For close to a quarter century, the staff at HeadTurners Salon and Wellness Spa have been helping people look and feel better with a menu of relaxing treatments that earned the Hutchinson News Readers’ Choice award for Best Day Spa and Hair Salon in 2009 and 2010.
In the salon area, cosmetologists customize cuts and colors at 15 hair stations, and nail technicians pamper hands and feet. Two licensed massage therapists loosen muscles with aromatherapy or heated stones, and aestheticians clarify faces using the Clinical Care Skin Solutions line. The spa also offers automated treatments for clients seeking high-tech relaxation and detoxification or guests who were raised by robots.
The crystal chandelier illuminates a copper-colored tin ceiling and lights the way toward a reception desk made of rich cherry. Guests can browse a selection of jewelry, clothing, and accessories in the boutique area.
Complexion Perfection’s licensed aesthetician Brianne Whitley keeps it simple. Her skincare treatments fall into two categories: facials and chemical peels. A selection of four facials is designed to combat specific complexion issues, while nine different chemical peels employ more aggressive blemish-fighting formulas still gentle enough for use on patients with rosacea, dry skin, or melodramatic noses.
Brianna Williams flexes her 15 years of experience in the beauty industry at ABLS, an industrial-chic Paul Mitchell salon. Inside the space, which favors exposed brick walls and shelves with the entire Paul Mitchell product line, she works alongside her comrade stylists, matching clients' visions with sleek cuts. In addition to cut and color services, the staff also transforms young girls into glitzy glamour stars during rock star parties, and primps brides-to-be from head to well-polished toe with bridal packages.
When not proving their expertise on the salon floor, the stylists are sharpening their skills through monthly lessons from Paul Mitchell national educators. Brianna further demonstrates Paul Mitchell's commitment to "making our world a more beautiful place" by working alongside Carpenter Place, a local girls home assisting children in crisis.
At Health & Healing Therapeutic Massage—the U.S. Commerce Association's 2011 Best of Wichita in the massage therapy category—studious therapists dedicated hundreds of hours to the study and practice of massage before treating clients in their serene space. These graduates of Heritage College's School of Massage and members of the ABMP and AMTA completed 720 training hours and 120 internship hours to deeply understand several types of massage, including trigger-point therapy, reflexology, and lymphatic. They tailor all services to address individual needs, even for training athletes and expectant moms. The therapists also deliver onsite chair massages to relax office employees or lure customers to garage sales.
The therapists at Great Escape Therapeutic Massage, LLC work to relieve discomfort from muscular pain, anxiety disorders, and sports injuries. The team specializes in five relaxation modalities, including deep-tissue massage, which delves deep into the layers of muscle tissue, and prenatal massage, which helps relieve muscular discomfort in mothers-to-be. The staff will also show new parents how to impart massage to their newborn child, which helps improve the symptoms of gas and constipation, increases sensory awareness, and fosters sleep so that the baby doesn’t stay up for late-night Law & Order marathons.