mural presides over the scene as massages unfurl muscles, and clenched fists release their tension during a pampering manicure and a paraffin treatment that reduces lines, like a speedy ticket redeemer at an amusement park. As stylists snip locks in the wood-paneled salon, guests can bid adieu to leg fuzzies before an aerodynamics-promoting waxing. Avenue Hair Styling and Day Spa proudly throws its hair in the ring of the Locks of Love program, a nonprofit dedicated to matching donated tresses to disadvantaged children.
Client comfort is the No. 1 priority at Unique Creations Therapeutic Day Spa, where guests are greeted by attentive assistants who shower them with warm slippers, fluffy robes, and complimentary refreshments. Specialists in treating fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and sports injuries extend their tension-taming prowess to services that are strictly indulgent, including eight different facials built around organic, all-natural products. Calm, private treatment rooms play host to detoxifying mud wraps, sea-salt body scrubs, and Kenti massages that swap out oils for skin-softening shea butter, and an onsite whirlpool offers relaxing soaks and hourly reenactments of Speed 2: Cruise Control.
Licensed massage therapist Rachel Mercer, the hands behind Revitalizing Touch Massage, has experience working with a diverse list of clients ranging from children and the elderly to athletes at the University of Kansas. Her nimble digits seek out stress with a wide range of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, sports, hot-stone, and chair massage. Rachel uses these techniques to facilitate a variety of benefits, ranging from increased joint flexibility to decreased depression, less anxiety, and reduction of spasms and cramping.
Judging from their natural ability to make small talk while cutting or coloring hair with precision, one might guess that The Beauty Bar’s hairstylists were actual bartenders in their former lives. That hypothesis is supported by the fact that guests are treated to complimentary mocktails upon arriving at the 2,100-square-foot salon. When they aren’t pouring shots of nourishing lotion and shampoo, the staff wax away unwanted body and facial hair, host spa parties, and prep brides-to-be for trips down the aisle. The salon’s nail technicians offer a full slate of natural nail treatments headlined by their signature ice-cream pedicure—a treat that includes a ME! Bath strawberry-ice-cream footbath, a marshmallow foot mask, and a maraschino cherry affixed to each toe.
Grace Designs & Esthetics’ skincare professionals upgrade the health and look of skin with face and body treatments performed inside a newly renovated space adorned with modern accents. While the spa’s makeup artists expertly camouflage imperfections, aestheticians work to correct their underlying causes with facials that rehabilitate dry, aging, or smart-mouthing skin.