Heralded by KMBC as Kansas City's First Place Best Day Spa, La Vita Bella transports patrons toward the realms of relaxation with custom massage, facials, and body treatments. To begin the ultimate revitalizing peel and facial package, clients make a beeline to the relaxation room, where an aromatic neck wrap supplants the talons of pet parrots and a lavender paraffin hand treatment hydrates digits. Next, spa denizens sashay into the treatment room, where an aesthetician cleanses, tones, and exfoliates tired and weathered visages. A choice of papaya-pumpkin or aloe-azulene mask graces faces, followed by a moisturizing lip and eye treatment. A cocoa-butter foot treatment and upper-back massage extends the pampering parade across the entire body boulevard. Or, opt for an hour-long La Vita Bella facial, where faces are cleansed and steamed, then gently exfoliated with extractions. After a mask and moisturizing treatment, bodies are soothed by a face, neck, and hand or foot massage.
For 30 years, Pierce Medical Clinic has taken a holistic approach to health, addressing the cosmetic side effects of aging and illness while enhancing physical function. Doctor of osteopathy John Gamble and advanced registered nurse practitioner Morris Coltrain oversee patient care, starting with face-to-face chats to draw up individual wellness plans. The plans forge a path toward goals such as weight loss, youthful skin, and an eye-catching immune system, which the team sustains with steady medical support. Additionally, the staff provides complimentary body analyses that enlighten patients with stats about their water and fat retention and identify their target weight. Treatments may include simple solutions such as calorie restriction and plant-derived Vemma meal supplements, which fortify the body by sprouting flying buttresses. The staff also administers high-tech medical procedures, including an FDA-approved technique for removing heavy metals from tissues and natural hormone-replacement therapy to combat disorders ranging from infertility to depression.
Dr. Gregory Chambon draws on his extensive medical experience—including a stint as the Chief of Family Practice at St. Luke's Hospital—to guide his staff of medical professionals. The team enhances their clients' natural beauty with injectable treatments, Smart Lipo procedures, and medical-grade skincare. With the use of versatile lasers, technicians can reduce unwanted hair, remove tattoos, and shut down varicose veins like a high-school party on Commissioner Gordon's block. Meanwhile, Neograft treatments help restore lost hair without surgery or scarring.
At Encounters Salon and Day Spa, the floors and mirrors sparkle and the retail area is stocked with products from Aveda, Surface, and other high-end brands. The stylists—some of whom have been cutting, coloring, and conditioning hair for three decades—are friendly, smiling, and collaborative, and it's common to see several of them exchanging ideas about the cut of one client. Encounters carefully selects cosmetology-school graduates for its nine-month in-house training program, which is designed to help new stylists quickly grow their experience and clientele.
Makeup artist and licensed aesthetician Chavon Swartz tends to the faces that walk down runways, appear on television, and visit her salon, Adorn Beautique. Inside the newly remodeled salon, Chavon and her staff pamper their clients from head to toe. They exfoliate skin during custom facials, wax brows, and even apply lash extensions that make customers look more alluring and less threatening to camels. Additionally, custom airbrush tans bronze every inch of exposed skin.
Understanding that many women and men may lack the time required to spend a day at the spa, Beth Kearns founded A Perfect Ten (or Twenty) so everyone can feel pampered, no matter his or her schedule. The business's stylists and aestheticians are on-the-go, either performing services in-studio or bringing mobile services to homes, offices, hotels, and hospitals. Once there, they perform spa mani-pedis, soothing massages, and airbrushed spray tans.